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Automotive Management (2+2) Option Transfer Guide for Grand Rapids Community College

Ferris Program: Automotive Management (2+2) Option
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Grand Rapids Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COM 131
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 EN 101
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 EN 102
    ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115 or
    MATH 117
    Intermediate Algebra or Contemporary Mathematics 3 or 4 MA 107 or
    MA 124
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHYS 211 Concepts in Physics 4 PH 125
    Varies Natural Science Electives 3 or 4 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Cultural Electives 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Elective 9 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    38 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    AMGT 300 Automotive Foundations 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 301 Automotive Marketing and Distribution 1 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 302 Automotive Marketing and Distribution 2 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 303 Automotive Accounting 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 360 Automotive Culture 3 No Equivalent
    AMGT 401 Management of Fixed Operations 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 402 Management of Variable Operations 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 404 Warranty and Customer Relations 3 No Equivalent
    AMGT 460 Internet and Social Media Marketing 3 No Equivalent
    AMGT 493 Automotive Management Internship 4 No Equivalent
    AMGT 499 Automotive Management Capstone 1 No Equivalent
  •  Technical Related Courses

    3 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3 No Equivalent
  •  Additional Requirements

    40 Credits Required. Students must have 40 credits in Auto Body (ABOD), Automotive (AUTO), or Heavy Equipment (HEQT) courses from their associate degree.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies ABOD, AUTO, or HEQT Associate Degree Credits (Advisor Approval) 40 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Automotive Management Program
(231) 591-2810
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - GRCC
(616) 451-4777
[email protected] 

Ferris Online
(231) 591-2340
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • The Automotive Management (2+2) degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
  • High school students interested in this program apply to the Automotive Management (0 to 4) program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.30 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Students must have previously earned an associate degree in automotive, auto body, heavy equipment, or related field. 
  • Graduates of manufacturer or dealership co-op programs also quality for admission into this program.
  • Placement into MATH 115 or higher
  • Placement into ENGL 150 or higher

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].