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Construction Management Transfer Guide for Grand Rapids Community College

Ferris Program: Construction Management
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Grand Rapids Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 121
Catalog Year: 2023-2024

General Education Requirements

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41-42 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 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or English 2 3 No Equivalent or
    EN 102
    ENGL 311 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Technical Writing or
    Advanced Business Writing
    3

    EN 249 or
    No Equivalent

  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 120 Trigonometry 3 MA 108
  •  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
    (Choose 1 of 6) PHSC 110 Inquiry into the Earth System 4 GL 111
    (Choose 1 of 6) GEOG 111 Geography of Physical Environment 4 GE 132
    (Choose 1 of 6) CHEM 114 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 CHM 120
    (Choose 1 of 6) CHEM 121 General Chemistry 1 5 CHM 130 and CHEM 131
    (Choose 1 of 6) GEOL 121 Physical Geology 4 GL 101
    (Choose 1 of 6) PHYS 212 Introductory Physics 2 4 PH 126
    PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PH 125
  •  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
    SURE 331 Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering Technology 3 No Equivalent
    Varies Culture Electives 6 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
    ECON 201 or
    ECON 202
    Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics 3 EC 252 or
    EC 251
    Varies Self and Society Electives 6 No Equivalent

College Requirements

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82 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    24 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CONM 311 Formwork and Temporary Structures 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 312 Construction Scheduling 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 321 Construction Estimating 2 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 324 Advanced Construction Computer Techniques and Technology 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 412 Construction Contracts 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 413 Construction Economics 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 424 Construction Safety and Risk Management 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 499 Construction Project Management 3 No Equivalent
  •  Directed Electives

    4 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    (Choose 2 of 4) CONM 460 Current Topics in Construction Management 2 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 4) CONM 461 Sustainability in Construction 2 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 4) CONM 462 Power and Process Plant Construction 2 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 4) CONM 463 Infrastructure Construction 2 No Equivalent
  •  Technical Related Courses

    12 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 132 or STQM 260 Survey of Calculus or
    Introduction to Statistics
    3 MA 129 or
    MA 215 or
    BA 254
    ACCT 221 Principles of Construction Accounting 3 No Equivalent
    BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3 BA 207
    (Choose 1 of 4) MGMT 302 Team Dynamics and Organizational Behavior 3 BA 282
    (Choose 1 of 4) MGMT 305 Agile Leadership 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 4) MGMT 310 Small Business Management 3 BA 286
    (Choose 1 of 4) MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3 BA 284
  •  Associate Degree Coursework

    A total of 42 credits is required in associate degree coursework. Associate Core Courses, including: CONM 122, 211, 212, 222, and 225 are required; totaling 15 credits. In addition, 27 credits of Architectural Technology (ARCH), Building Construction Technology Management (BCTM), Civil Engineering Technology Management (CETM), and Construction Management (CONM) courses are required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CONM 122 Construction Surveying and Layout 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 211 Construction Estimating 1 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 212 Soils and Foundations 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 222 Construction Administration 3 No Equivalent
    CONM 225 Field Engineering 3 No Equivalent
    Varies Associate Degree Coursework (Advisor Approval) 27 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Construction Technology & Management Programs
(231) 591-3773
[email protected]

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

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • The Construction Management, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
  • High school students interested in this program may apply to the Building Construction Technology, AAS, Civil Engineering Technology - Highway Emphasis, AAS or Architectural Technology, AAS program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Successful completion of the following courses:
    • MATH 120 with a C- grade or higher, transfer equivalent with C grade or higher, or a higher mathematics course. 
    • PHYS 211 with a passing grade or transfer equivalent with C grade or higher 
    • ENGL 150 with a C grade or higher or transfer equivalent with a C grade or higher 
    • ENGL 211 or 250 with a C grade or higher or transfer equivalent with a C grade or higher
  • Completion of Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Building Construction Technology (BCTM) or Civil Engineering Technology - Highway Focus (CETH) from Ferris State University; or Associated in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology from Grand Rapids Community College; or a related Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from another accredited university with specific 100 and/or 200 level program courses coordinated with the program prior to entry into the 300 and 400 level Construction Management (CONM) courses and a 2.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in associate degree.

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].