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Facility Management Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Grand Rapids Community College

Ferris Program: Facility Management
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Grand Rapids Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120
Catalog Year: 2024-2025

The effective dates for this articulation agreement are March 1, 2024 to March 1, 2027.

This Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide establishes a transfer pathway from the Architectural Technology A.A.S. degree at Grand Rapids Community College into the Facility Management, B.S. degree at Ferris State University.

General Education Requirements

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39 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.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COM 135 or
    COM 131
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 EN 101
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 EN 102
    ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3 EN 249
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3 MA 107
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. Recommended BIOL 111, BIOL 116, GEOL 121, or GEOG 121 for second course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PH 125
    Recommended
    BIOL 111 or
    BIOL 116 or
    GEOL 121 or
    GEOG 121
    Environmental Biology or
    Nature Study or Physical Geology or Weather and Climate
    4 or 3 Recommended
    GE 225 or
    No Equivalent or
    GL 101 or
    No Equivalent
  •  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
    ARTH 2-C ARTH General Credit 3 AT 270
    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 Principles of Microeconomics 3 EC 252
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 EC 251
    Varies Self and Society Elective 3 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

 
  •  Major Courses

    32 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Management 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 322 Project Management 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 331 Facility Program and Design Process 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 332 Digital Applications in Facility Management 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 393 Facility Management Internship 4 No Equivalent
    FMAN 431 Principles of Space Planning 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 432 Principles of Interior Architecture 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 441 Property Development and Planning 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 451 Planning and Budgeting for Operations 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 489 Capstone Research 1 No Equivalent
    FMAN 499 Capstone Thesis 3 No Equivalent
  •  Technical Related Courses

    18 Credits Required. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 BA 254 or
    MA 215
    BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3 BA 207
    MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 BA 283
    MGMT 302 or MGMT 305 Team Dynamics and Organizational Behavior or Agile Leadership 3 BA 282 or
    No Equivalent
    MGMT 350 Management Metrics and Decision Making 3 No Equivalent
    MGMT 483 HVACR Building Systems 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    A total of 31 technical credits from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology (ARCH), or equivalent, that are approved by the department is required. In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 31 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies GRCC Architectural Technology AAS Degree or Equivalents Approved by Department 31 Recommended
    AR 103 or AR 105 or
    AR 106 or AR 112 or
    AR 119 or AR 120 or
    AR 121 or AR 125 or
    AR 129 or AR 201 or
    AR 202 or AR 218

Program Contact Information

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School of Built Environment

605 S. Warren
GRN 227
Big Rapids MI 49307
(231) 591-3773

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

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline: February 1st prior to fall semester requested.
  • The Facility 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

  • Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology or Equivalent, a minimum of 60 credit hours
  • 2.75 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.74 with college approval) 
  • Placement in MATH 115/116
 

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

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

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.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

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].