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Surveying Technology Transfer Guide for St. Clair County Community College

Ferris Program: Surveying Technology
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: St. Clair County Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 61
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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28 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Ferris State University General Education
  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ENGL 150 English 1 3

    ENG 101

    ENGL 250 English 2 3

    ENG 102

  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3 MTH 110
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    One course is required with a minimum of 3 credits: must be a lab course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    GEOL 131 Geology and Land Use Management 3 No Equivalent
  •  Cultural Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SURE 331 Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering Technology 3 No Equivalent
  •  Self and Society Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Elective 3 Varies
  •  Additional General Education Requirements

    These courses are additional General Education courses to meet the requirements for this specific program. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 SPC 101
    MATH 120 Trigonometry 3 MTH 111
    MATH 130 Advanced Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry 4 MTH 113

College Requirements

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33 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    29 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CENG 220 Engineering Surveying 3 No Equivalent
    GISC 225 Principles of Geographic Information Systems 3 No Equivalent
    GISC 239 Remote Sensing 3 No Equivalent
    SURE 110 Fundamentals of Surveying 4 No Equivalent
    SURE 115 Introduction to Computer Mapping 2 No Equivalent
    SURE 215 Surveying Computations 3 No Equivalent
    SURE 230 Advanced Surveying 3 No Equivalent
    SURE 272 Programming Applications in Geomatics 2 No Equivalent
    SURE 340 Photogrammetry 3 No Equivalent
    SURE 365 Legal Aspects of Surveying 1 3 No Equivalent
  •  Technical Related Courses

    3 Credits Required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CONM 121 Materials Properties and Testing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Additional Requirements

    1 Credit Required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SURE 100 Introduction to Surveying Engineering 1 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Survey Engineering Technology Programs
(231) 591-2633
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - St. Clair County Community College
(586) 263-6773
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.75 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.74 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950, Math Score of ACT 19/SAT 500
  • Placement into MATH 115

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Placement into MATH 115

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 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].