|Ferris Course||Ferris Course Title||Ferris Credit Hours||Transfer Course|
|COMM 121||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3||COM 101|
|ENGL 150||English 1||3||ENG 111|
|ENGL 211 or
|Industrial and Career Writing or
|3||ENG 107 or
|ENGL 311||Advanced Technical Writing||3||No Equivalent|
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Washtenaw Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 124
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
General Education Requirements
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
- Quantitative Literacy
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course MATH 126 or
Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry or
Advanced Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry
4 No Equivalent or
MTH 176 and
MTH 178 or
- 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 Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
- Cultural Competency
Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course Varies Culture 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 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 ECO 222 Varies Self and Society Electives 6 Varies
84 Credits Required
- Major Courses
42 Credits Required. In addition to the required courses in this section, student must have an approved associate degree totaling 42 credits.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course HVAC 285 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System Design Using Business Information Modeling 2 No Equivalent HVAC 312 Control Theory and Application 4 No Equivalent HVAC 321 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Air System Select and Design 4 No Equivalent HVAC 325 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Hydronic System Select Design 4 No Equivalent HVAC 342 Load Analysis and Energy Modeling 4 No Equivalent HVAC 350 Contracting Issues in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration 4 No Equivalent HVAC 393 Summer Internship 4 No Equivalent HVAC 415 Direct Digital Control 4 No Equivalent HVAC 451 Energy Audit and Analysis 4 No Equivalent HVAC 462 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Primary Equipment Selection 4 No Equivalent HVAC 499 Commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System Design 4 No Equivalent
- 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 Varies Associate Degree Coursework (Advisor Approval) 42 Varies
Program Contact Information
College of Engineering Technology
HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management Programs
Ferris Statewide - Washtenaw Community College
New Student Admission Requirements
- The HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy 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 HVACR Technology, AAS program.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
- Students must have completed the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in HVACR Technology (HVAR) program at Ferris State University or an equivalent associate program at another institution with a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
- Successful completion of COMM 121, ENGL 150 and (ENGL 211 or ENGL 250), MATH 115 or MATH 116, a Natural Science Competency course with lab component, a Self and Society Competency course, or transfer equivalent courses of C grade of higher.
- Fully Online Admission Requirements:
- AAS in HVACR or Related degree with HVAC work experience upon program approval
- 2.5 Cumulative GPA
- Completion of MATH 115 or 116 or equivalent with C or better
- Completion of ENGL 150 or equivalent with C or better (Recommend completion of ENGL 211 or 250) Recommend
- Completion of Natural Science with a Lab with C or higher
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
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 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 Transfer Services Center with questions or updates at [email protected].