Higher Education Partnership Programs

In addition to the many traditional transfer opportunities available to MCC students, the college also partners with three universities in unique programs allowing occupational students to transfer to a high quality baccalaureate program. In all transfer programs, be sure to see an MCC counselor for details.

  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Western Michigan University

Ferris State University

(www.ferris.edu/muskegon)

Ferris State University partners with MCC to provide opportunities to complete a bachelor’s degree locally and affordably. Our 2+2 and 3+1 degree programs are set up so you can take two or three years of MCC courses and one or two years of Ferris courses. These programs are available to you locally. (Note some classes are online or in Grand Rapids.)

Business Administration-Professional Track
If you have a specialized associate degree, this program will build a solid knowledge of business and management upon your technical expertise. This unique 3+1 program provides degree completion in Business Administration for students who have prior coursework in a professional or occupational emphasis (e.g., Accounting, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Cosmetology, and many others).

Computer Information Systems
Step into a position in computer programming/analysis, systems analysis, network administration, and microcomputers. Transfer your MCC courses and complete your bachelor’s degree with Ferris courses in Grand Rapids or online.

Computer Information Technology
This curriculum prepares you for several industry certifications such as: CompTIA’s: A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, and Microsoft’s System Administration Certification (MCSA). Transfer your MCC courses and complete your bachelor’s degree with Ferris courses in Grand Rapids or online.

Criminal Justice
This program gives you a general education in criminal justice, preparing you to seek federal, state and/or local criminal justice agency employment or admission to law school or graduate school. Complete your entire Ferris bachelor’s degree on the MCC campus.

Industrial Technology and Management
If you have technical education, technical training, or military training in your background and you’re looking for a career move to an administrative role or an advanced technical position, this degree is for you.

Nursing-RN to BSN
This degree is designed for associate degree and diploma RNs who want to further their education. To participate in this program, you must have an RN license and a 2.5 minimum GPA. Financial aid is available and may include concurrent enrollment at both institutions (online format).

For more information about these programs and more, visit: www.ferris.edu/Muskegon. You may schedule an appointment with an academic advisor at this website or by calling (231) 777-0510. Visit our office in the Stevenson Center for Higher Education on the MCC Campus.

Grand Valley State University

(www.gvsu.edu/ce)

MCC has partnered with GVSU for many years to develop programs which enable the student to easily transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. We can help you get started by providing assistance with degree planning, credit transfer, and enrollment procedures. For more information, call (231) 777-0505 or visit our office in the Stevenson Center for Higher Education on the MCC campus.

Muskegon Leadership Degree
This degree program is specially designed for the student who is interested in learning leadership principles applied directly to the business and nonprofit sectors.

Muskegon Community College and Grand Valley State University have collaborated to provide a degree completion program at one convenient location. Both institutions offer courses at the Stevenson Center for Higher Education on the campus of Muskegon Community College.

Nursing-RN to BSN
This degree is designed for associate degree and diploma RNs who want to further their education. To participate in this program, you must have an RN license and a 2.5 minimum GPA. Financial aid is available and may include concurrent enrollment at both institutions (online format).

Western Michigan University

(www.wmich.edu/muskegon)

As a cooperative partnership between MCC and Western Michigan University, WMU offers the following transfer program option:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in University Studies
The university studies bachelor’s degree completion program provides the flexibility and control you need to complete your bachelor’s degree on your own terms. This program maximizes previous college experience by integrating credits earned at WMU and other institutions into a generalized bachelor’s degree. Earn your bachelor’s degree at WMU in a manageable and straightforward fashion, without the constraints of a specialized curriculum. This degree can be completed entirely online, or you can take classes face-to-face when they are available.

 

Other Agreements

Muskegon Community College also has articulation agreements with other colleges offering four-year degrees, including Capella University (Computer Information Systems), Franklin University (Bachelor of Science in 12 majors), and Northwood University (Management). Please schedule an appointment with an MCC counselor to learn about other opportunities. For a full listing of Transfer Guides to various four-year institutions, click here.