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
  • Michigan State University

Ferris State University

Ferris State logoFerris State University partners with MCC to provide many opportunities to complete an affordable bachelor’s degree. Many degree programs are set up with two or three years of MCC courses and one or two years of Ferris courses.

These specific programs have a Transfer Articulation Agreement, a formal signed document between MCC and FSU. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless transfer from one institution to the other. The agreement also states specific criteria that a student must complete in order to transfer courses from one institution to the other. Students use articulation agreements to assure that the courses they complete will not have to be repeated at the institution to which they are transferring.

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 Ferris bachelor’s degree with classes on the MCC campus, in Grand Rapids, and online.

Early Childhood Education

In the Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science degree, students will build on classes from MCC in areas such as early childhood development, assessment, and children’s literature. This degree does not prepare students to become certified teachers; however, graduates of the Early Childhood Education major find positions in Head Start programs, Great Start Readiness Programs, day care center, or family day care homes, elementary schools, hospitals, recreation centers, or other child related businesses. Complete your Ferris bachelor’s degree with classes on the MCC campus, in Big Rapids, and online.

Nursing-RN to BSN
This degree is designed for associate degree 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.

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. The FSU office at MCC is located in Room 1309F in the Stevenson Center for Higher Education.

Grand Valley State University

GVSU logoMCC has partnered with GVSU for many years to develop programs which enable students to easily transfer into baccalaureate degree programs.  For help getting started with degree planning, credit transfer, and enrollment procedures you may schedule an appointment with a Transfer Connections advisor at https://www.gvsu.edu/transferconnections/. You may also visit the GVSU office in the Stevenson Center for Higher Education Room 1309C on the MCC campus or call (231) 777-0505.

Nursing-RN to BS
This concurrent enrollment program provides a seamless pathway for MCC students to enroll in GVSU’s Kirkhof School of Nursing while they are completing their associate degree program. The articulation agreement provides MCC students who are interested in participating in concurrent enrollment with resources and coordinated advising services between the two nursing programs.

Michigan State University

MSU IAT logoAgriculture
MCC and MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology have joined efforts to simplify the training and education needed to work in the exciting field of agriculture. Students can earn an MSU certificate while also working towards an associate’s degree from MCC. Students take at least 28 credits from MCC that are recognized by MSU toward completion of a certificate, thus significantly lowering the overall program cost to students. Students can choose four MSU certificates that will be available locally including Agriculture Operations, Landscape Management, Food Processing, Technology and Safety, and Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management. Contact the Program Coordinator at (231) 777-0576 located in Room 1313B in MCC’s Stevenson Center for Higher Education.

Nursing-RN to BSN
MSU WordmarkA concurrent enrollment agreement provides a seamless pathway for MCC students to enroll at MSU while they are completing their associate degree program and to directly enter the MSU online RN to BSN program. MCC graduates who are accepted will benefit through the facilitation of a smooth transition from their associate degree in nursing into MSU’s online Bachelor of Science in nursing program.