To assist students transferring from Alpena Community College’s associate degree in Concrete Technology to Ferris State University’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, the two institutions signed an articulation agreement last week during a ceremony in Alpena on Wednesday, May 28.
The agreement was signed between Ferris Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Fritz Erickson and ACC President Olin Joynton.
Donald Green, Ferris’ vice president for Extended and International Operations, noted that this new partnership will save students money and time as they progress toward completion of their bachelor’s degree and a career in the construction industry. Green added that the partnership is valuable for students and for Michigan's economy.
“I appreciate the effort put forth by Alpena Community College and our Ferris faculty to create an exceptional program that will prepare students to manage large-scale concrete related construction projects,” Green said.
Students will enroll in courses on Ferris’ main campus in Big Rapids. Some courses
will be online or a blend of online and in class.
Construction Management is a bachelor’s degree offered through Ferris’ College of Engineering Technology.
ACC offers two-year degrees, one-year certificates, customized corporate training, and community education to all of northeast Michigan. Each semester, the college welcomes more than 2,000. Continuing education, cooperative on-campus four-year degree, distance learning, dual enrollment and technical/vocational programs are available in northeastern Michigan on its campus in Alpena.