A mix of traditional and non-traditional campus features and dozens of programs to choose from makes Ferris in Grand Rapids the place to start on the path to your new career. Current and anticipated programs are at your fingertips to enable you to discover your potential.
Business Administration - Professional Track (Culinary)
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Technology
Digital Animation and Game Design
Digital Media Software Engineering
Health Care Systems Administration
Health Information Management
Industrial Technology and Management
Information Security and Intelligence
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Product Design Engineering Technology
Ferris students that are registered for classes are eligible to receive a Grand Rapids Community College RaiderCard at no charge. New students can pick up their card beginning the first week of classes at the GRCC Student Life Office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. Each semester a student is registered their GRCC RaiderCard will be activated. Students will be charged for a replacement card if one is needed.
Visitors are encouraged to try to park underneath Grand Rapids Community College's Applied Technology Center (ATC) in the free public parking spots. If no space is available, visitors will need to park in the Bostwick ramp, across from the ATC, and purchase a parking pass in our office.
If you are still in high school but want to get a jump on your new degree, why not try dual enrollment? Dual enrollment allows you to begin taking college courses while still in your junior or senior year of high school. Just complete this form and have your high school counselor or principal sign it. Your parents and/or guardians will have to accept responsibility for paying for your classes since there is no financial aid available for dual enrollment.
Housing in the heart of downtown is available so that students can take advantage of all Grand Rapids has to offer. Through our partnership with Rockford Construction, we offer dorm-style living in the beautiful 5 Lyon building. Efficiencies, one, two-, three-, or four-bedroom units are available with the ability to choose your roommates or go through our roommate placement program. Either way, all tenants will have an individual lease. Apartments range from $455 to $655 per person per month. For more information, please call Commerce Realty at (616) 454-7700. Visit the 5 Lyon website for details. If you are interested in a tour please contact the Ferris Grand Rapids office at (616) 451-4777 to set up an appointment.
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As a college of distinction, GRCC inspires students to meet the needs of the community and the world. GRCC is an open access college that prepares individuals to attain their goals and contribute to the community. They offers flexible course formats including weekday, weekends, summer Saturdays, on-line/distance learning and 7-week accelerated classes. GRCC offers more than 5000 classes, seminars, programs and workshops every year. Class sizes are small enough to provide individualized attention and support to students. Fall 2009 average class size was 24.7 students. The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education is one of only two culinary arts programs in the nation that have earned the distinction of being continuously accredited by the American Culinary Federation for 22 years.
GRCC's varied program levels, flexible scheduling, and student support services enable people of all ages and backgrounds to have access to the higher education they need to achieve their goals. There are dozens of associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options available through GRCC.
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