Customized Training and Corporate Development


Corporate and Professional Development (CPD) connects business and industry to resources and experience at Ferris State University.

CPD develops and administers real-world, practical talent and organization development solutions to form a stronger, more capable work force.


CPD's affiliation with Ferris State University and the Customized Training and Corporate DevelopmentCollege of Engineering Technology enables access to Faculty experts and options to train in CET's laboratories and classrooms.  We provide the same excellence in business, health, and science services. 


Customized training can be delivered in a manner most appropriate for our clients; on site, on campus, on-line, or other creative formats.  Content can range from fundamental to the most cutting edge.  CPD uses only well qualified instructors to carry forward the Ferris philosophy of practical and applied learning into the workplace.

  • Business
    • Executive Management and Leadership Practices (MiniMBA)
  • Heavy Equipment
    • Electrical Systems
    • Hydraulics
    • Diesel Engine Emissions Tier 4
    • Welding
  • Manufacturing
    • Programmable Control
    • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • Print Reading for Industry
    • Solid Modeling
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Machining Processes
    • Programming and Operation of CC Mills
  • Rubber and Plastics
    • Blow Molding

Corporate and Professional Development

1020 Maple St. CPD 101, Big Rapids, MI  49307

Phone:  231-591-5811, or Email:  [email protected]