In 2013, Ferris became the first public university in Michigan to implement state-wide articulation agreements for the specific programs in the federal career clusters and the corresponding Michigan career technical education programs. 

Statewide articulation agreements are formal contracts between the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education and Ferris. These agreements were developed based on the secondary state-approved programs curriculum that meet all of the required technical skills and standards.

Ferris faculty determine the criteria a student must meet to be granted articulated credit.


Ferris State is able to strengthen its collaboration with career technical education centers and high schools through statewide articulation agreements. 

Agreements also assist in maintaining consistency when awarding articulated credit.


Ferris State is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education, Michigan High Schools, and Michigan Career and Technical Education Centers.


Read the Statewide Articulation Partnership between Ferris State University and the Michigan Department of Education (PDF).

The secondary statewide articulation agreements are organized by the National Career Clusters.

 *Ferris is in the process of renewing its statewide articulation agreements for 2019-2022. Renewed agreements will be posted online as they become available.