Programs with Veterans in Mind

Two Ferris students studying in electrical engineering.Regardless of your military experience, Ferris has a program for you. Numerous Ferris programs have ties to your past experience and future ambitious. Additionally, a number of colleges have worked to create degree programs and processes that make it easier to earn your degree in less time and with less student debt.

 Menu of Ferris Programs with Veterans in Mind
  • Ferris student in Heavy Equipment area (decorative)Ferris State University's School of Automotive and Heavy Equipment offers five degrees which can lead to careers working on vehicles of all sizes. Specific program specializations include: alternative fuels, engineering, high performance testing, electronic controls, management, diagnostics, hydraulics, and more. For more information on school programs visit the program website. Numerous course equivalencies for military courses and occupations are offered in the Auto and Heavy Equipment area. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience. 

  • Ferris construction students working in construction (decorative).Do you like working with your hands? Can you manage large logistical projects? Do you dream of a job where you are on site and not tied to a desk? Ferris State University’s Construction Management program might be right for you. Combing technical instruction, hands-on experience, and business education, the Construction Management prepares students to enter the largest industry in the country. Any interested students should contact program coordinator, Suzanne Miller.

  • Students working at computers with professor assists students. (decorative)For over 100 years, Ferris State University has been helping students go pro with their skills and interests. Ferris State University's College of Business has 24 programs ranging from Computer Information Technology to PGA Golf Management. Incoming veterans who have served four years active duty in any branch are eligible for up to a year’s worth of credit equivalencies in the Bachelor of Arts Professional Track degree. For more information on College of Business courses visit the College of Business website. Numerous course equivalencies for military courses and occupations are offered in the College of Business. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience.

  • Ferris student working on computer networks. (decorative)As part of the Cisco Network Academy, Ferris State University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Network Systems (CNS) program focuses on giving you the skills that are highly valued by potential employers, now and for years to come. For more information on Ferris State University's CNS program, visit the program website

  • Electrical Engineering faculty working with students. (Decorative)The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology prepares you to work in various electrical/electronics fields. You will gain an understanding of power transmission, motor controls, and automation in Ferris State University's top-notch hand on labs. Graduates of the program are able to find work in a wide variety of fields. For more information, visit the program website. Numerous course equivalencies for military courses and occupations are offered in Electrical Engineering. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience.

  • Ferris students work with imging equipment. (decorative)Ferris State University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) prepares students for careers in a wide variety of health care fields including. Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Care Systems Administration, Health Information Management, Health Information Technology, Molecular Diagnostics, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Public Health, Radiography, and Respiratory Care/Respiratory Therapy. Ferris State University's learner-centered approach and inter-professional collaborations train students for high-demand fields. For more information, visit the program website or contact the College of Health Professionals. Numerous course equivalencies for military courses and occupations are offered in CHP courses. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience.

  • Lobby of Ferris' Granger Center (decorative)Ferris is one of only two institutions in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in HVACR. HVACR graduates enter the job market with a solid foundation grounded in the principles of HVACR and extensive laboratory experience. Numerous veterans have had success in Ferris State University's HVACR program. To learn more contact program pre-admissions officer Jill Trinklein.

  • Statue of Woodbridge N. Ferris on the Ferris campus (decorative)Veterans have a wide range of experiences. A Bachelor Degree in Integrative Studies allows you to build your degree around your background and interests. Military Veterans can use equivalencies earned from their military courses and occupations to create unique fast tracks to graduation. For more information visit the Integrative Studies Website.

  • Manufacturing engineers figure out how to make products; anything from tools to toys, cars to consumer goods, electronics to earthmovers.  Good manufacturing engineers can determine how to make their company's products better, faster, safer, and less expensive than competitors can. These abilities are always in demand, and the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Ferris gives you the skills to command an excellent starting salary.

    The program is offered full-time on the Big Rapids campus with daytime classes.  It is also offered at the Grand Rapids campus with night classes for students that are working full time.  The entire schedule is offered in Grand Rapids and is specifically organized for working adults.

    To learn more about Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Ferris State, visit the website or contact the program coordinator Mark Rusco.

  • Mechanical Engineering student on a product development project (decorative).The Mechanical Engineering Technology program seeks to provide a stimulating learning environment to prepare students for the broad array of technical careers associated with engineering. In addition to the numerous credit equivalencies available to military veterans, many veteran students are able to apply credits for technical training and occupations towards their elective requirements for the Bachelor’s degree. To learn more about Mechanical Engineering at Ferris, visit the website or contact Program Coordinator, Brian Brady.

  • Blood pressure cuff being used in Ferris course (decrotive).From entry-level positions to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Ferris State University's College of Health Professions provides nursing students the credentials they need to begin and advance their careers in this high-demand field. To learn more about Ferris State University's numerous nursing options consult the program webpage or contact the College of Health Professionals. Numerous course equivalencies for military courses and occupations are offered in the nursing. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience.

  • Ferris student in Ferris Criminal Justice police car in driving skills class (decorative).The Criminal Justice program is founded on a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Ferris State University's School of Criminal Justice partners with agencies within and related to the field to ensure Ferris graduates are prepared to meet the needs of the community upon graduation. For more information on Ferris programs in Criminal Justice visit the program website or contact  Academic Advisor, Amie Calhoun. Numerous course equivalencies for military courses and occupations are offered in law enforcement and criminal justice. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience.

  • Ferris students working on a welding project (decorative).

    Ferris State University's nationally recognized Welding Engineering Technology program is the largest of its kind in the United States. The program is designed to produce plant-level welding engineering technology graduates who are prepared for high-demand, well compensated jobs in welding engineering. For more information on Ferris programs in Welding visit the program website or contact  program coordinator, Jeffery Carney.

  • Ferris State University has over 180 undergraduate and graduate majors with world-class faculty and hands on learning experience for students. Ferris State University's focus on opportunity means that Ferris State University offers more professional degrees in high-demand fields than any other university in Michigan. Currently Ferris has over 1,500 military courses and occupations which receive credit equivalencies. Consult the Ferris Equivalencies database to see current equivalencies granted for your military experience.