This program is designed for students to complete an A.A.A.S. in Architectural Technology and transfer to the Facilities Management Program at Ferris State University. Students apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and specifications for architectural and related construction projects. Students learn basic construction and materials, building specification and codes, architectural rendering, computer-aided drafting (CAD), architectural blueprint interpretation and documentation, basic layout for mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and building information modeling (BIM).
To be admitted to the Facility Management program at Ferris State Univeristy, students must have completed an Associate degree in Architectural Technology from Grand Rapids Community College with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) in major coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all coursework in the A.A.A.S. curriculum. It is recommended that students submit applications by January 15th prior to fall entry. Official transcripts from all accredited colleges/universities must be submitted with the Ferris application.
It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an adviser to review the program and course schedule and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Contact the College of Engineering Technology adviser at Ferris State University if there are questions on specific transfer requirements. Once admitted, students must continue to meet with an adviser as they work toward graduation.