Engineering – Transfer Options

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. Jackson College has articulation agreements in engineering with the following colleges and universities.


Michigan Transfer Pathways

Jackson College joins with community colleges across the state to create easy-to-understand pathways for students transferring credit to a university.

Working to increase degree completion among transfer students, community colleges and universities have collaborated to simplify the transfer process by developing MiTransfer Pathways. This allows community college students to apply every credit to four-year universities in specific programs.


  • Mechanical Engineering – MiTransfer Pathway

    MiTransfer Pathways – Mechanical Engineering

    Community colleges and universities have collaborated to simplify the transfer process by developing MiTransfer Pathways. These transfer pathways build on the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which makes it easier for students to transfer their general education courses earned at Jackson College to participating four-year institutions in Michigan. View Jackson College’s MTA requirements.

    Engineering faculty identified courses that will transfer between community colleges and universities in Michigan. The following courses at Jackson College are guaranteed to transfer to mechanical engineering programs of participating institutions.

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CEM 141 General Chemistry I 5 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 131* or higher

    This course is required for most sciences, engineering, and pre-professional health majors. Students who are required to take organic chemistry for their major should enroll in CEM 141 during their first semester. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, states of matter, kinetic molecular theory and stoichiometry. Course includes a laboratory component.

    MAT 151 Calculus I 4 MAT 141*

    First calculus course for business, mathematics, engineering and science students explores introductory plane analytic geometry, the derivative, the integral and their applications for algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. The mathematics department recommends that the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the recommendation is that the course placement exam should be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 154 Calculus II 5 MAT 151*

    This course explores the following topics: methods and applications of the derivative and integral for inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, indeterminate forms, series and polar/parametric representation of functions. Graphing calculator required. The mathematics department recommends the pre-requisite not be more than two years old. If the pre-requisite is more than two years old, the recommendation is the course placement exam be taken or the pre-requisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 251 Calculus III 4 MAT 154

    Course topics include the calculus of vector-valued functions, multivariable functions and vector fields. Solid analytic geometry and applications of the material are embedded throughout. Use of a computer Algebra System is integrated into the course. Technology Note : Students need to bring a laptop computer to all classes. This computer must meet the minimum system requirements for Maple: https://www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirem ents.aspx Note: Chromebooks and other tablets are not sufficient.

    MAT 254 Differential Equations 4 MAT 154

    In this course, students will explore solutions of first orer differential equations, linear differential equations, with constand coefficients, variation of parameters, series solutions, Laplace transforms, eigenvectors and eigenvalues and application to solution of systems of linear first order equations. Use of a computer Algebra System is integrated into the course Technology Note: Students need to bring a laptop computer to all classes. This computer must meet the minimum system requirements for Maple: https://www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirem ent.aspx. Note: Chromebooks and other tablets will not work.

    PHY 251 Modern University Physics I 5 MAT 151 or higher

    Students cover classical mechanics, thermodynamics and wave motion. This course should be elected by all science and engineering students. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PHY 252 Modern University Physics II 5 PHY 251

    Students cover topics in classical electricity and magnetism, optics, special relativity and modern physics. A continuation of PHY 251. Course includes a laboratory component.


    Jackson College Degree Requirements

    These are Jackson College associate degree requirements and may not be accepted for transfer by universities participating in the agreement.

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

    GEO 7 Some MTA courses meet this requirement 3
    SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.


    Transfer Institution Degree Requirements

    Transfer institutions have identified remaining degree requirements that a student can take at Jackson College that will transfer to a participating biology program. To view each institution’s additional degree requirements, select your transfer institution then use Michigan Transfer Networks’s course equivalencies tool to find the course equivalent at Jackson College.