Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal signed agreements between colleges and universities so students can be sure that what they take at Jackson College will meet the program requirements of where they transfer. Generally, public universities do not sign articulation agreements but use transfer guides and transfer equivalencies to help students know what to take. Sometimes articulation agreements require students to contact the university where they plan to transfer during their first year at community college. Even if the articulation agreement with your transfer institution does not require that you contact them, we strongly encourage you to contact them early in your college career.

Baker College

  • Mechanical Engineering – Baker College

    Associate in Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Baker College

    JC Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, and satisfy the admissions requirements to the Mechanical Engineering program at Baker College will be accepted into this articulation agreement.

    Students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and transferable credits completed can be accepted as transfer students to Baker College. Students must apply and be admitted to Baker College.

    Articulation Effective Dates: January 2018 – December 2020

    General Education Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CAD 151 AutoCAD 1 3 MFG 105 and ENG 085*

    This course covers the applications in which the phases of computer graphics are involved. A general introduction to drafting application will be presented. Recommended: Windows® and blue print reading experience.

    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.

    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.

    COM 250 Intercultural Communication 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (Students cannot receive credit for both COM 250 and COM 350) This course will explore how diverse cultural orientations influence the way we perceive and interact with an increasingly culturally diverse world. We will discuss the causes of intercultural conflicts in different communication settings (interpersonal, small group, school, workplace and global) and how to manage them effectively.

    CPS 177 Programming in C++ 3

    (SAME AS CIS 170) Students study digital computing systems and how they are used to solve problems. Students use procedural and object-oriented programming capabilities to design, develop and test computer programs. Topics covered include program development, functions, control structures, text file operations, classes, recursion, arrays and pointers.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 151 Calculus I 4 MAT 141*

    (FORMERLY MTH 151) 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*

    (FORMERLY MTH 154) 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 prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, the recommendation is the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 251 Calculus III 4 MAT 154

    (FORMERLY MTH 251) Solid analytical geometry is integrated throughout this course covering the calculus of vector valued functions, multivariable functions, and vector fields with applications. Graphing calculator required. 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 be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 254 Differential Equations 4 MAT 154

    (FORMERLY MTH 254) Explore solutions of first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, variation of parameters, series solutions, Laplace transforms, eigenvectors and eigenvalues and application to solution of systems of linear first order equations. Graphing calculator required. 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 be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PHL 236 Ethics 3 ENG 131

    In this course, students will examine various questions concerning the status of ethical judgments and become familiar with certain approaches to ethics that have been influential in Western philosophy, including Kantian ethics, utilitarianism and virtue-based ethical theories. In addition, students will consider how these approaches can be employed in ethical decision-making.

    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.

    Additional JC Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    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.

    Articulation Agreement Guide


Central Michigan University

  • Nursing – Central Michigan University

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Completion) at Central Michigan University

    Students who complete an Associate in Applied Science – Nursing degree from Jackson College, with at least a ‘C’ or better in the courses listed below; have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or better; have passed the NCLEX examination; and satisfy CMU’s and the School of Nursing’s requirements, will be accepted into this articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, CMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require a minimum of 30 credits be completed in courses offered by CMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2020 until September 1, 2025

    General Education Requirements/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    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.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 249 African-American Literature 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Survey of the literature of African-American writers. Emphasis is on the major writers in narrative, poetry, fiction, essay and drama.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    CMU Nursing Program Requirements if not completed at JC must be completed at CMU

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 220 Microbiology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Basic structure and function of microorganisms with special emphasis on recent advances in microbiology, pathogens, disease, control and immunity. Strong biology background recommended. Course includes a laboratory component.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    PSY 252 Developmental Psychology 3 PSY 140

    Principles and theories of human development from conception through adulthood, with applications to foster optimal development. Cognitive, behavioral and social learning theories are used to integrate research findings.

    MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    • Students who pass the NCLEX-RN Licensing exam will transfer nursing credit hours as a block (NRS 110, 111, 116, 119, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240) recognized by CMU as 45 transfer credits.
    • CMU’s RN-BSN completion program is available online through CMU Global Campus.
    • MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will help to satisfy CMU’s General Education requirements.

Eastern Michigan University

  • Social Work – Eastern Michigan University

    Associate in Arts degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Eastern Michigan University

    Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 51 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    BSW Program Admission Process:

    1. The BSW at EMU has several admissions requirements which are designed to help you sort out whether the social work profession is the right choice for you:
    2. Overall GPA of 2.3 or higher at the time of admission to the BSW program.
    3. Submission of an application which will be distributed in SWRK 251.
    4. Completion of 40 hours of post-high school volunteer, employment or internship experience in a human service setting.
    5. Completion of introductory social work courses: SWRK 120, SWRK, 200, SWRK 222, and SWRK 251 with grades of “C” or higher.
    6. Submission of a reflective essay completed in SWRK 251.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2020 until August 31, 2023


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communication
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • BIO 110 Introductory Biology
    • PLS 141 American National Government
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 231 Principals of Sociology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • MUS 131 Understanding Music
    • ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    JC Associate in Arts Electives and EMU BSW Requirements:

    • ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology
    • SOC 231 Principals of Sociology
    • PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY 252 Developmental Psychology
    • ENG 249 African-American Literature
    • GEO 132 World Regions
    • SOC 236 Women in a Changing Society
    • SOC 246 Marriage and Family
    • SWK 292 Introduction to Social Work

    *ANT 131, ENG 249, PLS 141, PSY 251, PSY 252, SOC 236, SOC 246, and SWK 292 are required for EMU’s BSW program. If not transferred from JC, these must be completed at EMU.

    **MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy EMU’s General Education requirements.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AA or AGS degree at JC to a BSW at EMU

  • Tech Management – Eastern Michigan University

    Any Approved Associate in Applied Science degree to a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 30 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU, of which 15 hours must be in major/program requirements at the 300-level or above. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    The Technology Management program at EMU is offered online.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2022


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 246 Short Story & Novel 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary fictional genres. This course emphasizes understanding, appreciation and the critical analysis of narrative art. Selections for study are chosen from English and American literature as well as world literature in translation.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 135 Finite Mathematics 4 MAT 035 or MAT 131* or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 145) This course is for student whose programs do not require trigonometry(or the calculus sequence). The topics included are linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial and logarithmic functions and models: systems of linear equations; linear regression; mathematics of finance and financial modeling; matrices, linear programming; permutations; combinations, probability theory; probabilistic simulations; decision theory; descriptive statistics; and Markov chains. The mathematics department recommends the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old the recommendation is the course placement assessment be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    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.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    Technical Concentration

    30-46 credits in technical courses from an approved JC program or discipline may be transferred as a block for the technical concentration.

    Additional EMU requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    Open electives (not to exceed 94 credits at JC)

    The number of elective credits will vary depending on technical concentration. Students must complete a minimum of 124 total credits with at least 30 credits at EMU for a bachelor’s degree.  Students must all meet all degree requirements for their Jackson College program of study.

    Approved Jackson College Programs and Disciplines:

    •  Accounting
    • Agriculture Technology
    • Business Administration
    • Cloud Networking
    • Computer Networking – all options
    • Computer Support
    • Corrections and Law Enforcement
    • Cybersecurity
    • Electrician
    • Electronic Technology
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Graphic Design
    • Health Administration/Insurance Specialist
    • Nursing
    • Radiography
    • Respiratory Care
    • Software Engineering
    • Sonography
      – Cardiac
      – General
      – Vascular
    • General Studies Degree with approved disciplines

    * Other programs may be used with approval from the Program Coordinator.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in approved discipline at JC to BS in Technology Management at EMU

  • Accounting – Eastern Michigan University

    Accounting Associate in Applied Science degree to a Bachelor of Business Administration with any Business major at Eastern Michigan University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 45 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students with a community college GPA of 2.5 or higher, who have completed the EMU pre-admission business foundation courses (with the exception of IS 215 and DS 265) will receive conditional admission into the College of Business at EMU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 246 Short Story & Novel 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary fictional genres. This course emphasizes understanding, appreciation and the critical analysis of narrative art. Selections for study are chosen from English and American literature as well as world literature in translation.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    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.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    EMU College of Business Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    Additional JC Accounting degree Requirements/EMU Electives:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 2 CIS 101*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Accurate payroll records and timely payroll tax reporting are critical elements for all successful businesses. Learn to apply payroll accounting rules and procedures to support business operations. Learn employment and tax laws that affect payroll preparation. Learn the skills, procedures, and concepts necessary to compute a company’s payroll. Topics include hiring, gross pay, FICA taxes, income taxes, employee deductions and benefits, payroll accounting, earnings records, tax deposits, unemployment taxes, recording payroll transactions, Form 940EZ, Form 941, reporting employee earnings and special situations.

    ACC 130 QuickBooks Pro 2 ACC 216 or higher and CIS 095*

    Today nearly all businesses rely on computer software to facilitate the accounting process. Learn to use the many features of this popular and sophisticated small business computerized accounting system. Topics include customizing the system to your business, invoicing, statements, collections, bill paying, general ledger, budgeting, and tax reports.

    ACC 214 Income Tax Accounting 3 CIS 095* and MAT 020* or higher

    Federal income tax for personal and business use is explored. Concepts covered include taxable income, deductions, exclusions, exemptions and credits against the tax. Proprietorship tax returns including account and depreciation methods, self-employment taxes, self-employed retirement plans, capital gains and losses, disposition of property (both personal and business) and estimated tax declaration.

    ACC 234 Managerial Accounting 4 ACC 232

    Management level professionals from all disciplines will be faced with complex situations and decisions. Appropriate managerial accounting reports and critical thinking skills are crucial to a proactive management process. Learn about financial statement analysis, cash flow forecasting, job order costing in manufacturing, process costing in manufacturing, activity based costing in manufacturing, cost-volume analysis, cost behavior analysis, budgeting, responsibility accounting, case study analysis, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

    ACC 240 Intermediate Accounting 4 ACC 231

    Professional accountants must have a solid background in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) financial accounting concepts. Review and expand your knowledge of accounting theory and processes, nature and content of the balance sheet and income statement, present value tables and their application, currently applicable General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and recent Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements.

    ACC 245 Internship/Externship 3

    Gain valuable work experience in an accounting position. The position must be obtained by the student in coordination with a faculty member and approved by the department before the semester begins.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    CIS 121 Microsoft® Excel® Comprehensive – Windows® 3 ENG 085,* ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Learn Excel® components: charts, creating workbooks, using drawing tools, formatting and auditing worksheets, functions, Internet and intranet documents, modifying and printing workbooks, ranges, database queries, importing and exporting data, macros, working with multiple workbooks, working with existing and creating new templates, and advanced workgroup functions. Keyboarding skills are essential.

  • Business Administration – Eastern Michigan University

    Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Business Administration with any Business major at Eastern Michigan University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 45 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU.  This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students with a community college GPA of 2.5 or higher, who have completed the EMU pre-admission business foundation courses (with the exception of IS 215 and DS 265) will receive conditional admission into the College of Business at EMU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    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.

    JC/EMU Business Administration Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    Additional Electives

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 2 CIS 101*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Accurate payroll records and timely payroll tax reporting are critical elements for all successful businesses. Learn to apply payroll accounting rules and procedures to support business operations. Learn employment and tax laws that affect payroll preparation. Learn the skills, procedures, and concepts necessary to compute a company’s payroll. Topics include hiring, gross pay, FICA taxes, income taxes, employee deductions and benefits, payroll accounting, earnings records, tax deposits, unemployment taxes, recording payroll transactions, Form 940EZ, Form 941, reporting employee earnings and special situations.

    BUA 120 Human Relations in Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Effective human relations are an indispensable tool in developing a successful professional presence in today’s world. Topics include self-understanding, as well as the understanding of others, motivation, productivity, morale, conflict and change, stress, ethics, diversity, goal setting, the power of positive reinforcement, image building, emotional control, assertiveness, effective communication and different leadership styles.

    BUA 130 Customer Service 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    In the face of change, an uncertain economy, and intensive competition, the student will learn how to create an unexpected, highly evolving experience, to create customer loyalty and compelling word of mouth customers. The core element of service quality will be applied to both people-centered and technology-centered businesses, industries and organizations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help improve students’ abilities to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    BUA 221 Human Resources Management 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Create and maintain a desirable and productive work place by applying management skills with emphasis on improving performance and career development. Topics include: employment law, recruitment and selection, placement techniques, interview methods, job analysis, staffing, training and development, performance appraisals, team building, benefit administration, government regulation, compensation systems, health and safety, and labor-management issues.

    BUA 230 Principles of Marketing 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students analyze the marketplace to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on research, marketing environments, strategic planning, buyer behavior, evaluating key competitors, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and distribution.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    Sample Course Map

    This program map satisfies the Business Administration Certificate and Business Administration Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from Jackson College, the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and the pre-admission courses for the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University.

    SEMESTER 1

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 120 Human Relations in Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Effective human relations are an indispensable tool in developing a successful professional presence in today’s world. Topics include self-understanding, as well as the understanding of others, motivation, productivity, morale, conflict and change, stress, ethics, diversity, goal setting, the power of positive reinforcement, image building, emotional control, assertiveness, effective communication and different leadership styles.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    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.

    SEMESTER 2

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 115 Payroll Accounting 2 CIS 101*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Accurate payroll records and timely payroll tax reporting are critical elements for all successful businesses. Learn to apply payroll accounting rules and procedures to support business operations. Learn employment and tax laws that affect payroll preparation. Learn the skills, procedures, and concepts necessary to compute a company’s payroll. Topics include hiring, gross pay, FICA taxes, income taxes, employee deductions and benefits, payroll accounting, earnings records, tax deposits, unemployment taxes, recording payroll transactions, Form 940EZ, Form 941, reporting employee earnings and special situations.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SEMESTER 3

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 130 Customer Service 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    In the face of change, an uncertain economy, and intensive competition, the student will learn how to create an unexpected, highly evolving experience, to create customer loyalty and compelling word of mouth customers. The core element of service quality will be applied to both people-centered and technology-centered businesses, industries and organizations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help improve students’ abilities to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

    BUA 230 Principles of Marketing 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students analyze the marketplace to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on research, marketing environments, strategic planning, buyer behavior, evaluating key competitors, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and distribution.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    Business Administration Certificate is completed at the end of this term

    SEMESTER 4

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 121 Leadership 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Both knowledge and behavior contribute to effective leadership skills needed to enhance the contribution of your team. Students explore topics including shared vision and values, team building, and decision making. You will study leadership theory in ways that encourage development of your leadership skills, including effective use of power and influence, motivational tools, personality assessment, team communication, role modeling, and performance appraisals.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Business Administration AAS is completed at the end of this term

    SEMESTER 5

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    MTA is completed at the end of this term

  • Cyber Security – Eastern Michigan University

    Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science degree to a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense at Eastern Michigan University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 45 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students must apply and be admitted to EMU and to the Information Assurance and Cyber Defense program. A grade of B- or higher in CNS 101 and CNS 201 (IA 110 and IA 103 at EMU) is required for admission to the Information Assurance program at EMU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2021


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    HIS 235 20th Century History 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Examination of national and international developments in the past century focusing on such matters as colonialism, global warfare, and emerging nations, appearance and disappearance of communism. In addition, polarization of wealth and power, the revolution in technology, communication, businesses and industry, the conflict between the globalization movement and national tendencies will be examined.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PHL 243 Great World Religions 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students examine the literature and historical settings of great world religions. The relationship of contemporary thought is considered for representative groups.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    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.

    JC/EMU Cyber Security Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CNS 101 Network Fundamentals/Network+ 4

    This course introduces students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies. It is the first of four courses that help prepare students for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. The course materials will assist in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications. It also helps prepare the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

    CNS 106 Routing Protocols & Concepts 4 CNS 101

    This course is the second of four courses that help prepare students for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. It covers the routing concepts introduced in CNS 101. The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks. This course includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols.

    CNS 121 Microsoft® Networking Client I 3

    This course will help students gain the knowledge and skills required to configure Windows® Vista® for optimal performance on the desktop. This course focuses on installing the client software, migrating from previous versions of the Microsoft® Windows® client, and configuring systems settings, security features, network connectivity, communications and media applications, and mobile devices.

    CNS 123 Microsoft® Networking Server I 3

    This course covers installing Windows® Server 2008, configuring remote access, Network Access Protection (NAP), network authentication, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and Domain Name System (DNS) replication: capturing and deploying Microsoft® Window® Deployment Services images; creating virtual machines; and installing server core.

    CNS 124 Microsoft® Networking Server II 3 CNS 123

    This course covers planning Windows® Server 2008 roles; maintain server security; planning data storage, network load balancing, and server backups; managing software deployment and versions; monitoring IPv6, server performance and capacity, and AD replication; scheduling server deployments; and designing a rollback contingency plan.

    CNS 131 Linux Administration I 3

    This course introduces Linux to experienced computer users and to those with a basic knowledge of computers. Students will install and configure a distribution of Linux. They will learn to use a command line shell and a GUI to manage the file system, create user and group accounts, and manage file permissions. This course will cover how to set up a Linux system on a TCP/IP network, bash shell concepts, printing and installing programs Linux.

    CNS 141 Wireless Networking 3 CNS 101

    This course introduces the basic concepts of wireless networking. Students will work with various types of equipment needed to set up and maintain local wireless networks of various sizes. Considerable emphasis will be placed on how to secure access to and the information that travels across wireless networks.

    CNS 201 Network Security/Security+ 3 CNS 106

    The student will be introduced to computer network vulnerabilities and threats and how to safeguard computer networks from those vulnerabilities and threats. This course will expose the student to network security planning, network security technology, network security organization and the legal and ethical issues associated with network security. In this course, students will learn the skills necessary for Security+ certification.

    CNS 210 Python Scripting for Security 3 CNS 101

    This course covers an overview of Python, including how to create and run scripts, use threads, and handle exceptions. It will progress on how to networking, including using Python libraries for networking scripting and developing basic scripts with network functionality. HTTP programming and client, security scripting, Twisted Python, the Echo server, and forensic scripting are also covered. The course emphasizes debugging capability and security testing using Python.

    CNS 233 Hacker Techniques and Incident Handling 3 CNS 131 and CNS 201

    Introduces common computer and network hacking techniques. With a sound understanding of how hackers can compromise computers and computer networks you will learn how to identify when an incident has happened, how to respond in a comprehensive manner, and what steps to take to protect yourself in the future.

    CNS 235 Packet Analysis and Network Forensics 3 CNS 231

    Students utilize common packet sniffing tools, intrusion detection tools and packet analysis tools to determine if malicious activity is occurring on a network. They learn details about how network protocols can be abused by hackers. They find how network connection logging provides a valuable source of evidence.

    CNS 245 Internship/Externship 3 Instructor permission required

    The student will have meaningful work experience related to computer networking and security with an appropriate organization. The organization and position must be approved by supervising faculty member.

    Additional EMU and IACD Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CIS 158 Programming Logic 3 CIS 095*

    Students explore the development of the logic and theory for writing business programs that control the operation of a computer. Course covers the development of both structured design and object-oriented design. Topics include control structures, arrays, data validation, testing and debugging.

    CNS 128 PowerShell Scripting for Network Administrators 3 CNS 121 or CNS 123

    Students will develop the knowledge and skills to utilize Microsoft PowerShell to automate common administrative tasks on a Microsoft® network. This course assumes no prior programming skills.

    CNS 221 Securing Microsoft® Networks 3 CNS 125

    This course will cover how to protect your Windows-based clients, server roles, networks, and Internet services. Students learn how to plan and implement comprehensive security with special emphasis on new Windows® security tools, security objects, security services, user authentication and access control, network security, application security, Windows® Firewall, Active Directory® security, group policy, auditing and patch management.

    CNS 101, CNS 106, CNS 121, CNS 123, CNS 124, CNS 128, CNS 131, CNS 141, CNS 201, CNS, 210, CNS 221 and CIS 158 are required for EMU’s IACD program. If not transferred from JC, must be completed at EMU.

    Sample Course Map

    This program map satisfies the Cyber Security Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from Jackson College, the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and the pre-admission courses for the Information Assurance and Cyber Defense program at Eastern Michigan University.

    SEMESTER 1

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CNS 101 Network Fundamentals/Network+ 4

    This course introduces students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies. It is the first of four courses that help prepare students for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. The course materials will assist in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications. It also helps prepare the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

    CNS 121 Microsoft® Networking Client I 3

    This course will help students gain the knowledge and skills required to configure Windows® Vista® for optimal performance on the desktop. This course focuses on installing the client software, migrating from previous versions of the Microsoft® Windows® client, and configuring systems settings, security features, network connectivity, communications and media applications, and mobile devices.

    CNS 131 Linux Administration I 3

    This course introduces Linux to experienced computer users and to those with a basic knowledge of computers. Students will install and configure a distribution of Linux. They will learn to use a command line shell and a GUI to manage the file system, create user and group accounts, and manage file permissions. This course will cover how to set up a Linux system on a TCP/IP network, bash shell concepts, printing and installing programs Linux.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    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.

    SEMESTER 2

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CNS 106 Routing Protocols & Concepts 4 CNS 101

    This course is the second of four courses that help prepare students for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. It covers the routing concepts introduced in CNS 101. The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks. This course includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols.

    CNS 123 Microsoft® Networking Server I 3

    This course covers installing Windows® Server 2008, configuring remote access, Network Access Protection (NAP), network authentication, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and Domain Name System (DNS) replication: capturing and deploying Microsoft® Window® Deployment Services images; creating virtual machines; and installing server core.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    SEMESTER 3

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CNS 141 Wireless Networking 3 CNS 101

    This course introduces the basic concepts of wireless networking. Students will work with various types of equipment needed to set up and maintain local wireless networks of various sizes. Considerable emphasis will be placed on how to secure access to and the information that travels across wireless networks.

    CNS 201 Network Security/Security+ 3 CNS 106

    The student will be introduced to computer network vulnerabilities and threats and how to safeguard computer networks from those vulnerabilities and threats. This course will expose the student to network security planning, network security technology, network security organization and the legal and ethical issues associated with network security. In this course, students will learn the skills necessary for Security+ certification.

    SEMESTER 4

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    CNS 210 Python Scripting for Security 3 CNS 101

    This course covers an overview of Python, including how to create and run scripts, use threads, and handle exceptions. It will progress on how to networking, including using Python libraries for networking scripting and developing basic scripts with network functionality. HTTP programming and client, security scripting, Twisted Python, the Echo server, and forensic scripting are also covered. The course emphasizes debugging capability and security testing using Python.

    CNS 233 Hacker Techniques and Incident Handling 3 CNS 131 and CNS 201

    Introduces common computer and network hacking techniques. With a sound understanding of how hackers can compromise computers and computer networks you will learn how to identify when an incident has happened, how to respond in a comprehensive manner, and what steps to take to protect yourself in the future.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    SEMESTER 5

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CNS 235 Packet Analysis and Network Forensics 3 CNS 231

    Students utilize common packet sniffing tools, intrusion detection tools and packet analysis tools to determine if malicious activity is occurring on a network. They learn details about how network protocols can be abused by hackers. They find how network connection logging provides a valuable source of evidence.

    CNS 245 Internship/Externship 3 Instructor permission required

    The student will have meaningful work experience related to computer networking and security with an appropriate organization. The organization and position must be approved by supervising faculty member.

    HIS 235 20th Century History 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Examination of national and international developments in the past century focusing on such matters as colonialism, global warfare, and emerging nations, appearance and disappearance of communism. In addition, polarization of wealth and power, the revolution in technology, communication, businesses and industry, the conflict between the globalization movement and national tendencies will be examined.

    PHL 243 Great World Religions 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students examine the literature and historical settings of great world religions. The relationship of contemporary thought is considered for representative groups.

    Cyber Security Associate degree is completed at the end of this term.

    SEMESTER 6

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CNS 221 Securing Microsoft® Networks 3 CNS 125

    This course will cover how to protect your Windows-based clients, server roles, networks, and Internet services. Students learn how to plan and implement comprehensive security with special emphasis on new Windows® security tools, security objects, security services, user authentication and access control, network security, application security, Windows® Firewall, Active Directory® security, group policy, auditing and patch management.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    MTA is completed at the end of this term.

    SEMESTER 7

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CIS 158 Programming Logic 3 CIS 095*

    Students explore the development of the logic and theory for writing business programs that control the operation of a computer. Course covers the development of both structured design and object-oriented design. Topics include control structures, arrays, data validation, testing and debugging.

    CNS 128 PowerShell Scripting for Network Administrators 3 CNS 121 or CNS 123

    Students will develop the knowledge and skills to utilize Microsoft PowerShell to automate common administrative tasks on a Microsoft® network. This course assumes no prior programming skills.

    EMU requirements are finalized at the end of this term.

  • Graphic Design – Eastern Michigan University

    Graphic Design Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Communication Technology at Eastern Michigan University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 41 credits must be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students must apply and be admitted to EMU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2022


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    BIO 158 Environmental Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for environmental science majors. It is also suitable for non-majors interested in environmental topics. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience, environmental surveys, and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Environmental case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to analyze quantitative environmental data through application. This class has a laboratory component.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 210 Introduction to Film 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Students are introduced to film as a visual art and to basic film terms and techniques, such as composition, movement, editing and sound. Readings in film history, genre, theory and criticism. Includes JC Winter Film Series.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    Related Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design 3

    Students will learn the principles and elements of 2-D design and practice their application in a variety of hands-on studio projects. Critical thinking skills such as problem solving, understanding the creative process (from idea to finished product), and addressing visual and conceptual themes are essential parts of the course. These skills are reflected in studio projects.

    Graphic Design Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CIS 126 Digital Design Fundamentals 3 MAT 131, MAT 133 or MAT 135 (MAT 135 preferred), and ENT 085*, and ENG 090*

    Students explore fundamental methods used to compose persuasive digital layouts. Strategies in aesthetics, personal methodology, industry-standard practices are performed with the intent to deliver a clear, unique and proficient message.

    CIS 127 Introduction to Creative Software 3 ENG 085*

    Understanding the full potential and limitations of software is essential to the success of graphic design students. Introduction to Creative Software is an entry-level course that takes the student who is new to graphic design and creative careers into this dynamic industry and lets them explore common software used.

    CIS 128 Typography & Layout 3 CIS 095*

    Learn principles of type identification, selection and use in the professional rendering of comprehensive layouts. Utilization of tools, materials, and techniques of rendering emphasized.

    CIS 132 Graphic Illustration (Adobe® Illustrator®) 3 CIS 095*

    Learn how to create professional looking illustrations using Adobe® Illustrator®. This course introduces student to techniques used by professional designers and illustrators.

    CIS 134 Graphic Imaging (Adobe® PhotoShop®) 3

    Learn the intricacies of scanning and editing images for producing practical and expressive images on a computer using Adobe® PhotoShop® software.

    CIS 136 Integrated Design I (Adobe® InDesign®) 3 CIS 095*

    Learn the basics of desktop publishing using Adobe® InDesign®. Students use computers and laser printers to create professional-looking publications that incorporate illustrations and bitmap graphics.

    CIS 137 Digital Photography I 3

    (SAME AS ART 137) This course demonstrates how to use and handle a digital camera, capturing the image, editing and processing images for output — such as printing, or preparing images for upload to the internet for websites or social media platforms. The class will include techniques and instruction on layout, composition, rules of design, history of photography, and Photoshop® or image altering program applications.

    CIS 147 Web Page Design I (Dreamweaver®) 1

    (FORMERLY CIS 045) This course covers the fundamental concepts of web page design using Adobe® Dreamweaver®. This course will instruct students in all the basic functions of Adobe® Dreamweaver® in regards to understanding how to get a website up and running.

    CIS 230 Practicum in Printing 4 CIS 101

    Students receive hands-on introduction on how screen and offset printing works. The class will be project-oriented.

    CIS 234 Graphic Technology Applications 3 CIS 128 and CIS 132

    Students prepare for career opportunities by defining areas of employment and identifying prospective employers in the graphic design profession. Students also create a professional portfolio to be used for employment interview purposes.

    CIS 245 Internship/Externship 3 Instructor Permission Required.

    This course will provide comprehensive work experience to assist students in the development of essential skills to be successful in a chosen career. The position must be obtained by the student and approved by the department before registration is permitted.

    EMU’s Graphic Design Requirements/Electives that may be taken @ JC or EMU:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 216 Financial Accounting Concepts 4 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091, MAT 020 or higher

    This course is designed for the non-accounting supervisor/manager who must have an understanding of financial and managerial accounting as it is used in decision making. Learn about annual reports, financial statements, balance sheet accounts and accounting transactions. Focus on how accounting information is used in decision making and not on the mechanics behind that accounting information. This is an introductory accounting course required for some BUA, CIS and HOC programs. Students should consider their academic program and select either ACC 216 or ACC 231 for their introductory accounting course.

    BUA 231 Advertising, Promotion & Public Relations 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students study the principles and practices of numerous promotional tools used in marketing communications. Topics include creation of advertising, media strategies, message appeals, plus the use of specialty advertising, sales promotion and public relations to help sell goods, services and ideas.

    CIS 131 Methods in 3-D Prototyping 1 ENG 085*

    Students propose concept development and build three-dimensional product mock-ups. Dexterity, craftsmanship and implementation using innovative logistical methods are practiced and delivered.

    CIS 133 Brand Identity Design 1 ENG 085*

    This course introduces students to common contemporary practices of corporate brand identity design. Review and discussion of brand-building concepts are researched and analyzed.

    CIS 138 Image Editing Applications 1 ENG 085*

    Students will be exposed to current applications and technical aspects of image manipulation in a variety of contexts. They will become familiar with applications through research, demonstrations, and structured exercises as well as open-ended assignments.

    CIS 173 Animation I 4 CIS 171

    This core class of animation introduces students to moving and animation 3D characters. Using industry standard software, students will translate muscle and bone structure. Various character rigs will be introduced so that the 3D characters will move in both forward and inverse kinematics.

    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.

    PSY 144 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (SAME AS MAT 133 AND CIS 203) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel®) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    ACC 216, CIS 173, COM 231, COM 240, CIS 134, CIS 136, CIS 234, PSY 144 required for EMU’s BS in Communication Technology program. If not transferred, must be completed at EMU.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in Graphic Design at JC to BS in Communication Technology

  • Nursing – Eastern Michigan University

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Completion) at Eastern Michigan University

    Students who complete an Associate in Applied Science – Nursing degree from Jackson College, with at least a ‘C’ or better in the courses listed below; have passed the NCLEX examination; and satisfy EMU’s and the School of Nursing’s admissions requirements, will be accepted into this articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require a minimum of 30 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2020 until August 31, 2023


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communication
    • MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
    • BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4
    • ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology 3
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3
    • ENG 249 African-American Literature 3
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    EMU Nursing Program Requirements:

    • BIO 220 Microbiology
    • PSY 252 Developmental Psychology

     
    Students who pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam will transfer nursing credit hours as a block (NRS 111, 116, 119, 120, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240)

    *ANT 131, BIO 220, BIO 253, BIO 254, CEM 131, PSY 140, PSY 252 are required for EMU’s Nursing program. If not transferred from JC, these must be completed at EMU.

    **MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy EMU’s General Education requirements.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in Nursing at JC to BSN Completion at EMU

  • Respiratory Therapy – Eastern Michigan University

    Respiratory Therapy Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Eastern Michigan University

    JC Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outline in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 38 credits be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.
    Students must apply and be admitted to EMU and to the Exercise Science program. A grade of B-or higher in CEM 141, BIO 162, BIO 253, BIO 254, and PHY 231 is required for admission to the Exercise Science program.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2022


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology 3 ENG 085*

    Cultural anthropology is a one semester introductory course. The course focuses on the thesis that every society is based on an integrated culture, which satisfies human needs and facilitates survival. The course also explores the ways in which our own culture fits into the broad range of human possibilities.

    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    BIO 253 and 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8

    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    COM 250 Intercultural Communication 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (Students cannot receive credit for both COM 250 and COM 350) This course will explore how diverse cultural orientations influence the way we perceive and interact with an increasingly culturally diverse world. We will discuss the causes of intercultural conflicts in different communication settings (interpersonal, small group, school, workplace and global) and how to manage them effectively.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 249 African-American Literature 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Survey of the literature of African-American writers. Emphasis is on the major writers in narrative, poetry, fiction, essay and drama.

    MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    Respiratory Therapy Related Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    MOA 120 Medical Terminology 3 ENG 085*

    A programmed learning word building system approach is used to teach basic medical terminology word roots, prefixes, suffixes, language origins, plural formation and grammar rules are studied. Emphasis is placed on word building, definitions, spelling, usage, pronunciation and acceptable medical abbreviations.

    JC Respiratory Therapy Core Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    RES 100 Respiratory Care Techniques I 7

    This classroom and laboratory course is an introduction to the duties and responsibilities of respiratory care practitioners. Topics covered include a review of physical science, cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic nursing skills, medical gas and aerosol administration, employee health and safety, pulmonary medications, and an orientation to clinical sites.

    RES 104 Cardiopulmonary Assessment 2

    This course is an introduction to basic physical and laboratory assessment of cardiopulmonary patients. Topics include basic pulmonary function and medical lab values, blood gas analysis, and bedside patient assessment equipment and techniques.

    RES 110 Respiratory Care Techniques II 5 RES 100 and RES 104

    This classroom and laboratory course continues the introduction to basic duties of respiratory care practitioners. Emphasis will be placed on patient assessment, basic therapy modalities, airway management, cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment and techniques and an introduction to continuous mechanical ventilation.

    RES 114 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I 2 RES 100 and RES 104

    The student in this course will be able to describe the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of a variety of cardiopulmonary diseases and processes. Using a series of case studies, student will continue to develop assessment skills and apply clinical practice guidelines to develop care plans for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.

    RES 115 Clinical Practice I 5 RES 100 and RES 104

    This course provides a hospital experience in which previously acquired classroom theory and laboratory skills can be exercised. Skills practiced include those associated with patient respiratory assessment, oxygen therapy, a wide range of bronchopulmonary hygiene therapies, and equipment processing.

    RES 120 Respiratory Care Techniques III 6 RES 110 and RES 114

    Mechanical ventilation topics are continued in this classroom and laboratory course. Topics presented include volume pre-set and pressure pre-set ventilator equipment and basic ventilator application and management techniques for adult patients.

    RES 124 Respiratory Pharmacology 2 RES 110, RES 114 and RES 115

    This course provides an overview of general pharmacology with an emphasis on drugs used in the critical care management of cardiopulmonary conditions.

    RES 125 Clinical Practice II 2 RES 110, RES 114 and RES 115

    This clinical course provides three types of experience for the respiratory therapy student. First, there will be a continuation of basic respiratory care modalities from the previous semester. Second, the diagnostic areas of basic pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis, and 12-lead electrocardiography will be introduced. Third, the student will receive an orientation to volume control ventilation in the adult ICU environment. In addition, weekly clinic seminars will be held on campus to facilitate student learning.

    RES 126 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II 2 RES 114

    The student in this course will be able to describe the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of a variety of advanced cardiopulmonary diseases and processes. Using a series of case studies, students will continue to develop assessment skills and apply clinical practice guidelines to develop care plans for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.

    RES 204 Diagnostic Theory 4 RES 120, RES 125 and RES 126

    This course covers pulmonary function testing and blood gas analysis equipment and procedures in the laboratory and clinical settings and includes an emphasis on the interpretation of test results from this equipment. Ventilator graphics, an extension of PFT graphics, and their interpretation will be presented. Additionally, equipment and procedures in common use in the areas of ABG laboratories, cardiopulmonary stress testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, and pulmonary home care will be presented.

    RES 205 Clinical Practice III 5 RES 120, RES 124, RES 125 and RES 126

    This clinical course allows students to assist in the pulmonary management of adults on mechanical ventilation. An integrated approach to patient care will be stressed through accurate patient assessment and application of various equipment and therapies. Students will also function as members of the health care team.

    RES 207 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 3 RES 120, RES 125 and RES 126

    This course advances the student’s knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology. The cardiac sections cover gross and histologic cardiovascular anatomy, neural/endocrinological control of cardiac function, hemodynamics, microcirculatory disorders, and a review of common cardiac arrhythmias. The pulmonary section covers bronchopulmonary anatomy, gas diffusion, blood flow, ventilation/perfusion relationships, gas transport, mechanics and control of ventilation, and lung responses to changing environments and conditions.

    RES 210 Perinatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care 3 RES 120 and RES 205

    This classroom and laboratory course covers topics including fetal growth and development, patient assessment, commonly encountered equipment and the clinical management of common neonatal/pediatric diseases and conditions.

    RES 220 Respiratory Seminar 2 RES 210

    This course presents a wide variety of topics for discussion. Included are respiratory care history, management and supervision, trends in allied health, research, job acquisition skills and credentialing exam preparation.

    RES 225 Clinical Practice IV 5 RES 210

    This clinical course provides a varied experience for students who are about to graduate. A major emphasis will be in assisting with the pulmonary management of neonatal patients on mechanical ventilation. Other rotations will be in a variety to advanced diagnostic laboratories and alternate site venues where respiratory therapists are employed. In addition, weekly clinic seminars will be held on campus to facilitate student learning.

    EMU’s Exercise Science Requirements/JC Electives:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 162 General Biology II 4 CEM 131 or higher

    Biology 162 is the second semester of a one-year general biology experience intended for science majors or pre-professional students. This course covers the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, molecular and Mendelian genetics, cell division, gene regulation and biotechnology. It provides the foundation for upper level biology courses. This course includes a laboratory component. Successful completion of BIO 161 is recommended prior to enrollment .

    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.

    PHY 231 College Physics I 4 MAT 131 or higher

    Pre-professional and engineering technology students explore kinematics, mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics and general wave motion. Course includes a laboratory component.

    *CEM 141, BIO 162, BIO 253, BIO 254, and PHY 231 are required for EMU’s Exercise Science program. Ifnot transferred from JC, must be completed at EMU.

    **Students who successfully complete the Respiratory Therapy program at JC prior to transferring to EMU will have EXSC 144, EXSC 330L4, EXSC 433, and EXSC 480L4 waived.

    Articulation Agreement Guide:AAS in Respiratory Therapy at JC to BS in Exercise Science at EMU Articulation Guide


Ferris State University

  • Respiratory Therapy – Ferris State University

    Respiratory Care Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy at Ferris State University

    JC Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, have obtained the NBRC RRT credential, and satisfy FSU’s and the Respiratory Therapy program admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement. This agreement satisfies the MTA.

    Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, at least 12 transferable credits completed, and have appropriate placement in English and Math (ENGL 150 and MATH 115 at FSU) can be accepted as transfer students to Ferris State University. Students must apply and be admitted to FSU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: December 1, 2019 through December 1, 2022

    General Education

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 132 Human Biology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Students focus on the structure and function of the human body, the unity and diversity of life, the nature of scientific inquiry, and the principles and processes of evolution as well as contemporary issues that relate to biology. Course includes a laboratory component which focuses on human anatomy.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    Additional Requirements to meet MTA

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ENG 257 World Literature I 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Students compare major themes and writers from Africa, America, Asia and Europe.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Additional Courses required by FSU

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    PLS 262 International Relations 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Survey contemporary world affairs and examine the nation-state system, the struggle for power, and factors creating harmony and hostility among states.

    Jackson College Related Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    MOA 120 Medical Terminology 3 ENG 085*

    A programmed learning word building system approach is used to teach basic medical terminology word roots, prefixes, suffixes, language origins, plural formation and grammar rules are studied. Emphasis is placed on word building, definitions, spelling, usage, pronunciation and acceptable medical abbreviations.

    Jackson College Core Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    RES 100 Respiratory Care Techniques I 7

    This classroom and laboratory course is an introduction to the duties and responsibilities of respiratory care practitioners. Topics covered include a review of physical science, cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic nursing skills, medical gas and aerosol administration, employee health and safety, pulmonary medications, and an orientation to clinical sites.

    RES 104 Cardiopulmonary Assessment 2

    This course is an introduction to basic physical and laboratory assessment of cardiopulmonary patients. Topics include basic pulmonary function and medical lab values, blood gas analysis, and bedside patient assessment equipment and techniques.

    RES 110 Respiratory Care Techniques II 5 RES 100 and RES 104

    This classroom and laboratory course continues the introduction to basic duties of respiratory care practitioners. Emphasis will be placed on patient assessment, basic therapy modalities, airway management, cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment and techniques and an introduction to continuous mechanical ventilation.

    RES 114 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I 2 RES 100 and RES 104

    The student in this course will be able to describe the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of a variety of cardiopulmonary diseases and processes. Using a series of case studies, student will continue to develop assessment skills and apply clinical practice guidelines to develop care plans for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.

    RES 115 Clinical Practice I 5 RES 100 and RES 104

    This course provides a hospital experience in which previously acquired classroom theory and laboratory skills can be exercised. Skills practiced include those associated with patient respiratory assessment, oxygen therapy, a wide range of bronchopulmonary hygiene therapies, and equipment processing.

    RES 120 Respiratory Care Techniques III 6 RES 110 and RES 114

    Mechanical ventilation topics are continued in this classroom and laboratory course. Topics presented include volume pre-set and pressure pre-set ventilator equipment and basic ventilator application and management techniques for adult patients.

    RES 124 Respiratory Pharmacology 2 RES 110, RES 114 and RES 115

    This course provides an overview of general pharmacology with an emphasis on drugs used in the critical care management of cardiopulmonary conditions.

    RES 125 Clinical Practice II 2 RES 110, RES 114 and RES 115

    This clinical course provides three types of experience for the respiratory therapy student. First, there will be a continuation of basic respiratory care modalities from the previous semester. Second, the diagnostic areas of basic pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis, and 12-lead electrocardiography will be introduced. Third, the student will receive an orientation to volume control ventilation in the adult ICU environment. In addition, weekly clinic seminars will be held on campus to facilitate student learning.

    RES 126 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II 2 RES 114

    The student in this course will be able to describe the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of a variety of advanced cardiopulmonary diseases and processes. Using a series of case studies, students will continue to develop assessment skills and apply clinical practice guidelines to develop care plans for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.

    RES 204 Diagnostic Theory 4 RES 120, RES 125 and RES 126

    This course covers pulmonary function testing and blood gas analysis equipment and procedures in the laboratory and clinical settings and includes an emphasis on the interpretation of test results from this equipment. Ventilator graphics, an extension of PFT graphics, and their interpretation will be presented. Additionally, equipment and procedures in common use in the areas of ABG laboratories, cardiopulmonary stress testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, and pulmonary home care will be presented.

    RES 205 Clinical Practice III 5 RES 120, RES 124, RES 125 and RES 126

    This clinical course allows students to assist in the pulmonary management of adults on mechanical ventilation. An integrated approach to patient care will be stressed through accurate patient assessment and application of various equipment and therapies. Students will also function as members of the health care team.

    RES 207 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 3 RES 120, RES 125 and RES 126

    This course advances the student’s knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology. The cardiac sections cover gross and histologic cardiovascular anatomy, neural/endocrinological control of cardiac function, hemodynamics, microcirculatory disorders, and a review of common cardiac arrhythmias. The pulmonary section covers bronchopulmonary anatomy, gas diffusion, blood flow, ventilation/perfusion relationships, gas transport, mechanics and control of ventilation, and lung responses to changing environments and conditions.

    RES 210 Perinatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care 3 RES 120 and RES 205

    This classroom and laboratory course covers topics including fetal growth and development, patient assessment, commonly encountered equipment and the clinical management of common neonatal/pediatric diseases and conditions.

    RES 220 Respiratory Seminar 2 RES 210

    This course presents a wide variety of topics for discussion. Included are respiratory care history, management and supervision, trends in allied health, research, job acquisition skills and credentialing exam preparation.

    RES 225 Clinical Practice IV 5 RES 210

    This clinical course provides a varied experience for students who are about to graduate. A major emphasis will be in assisting with the pulmonary management of neonatal patients on mechanical ventilation. Other rotations will be in a variety to advanced diagnostic laboratories and alternate site venues where respiratory therapists are employed. In addition, weekly clinic seminars will be held on campus to facilitate student learning.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in Respiratory Care at JC to BS in Respiratory Therapy at FSU
    MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will assist in satisfying FSU’s General Education requirements.

  • Criminal Justice – Ferris State University

    Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement at Ferris State University

    Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of ‘C’ of better, and satisfy FSU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, FSU will waive the 60-hour rule. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree. Students with a community college of a 2.5 or higher, successfully completed a transfer equivalency for FSU’s ENGL 150 or higher and MATH 115 or higher.

    Articulation Effective Dates: July 1, 2020 until July 1, 2023


    General Education Requirements

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3
    • COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4
    • PLS 141 American National Government 3
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4
    • GEL 109 Earth Science 4
    • THR 116 Introduction to Theatre 3
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Program Core Requirements

    • CRJ 101 Criminal Law 3
    • CRJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    • CRJ 114 Police Administration & Operations 3
    • CRJ 117 Criminology 3

    JC Program Electives Required by FSU

    • CRJ 112 Crime & Delinquency 3
    • CRJ 121 Introduction to Corrections 3
    • CRJ 104 Criminal Justice Psychology 3

    Additional FSU Required courses if not completed at JC must be completed at FSU

    • BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3
    • HPF 161 Personalized Fitness 1
    • HPF 168 Weight Training 1
    • ENG 249 African American Literature 3
    • HIS 132 Western Civilization 1555 to Present 3

    *Students are highly encouraged to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this satisfies FSU’s lower level general education course requirements. Only upper level or specific program general education courses may still be required. Articulation

    Agreement Guide: AAS in Law Enforcement at JC to BS Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Degree at FSU

  • Nursing – Ferris State University

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree to a Bachelor Science in Nursing (BSN Completion)

    To be accepted into this articulation agreement, students must have an associate degree or diploma in nursing as well as their RN license.  Students must have a grade of C (2.0) or better in ENG 131, ENG 132 and MAT 131.  A minimum of 2.5 cumulative transfer GPA is required.

    Under this agreement, FSU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 31 credits be completed in courses offered by FSU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    This degree is offered fully online at FSU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 30, 2014 – September 30, 2020


    Curriculum Outline – JC to EMU Nursing

    General Education/Nursing Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 220 Microbiology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Basic structure and function of microorganisms with special emphasis on recent advances in microbiology, pathogens, disease, control and immunity. Strong biology background recommended. Course includes a laboratory component.

    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 252 Shakespeare 3 ENG 085* and ENG 131

    Students read representative plays and are introduced to the Elizabethan world. Course emphasizes developing understanding, appreciation and critical analysis skills.

    MAT 131 Intermediate Algebra 4 MAT 039*

    (FORMERLY MTH 131) This course emphasizes simplifying expressions, solving equations, and graphing functions, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are integrated throughout. Appropriate technology includes a graphing calculator. The mathematics department recommends the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old the recommendation is the course placement assessment be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PLS 262 International Relations 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Survey contemporary world affairs and examine the nation-state system, the struggle for power, and factors creating harmony and hostility among states.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    PSY 252 Developmental Psychology 3 PSY 140

    Principles and theories of human development from conception through adulthood, with applications to foster optimal development. Cognitive, behavioral and social learning theories are used to integrate research findings.

    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.

    Students who pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam will transfer nursing credit hours as a block (NRS 120, 111, 116, 119, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240)

    To complete MTA, students should plan to take an additional lab science course outside the BIO discipline, and a humanities course outside the ENG discipline.  Students are encouraged to work with an FSU advisor to select the best general education courses.

    Open electives can be completed, not to exceed 93 credits at JC.

    *MAT 131 is required for the degree at FSU.  MAT 133 transfers but will not substitute for MAT 131.


Northwood University

  • Business Administration: Management – Northwood University

    Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree to a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Management major at Northwood University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Northwood’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, Northwood will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 32 credits be completed in courses offered by Northwood.  This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: January 2017 to Present


    General Education/MTA Requirements:

    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.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HIS 131 Western Civilization to 1555 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    HIS 131, together with HIS 132, constitutes the basic history course, as well as an introduction to the humanities. This course examines the roots of Western culture and its development through the Reformation. The course also surveys the social, philosophical, scientific, artistic, religious and political setting evolution with emphasis on the role of ideas and their consequences in the history of the human kind from the beginning to the 16th century.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 135 Finite Mathematics 4 MAT 035 or MAT 131* or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 145) This course is for student whose programs do not require trigonometry(or the calculus sequence). The topics included are linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial and logarithmic functions and models: systems of linear equations; linear regression; mathematics of finance and financial modeling; matrices, linear programming; permutations; combinations, probability theory; probabilistic simulations; decision theory; descriptive statistics; and Markov chains. The mathematics department recommends the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old the recommendation is the course placement assessment be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PHL 236 Ethics 3 ENG 131

    In this course, students will examine various questions concerning the status of ethical judgments and become familiar with certain approaches to ethics that have been influential in Western philosophy, including Kantian ethics, utilitarianism and virtue-based ethical theories. In addition, students will consider how these approaches can be employed in ethical decision-making.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    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.

    Plus:

    • Natural Science elective for MTA
    • Humanities elective for MTA

    JC/Northwood Business Core Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 120 Human Relations in Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Effective human relations are an indispensable tool in developing a successful professional presence in today’s world. Topics include self-understanding, as well as the understanding of others, motivation, productivity, morale, conflict and change, stress, ethics, diversity, goal setting, the power of positive reinforcement, image building, emotional control, assertiveness, effective communication and different leadership styles.

    BUA 121 Leadership 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Both knowledge and behavior contribute to effective leadership skills needed to enhance the contribution of your team. Students explore topics including shared vision and values, team building, and decision making. You will study leadership theory in ways that encourage development of your leadership skills, including effective use of power and influence, motivational tools, personality assessment, team communication, role modeling, and performance appraisals.

    BUA 130 Customer Service 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    In the face of change, an uncertain economy, and intensive competition, the student will learn how to create an unexpected, highly evolving experience, to create customer loyalty and compelling word of mouth customers. The core element of service quality will be applied to both people-centered and technology-centered businesses, industries and organizations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help improve students’ abilities to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    BUA 221 Human Resources Management 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Create and maintain a desirable and productive work place by applying management skills with emphasis on improving performance and career development. Topics include: employment law, recruitment and selection, placement techniques, interview methods, job analysis, staffing, training and development, performance appraisals, team building, benefit administration, government regulation, compensation systems, health and safety, and labor-management issues.

    BUA 230 Principles of Marketing 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students analyze the marketplace to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on research, marketing environments, strategic planning, buyer behavior, evaluating key competitors, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and distribution.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.


Siena Heights University

  • Accounting – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement. This is a 3+1 agreement, with SHU courses being offered on-site at Jackson College.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517-796-8672 or 734-408-1059.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communications
    • MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • ECN 231 Macroeconomics
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    Accounting Core Requirements:

    • ACC 214 Income Tax Accounting
    • ACC 231 Principals of Accounting I
    • ACC 232 Principals of Accounting II
    • ACC 234 Managerial Accounting
    • ACC 240 Intermediate Accounting
    • ACC 245 Internship/Externship
    • ACC 250 Technology Applications for Accounting
    • BUA 250 Business Law I
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems
    • CIS 121 Microsoft Excel Comprehensive – Windows

    SHU Additional Requirements

    • ECN 232 Microeconomics
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • BUA 100 Contemporary Business
    • BUA 220 Principals of Management

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA

    It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy lower-level General Education requirements.

    • Natural Science Elective from MTA approved list (4 credits)
    • Humanities Elective from MTA approved list (3 credits)

    3+1 Agreement Electives

    Students can choose up to 5 credit hours of additional Business/General Electives at the 100-level or above for transferable coursework.

  • Applied Science – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Associate of Applied Science degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Applied Science at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517.796.8672 or 734.408.1059.


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communications
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • GEL 109 Earth Science
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • MUS 131 Understanding Music
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    SHU Additional Requirements

    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II

    Open Electives/Concentration Credits

    The number of electives/concentration credits will vary depending on program/discipline requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 120 total credits with at least 30 credits at SHU for a bachelor’s degree. Students must meet all degree requirements for their Jackson College program of study.

    Approved Jackson College Programs and Disciplines:

    • Radiography
    • Sonography (Cardiac, General, Vascular)
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Medical Assisting – Associate Degree
    • Computer Networking
    • Cyber Security
    • Corrections
    • Law Enforcement
    • Graphic Design
  • Business Administration – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Business Administration Associate in Arts degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Business Administration at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517.796.8672.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communications
    • MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • GEL 109 Earth Science
    • ECN 231 Macroeconomics
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    Business Administration Core Requirements

    • ACC 231 Principals of Accounting I 4
    • ACC 232 Principals of Accounting II 4
    • BUA 190 Strategic Business Management 3
    • BUA 250 Business Law I 3
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
    • ECN 232 Microeconomics

    SHU Additional Requirements

    • BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3
    • BUA 220 Principals of Management 3
    • BUA 230 Principals of Marketing

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA

    It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy lower-level General Education requirements.

    • Humanities Elective from MTA approved list (3 credits)

    3+1 Agreement Electives

    Students can choose up to 20 credit hours of additional 100-level or higher transferable coursework.
    *Optional degree completion online or in-person (Jackson College location).

  • Healthcare Management – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Allied Health General Studies Associate of Applied Science degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Applied Science – Healthcare Management at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517.796.8672 or 734.408.1059.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communications
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning
    • BIO 253 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO 254 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    Allied Health General Studies Core Requirements

    Up to 33 credits must come from approved third party certifications and/or licenses (students can submit multiple certifications/licenses if applicable), and additional courses listed under Additional Requirements. Certifications/licenses must be submitted to the program director for credit approval and determination.

    Under this transfer guide students must complete one of the following certificates for 33 credits to transfer fully to SHU.

    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Insurance Coder Biller
    • Paramedic

    Additional Requirements to meet Core Requirements based on Focus Accepted by SHU

    (students only need to complete one focus area)

    Health Management Focus

    • ACC 131 Introductory Accounting for Non-Majors
    • BIO 140 Public Health and Disease
    • BUA 120 Human Relations in Business
    • BUA 220 Principals of Management
    • BUA 221 Human Resources Management
    • PHL 236 Ethics
    • SPN 131 Elementary Spanish I
    • SPN 132 Elementary Spanish II

    Science Focus

    • BIO 140 Public Health and Disease
    • BIO 161 General Biology I
    • BIO 162 General Biology II
    • BIO 220 Microbiology
    • BIO 253 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO 254 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • CEM 132 Fundamentals of Organic & Biological Chemistry
    • CEM 142 General Chemistry II
    • CEM 241 Organic Chemistry I
    • CEM 242 Organic Chemistry II

    Psychology/Human Behavior Focus

    • BUA 120 Human Relations in Business
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • PSY 152 Social Psychology
    • PSY 161 Introduction to Counseling
    • PSY 222 Applied Behavior Analysis
    • PSY 225 Introduction to Group Therapy
    • PSY 245 Infancy and Childhood
    • PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY 252 Developmental Psychology
    • SOC 117 Criminology
    • SOC 231 Principals of Sociology
    • SOC 236 Women in Changing Society
    • SOC 246 Marriage and Family

    *Students who choose the focus area of Science or Psychology/Human Behavior will also need to take BUA 220 Principals of Management and BUA 221 Human Resources Management at SHU if not completed at JC.

    Entrepreneurship Focus

    • ACC 231 Principals of Accounting I
    • BUA 220 Principals of Management
    • ENT 101 Entrepreneurship: Creating Your Own Job
    • ENT 102 Entrepreneurial Marketing: Finding Your Niche
    • ENG 169 Business Plan

    *Students who choose the focus area of Entrepreneurship will also need to take BUA 221 Human Resources Management at SHU if not completed at JC.

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA

    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • MOA 112 Medical Law and Ethics

    Approved Jackson College Certificates:

    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Insurance Coder Biller
    • Paramedic

    **Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours with SHU for degree completion.
    *Optional online and face to face (SHU Lansing Campus) degree completion available with SHU.

  • Marketing – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Business Administration Associate of Arts degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement. This is a 3+1 agreement, with SHU courses being offered on-site at Jackson College.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517.796.8672 or 734.408.1059.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communications
    • MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • GEL 109 Earth Science
    • ECN 231 Macroeconomics
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    Business Administration Core Requirements

    • ACC 231 Principals of Accounting I
    • ACC 232 Principals of Accounting II
    • BUA 190 Strategic Business Management
    • BUA 250 Business Law I
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems
    • ECN 232 Microeconomics

    SHU Additional Requirements

    • ENG 232 Business and Technical Writing
    • BUA 100 Contemporary Business
    • BUA 220 Principals of Management
    • BUA 230 Principals of Marketing

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA

    It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy lower-level General Education requirements.

    • Humanities Elective from MTA approved list (3 credits)

    3+1 Agreement Electives

    Students can choose up to 20 credit hours of additional transferable course work in Business/General Electives at the 100-level or higher.

  • Multidisciplinary Studies – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Any Approved Associate degree or certificate at Jackson College to Bachelor of Arts – Multidisciplinary Studies at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517-796-8672 or 734-408-1059.

    Note: Jackson College Associate in Arts and Associate in General Studies degrees offer the most flexibility regarding transfer.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • GEO 109 Earth Science
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections

    Additional Requirements to Complete Certificate/Degree @ JC

    • Minimum credit hours required to complete a Certificate at JC varies – See Program Outline for Certificate requirements
    • Minimum of 60 credit hours required to complete Associate degree at JC

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA

    It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy lower-level General Education requirements.

    Approved Discipline Areas

    Students can not double count courses across discipline areas. At least 15 credit hours must be taken at SHU.

    • Humanities (Art, Communication Arts, English, Foreign Language, History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies)
    • Natural Sciences & Math (Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Anthropology, Physical Geography and Physics – At least one course must be a science with a lab)
    • Social Sciences (Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Geography, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology
    • Applied Science or Professional Studies (Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Community Services, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Finance, Health Care Mgmt, Human Services Admin, ITM, Management, Marketing, Public Services Admin, Social Work and Technology Management

    *Optional online degree completion with SHU.

  • Professional Communication – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Allied Health General Studies Associate of Applied Science degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Arts – Professional Communication at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517.796.8672 or 734.408.1059.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • GEO 109 Earth Science
    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    Communication Core Requirements

    • COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3
    • COM 234 Public Address 3
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3
    • COM 250 Intercultural Communication 3
    • COM 260 Small Group Communication

    Program Electives to Complete Degree @ JC & Required by SHU

    Students may choose 17 credit hours as electives to count toward their JC degree. Couse selections should be based on transferable courses to SHU.

    *Approved SHU elective areas include communication, journalism, English (creative writing, literature, poetry), marketing, graphic design, and web design/multimedia.

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA:

    It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy lower-level General Education requirements.

    • Humanities Elective from MTA approved list (3 credits)
    • Social Science Elective from MTA approved list (3 credits)

    Additional Courses to complete @ JC Required by SHU

    • BUA 220 Principals of Management
    • BUA 121 Leadership

    Additional Electives to complete @ JC

    Students may complete an additional 8 credit hours of general elective courses at the 100-level or higher to transfer to SHU.
    *Online degree completion with SHU available.

  • Public Service Administration – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science degree at Jackson College to Bachelor of Arts – Public Services Administration at Siena Heights University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the transfer guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy Siena Heights admissions requirements will be accepted into the transfer agreement.

    Students considering this option should make an intake appointment with a SHU program advisor. The SHU office is located in James McDivitt Hall, 517-796-8672 or 734-408-1059.


    General Education

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II
    • COM 240 Interpersonal Communications
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science
    • PLS 141 American National Government
    • HUM 131 Cultural Connections
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways

    Jackson College Program Requirements Also Required by SHU

    • PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology
    • ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing
    • PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology
    • SOC 231 Principals of Psychology
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems
    • CRJ 101 Criminal Law
    • CRJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRJ 114 Police Administration & Operations
    • CRJ 117 Criminology

    Law Enforcement Electives

    • CRJ 102 Criminal Investigation
    • CRJ 104 Criminal Justice Psychology
    • CRJ 112 Crime & Delinquency

    Additional courses to take @ JC Required by SHU

    • BUA 220 Principals of Management 3
    • BUA 221 Human Resources Management 3
    • BUA 121 Leadership

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA

    It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy lower-level General Education requirements.

    • Natural Science Elective from MTA approved list (4 credits)
    • Humanities Elective from MTA approved list (3 credits)

    3+1 General Electives

    Students can choose up to 18 credit hours of additional 100-level transferable course work.


Spring Arbor University


University of Michigan – Flint

  • Nursing – University of Michigan – Flint

    Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN Completion) at University of Michigan – Flint

    Students who complete an Associate in Applied Science – Nursing degree from Jackson College, with at least a “C” or better in the courses listed below, have passed the NCLEX examination, and who satisfy UM-Flint’s and the School of Nursing’s admissions requirements, will be accepted into the articulation agreement. This agreement satisfies the MTA.

    Under this agreement, UM-Flint will waive the 60 credit-hour rule and require a minimum of 45 credits be completed in courses offered by UM-Flint. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: December 10, 2019 through December 10, 2024

    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    Additional Requirements

    May be taken at Jackson College or UM-Flint

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    Students who pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam will receive 15 credits at UM-Flint that will be applied toward the RN-BSN total credit hours required.

    NRS 120, 111, 116, 119, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 230, 240 will transfer as a block of credits toward the 120 credits required by UM-Flint’s RN-BSN completion program.


University of Detroit Mercy

  • Dental Hygiene – University of Detroit Mercy

    Dental Hygiene Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at University of Detroit Mercy

    JC Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, and satisfy University of Detroit Mercy’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, University of Detroit Mercy will waive the 60-hour rule and require a minimum of 45 credits to be completed in courses offered by University of Detroit Mercy. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.
    Students with a community college GPA of 2.0 or higher and at least 24 transferable credits completed can be accepted as transfer students to UDM. Students must apply and be admitted to University of Detroit Mercy.

    Articulation Effective Dates: October 1, 2019 through October 1, 2024.

    General Education/Dental Hygiene Prerequisites

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 220 Microbiology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Basic structure and function of microorganisms with special emphasis on recent advances in microbiology, pathogens, disease, control and immunity. Strong biology background recommended. Course includes a laboratory component.

    BIO 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology and histology and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.

    BIO 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 253

    This is the second course of a two-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes the autonomic nervous system, sensory, motor, and integrative systems, special senses, endocrine system, cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory systems, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system and reproductive systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. Because physiological processes are based on the principles of chemistry, prior chemistry coursework is strongly recommended for this course.

    CEM 131 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 ENG 085* and MAT 033* or higher

    Fills requirement for some non-science majors. Provides background for CEM 141 for those with no recent high school chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry such as states of matter, simple atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic classification of elements. The study of water emphasizes the properties of solutions and acid-base relations. Course includes a laboratory component.

    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.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    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.

    Core Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    DHY 101 Principles in Dental Hygiene 2 Admission into the DENT.AAS program

    This course introduces the profession of dental hygiene, the dental hygiene code of ethics, principles of infection and exposure control and the CDC Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Fundamental concepts on dental hygiene process of care including patient management, dental hygiene diagnosis, oral health education techniques, and disease prevention strategies will be discussed. Additionally, dental instrumentation and oral deposits are discussed.

    Corequisites: DHY 102, DHY 103, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    DHY 102 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 2 Admission into the DENT.AAS program

    The principles, protocols, and components learned in DHY 101 will be performed in this clinical setting with an introduction in dental hygiene procedures, basic instrumentation, and development of manual dexterity, dental charting, and preventive education.

    Corequisites: DHY 101, DHY 103, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    DHY 103 Head, Neck, and Oral Anatomy 4 Prerequisites: Admission into the DENT.AAS program

    This course is designed for first-semester dental hygiene students. The topics include anatomy of the teeth and dental nomenclature, the development, eruption, function, and morphological characteristics of the human deciduous and secondary dentition, and a review of the bones and muscles of the orofacial complex. This examination of the temporomandibular joint and function, and dental occlusion classification will complete this course.

    Corequisites: DHY 101, DHY 102, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    DHY 105 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 1 Admission into the DENT.AAS program

    Familiarity with critical steps in prevention, preparation, early recognition, and appropriate management of common medical emergencies in the dental office.

    Corequisites: DHY 101, DHY 102, and DHY 104

    DHY 111 Principles in Dental Hygiene II 2 DHY 101, DHY 102, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    The development of a theoretical framework of dental hygiene treatment to begin attainment of proficiency in all areas of dental hygiene treatment. Presentation and discussion of case histories from patients and preventive measures employed against disease with emphasis on special needs patients.

    Corequisites: DHY 112, DHY 113, and DHY 114

    DHY 112 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 2 DHY 101, DHY 102, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    The principles, protocols and components of dental hygiene process of care are introduced in this clinical setting emphasizing patient care. The development of skills includes ultrasonic instrumentation, case management, treatment planning and dental hygiene prevention services.

    Corequisites: DHY 111, DHY 113, and DHY 114

    DHY 113 Dental Radiology 3 DHY 101, DHY 102, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    This course is designed to provide the student with the theory and procedures used in dental radiography. Topics include history of the dental x-rays, radiation safety, and film exposure techniques, processing and mounting of radiographs, radiographic findings and patient management.

    Corequisites: DHY 111, DHY 112, and DHY 114

    DHY 114 Periodontology 3 DHY 101, DHY 102, DHY 104 and DHY 105

    This course is designed to provide advanced study of the periodontium and its relationship to the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. It focuses on the relationships between periodontal disease, systemic health, prevention, risk assessments, classifications, current modalities of treatment and management strategies.

    Corequisites: DHY 111, DHY 112, and DHY 113

    DHY 120 Dental Materials 2 DHY 111, DHY 112, DHY 113, and DHY 114

    This course is designed for dental hygiene students and is the study of dental materials including their biological, physical, mechanical and chemical properties. The lab portion of this course includes proper manipulation and technique, handling, and storage of dental materials. The course is designed to discuss commonly used dental products.

    Corequisites: DHY 121 and DHY 122

    DHY 121 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist 2 DHY 111, DHY 112, DHY 113, and DHY 114

    Classifications and varieties of drugs, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, usual indications and contraindications. Discussion of drugs utilized to treat common diseases. Pharmacokinetics of local and general anesthetic agents and their use.

    Corequisites: DHY 120 and DHY 122

    DHY 122 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 1 DHY 111, DHY 112, DHY 113, and DHY 114

    The principles, protocols and components of dental hygiene process of care are continued in this clinical setting emphasizing patient care. The continued advancement of skills includes sealant placement, ultrasonic instrumentation, case management, treatment planning and dental hygiene prevention services.

    Corequisites: DHY 121 and DHY 122

    DHY 201  Principles in Dental Hygiene III 2 DHY 120, DHY 121 and DHY 122

    Continued development of a theoretical framework of dental hygiene treatment with advancement of dental hygiene proficiency in all areas of dental hygiene treatment. Presentation and discussion of case histories from patients and preventive measures employed against disease with emphasis on special needs patients.

    Corequisites: DHY 202, DHY 203, and DHY 204

    DHY 202 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 3 DHY 120, DHY 121 and DHY 122

    The principles, protocols and components of dental hygiene process of care are continued in this clinical setting emphasizing patient care. The continued advancement of skills includes non-surgical periodontal treatment, ultrasonic instrumentation, case management, treatment planning and dental hygiene prevention services.

    Corequisites: DHY 201, DHY 203, and DHY 204

    DHY 203 Pain Management 2 DHY 120, DHY 121 and DHY 122

    This course will provide the student with basic and current concepts of local anesthesia and pain control for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation. Instruction in local anesthetic technique and an introduction to the use of nitrous oxide as an analgesia is included. Successful completion of this course confers eligibility to take the CDCA exams for Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen sedation with program director approval.

    Corequisites: DHY 201, DHY 202, and DHY 204

    DHY 204 Oral Pathology 2 DHY 120, DHY 121 and DHY 122

    This course is designed for dental hygiene students. The topics incorporate important concepts in general pathology and their relationship to the oral cavity. Fundamental concepts stress comprehensive oral examination procedures, disease recognition, and identification of pathological conditions that affect the patient’s systemic health in relation to the oral cavity.

    Corequisites: DHY 201, DHY 202, and DHY 203

    DHY 211 Principles in Dental Hygiene IV 2 DHY 201, DHY 202, DHY 203 and DHY 204

    Ethics, jurisprudence, and practice management concepts, including a study of state practice acts and business management procedures. Comprehensive review of formats and procedures involved in national, regional, and state board examinations. Guidance will be given in developing employment-seeking skills, including résumé writing. The course includes case-based study questions relative to dental hygiene with emphasis on content and test-taking strategies.

    Corequisites: DHY 212 and DHY 213

    DHY 212  Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 4 DHY 201, DHY 202, DHY 203 and DHY 204

    The principles, protocols and components of dental hygiene process of care are continued in this clinical setting emphasizing patient care. The continued advancement of skills includes non-surgical periodontal treatment, ultrasonic instrumentation, case management, treatment planning and dental hygiene prevention services.

    Corequisites: DHY 211 and DHY 213

    DHY 213 Community Dental Health 2 DHY 201, DHY 202, DHY 203 and DHY 204

    This course is designed for the dental hygiene student to review the history, philosophy, administration and current events of community oral health. Topics include emphasis on health promotion, epidemiology of dental disease, community service, designing, implementing and assessing a community health project.

    Corequisites: DHY 211 and DHY 212

    Students must graduate with an associate degree in dental hygiene to qualify for transfer under this agreement.


Wayne State University

  • Sport Management – Wayne State University

    Sport Management Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management at Wayne State University.

    JC Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, and satisfy WSU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement. This agreement satisfies the MTA

    Under this agreement, WSU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 44 credits to be completed in courses offered by WSU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students with a community college GPA of 2.5 or higher and at least 24 transferable credits completed can be accepted as transfer students to WSU. Students must apply and be admitted to WSU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2022


    General Education Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BIO 132 Human Biology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Students focus on the structure and function of the human body, the unity and diversity of life, the nature of scientific inquiry, and the principles and processes of evolution as well as contemporary issues that relate to biology. Course includes a laboratory component which focuses on human anatomy.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PHL 236 Ethics 3 ENG 131

    In this course, students will examine various questions concerning the status of ethical judgments and become familiar with certain approaches to ethics that have been influential in Western philosophy, including Kantian ethics, utilitarianism and virtue-based ethical theories. In addition, students will consider how these approaches can be employed in ethical decision-making.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    Jackson College Related Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ENG 242 Sports in Film and Literature 3 ENG 131

    This course is an inquiry into historical and changing role of sports in American culture through novels, essays, biographies, films, documentaries and sports-related poetry.

    Sports Management Core Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    HPF 173 Sports Matters 3

    Students examine the changes and challenges in the field of sport and exercise today for the individual and society, including ethics and values, gender, ethnicity, leadership and politics.

    PSY 232 Sports Psychology 3

    This course will cover various psychological principles associated with sport. The course is designed to introduce the student to the field of sport psychology through a broad overview of the major topics in sport psychology, including but not limited to: personality, motivation, arousal, imagery, goal setting, burnout, gender, diversity and culture. A focus will be on performance enhancement through practical applications of theory.

    SMT 100 Introduction to Sports Management 3

    Students will explore careers in the sport industry, both in the U.S. and globally, inclusive of professional, collegiate, youth, and non-profit sport, as well global branding, sponsorships, merchandising and entertainment events. Using the sports industry perspective, many business principles will be covered, such as: marketing, strategic management, communication, sales and revenue generation, facility management and finance.

    SMT 230 Principles of Sports Marketing 3

    Students analyze the sport marketplace and consumption trends to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective marketing strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on evaluating sport/entertainment environments, identifying target markets, building brands, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and placement (distribution).

    SMT 245 Internship 3

    Students plan, organize, direct, and assess a public activity which integrates the learning objectives of the sports management degree. Students will have meaningful internship experience with an appropriate company. The company and job must be approved by the supervising faculty member.

    Additional Requirements to Complete Michigan Transfer Agreement:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    PHL 231 Introduction to Philosophy 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    In this course, you will be exposed to some of the major figures in Western philosophy, and through them, some of the most important philosophical questions. You will discuss questions such as: Is ethics all a matter of opinion? What is the good life for human beings? When is the state justified in using coercive power? What is the nature of knowledge, and how do we get knowledge? What is the nature of reality? Can we prove the existence of God?

    WSU’s Sport Management Requirements/JC Electives:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 231 Advertising, Promotion & Public Relations 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students study the principles and practices of numerous promotional tools used in marketing communications. Topics include creation of advertising, media strategies, message appeals, plus the use of specialty advertising, sales promotion and public relations to help sell goods, services and ideas.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    COM 234 Public Address 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY SPH 234) Explore the role of the speaker, audience, occasion and the message. Opportunities are offered for participation in all general purposes of speech plus some special occasion speeches. Delivery methods are impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript and memorized. Outlining, organization, delivery technique and other theories of public address stressed.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    COM 234 required for WSU Internship in Sport Management, if not transferred, must be completed at WSU.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in Sports Management at JC to BS in Sports Management at WSU

    MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy WSU’s General Education requirements.

  • Business Administration – Wayne State University

    Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Business Administration with any Business major at Wayne State University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy WSU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, WSU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 40 credits be completed in courses offered by WSU.  This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students with a community college GPA of 2.5 or higher and at least 24 transferable credits completed can be accepted as transfer students to Wayne State. Please be sure to officially declare a business major after being admitted to the university.

    Mike Ilitch School of Business major declaration form

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2017 through September 1, 2022


    General Education (26 credits)

    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.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    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.

    Business Administration Related Requirements (10 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    Business Administration Core Requirements (12 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    BUA 230 Principles of Marketing 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students analyze the marketplace to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on research, marketing environments, strategic planning, buyer behavior, evaluating key competitors, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and distribution.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    Business Administration Electives (16 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 120 Human Relations in Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Effective human relations are an indispensable tool in developing a successful professional presence in today’s world. Topics include self-understanding, as well as the understanding of others, motivation, productivity, morale, conflict and change, stress, ethics, diversity, goal setting, the power of positive reinforcement, image building, emotional control, assertiveness, effective communication and different leadership styles.

    BUA 121 Leadership 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Both knowledge and behavior contribute to effective leadership skills needed to enhance the contribution of your team. Students explore topics including shared vision and values, team building, and decision making. You will study leadership theory in ways that encourage development of your leadership skills, including effective use of power and influence, motivational tools, personality assessment, team communication, role modeling, and performance appraisals.

    BUA 122 Successful Small Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Discover that, as well as sources of financing, forms of legal ownership, niche marketing, and most importantly, how to avoid business failure.

    BUA 130 Customer Service 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    In the face of change, an uncertain economy, and intensive competition, the student will learn how to create an unexpected, highly evolving experience, to create customer loyalty and compelling word of mouth customers. The core element of service quality will be applied to both people-centered and technology-centered businesses, industries and organizations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help improve students’ abilities to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    WSU Additional Major Requirements (10 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    Additional Requirements to Complete MTA (7 credits)*

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    Subtotal: 81 credits

    * MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy WSU General Education requirements.

    Sample Course Map

    This program map satisfies the Business Administration Certificate and Business Administration Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from Jackson College, the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and the pre-admission courses for the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.

    SEMESTER 1

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 120 Human Relations in Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Effective human relations are an indispensable tool in developing a successful professional presence in today’s world. Topics include self-understanding, as well as the understanding of others, motivation, productivity, morale, conflict and change, stress, ethics, diversity, goal setting, the power of positive reinforcement, image building, emotional control, assertiveness, effective communication and different leadership styles.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    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.

    SEMESTER 2

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 122 Successful Small Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Discover that, as well as sources of financing, forms of legal ownership, niche marketing, and most importantly, how to avoid business failure.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SEMESTER 3

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 130 Customer Service 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    In the face of change, an uncertain economy, and intensive competition, the student will learn how to create an unexpected, highly evolving experience, to create customer loyalty and compelling word of mouth customers. The core element of service quality will be applied to both people-centered and technology-centered businesses, industries and organizations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help improve students’ abilities to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

    BUA 230 Principles of Marketing 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students analyze the marketplace to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on research, marketing environments, strategic planning, buyer behavior, evaluating key competitors, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and distribution.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    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.

    Business Administration Certificate is completed at the end of this term

    SEMESTER 4

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 121 Leadership 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Both knowledge and behavior contribute to effective leadership skills needed to enhance the contribution of your team. Students explore topics including shared vision and values, team building, and decision making. You will study leadership theory in ways that encourage development of your leadership skills, including effective use of power and influence, motivational tools, personality assessment, team communication, role modeling, and performance appraisals.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Business Administration AAS is completed at the end of this term

    SEMESTER 5

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    MTA is completed at the end of this term

  • Engineering – Wayne State University

    Associate in Science degree/Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology at Wayne State University.

    Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. Under this agreement, Wayne State University will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 45 credits be completed in courses offered by WSU.  This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at Jackson College, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree. This agreement satisfies the Associate in Science degree from Jackson College, the Fundamentals of Engineering certificate from Jackson College, the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and the pre-requisite courses for the College of Engineering at Wayne State University.

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of “C” or better, and satisfy WSU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Students with a community college GPA of 2.5 or higher and at least 24 transferable credits completed can be accepted as transfer students to Wayne State.

    Articulation Effective Dates: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022


    General Education (30 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology 3 ENG 085*

    Cultural anthropology is a one semester introductory course. The course focuses on the thesis that every society is based on an integrated culture, which satisfies human needs and facilitates survival. The course also explores the ways in which our own culture fits into the broad range of human possibilities.

    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.

    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.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    MAT 151 Calculus I 4 MAT 141*

    (FORMERLY MTH 151) 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.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    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.

    Fundamentals of Engineering Requirements (26 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CPS 177 Programming in C++ 3

    (SAME AS CIS 170) Students study digital computing systems and how they are used to solve problems. Students use procedural and object-oriented programming capabilities to design, develop and test computer programs. Topics covered include program development, functions, control structures, text file operations, classes, recursion, arrays and pointers.

    MAT 154 Calculus II 5 MAT 151*

    (FORMERLY MTH 154) 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 prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, the recommendation is the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 251 Calculus III 4 MAT 154

    (FORMERLY MTH 251) Solid analytical geometry is integrated throughout this course covering the calculus of vector valued functions, multivariable functions, and vector fields with applications. Graphing calculator required. 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 be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MAT 254 Differential Equations 4 MAT 154

    (FORMERLY MTH 254) Explore solutions of first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, variation of parameters, series solutions, Laplace transforms, eigenvectors and eigenvalues and application to solution of systems of linear first order equations. Graphing calculator required. 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 be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    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.

    Additional WSU EET Requirements  (4 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ELT 140 Introduction to Digital Electronics 4 ENG 085 and MAT 020* or higher

    This course is the beginning course in digital electronics. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, and basic logic gates and circuits.

    Additional Requirements to Complete Michigan Transfer Agreement (6 credits)*

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    Transferable Electives (20 credits)

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CAD 151 AutoCAD 1 3 MFG 105 and ENG 085*

    This course covers the applications in which the phases of computer graphics are involved. A general introduction to drafting application will be presented. Recommended: Windows® and blue print reading experience.

    ELT 150 Residential Wiring 2

    Topics covered in this course include blueprint reading, NEC code, branch circuit design, service entrance and switch control. Students are required to practice wiring and design skills with hands-on experiences.

    GEO 132 World Regions 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course covers all regions of the world from a human perspective. Topics include resources, population, settlements, agriculture, manufacturing and transportation. There is special emphasis on Internet research in the classroom.

    HIS 231 Development of the U.S. through the Civil War 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course is the study of American national history beginning with the colonization to the Civil War. Themes include exploration and settlement, development of political theory, development of the West and its influence on the country, the growth of sectionalism and the Civil War.

    PHL 236 Ethics 3 ENG 131

    In this course, students will examine various questions concerning the status of ethical judgments and become familiar with certain approaches to ethics that have been influential in Western philosophy, including Kantian ethics, utilitarianism and virtue-based ethical theories. In addition, students will consider how these approaches can be employed in ethical decision-making.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Subtotal: 86 credits

    * MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy WSU General Education requirements.

    Sample Course Map

    This program map satisfies the Associate in Science degree from Jackson College, the Fundamentals of Engineering certificate from Jackson College, the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and the pre-requisite courses for the College of Engineering at Wayne State University.

    The following is a sample course map for informational purposes and will not suit every student’s situation. A detailed, individualized course map will be created when a student meets with their Student Success Navigator.

    SEMESTER 1 – FALL

    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.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    MAT 151 Calculus I 4 MAT 141*

    (FORMERLY MTH 151) 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.

    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.

    SEMESTER 2 – WINTER

    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.

    CPS 177 Programming in C++ 3

    (SAME AS CIS 170) Students study digital computing systems and how they are used to solve problems. Students use procedural and object-oriented programming capabilities to design, develop and test computer programs. Topics covered include program development, functions, control structures, text file operations, classes, recursion, arrays and pointers.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    MAT 154 Calculus II 5 MAT 151*

    (FORMERLY MTH 154) 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 prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, the recommendation is the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    SEMESTER 3 – FALL

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    MAT 251 Calculus III 4 MAT 154

    (FORMERLY MTH 251) Solid analytical geometry is integrated throughout this course covering the calculus of vector valued functions, multivariable functions, and vector fields with applications. Graphing calculator required. 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 be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    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.

    SEMESTER 4 – WINTER

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology 3 ENG 085*

    Cultural anthropology is a one semester introductory course. The course focuses on the thesis that every society is based on an integrated culture, which satisfies human needs and facilitates survival. The course also explores the ways in which our own culture fits into the broad range of human possibilities.

    ELT 140 Introduction to Digital Electronics 4 ENG 085 and MAT 020* or higher

    This course is the beginning course in digital electronics. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, and basic logic gates and circuits.

    MAT 254 Differential Equations 4 MAT 154

    (FORMERLY MTH 254) Explore solutions of first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, variation of parameters, series solutions, Laplace transforms, eigenvectors and eigenvalues and application to solution of systems of linear first order equations. Graphing calculator required. 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 be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    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.

    Associate in Science degree and Fundamentals of Engineering certificate completed at the end of this semester

    SEMESTER 5 – FALL

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CAD 151 AutoCAD 1 3 MFG 105 and ENG 085*

    This course covers the applications in which the phases of computer graphics are involved. A general introduction to drafting application will be presented. Recommended: Windows® and blue print reading experience.

    ELT 150 Residential Wiring 2

    Topics covered in this course include blueprint reading, NEC code, branch circuit design, service entrance and switch control. Students are required to practice wiring and design skills with hands-on experiences.

    GEO 132 World Regions 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course covers all regions of the world from a human perspective. Topics include resources, population, settlements, agriculture, manufacturing and transportation. There is special emphasis on Internet research in the classroom.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Michigan Transfer Agreement is completed at the end of this term

    SEMESTER 6 – WINTER

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    HIS 231 Development of the U.S. through the Civil War 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course is the study of American national history beginning with the colonization to the Civil War. Themes include exploration and settlement, development of political theory, development of the West and its influence on the country, the growth of sectionalism and the Civil War.

    PHL 236 Ethics 3 ENG 131

    In this course, students will examine various questions concerning the status of ethical judgments and become familiar with certain approaches to ethics that have been influential in Western philosophy, including Kantian ethics, utilitarianism and virtue-based ethical theories. In addition, students will consider how these approaches can be employed in ethical decision-making.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.