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The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) facilitates the transfer of students from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities in Michigan. By carefully choosing courses, students may obtain an associate degree from LMC and complete the MTA; however, students do not need to obtain a degree in order to earn the MTA designation. Students who would like to request the "Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied" statement on their transcript should contact the Records Office for an MTA evaluation.

NOTE: students who completed MACRAO eligible coursework prior to fall 2019 may still receive the MACRAO endorsement.  Check with your transfer school to be sure they will accept the MACRAO endorsement.

Course Requirements

To fulfill the MTA requirements, students must complete at least 30 credits, with at least a "C" (2.00) grade in each course. At least one college-level course must be completed at LMC. All credits will be certified by the LMC Records Office according to the following distribution:

English/Communications

Must take at least two (2) courses

  • English 101 or Honors 250 and any one of the following courses: English 102; Honors 251; or Communications 100, 101, 102, 215, 225, 235

Mathematics

Must take at least one (1) course:

  • Mathematics 123, 128, 129, 130, 135, 151, 201, 202, 216, 252; Business Administration 216; Honors 150

Natural Sciences

Must take at least two (2) courses from at least two (2) academic disciplines (all Natural Science courses offered at LMC have the required laboratory component):

  • Agriculture 110
  • Biology 101, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112,120, 204, 205, 206, 210, 212; Honors 101, 111, 112
  • Chemistry 101, 102, 104, 111, 112, 203, 204
  • Physical Science 101, 104, 205
  • Physics 101, 102, 104, 201, 202 

Social Sciences

Must take at least two (2) courses from at least two (2) academic disciplines:

  • Business Administration (Economics) 200, 203, 204
  • Geography  100,101, 102
  • History 101, 102, 201, 202, 204, 205, 207, 209, 210; Honors 214, 215
  • Political Science 101, 102, 202, 203, 204, 250, 260; Honors 141, 143
  • Psychology 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 230, 231, 250; Honors 121, 203, 231
  • Sociology 101, 201, 202, 204, 205, 210, 250; Honors 130, 209

Humanities/Fine Arts

Must take at least two (2) courses from at least two (2) academic disciplines (Studio or performances courses do not fulfill MTA requirements and are not listed below.):

  • Art 101, 102, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204
  • English 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 220; Honors 204, 208, 256, 258
  • Foreign Language 101-202 (excluding FORL 123, 124), 211, 212, 221, 222, 251; Honors 122, 195, 196
  • Humanities 105, 201, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 221,294
  • Music 109, 184, 187, 213, 214
  • Philosophy 101, 102, 215, 250; Honors 171, 175
  • Drama 201

 

Transfer Articulation Agreements

Lake Michigan College has the following transfer articulation agreements in place with the universities listed below.

On-Campus Transfer Partnership - Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University

 

Transfer to colleges and universities across Michigan

MiTransfer Pathways is a statewide initiative that provides general guidance about transferring courses in specific academic programs to participating colleges and universities in Michigan. MiTransfer Pathways will allow LMC students in specific areas of study the opportunity to become aware of and complete commonly required courses for their area of study that could contribute toward their bachelor’s degree.

MiTransfer Pathway Courses

Faculty from across Michigan in each of the MiTransfer Pathways identified courses that commonly meet requirements of the bachelor’s degree programs at participating 4-year institutions—and that a student could take at a community college then transfer to a participating four-year institution. These are called “MiTransfer Pathway Courses.”

The MiTransfer Pathway Courses for each MiTransfer Pathway are listed below under each MiTransfer Pathway heading.

Participating Institutions and Exceptions

Participating 4-year institutions are those institutions that have signed on to a MiTransfer Pathway Agreement, agreeing to award equivalent credit for the MiTransfer Pathways Courses identified (if grade requirements for that institution are met), and apply the courses to the specific bachelor’s degree requirements associated with the MiTransfer Pathway—unless otherwise noted by an exception in the specific MiTransfer Pathway Agreement.

There are different participating institutions for each of the MiTransfer Pathways based on area of study. Institutions may be part of one MiTransfer Pathway, but not another.

See each MiTransfer Pathway noted below for participating institutions, the agreement, and any course exceptions.

The MiTransfer Pathways and Courses provide general guidance for participating institutions—however, students should always research, and contact, the 4-year institution they plan to attend to obtain detailed information about transfer requirements, if the institution they plan to attend participates in the MiTransfer Pathway they are interested in following, and how the MiTransfer Pathway Courses are accepted and applied.

LMC Degree Completion & Graduation

Students may take MiTransfer Pathway Courses as part of the LMC major associated with the given area of study. Please see the Academic Programs in the College Catalog for the various majors and their requirements.

There may be additional LMC courses students could take at LMC that transfer and meet requirements depending on the institution to which they are transferring.

LMC advisors are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of courses, that meets all LMC and transfer institution requirements.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Cell/Molecular Biology BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
Organismal Biology BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
General Chemistry I CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
General Chemistry II CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4
Organic Chemistry I CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry II CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II 4

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Biology may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Science – Biology program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Biology MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Microeconomics BUSA 204 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
Macroeconomics BUSA 203 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
Financial Accounting BUSA 201 Principles of Accounting I 4
Managerial Accounting BUSA 202 Principles of Accounting II 4
Business Law BUSA 205 Business Law 3

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Business may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Business Administration program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Business MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Public Speaking COMM 101 Public Speaking 3
Interpersonal Communication COMM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
Small Group Communication COMM 225 Small Group Communication & Leadership 3

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Communication may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Arts - Communication program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Communication MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Introduction to Psychology PYSC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Intro to Criminal Justice LAWE 140 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
Intro to Corrections CORR 160 Intro to Corrections 3

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Criminal Justice may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Arts - Transfer/Undecided program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Criminal Justice MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Calculus I MATH 151 Calculus I 5
Calculus II MATH 201 Calculus II 5
Calculus III MATH 202 Calculus III 5
Differential Equations* MATH 252 Differential Equations 4
Physics I (Calculus-based, w/lab) PHYS 201 Engineering Physics I (Mechanics) 4
Physics II (Calculus-based, w/lab) PHYS 202 Engineering Physics I (Electricity & Magnetism) 4
Chemistry 1 (w/lab) CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
Statics Currently not offered at LMC    
Dynamics Currently not offered at LMC    
Mechanics of Solids/Strength of Materials (no lab required) Currently not offered at LMC    

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Mechanical Engineering may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Science – Pre Engineering program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Mechanical Engineering MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 231 Abnormal Psychology 3
Developmental Psychology PSYC 203 Human Development 3
Social Psychology PSYC 206 Social Psychology 3

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Psychology may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Arts – Psychology program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Psychology MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

MiTransfer Pathway Course LMC Subject/Course Number LMC Course Title Credit Hours
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 201 Intro to Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Introduction to Public Health Currently not offered at LMC    
Community Health Currently not offered at LMC    
Nutrition HEAL 113 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
Personal Health/Wellness PHED 214 Personal Health 3

 

LMC’s MiTransfer Pathway Courses for Public Health may be taken as part of LMC’s Associate in Science – Health Science program. Please see the College Catalog for additional requirements for earning this degree.

Participating institutions, the Full Agreement and its terms, and Course Exceptions for the Public Health MiTransfer Pathway can be found on the web page about MiTransfer Pathways.

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