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Why Choose the Fleet Management Certificate?
If you pursue the nation's only Fleet Management Certificate, you will be exposed to current theory and practice in the management of people, processes, and equipment.
This certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge and marketability of students with majors in areas such as automotive, heavy equipment, construction, as well as technology, business, and communications.
Employees in this field manage fleets of vehicles or equipment for corporations (covering a wide range of manufacturing, construction, and service organizations), governments (whether local, state, and federal), or public service entities (law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.).
Possible Fleet Management positions include working with commercial motor vehicles such as cars, aircraft (planes, hilicopters etc.), ships, vans and trucks, as well as rail cars. Fleet (vehicle) management can include a range of functions, such as vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle telematics (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, speed management, fuel management and health and safety management. Significant opportunities exist with commercial, construction, and governmental fleets.
Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.
Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.
Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate:
- Unless it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, applicants need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA. An advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
- Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office.
Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for this certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.
No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.
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