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Fleet Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

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.).

Career Opporutnities

Possible Fleet Management positions include working with commercial motor vehicles such as cars, aircraft (planes, helicopters 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.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant should show proof of high school graduation with a 2.35 GPA.  If it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office/SAA that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, all college transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Once admitted, an advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Dual enrolled/concurrent students must complete the high school degree (provide transcript) before the certificate will be granted from FSU.  
  • 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/SAA.

Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427
Email:

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Planned Maintenance Systems
2
Fleet Management
4
Applied Management
3
Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making
3
Minimum credit hours required:
12