Michigan Transfer Agreement Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was designed to seamlessly allow students to transfer from 2-year to 4-year colleges with the majority of general education requirements from both institutions to be satisfied. Students who complete the requirements listed in this certificate will automatically receive a Michigan Transfer Agreement certificate from HFC unless they opt out. Thirty (30) credit hours from six categories are required for completion of this certificate. Students should work with an Academic Advisor prior to selecting courses as many programs already have very specific MTA required courses for degree completion.

Program Goals

To prepare students for transfer to a 4-year institution.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the United States with other nations or world regions, addressing social (economic, political and cultural) issues, patterns of diversity, or aspects of inequality.
  2. Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  3. Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including Internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
  4. Analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
  5. Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.
Career Opportunities
  • Transfer to a 4-year institution

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

Students must select one the following degree types for their program of study to be automatically admitted to this certificate program:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in General Studies

Once requirements are complete a graduation application should be submitted for receipt of the certificate.

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one English Composition course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one additional English Composition or Communications course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one Mathematics course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two Social Science courses from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, from two different disciplines (subjects).
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two Humanities and Fine Arts courses from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, from two different disciplines (subjects).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two Natural Science courses, including one with laboratory experience, from two disciplines (subjects)
Category 7
Complete additional courses from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, if needed, to reach 30 total credits
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.