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Ferris State University Offering College Credit for NAFA CAFM Program

May 16, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association and Ferris State University in Michigan have teamed up to provide CAFM program participants 12 semester hours of college credit for successful completion of the program. NAFA President Gayle Pratt first announced the program at Sunday's Annual Business Meeting.

Ferris State University (FSU) will provide the credits — the equivalent of a true semester of college-level courses — for the successful completion of the CAFM program. In addition, FSU also has set up a four-step degree plan, which begins with the CAFM and ends in a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in fleet management. The CAFM program and FSU courses will be available both online and on campus, making it possible for anyone to pursue the degree. 

FSU Assistant Professors Spence Tower, PhD. and Gary Maike are working on developing a minor in fleet management that will be available for all Ferris State students in an effort to steer its engineering students toward more of the courses that Spence's College of Business offers. NAFA will also have the option of hosting the CAFM testing online through FSU. This gives NAFA the ability to schedule exams at any time, rather than just the four or five times a year as currently offered.


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