Success Story…Zackery Christianson

Zackery Christianson is a graduate of the Corrections Officer Certificate Program at Bay College and is currently employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections, Marquette Branch Prison. Zack was hired right out of Bay’s first ever Corrections Academy, and he got to choose the prison he wanted to work in. Zack was an exceptional student and cadet, and was nominated by his peers to...

Criminal Justice & Law

In Criminal Justice & Law Careers, you’ll protect your community, state, nation, and the world so that all may live in a safe and secure environment. You’ll work with the public in a variety of places, and your job will be challenging with no two days the same. Bay College can put you on your path to a career in the Criminal Justice & Law with a variety of certificate and degree...

Catch the Digital Wave at Bay College

By Joseph Mold, Director of Online Learning and Instructional Design In Fall semester of 2016 Bay College will have three degrees and two certificates completely online: an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Business, Associates in Arts (AA) in Business Administration and an Associates in Arts (AA) in general studies. You can also earn a certificate in Business or in the accelerated...

Healthcare

With a healthcare education, you’ll enter the fastest growing job market where demand is increasing every day. You’ll help improve and enhance the quality of lives, develop special expertise, and most importantly: help and care for people. In Health Care programs at Bay College, you’ll build skills that will help propel you forward in your career and discover where your passions lie in the...

Hot Facts on EMT and Paramedic Careers!

By Kathryn Capodilupo with contributions by Amanda Armatti EMTs and Paramedics are the brave, dedicated responders who are often first on-scene at accidents, medical emergencies, and natural disasters. They have the knowledge and skills to transport patients and provide them with emergency care that could save their lives, acting quickly under pressure. Did you know… There is currently...

Student Success Story… Brayden Whitman

“Bay College gave me the ability to propel my career reinvention!” Brayden Whitman was a business owner in Oregon for many years. When he moved to the U.P. he was faced with the challenge of reinventing his life – and his career. He saw Bay College as an opportunity to start down a new path, and began classes shortly after. In May 2016, Brayden graduated with both his Licensed Practical...

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)

If you have a degree in a STEM field, there are countless opportunities for high-demand, high paying careers! There is an explosive need for skilled individuals in STEM areas who can research, analyze information, solve problems, improve health, design products, advance technology, unleash opportunity, and find innovative solutions. STEM graduates are shaping the future with their knowledge and...
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Student Success Story… PharmD: Matthew Smith

Dr. Matt Smith, from Gladstone, MI, enrolled at Bay College in fall of 2001. He started on the path to become a teacher, but after his first semester he changed to pre-pharmacy curriculum. Matt utilized the pre-requisite path for Ferris State University and was able to complete the entire undergraduate program at Bay, which was a huge cost savings for him. “The small class sizes allowed a lot...

Outstanding Math/Science Graduate: Amanda Bink

Amanda Bink is a graduate of Escanaba High School and graduated from Bay College with her Associate in Science degree in Pre-Engineering in May 2016. She was chosen for the 2016 Outstanding Math/Science Graduate by her educators for her academic excellence, leadership, and community service. While in the Pre-Engineering program, Amanda took advanced math courses including Calculus I-III,...

Human Service, Social Science, & Education

Are you interested in helping children and families? Do you like to assist those in need and serve your community? If so, then a career in Human Service, Social Science, or Education could be for you!  In these careers, you’ll dedicate yourself to advancing lives and communities. There are many opportunities in a variety of environments to use your passion for people to improve their quality of...
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Bay College Associate in Arts Graduate Jesse Goudreau

Jesse Goudreau began his journey at Bay College in fall of 2014 and graduated in spring 2016 with his Associate in Arts (AA) degree. At Bay, he developed a passion for art and was able to challenge himself to become a better artist and expand his creativity. “You’re able to get on a personal level with the instructors at Bay,” says Goudreau on his experience there. “When I was struggling...

College Made Easy!

At Bay College, we’ll help you explore your options and determine a career path that’s right for you. Bay will work with you to develop a personalized educational plan so you can focus your time, energy, resources, and get on YOUR personalized pathway to success. Need financial assistance? Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov Apply for Bay College...

The Price Is Right for Textbooks!

Bay College receives a $200,000 Grant to use OER and reduce textbook costs! By Joseph Mold, Director of Online Learning and Instructional Design Did you know the price of textbooks has risen 1,041% since 1977? Bay College is taking steps to decrease costs and increase success by using Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are high quality, peer reviewed educational materials available free...

Business

Are you interested in exploring the many facets of the business world, learning about companies’ best-practices and sustainability, and discovering the social and economic impact of business in today’s world? If so, then a career in Business is for you! Opportunities are unlimited in the areas of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, selling, marketing, customer service, and management....
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Success Story… Senior Network Administrator at mBank Ryan Valiquette

Ryan Valiquette graduated from Bay College in 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Systems Technology and was named the Outstanding Graduate for the Technology Division. He continued his education through Lake Superior State University in the 3 + 1 transfer program, where he completed 3 years at Bay and transferred 84 credits to LSSU. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of...

Applied Technology Success Story…Traci Hallman

Traci Hallmann did not always want to be a welder. Before moving to the Upper Peninsula with her husband, she worked in plastic injection manufacturing. Once they had moved, she realized there were few job opportunities for that method of manufacturing in the area. At the time, Traci’s husband was enrolled in Bay College’s welding program. One day, she saw her husband welding out in the...

Success Story…Amber La Casse, Business Program Graduate

Amber La Casse, an Escanaba, MI native, began her journey at Bay College in fall of 2013. She graduated in spring 2016 with two Associate in Applied Science Degrees in both Marketing and Business, along with a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Small Business. Before graduation, Amber got a job offer to work with Fastenal, the largest fastener distributor in North America. She made the big move to...

Applied Technology

Develop Expertise, Learn Challenging Skills, and Gain Hands-On Experience.  Careers in professional skilled trades are expected to rise faster than the national average. Companies from a variety of industries are looking for different technicians, welders, and operations managers to work for them. Bay College offers up-to-date technology that will help set students on the path to a dynamic...

Applied Technology Careers

Applied Technology Careers Automotive Technician Auto Mechanic Maintenance Tech Sustainability Coordinator Environmental Manager Operations Manager Water Treatment Tech Welder Robotic Systems Tech Electro Mechanical Tech Medical Equipment Repair Technician...

Gain Specialized Skills & Local Employment in Bay College’s Automotive Program!

By: Mike Gardner with contributions by Kathryn Capodilupo In today’s world, automotive service technicians who have received formal education at a post-secondary institution have an upper edge in employment. Bay College’s Associates in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology will help students gain the skills and knowledge they need to not only succeed, but stand out. Bay’s...

Bay College Receives Robot Certification

Students in Bay College’s new Mechatronics and Robotics Systems Associate in Applied Science degree will also be receiving industry recognition. The College was recently recognized as an Educational Certified Training Institution for FANUC America’s Certified Education Robotics Training (CERT) program. For almost 30 years, FANUC Robotics America Corporation has been the leader in...

Arts and Communication Programs

Explore your creativity, communicate your ideas, and inspire imagination to enrich all! Arts & Communication programs at Bay College allow you to express yourself through design, literature, language, media, theater, and more! You’ll expand your creativity and originality while exploring the many spheres that the arts and communication world has to offer –all while influencing others...

Career Closet at Bay College

By: Becky Landenberger The Career Closet at Bay College is a community service that provides work-wear and interview suits to those in need. It is run by Bay College and supported through donations of interview and professional work apparel. The Career Closet is open to the entire community – anyone can use it! There is no cost for any clothing taken, and you do not need to show proof of...

START YOUR HEALTHCARE CAREER TODAY WITH NURSE AIDE TRAINING!

By Renée Lundberg The role of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is to provide basic, dependable bed-side nursing care to patients while ensuring their safety and comfort. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing assistants and nurse aides is expected to grow by 21 percent nationally from 2012 to 2020 due to growing elderly population. Bay College’s Training...

Ponderings from the President…

Bay College added 6 new programs to meet the demands of local employers over the past year.  This was made possible by local millage support and multiple grant programs, totaling over $2.2 million for EMT, Paramedic, Welding, Water Resource Management, Mechatronics and Robotics program equipment and training, including a fully functional ambulance, welding simulation and robotic arms. This year,...

Computer and Information Technology (IT)

The field of Computer and Information Technology is constantly changing and evolving as modern day technologies continue to advance. The opportunities are many, and the demand continues to grow for those who are educated in computers, programming, and information systems. In Computer & IT careers, you’ll help advance computer networks, secure important data, manage vital information,...

The New HUB: Helping U at Bay!

By Jill Martin with Contributions by Kathryn Capodilupo This fall, Bay College will open a newly remodeled space where students can obtain all their academic and support services in one centralized area: the HUB!  Currently, the various services are spread throughout campus. Creating one area where students can go to fulfill their academic support needs will make it easier for them to get the...