This 120 hour course is offered at Bay College’s Workforce Development Center (M-TEC). Students completing the course are eligible to obtain certification through the State of Michigan. Along with opening the door to advancing to several health care careers/educational programs, graduates are employable to provide safe basic care in a variety of health care settings under the supervision of an LPN or RN. Job placement of graduates is 100% with average hourly wage of $10–$14. Students planning to rank into Bay’s PN program will receive 5 extra ranking points if they have a current CNA Certification. It is not required however.
This 30 credit hour certificate program will prepare graduates to demonstrate entry level competence in delivering safe care to patients on accident scenes and on transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical directions. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, state licensing will be performed through the State of Michigan Department of Community Health Division of Emergency Medical Services. The EMT program serves as part 1 of the Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Program. EMT Courses will be offered at Bay College starting Fall 2015. For more information call 906-217-4073
This 69 credit Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Program will prepare graduates to demonstrate competent entry–level skills as Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. A Paramedic is a highly skilled and knowledgeable health care professional who helps to stabilize or revive a patient as he/she is being transported to an emergency room. The Paramedic is the leader of the pre-hospital team and directs the care delivered by EMTs and First Responders. The first two semesters of the program incorporate the Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate. Students must obtain an EMT license prior to taking the 200 level Paramedic (PMED) courses. Graduates of the Paramedic Program are prepared to take the National Registry Exam for Paramedics. Passing this exam is required prior to the graduate obtaining a Michigan License to practice as a Paramedic. Paramedic Courses will be offered at Bay College starting Fall 2015. For more information call 906-217-4073.
Practical Nursing Certificate
Program prepares graduates to demonstrate entry-level competencies as practical nurses and to qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses are employed in a variety of short-term and long-term health care settings and provide nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. At Bay College the 41 credit hour PN Certificate program is approved by the state of Michigan and serves as part one of the Associate of Applied Science RN Program.
Associate of Applied Science
This is a 69 credit two-part program where the Bay College 41 credit hour PN program serves as part-one. Part-two (28 credits) completes the degree requirements. Graduates will demonstrate entry-level competencies as registered nurses and are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing. RN’s manage and deliver nursing care to patients in a wide variety of health care specialties and settings. Bay College’s RN program, is approved by the state of Michigan and is ACEN Accredited. For RN graduates wanting to continue their education, Bay College’s RN program articulates and transfers well to a number of university bachelor programs.
Health Careers Certificate Program
This 24 credit certificate lays the foundation for students interested in careers in the health care field prior to being admitted into transfer programs for a variety of health-related fields. This certificate also provides an opportunity for students to complete a co-op experience or a Certified Nursing Assistant program. Students who select this certificate for Pre-Radiography, Pre-Dental Hygienist, Pre-Respiratory Care, or Pre-Diagnostic Sonography are highly encouraged to contact their transfer institution prior to beginning their first semester in order to receive specific information regarding entrance and admissions requirements.
As part of the 24 credit Health Careers Certificate program, students have the option of completing a 4-8 credit Phlebotomy Co-op. Completion of the certificate courses, plus 160 hours of co-op (including 100 successful unaided blood-draws) will allow the student to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Phlebotomy Exam for designation as a Certified Phlebotomist.
As part of the 24 credit Health Careers Certificate program, students have the option of completing a Pharm Tech Co-op at a local pharmacy. Completion of the certificate courses, plus the co-op will prepare the student to take the ExCPT Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. If this test is passed, the graduate will be granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Although ExCPT certification is not mandatory in the state of Michigan, it does provide national recognition of the graduate’s knowledge and skills and may make the graduate more marketable.