As the Vice President of Academic Affairs, I am delighted to have the privilege of welcoming you to Academics at Bay College. I invite you to explore the opportunities for study here that can lead to an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.); both designed for those of you who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. We also offer an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree as well as certificates that prepare you with skills needed to move directly into the workforce.
Bay College is devoted to our region’s success and workforce needs and is a true learning community committed to you, the student, and the future you desire. To help you along the way we provide a core of transitional studies courses and a First Year Experience course that prepares students for success in entry–level college courses and provides strategies for success, exemplary academic support services, dual enrollment for qualified high school students, the Bay College Honors program for those who seek academic challenge and rigor and dedicated faculty and staff.
We schedule traditional day and evening classroom-based courses with small class sizes at our main campus in Escanaba, at Bay College West in Iron Mountain and at our satellite site in Manistique and engaging online courses that together allow the flexibility you need to pursue your academic goals.
Everyone at Bay College is dedicated to helping to carry out the academic mission of the College and, whatever your learning goals are, the faculty and staff at Bay College are prepared to help you be successful. As the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning, I am especially proud of our talented faculty who remain active in their professions, participate in their communities and professional organizations and are dedicated to providing you, the student, with innovative and challenging instruction.
Thank you for visiting us and let your journey begin here at Bay College.
Cathi Gatewood, Ed.D.