Flexible online courses that fit your schedule
The instructors at Bay College are committed to student success, both on campus and online. Our courses are crafted by our instructors to meet the needs of our students. Not only do our instructors design courses with their students in mind, but they are also readily available to help make your time here at Bay meaningful and enjoyable. Instructors connect with their students through Blackboard, as well as discussion boards, Zoom video, Email, on campus, and more. If you’re ready to get wired up, check the classes offered online at Bay College.
Office: JHUC 936
This program is designed for students interested in an entry level position in the field of Accounting. The program will provide the business, accounting, and computer knowledge and skills required to perform duties as a bookkeeper or accounting clerk. Students may further enhance their employability options by completing an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting degree.
|ACCT 100 - Practical Accounting|
|ACCT 101 - Accounting Principles I|
|ACCT 102 - Accounting Principles II|
|ACCT 105 - Accounting with Computers|
|ACCT 110 - Payroll Accounting|
|ACCT 210 - Intermediate Accounting I|
|ACCT 215 - Cost Accounting I|
Office: CB 209
Cultural Anthropology studies human society and culture. Whether describing life on a reservation or examining the impact of global climate change, Cultural Anthropology offers both a scientific and a humanistic worldview.
|ANTH 201 - Intro to Cultural Anthropology|
Office: MS 107
Instructor Quote: "One of the most enjoyable things for me is to regularly discover spectacular writers within my courses ... I expect competent writing, but many of my students go above those expectations and offer amazing descriptions from their perspectives."
|BIOL 107 - Environmental Science|
|BIOL 225 - Medical Microbiology|
|BIOL 276 - Medical Microbiology|
Office: JHUC 925
Instructor Quote: “Teaching online at Bay College has been a very rewarding experience. Having done this for over 20 years has allowed me to improve my skills in areas such as creativity, communication, organization, time management, and more. The small class size limits set in our online courses allows for instructors to get to know students better and to better serve the needs of individual students.”
|BUSN 160 - Practical Accounting|
|BUSN 177 - Mathematics of Business|
|BUSN 195 - Business Communications|
|BUSN 203 - Management Information Systems|
|BUSN 242 - Principles of Management|
|BUSN 250 - Business Law I|
|BUSN 251 - Business Law II|
|BUSN 253 - Marketing|
|BUSN 258 - Small Business Management|
|BUSN 260 - International Business|
|BUSN 262 - Principles of Selling|
|BUSN 263 - Intro to Modern Advertising|
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
The explosion of computer use has created a high demand for specialists to provide technical and end-user support. Employers seek graduates who possess a strong technical background, combined with good interpersonal and communication skills. The CIS programs at Bay College are designed to provide students with the skills needed for employment in the field. Bay College offers two AAS degrees in Computer Information Systems and one certificate program in Computer Applications.
|CIS 101 - Computer Concepts and Applications|
|CIS 120 - Microsoft Word|
|CIS 121 - Microsoft Excel|
|CIS 122 - Microsoft Access|
|CIS 123 - Microsoft PowerPoint|
|CIS 125 - iBusiness Technology Tools|
|CIS 130 - Spreadsheet Applications|
|CIS 135 - Intro to Cybersecurity|
|CIS 140 - Database Applications|
|CIS 215 - Web Publishing|
|CIS 235 - Mobile App Development|
|CIS 240 - Advanced Database Applications|
Office: CB 208
The Criminal Justice program offers students a wide variety of certificates and degrees in Criminal Justice, Corrections and Law Enforcement. In addition, students can earn their Bachelor of Science degree from Lake Superior State University right here on Bay's campus!
|CJUS 112 - Intro to Criminal Justice|
|CJUS 112 - The Criminal Court System|
|CJUS 112 - Hwy Safety and Traffic Investigation|
Computer Network Systems and Security (CNSS)
Office: BHAT 400
Computer Network Systems and Security curriculum prepares graduates in computer operating systems, network infrastructure and devices (routers and switches), server management (Windows and Linux), managing data and people, and all aspects of cybersecurity (system, network, human, and Internet). Students are prepped and encouraged to earn as many as 9 IT industry certifications, including the Microsoft Technology Associate certifications which are taken right in the classroom. CNSS is a 'hands-on' program because IT jobs are mostly 'hands-on' as well. And now, prepares students to take and to earn CompTIA certifications!
|CNSS 105 - Digital Logic Principles|
|CNSS 115 - Cyber Ethics|
Communication is a field that involves sending messages and improving relationships. The study of this subject helps us develop life skills as well as help us succeed professionally. Bay College offers many courses in the Communication area. This can lead to a concentration in your Associate’s degree or lead to a minor or major at a transfer institution. Currently our courses include Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Mass Communication and Popular Culture, Introduction to Film and Group Communication.
|COMM 103 - Interpersonal Communication|
|COMM 201 - Mass Comm and Popular Culture|
Early Childhood Education
Office: CB 214
There is an increased emphasis on the importance of early childhood development and education at both the State and Federal level. Michigan has initiated the Great Start to Quality program through the MI Department of Education/Office of Great Start & the Early Childhood Investment Corporation. Their efforts to improve the quality of early childhood programming includes a focus on community college early childhood AAS degrees.
|CHLD 103 - Child Development|
|CHLD 110 - Health Safety Nutrition|
|CHLD 120 - Child Guidance|
|CHLD 135 - Intro to Children's Literature|
|CHLD 200 - Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs|
|CHLD 240 - Admin in Early Childhood Programs|
Office: SC 501
Instructor Quote: “Anytime a student “gets it” is a profound experience for both of us. Being able to share with a student a previous unlearned skill that will allow them to view their world in a new light has always been an sense of enlightenment.”
|ECON 120 - Personal Finance|
|ECON 131 - Macroeconomics|
|ECON 132 - Microeconomics|
Office: CB 226
Instructor Quote: “I feel that teaching online is a creative way to teach, so I appreciate the challenge of relaying information to my students and helping them build important skills through online instruction.”
|ENGL 101 - Rhetoric and Composition|
|ENGL 102 - Research Writing|
|ENGL 145 - Technical and Report Writing|
|ENGL 150 - Intro to Literature|
|ENGL 200 - American Literature|
|ENGL 208 - Writing Poetry and Short Fiction|
|ENGL 211 - World Literature|
Office: CB 200A
The Associate in Arts in Art and Design is primarily designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students should work closely with an academic advisor to select courses needed for their intended major at the four-year institution they plan to attend. In addition to preparation for transfer, this program is designed to provide students with a strong general education background as well as offering suggested concentrations in Painting/Drawing; Photography; Digital Cinema; Graphic Design or Ceramics/Sculpture. Students who receive an Associate in Arts in Art and Design degree will also satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirements.
|ARTS 118 - Intro to Graphic Communication|
|ARTS 204 - Art History to 1300|
|ARTS 207 - Art History 1300 to Present|
Office: CB 206
Bay College offers courses which fall within the main branches of geography including: Introduction to Geography (GEOG 102), Physical Geography (GEOG 110) which includes an online lab, and World Regional Geography – Developed World (GEOG 125) and World Regional Geography – Developing World (GEOG 126).
|GEOG 110 - Physical Geography|
|GEOG 121 - World Regional Geography|
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Office: BHAT 400
This course provides a foundation in geographic information systems (GIS) such as data types, cartography, queries, classification, basic editing, basic raster analysis, uses of GPS devices and related data map overlay techniques. The theory and operation of GPS receivers and data integration with GIS is covered in multi-week student initiated projects. Students will gain a clear understanding of the issues surrounding GIS, and how to conduct and present GIS research, and how GIS interacts with a wide variety of academic fields and scientific research.
|GIS 201 - Intro to Geographic Info Systems|
Office: CB 212
Instructor Quote: “At Bay College, our online instructors want you: to ask questions, to phone/stop by their offices for assistance or to say "hello," and to be proactively engaged with their online classes.”
|HIST 101 - Western Civilization to 1600|
|HIST 102 - Western Civilization 1600 to Present|
|HIST 220 - Michigan History|
Office: MS 105
There is so much more to Mathematics than the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division! It helps shape the world around us. Mathematics is a broad field that can lead to many different career paths, including education, business, actuarial science, statistics, cryptography, quality control, financial/data analysis, market research, urban planning, and computer programming.
|MATH 105 - Intermediate Algebra|
|MATH 110 - College Algebra|
|MATH 141 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus I|
|MATH 210 - Intro to Statistics|
This program will prepare a student to demonstrate entry level competencies as a Registered Nurse (RN). A concept based framework is utilized throughout the program to present major concepts that are essential to nursing practice. By providing a focus on active learning and application, students are assisted in developing conceptual thinking as they apply evidenced-based scientific, theoretical, and practical knowledge to clinical situations in a variety of health care settings.
|HLTH 110 - Intro to Medical Vocabulary|
|HLTH 115 - Intro to Pharmacology|
|HLTH 118 - Medical Terminology I|
|HLTH 119 - Medical Terminology II|
|HLTH 120 - Intro to Electronic Health Records|
|HLTH 205 - Nutrition|
|NURS 118 - Nursing Informatics|
Office Information Systems (OIS)
The Office Information Systems program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in administrative support roles. In addition to training in technology, software applications, and office procedures, heavy emphasis will also be placed on development of the soft skills—communication, teamwork, customer service, etc.—needed on the job.
|OIS 150 - Word Processing Applications|
|OIS 250 - Advanced Word Processing Applications|
|OIS 270 - Health Information Management|
Office: HUB 813
The student will develop an understanding of stress and its impact on the student’s health and well-being. Various effective stress management techniques will be introduced, discussed, and practiced during course time. Students will develop personalized stress management plans.
|PHED 144 - Effective Stress Management|
Office: CB 209
Students majoring in Political Science and/or Pre-Law can complete a set of courses to earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in preparation for transferring into a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program at a 4-year university, and/or potentially into law school. Political Science majors prepare for occupations in a variety of settings, including public administration, government, law, international studies, interest group lobbying, academia, and the private sector.
|POLI 111 - American Government|
|POLI 262 - State and Local Government|
Office: cb 211
Are you interested in why people do the things they do? Maybe you’re curious about memory or personality or the way we develop across the lifespan, or how we make decisions. Perhaps you've wondered about how the brain works or how groups influence us or the causes of psychological disorders. Psychology is a specialty area in the social and behavioral sciences that studies behavior and mental processes, and can provide insights that are valuable for both our personal and professional lives.
|PSYC 201 - Introduction to Psychology|
|PSYC 206 - Social Psychology|
|PSYC 220 - Developmental Psychology|
Sociology examines the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our lives and the world in which we live. As a discipline, sociology provides students with a perspective that allows them to consider the "bigger picture" of society and their place within it.
|SOCY 103 - Cultural Diversity|
|SOCY 103 - Sociology|
|SOCY 103 - Sociology of Death and Dying|
|SOCY 103 - Social Problems|
Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language and cultures of the people who speak it. The course is designed for beginning students with no previous experience in Spanish who wish to develop effective communication skills in Spanish. It is designed to acquaint students with the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) which will carry over into their area of interest, for example, travel, business, medicine, education or social work. Spanish II is the second course of a two-semester sequence in elementary Spanish. More complex structures are introduced while developing a foundation in the essentials of the language. The course emphasizes practice in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will also provide useful information about the Spanish-speaking world.
|SPAN 101 - Spanish I|
|SPAN 101 - Spanish II|
Office: BHAT 412B
The primary objective of this course is to assist the student to understand the relationship of the water utility with other municipal departments, with State and Federal regulatory agencies, and with the public. Emphasis is placed on the organizational structure, management programs, and the duties of supervisory personnel.
|WATR 260 - Current Issues for Managers|