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Over 90+ Courses and 3 Degrees Online

Bay College students can complete 100% of their Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Business Administration degrees completely online. We have popular courses, such as Spanish, Algebra, Statistics and Calculus, all online! We also have a number of online courses that use Open Educational Resources (OER), which give you access to your course materials on the first day of the class for free online! In addition, all of our online instructors are certified to teach online and we are committed to delivering high quality courses.

ONLINE COURSES

Instructional Delivery Methods

Bay College has 4 instructional delivery methods that are currently being used to deliver education to students. Courses are scheduled in various delivery methods for a variety of reasons.

On-Campus

A traditional face-to-face course is taught in-person with on-campus attendance. Days, times and location of on-campus courses are provided within the college course schedule. On-campus courses may also utilize online materials or online assignment submission.

Online

An online course is delivered entirely online. An online course requires students to complete regular online assignments with specified deadlines.

On-Campus Hybrid

An on-campus hybrid course is a blended course that combines on-campus attendance with content delivered online. An on-campus hybrid course may also utilize virtual meetings in place of on-campus meetings. Days, times and location of potential on-campus sessions or virtual meetings are provided within the college course schedule which also indicates an online course component.

Online Hybrid

An online hybrid course is a blended course that combines scheduled virtual meetings with content delivered online. Days and times of virtual meetings are provided within the college course schedule which also indicates an online course component.

Testing Notice for Proctored Exams

You may be required to use Respondus Monitor (web-recorded) for proctored exams or go to the testing center at the Escanaba or West campus or an alternate proctored location. Please contact your instructor and the testing services manager if you need assistance locating an approved location. There may be a cost associated with the proctoring, which is the student’s responsibility.

Certificates and Degrees Online

The Associate in Arts in Business Administration degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in the business fields of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Human Resources. Students should work closely with their academic advisor to select the appropriate courses needed for their intended transfer institution. All students completing this Associate in Arts program will meet the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements listed in the catalog.

  • ACCT 101 - Accounting Principles I
  • ACCT 102 - Accounting Principles II
  • ACCT 105 - Accounting with Computers
  • BUSN 160 - Introduction to Business
  • CIS 101 - Computer Concepts and Applications
  • OIS 150 - Word Processing Applications

The Associate in Arts degree 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. Students who receive an Associate in Arts degree will also satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements.

  • ENGL 101 - Rhetoric and Composition: *General Education
  • ELEC - Communications 3 credits: *General Education
  • ENGL 102: *General Education
  • ENGL 145: *General Education
  • COMM 103: *General Education
  • COMM 104: *General Education
  • COMM 120: *General Education
  • ELECTIVE - 4 credits: *General Education
  • ELECTIVE - Math 4 credits: *General Education
  • ELECTIVE - Natural Science 7 - 10 credits: *General Education
  • ELECTIVE - Social and Behavioral Science 6 credits: *General Education
  • ELECTIVE - Humanities 6 credits: *General Education

*Students are advised to follow the transfer guide for their particular program and institution and to consult with their advisor.

The Business program is designed to enable students to gain entry level employment in business related fields. The program covers the basic working knowledge of general business theory and practice, the use of current technology appropriate to business operations, and the ability to communicate effectively in a business environment.

  • ENGL 101 - Rhetoric and Composition
  • BUSN 177 - Mathematics of Business
  • ECON 131 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 132 - Microeconomics
  • ELECTIVE - General Education 6 credits

  • ACCT 100 - Practical Accounting
  • ACCT 101 - Accounting Principles I
  • BUSN 160 - Introduction to Business
  • BUSN 195 - Business Communications
  • BUSN 242 - Principles of Management
  • BUSN 250 - Business Law I
  • BUSN 253 - Marketing
  • BUSN 260 - International Business
  • CIS 101 - Computer Concepts and Applications
  • ELECTIVE - CIS/OIS 7 Credits
  • ELECTIVE - OIS Elective 7 Credits
  • ECON 120 - Personal Finance
  • ELECTIVE - Business Electives 9 Credits
  • CO-OP 9 Credits

The Associate in Arts in Business Administration degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in the business fields of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Human Resources. Students should work closely with their academic advisor to select the appropriate courses needed for their intended transfer institution. All students completing this Associate in Arts program will meet the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements listed in the catalog.

  • ENGL 101 - Rhetoric and Composition
  • MATH 110 - College Algebra
  • MATH 141 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1
  • ECON 131 - Macroeconomics
  • ELECTIVE - Natural Sciences 7 - 10 credits
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 145
  • COMM 103
  • COMM 104
  • COMM 120
  • ELECTIVE - Social and Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • ELECTIVE - Humanities 6 credits
  • ACCT 101 - Accounting Principles I
  • ACCT 102 - Accounting Principles II
  • BUSN 160 - Introduction to Business
  • BUSN - Approved Business Elective
  • ECON 132 -Microeconomics
  • MATH 210 - Introduction to Statistics
  • ELECTIVE - Approved 9 credits

Success Online

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