Degree program at Bay College

Paramedic team standing in front of an ambulance

Why Paramedic?

The Bay College Paramedic program combines general education with program specific lecture, lab, clinical and field internship courses. The first two semesters incorporate the Basic EMT certificate. Prior to taking the 200 level Paramedic (PMED) courses, the student must have obtained an EMT license. Graduates of the Bay College Paramedic program are prepared to take the National Registry of EMT cognitive and practical examinations. Successful completion of the Paramedic Associate Degree program and passing the NREMT examinations, qualifies the student to apply for state licensing. In Michigan, this licensing is awarded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of EMT, Trauma and Preparedness.



Why Bay College?

The Paramedic program at Bay College prepares well-educated, entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains of pre-hospital emergency medicine, with or without exit points at the Basic EMT level. Bay College is offered as Part Two of the Associate’s degree for students who have completed the requirements of the EMT-Basic certificate program. Bay College offers courses in the Paramedic Associates Degree Program, beginning each fall.  Admission to the Paramedic Associates Degree program is by selective ranking.  Entrance into the paramedic level courses requires the student to be a licensed Michigan EMT.  

The Bay College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CAAHEP). The program is also approved by the State of Michigan.

Program Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763


Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992

Application Process

You must apply to the Bay College Paramedic program. The Paramedic program requires students to apply to rank into our program.

Pass Rates
NREMT Pass Rates
  • Paramedic August 2016 Graduates 80% overall, 80% first attempt
  • Paramedic August 2017 Graduates 71% overall, 43% first attempt
  • Paramedic August 2018 Graduates 100% overall, 73% first attempt
  • Paramedic 2019 100% overall, 66% first attempt
  • Paramedic 2020 100% overall written, 100% first attempt,  80% Psychomotor first attempt
  • Paramedic 2021 100% overall, 75% first attempt
  • Paramedic 2022 100% overall, 88% first attempt
Outcomes Graduation Rate
  • Paramedic August 2016 Graduates 75%
  • Paramedic August 2017 Graduates 88%
  • Paramedic August 2018 Graduates 84%
  • Paramedic August 2019 Graduates 85%
  • Paramedic August 2020 Graduates 100%
  • Paramedic August 2021 Graduates 80%
  • Paramedic August 2022 Graduates 100%
Positive Job Placement (All successfully licensed Paramedics)
  • Paramedics 2019 - 100%
  • Paramedics 2020 - 100%
  • Paramedics 2021 – 100%
  • Paramedics 2022 – 100%
Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Paramedic (Pre)
Paramedic (AAS)71.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • EMS Administration
  • Firefighter
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Emergency Management Directors

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