Bay College the recipient of a $349,000 EMS Training Grant


Bay College EMS students

Bay College Paramedic Students

Bay College recently received notification they are the recipient of a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workforce training grant. The award for $349,000 is designed to support and advance students interested in pursuing a career in the paramedic field.

Bay College offers students a one-year EMT Certificate and a two-year Paramedic Associate Degree. Our Paramedic program is nationally accredited.  After successfully completing the EMT and/or Paramedic program, participants will be eligible to test and become nationally registered. The Paramedic Associate Degree opens the doors to many additional careers in diverse and growing fields such as Flight Paramedic, Community Paramedic, Tactical Emergency Medical Services, and Industrial Safety. Cindy Carter, Vice President of Business, Technology, Allied Health and Workforce Training at Bay College, states “there is a growing need for paramedics both locally and regionally and Bay College is proud to deliver a high-quality, hands-on program with students completing the national exams with higher than average pass rates. Fall 2023 is the perfect time for anyone interested in pursuing a Paramedic Degree to start the program, as the grant is in place to support the tuition and costs for students”.

The grant will allow Bay College to provide scholarships directly to paramedic students enrolling in the upcoming Fall 2023 semester at Bay College. The scholarships will assist with tuition, fees, books, and associated clinical costs for the paramedic classes. Amy Anderson, Paramedic Program Director and Bay College Instructor knows how much this grant means to the students. “These scholarships will have a huge impact on our students by taking away the financial burden of education.  This will allow them to continue and reach their career goals of becoming a Paramedic”.

Additionally, for those who are currently working in the field as an EMT and are seeking to advance in the field as a paramedic, this grant will support the costs to complete the Paramedic program requirements.

In addition to the student scholarships, Bay College will be using a portion of the funding to purchase equipment allowing EMS agencies to utilize synchronous learning for their EMT employees wanting to become a paramedic but unable to attend classes in Escanaba.

Renee Lundberg, Grant Manager for the EMS grant project, is excited about what the grant means for Bay College’s Workforce Training Division. “Synchronous learning is another good example of how Bay can remove barriers by increasing accessibility to training and educational programs for individuals unable to travel to Escanaba,” said Lundberg.

To learn more about Bay College’s EMT and Paramedic programs, please visit or contact Bay College Admissions at 906-217-4010.

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