2018-2019 College Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Who We Are

Mission Statement: Student Success. Community Success. Culture of Success.

  • Student Success: Bay College will continue to be a premier institution of learning that creates high quality, relevant academic experiences for a diverse community of learners.
  • Community Success: Bay College collaborates as a proactive leader in workforce development, educational partnerships, cultural diversity, and responsible member of a resilient community.
  • Culture of Success: Bay College fosters a supportive environment that engages accountable employees, data driven results, and develops talent to be an employer of choice in the U.P.

Vision Statement: The regional college of choice where people thrive, workforces excel, communities connect, and lives transform.

Bay College is nationally recognized for student success and completion and for its use of technology in both learning environments and business practices. Bay College has achieved this success by building a cultural of continuous improvement and living by its employee-created cultural beliefs.

Cultural Beliefs:


I create change by overcoming my fears.


I value diverse perspectives and experiences and collaborate with positive intent.


I exchange ideas thoughtfully and courageously to facilitate positive outcomes.


I listen objectively to feedback and reflect to improve my performance.


I clarify goals and expectations first so I can align and manage competing priorities.


I contribute to every student’s success.


At Bay College, we are dedicated to serving students by providing effective teaching, which will enrich their knowledge and challenge them to expand their thinking in preparation for the future. As a means to track our progress, we have developed an institutional assessment plan that formally and systematically measures student learning at the course level, program level, and the institutional level.

A major focus of the assessment team is to monitor student success in meeting the General Education outcomes. All students at Bay College are expected to participate in assessment activities during their course of study. These activities are designed to improve the collection and analysis of useful information about teaching and learning techniques that work well at the college and help identify areas for improvement. We encourage and expect all students to take responsibility for their learning and to assist college officials with improving instruction and learning at Bay College.


Bay de Noc Community College is committed to the graduation of high quality students, capable of performing the entry level skills specified in the student’s major and possessing competencies included in the College’s general degree requirements. We offer assurance to our students, prospective employers, and to transferring institutions that individuals holding degrees or certificates with a “C” or better average in all courses are capable of competent performance.

Students who graduate from technical and occupational programs with a degree or certificate with a “C” or better average in all courses can be expected to perform competently in the area in which they were instructed. Any employer who views a Bay de Noc Community College graduate as not possessing appropriate entry level skills and can specify such deficiencies may request remediation. The student will be permitted to retake a specific course or courses at Bay de Noc Community College without an additional tuition charge provided the deficiency is identified as a generally accepted skill in his or her major.

Bay de Noc Community College has articulation agreements with a number of Michigan colleges and universities. These agreements guarantee the transferability of equivalent courses within the curriculum. Students following those prescribed courses and programs provided for in the articulation agreements are assured of maximum transferability of earned credits.

The College intends that graduates in transfer programs will be prepared to perform at a level equal to or better than students who spent their first two years at the transfer college.

The College will, upon recommendation from the institution to which the student transferred, permit the student to retake any course or courses in areas deemed deficient provided that a grade of “C” or better was awarded to the student while enrolled in the course or courses at Bay College. This retake at Bay College shall result in no tuition charges for the student.

The College recognizes that unused knowledge and skills decay rapidly; therefore, any requests for remediation must be made within one year of graduation.

Board adopted: July 11, 1990