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All the best resources in a small campus atmosphere.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

With its unique Swiss-style buildings, Baker College of Owosso may not look like a typical college. In several important ways, it’s not. Our facilities—including our Center for Technical Education—are equipped with the same technologies and systems (including medical labs) that you’ll use in the real world.

The courses taught here are different too, stressing practical knowledge and hands-on learning, to prepare you as quickly as possible for employment. So if you’re looking for a different kind of college, you’ll like what you see at Baker College of Owosso.

FAQ'S

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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Campus Life at Baker College

Campus Life

All the best resources in a small campus atmosphere.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

With its unique Swiss-style buildings, Baker College of Owosso may not look like a typical college. In several important ways, it’s not. Our facilities—including our Center for Technical Education—are equipped with the same technologies and systems (including medical labs) that you’ll use in the real world.

The courses taught here are different too, stressing practical knowledge and hands-on learning, to prepare you as quickly as possible for employment. So if you’re looking for a different kind of college, you’ll like what you see at Baker College of Owosso.

Message from the President

Welcome to Baker College of Owosso!

Thank you for your interest in learning about Baker College of Owosso. We are located just a few blocks south of downtown Owosso in beautiful Shiawassee County. Sitting on over 40 acres, the Owosso campus includes over 20 unique buildings offering a diverse array of educational and community-based services. Baker College of Owosso is the only post-secondary, degree granting institution physically located within Shiawassee County. 

Our Auto/Diesel Institute facility boasts 43,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and NATEF certification. We are the only school in the state of Michigan to hold this level of certification in Diesel Technology education. The new facility is prominently located at 1400 S. M-52 as a wonderful gateway into the Owosso community.

Students who choose Baker College of Owosso will notice several things about our campus: great academic support, service with a smile, and a commitment to excellence by all faculty and staff.  We are pleased to report another record number of graduates at our Owosso campus.

The Owosso campus offers over 50 degree and certificate programs leading to high demand career fields. A few of the programs include Nursing, Radiology Technician, Accounting, Networking, Agriculture Technology, and Human Service. Our graduate employment rate has averaged over 96% for the past five years and we continue to provide Lifetime Employment Assistance to all of our graduates. I invite you to take a closer look at Baker College’s affordable, career-focused, high quality educational opportunities. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at the e-mail address below.

Sincerely,

Pete Karsten
President, Baker College of Owosso
Phone: (989) 729-3431
Fax: (989) 729-3441
pete.karsten@baker.edu

 

About Owosso

Owosso is a small, friendly city with tree-lined streets, tidy shops, great little restaurants, and well-tended parks, located about a half-hour drive north of Lansing. It's an active community, where you can always find something interesting to do. There are miles of trails for walking and biking along the Shiawassee River and at the DeVries Nature Conservancy. Nearby, there are great spots for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and golf. You can also take advantage of the festivals, events, concerts and cultural activities offered year-round, and visit art galleries, historic homes, museums, and more. 

Places to Explore

Events

Our Campus

Baker College of Owosso is located just four blocks south of the busy downtown, a historic and safe community. But when you step onto our campus, you'll find a quiet place, with rolling and wooded hills and unique architecture, inspired by Swiss chalets. It's a unique and unforgettable place to spend your college years. Our classrooms, computer labs, student center, bookstore, gymnasium, and apartment-style residence halls sit amid a cluster of small stone and brick office buildings. There's a comfortable, quaint courtyard, and our landmark, five-story Don R. Mitchell bell tower. 

Free Services 

As a Baker College student, the following resources are always available to you and are always free.

  • Tutoring
  • Study skills assistance
  • Library and Writing Center
  • Computer labs
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Baker College shuttle
  • Campus safety 24/7
  • Career assessment
  • Lifetime Employment Assistance for every Baker College graduate

Campus Information Booklets

The Baker College of Owosso Informational Booklet (174 KB) lists all campus offices, office hours, phone numbers, and explains important campus policies and procedures. 

The Baker College Student Handbook (27.4 MB) includes important details you need to know as a student at Baker College, including codes of conduct, financial information, policies and procedures, and more. 

The Auto Diesel Institute

The Auto Diesel Institute (ADI) provides world-class education and training in the Automotive Services and Diesel Services industries. Our ADI facility includes two fully equipped automotive labs, three diesel labs, four engine and transmission labs, and three lecture classrooms. 

We offer both certificate and associate degree programs:

  • The Certificate Program trains you for all major medium- and heavy-duty systems—while it fully prepares you for the certification exam you’ll need to get a good job.
  • The Associate Program prepares you for multiple technical certifications, and provides other business and workplace skills that will help you build your salary—and your career.

Business and Corporate Services
Nearby, on the Baker College of Owosso Bentley campus, the Business and Corporate Services department serves the evolving needs of our student body and the local community. At this campus, we provide education and lifelong learning in several areas, including: 

  • Manufacturing specific training
  • Nursing programs
  • Professional development
  • Residential builders and contractors prelicensure
  • Adult education and GED

All of our courses are open to the public, and we can customize any training or course to suit specific needs. 

Staff

Troy Napier
Director
Phone: (989) 729-3616
Fax: (989) 729-3630
troy.napier@baker.edu

Campus Dining

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Early Learning Center

Our Early Learning Center (ELC) welcomes all children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years of age.

Kendra Nichols
Center Director
(989) 729-3393
kendra.nichols@baker.edu

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Our Services

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is affiliated with the Baker College Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. In the ELC, supervised by lead teachers and ECE instructors, our students observe children of different age groups, learn how children grow and develop, and how, as future teachers, they can best assist in this natural process.

Infant program - 6 weeks through crawling
Each infant has different schedules that reflect their personalities. It is the role of our infant caregivers to accept each infant’s uniqueness and provide a safe and stimulating environment in which to grow.

Wobbler program - crawling through about 18 months
The Wobbler Program is designed to provide ample opportunities for the children to use repetition to practice newly acquired skills and to experience feelings of autonomy and success. 

Toddler program - 18 months through 33 months
This program includes two groups: younger toddler and older toddler. Children acquire important self-help skills during these years, including personal care such as toileting, feeding, and dressing. To support and enhance each child’s developmental progress, teachers provide a variety of activities with many choices. 

Preschool program - 33 months to 4 years
Teachers provide many opportunities for children to play independently or with one or two other children, and help children to recognize their developing independence. Children are invited into the program regardless of toilet training capabilities.
 
Older preschool/Michigan School Readiness Program/Kindergarten - 4 years and older
For children who have met the objectives of the Younger Preschool Program and are 4 years of age or older, teachers offer more experiences that prepare the child for a kindergarten environment. 

The Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This free preschool experience is designed for 4 year old children with two pre-determined risk factors.

The center also provides care for Kindergarteners on the flip side of their public school assignment.
 
School-Age Child Care (SACC) Program/Summer Camp - Before and After School
SACC is from 6:00 am to 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and during days off from public school. In summer, these children participate in Summer Adventure Camp and go on field trips.

Parent Involvement 

The ELC is committed to working closely with parents toward the welfare of the whole family. Parents are welcome to visit the center at any time—both prior to enrolling their child and during the child’s time at the center—and to take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in classroom activities and events. We also encourage parents to join the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), which provides an opportunity to be actively involved in their child's early childhood experiences. The PAC meets every other month to discuss day-to-day operations and plan events.

Student Organizations

Getting involved with activities outside of the classroom not only makes college more fun, it also helps you prepare for your career. Participation—whether it's in an intramural team, a study group, or a volunteer program—will build relationships, develop new skills and experiences, and improve your ability to plan and manage your time.

Consider joining one of the student organizations here on the Owosso campus.

Teacher Prep/Ece/Cj/Human Services

Teachers as Lifelong Learners (TALL)
Pam Carlson, Advisor
(989) 729-3413

CIS/Technology

Automotive/Diesel
Rich Barror, Advisor
(989) 729-3596

Technology
Tom Cunningham, Advisor
(989) 729-3334
 
Melissa Hallock, Advisor
(989) 729-3681

Health Sciences

Medical Lab Technician
Sheri Lafrance, Advisor
(989) 729-3472

Pharmacy Technician
Jim Whaley, Advisor
(989) 729-3421

Radiologic Technician
Katie Wallen, Advisor
(989) 729-3420

Student Nurses
Cathleen Burton, Advisor
(989) 729-3483

General Education

Circle K
Christie Usher, Advisor
(989) 729-3628

Faith and Fellowship
Greg Nave, Advisor
(989) 729-3380

Residence Hall Association
Patrick Walter, Advisor
(989) 729-3550

Rotaract
Nick Tereck, Advisor
(989) 729-3374

Campus Newsletter

Read all the latest news about what's happening on our Owosso campus in our newsletter, The Grapevine.

Campus Map

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FAQ's

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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