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The Baker College Academics department provides support and coordination for all academic areas at Baker College, including the academic calendar, curriculum, counseling and advising, recordkeeping, and services for individuals with special needs.

If you have a question or concern that’s not answered here, please contact us. Our goal is to help you achieve your educational objectives, and one of the important ways we do that is by providing information, resources, and advisory services.

Whether you are seeking career advice, counseling, looking for academic records, or looking to change a course or program, we’re ready to help.

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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Baker College Academic Resources

Academics

We’re here with information and resources.

We’re here for you.

The Baker College Academics department provides support and coordination for all academic areas at Baker College, including the academic calendar, curriculum, counseling and advising, recordkeeping, and services for individuals with special needs.

If you have a question or concern that’s not answered here, please contact us. Our goal is to help you achieve your educational objectives, and one of the important ways we do that is by providing information, resources, and advisory services.

Whether you are seeking career advice, counseling, looking for academic records, or looking to change a course or program, we’re ready to help.

Contact Us

At Baker, our Academic Office is designed to meet all of your academic concerns. Our counselors are trained to help you achieve your educational objectives. If you are in need of academic, career, or personal counseling we provide you with the appropriate information and resources to help achieve your academic goals.

If you are looking for transcripts or other academic records, our registrars are ready to help. They are available for consultation regarding changing your program and other course registration concerns.

(810) 766-4390
Toll free: (800) 469-4062
acad-gs@baker.edu

Academic Calendar

Spring 2014

On-Ground:  April 3 - June 25
Online First Session:  April 3 - May 14
Online Second Session:  May 15 - June 25

Fall 2014

On-Ground:  September 29 - December 13
Online First Session:  September 25 - November 5
Online Second Session:  November 6 - December 17

Winter 2015

On-Ground:  January 12 - March 20
Online First Session:  January 8 - February 18
Online Second Session:  February 19 - April 1

Spring 2015

On-Ground:  April 6 - June 12
Online First Session:  April 2 - May 13
Online Second Session:  May 14 - June 24

Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures of Baker College guide our faculty, staff, and students in achieving our mission: to provide quality higher education and training which enable graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers. 

Policies directly affecting students can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook, the Baker College Catalog, and the Baker College Student Computer Acceptable Use Policy.

Specific information about our academic policies can be found through the resources below, along with information about office hours and policies for each campus.

Philosophy of Developmental Education

Developmental Education Mission Statement

The mission of developmental education is to provide a comprehensive preparatory program enabling students to acquire academic skills necessary to complete a college-level course of study.

Developmental Education Goals

  1. Provide appropriate educational opportunities and services
  2. Ensure proper placement of students
  3. Maintain high academic standards that support student success in college-level courses
  4. Enhance the quality of student learning
  5. Promote continued development and application of adult learning theory, adhering to best practices
  6. Provide students with opportunities to build strong foundational skills
  7. Be sensitive and responsive to individual differences among students
  8. Promote a collaborative and supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students

Developmental Education Objectives

  1. Entry-level students will complete appropriate placement testing.
  2. Students will use developmental education resources provided by the College.
  3. Students will demonstrate reasoning, communication, and comprehension skills required for college-level work.
  4. Students will demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and mathematics through exit processes.

The following courses are designed to meet the above objectives:

  • ENG 091 - English Review
  • ENG 098B - College Reading
  • MTH 091 - Essential Math Concepts
  • MTH 099E - Pre-Algebra

In addition to these developmental education courses, other developmental courses, specific to a program area, may be required. See individual program requirements for details.

Developmental Courses

Baker College supports its Right-to-Try Admissions Policy with several educational services. Some students who enter Baker College require assistance to meet the pressures of an academic community. Because of this, Baker College provides these students with a developmental education program which enables them to achieve success in college and their future careers.

  1. Students with below college-level reading skills, as determined by the results of a placement test, are required to enroll in College Reading (ENG 098B).
  2. Students with below college-level English writing skills, as determined by the results of a placement test, are required to enroll in English Review (ENG 091).
  3. Students with below college-level math skills, as determined by the results of a placement test, are required to enroll in Essential Math Concepts (MTH 091) and/or Pre-Algebra (MTH 099E).
  4. Students who place into these developmental areas should take the developmental course(s) the first quarter. These courses should be completed within the first academic year, prior to enrolling in a college-level general education course.
  5. Students who place into two or three developmental areas, one of which is MTH 091 Essential Math Concepts, are required to enroll part time (less than 12 credits) the first quarter of attendance only.
  6. Students must successfully complete all required developmental education courses. Successful completion of each of the developmental courses requires passing a consistent exit assessment that demonstrates a minimum standard of competency in order to enroll in the subsequent college-level courses. Students unable to successfully complete (pass) any one or more of the developmental education courses (ENG 091, ENG 098B, MTH 091, MTH 099E) within three attempts, including withdrawals, will face academic dismissal from the College. For both the second and third attempts, students are placed on a Student Learning Contract. (A second attempt contract serves as a warning, and a third attempt contract serves as notice of the student facing academic dismissal.)
Academic Probation and Dismissal

Academic Standing

Undergraduate
Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to graduate from any program. For students to stay off academic probation, the following grade point averages must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-16 1.5
17-32 1.65
33-48 1.80
49-64 1.90
65+ 2.00

Graduate
Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 to graduate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all classes used to calculate hours for graduation. For students to stay off academic probation, the following grade point averages must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-12 2.75
13-24 2.87
25-Graduation 3.00

Academic Probation Policy

If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the appropriate minimum GPA required to remain in good academic standing as illustrated on the step scale, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following quarter. The student will be advised to restrict his/her course load and curtail extracurricular activities and work schedules. If the student attains a satisfactory GPA according to the step scale in the probationary quarter, but his/her cumulative GPA is still below the step scale, the student will remain on probation for the next quarter.

Removal from Academic Probation

The student will be removed from academic probation at the end of the quarter in which his/her cumulative GPA places him/her in good academic standing as illustrated on the step scale.

Academic Suspension Policy

Students are academically suspended based on either of the following:

  • A student receives all failures his/her first quarter.
  • A student on academic probation who earns a GPA at the end of the probationary quarter lower than that called for by the step scale.

Consideration for re-enrollment will be given to academically suspended students only after an absence of at least one academic quarter. Requests to re-enroll are processed through the Academic Department.

Students who were living in Baker College housing at the time of academic suspension must reapply in order to be readmitted to college housing.

Academic Dismissal

Students are academically dismissed based on either of the following:

  • A student is unable to successfully complete (pass) any developmental education course within three attempts (one attempt for COL115).
  • A student received a prior academic suspension and his/her GPA falls below the step scale regarding good academic standing.

Baker College reserves the right to academically dismiss any student whose level of achievement makes it inadvisable for the student to remain in school. Students who are academically dismissed may not attend classes in any future quarter, unless they apply for and receive Academic Amnesty. Readmission for developmental education academic dismissal may be considered earlier than the four year requirement if the student produces documentation of transferable college-level math and English courses which were completed following dismissal from Baker College. If a student requests Amnesty after four years and retakes COMPASS, he/she may be readmitted if COMPASS scores indicate that no developmental courses are needed.

Academic Amnesty: Fresh Start Program

The Fresh Start Program, which is for undergraduate students only, allows students with poor academic records who have not attended Baker College for at least four years to resume their college education with a clean slate. A student with a poor academic record is defined as a student who is not in good academic standing. If a student is approved for the Fresh Start Program, all previous grades and courses will be excluded from the computation of the student’s grade point average. Courses passed with a “C” or better can count as a credit grade for program requirements and graduation. All courses and all grades remain on the student’s transcript with a notation of Fresh Start on the transcript. The Fresh Start Program can only be used once by a student. Requests should be made in the Registrar’s Office, with final approval from the Chief Academic Officer/Vice President for Academics. Approval for academic amnesty must be received prior to the end of the quarter in which the student returns. Once a student is granted academic amnesty, the student’s permanent record cannot be changed.

The Fresh Start Program will not supersede the Baker College Satisfactory Academic Progress Rules for receiving federal and state financial aid funds, which are based on cumulative grades, hours attempted, and hours completed. If a “Fresh Start” student is in violation of the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Rules and wishes to establish eligibility for those funds, an appeal for re-instatement must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

Testing

Baker College offers many non-traditional credit options for students with varied academic and professional backgrounds. It is a policy of Baker College to award credit to those with the appropriate experience.

For more information about the types of testing available on your campus, contact:

Waiver Tests

Waiver test credit may be earned for skills already developed. This credit is awarded based on an examination developed by Baker College in the subject area.

Credit By Examination

These national credit by examination programs offer students the opportunity to demonstrate their academic proficiency in various general education and specific subject areas. Such proficiency may have been developed by the student outside of a traditional classroom through such means as personal reading, adult education courses, job experiences, etc.

Please visit the Web sites listed below for specific information regarding national credit by examination programs:

If you would like to schedule CLEP and DANTES testing, (available only on the Flint Campus) contact the Testing Services Department by email at fltesting@baker.edu or by callilng (810) 766-4300.

For more information about credit by examination available on your campus, please call the contact listed above.

WorkKeys® Assessments

WorkKeys® is a workplace skills assessment system used by employers, students, workers, and educators across the nation. The WorkKeys® system from ACT is being introduced in high schools across the country to help students understand how to improve job and career skills for better-paying jobs. WorkKeys® measures skills in:

  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Locating Information
  • Business Writing
  • Teamwork

These are skills that employers feel are critical to job success. WorkKeys® assessment results demonstrate current ability level to employers. These assessments help businesses and educators understand each other’s needs. The goal is to ensure that students enter the work force with a strong foundation that enables them to do well in their chosen career.

If you would like to learn more about WorkKeys, or to schedule a test:

Registrar

Baker College Registrars are here to help you meet your educational goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can help you with:

  • Program changes and other course registration concerns
  • Advice for bachelor degrees
  • Non-traditional credit
  • Transfer of credits 
  • Graduation requirements
  • Certifications
  • Registrations
  • Transcripts and other academic records

Baker College offers many non-traditional credit options for students with varied academic and professional backgrounds. Non-traditional credit may include:

  • Articulation
  • Experiential credit
  • Credit by examination
  • CLEP
  • Advanced placement

To learn more about non-traditional credit, please visit our sections on Articulation or Testing. You can also call the Academic Office for more information.

Open Class List

The Open Class List is available on MyBaker:

  • Log in to MyBaker.
  • Click on the Academic Division link.
  • Go down the left side menu, and click on Academic Resources.
  • A little over halfway down the page is the link to the Open Class List.
  • You will still need to enter a degree level, campus, and quarter in order to run the list.

The Open Class List can also be found at https://carina.baker.edu/dlvopen

Graduation Application

All students who anticipate successful completion of their program course requirements for a degree or certificate must complete the Graduation Application one quarter prior to their graduation date in order to officially graduate.

You can fill out the Graduation Application online or by visting the Academic Office on your campus.

Transcript Request

Contact the Registrar's office to request transcripts and other academic records, or send an e-mail to: transcripts@baker.edu.

You can also request and receive transcripts online. Transcripts sent online are fully secure and FERPA compliant. Our PCI Certification and independent third-party testing ensure that security is never in question.

Choose one of the following to request an official transcript online and track it in process:

Please note:
There is a nominal fee associated with our online transcript process. Please have a debit or credit card available.

A hold on your Baker College account will not prevent you from requesting a transcript through Parchment Exchange. However, Baker College will not be able to release your transcript until the hold is resolved.

Grades

Grades are computed at the end of each course. You may access final grades through the Student Online Links to Academic Records (SOLAR) System.

Baker College no longer prints or mails final grade reports. 

Your final grade report will list your:

  • Courses
  • Grade for each course
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) for that quarter
  • Cumulative GPA

Grades | Letter and Grade Point Value

A     =    4.0 points
A-     =      3.7 points
B+      =      3.3 points
B     =    3.0 points
B-     =    2.7 points
C+    =    2.3 points
C    =    2.0 points
C-    =    1.7 points
D+    =    1.3 points
D    =    1.0 points
D-    =    0.7 points
F    =    Failure = 0.0 points
P    =    Passed = 4.0 points 
WF    =    Withdrawal Failing = 0.0 points

GPA is not computed for the following grades:

CR    =    Credit (undergraduate - C or better, graduate - B or better.)
EL    =    Non-traditional credit
EX    =    Extended (used in selected courses to indicate progress, but failure to acquire all required competencies)
R    =    Articulation Credit
S    =    Satisfactory
T    =    Test Credit
U    =    Unsatisfactory

Hours and GPA are not computed for the following:

AU     =    Audit
I    =    Incomplete
NC     =    No Credit
PR    =    Progress (coursework extends beyond the end of the quarter)
W    =    Withdrawal
WP    =    Withdrawal Passing

To compute the Baker College cumulative GPA:

  • Calculate the honor points for each course completed (grade points multiplied by credit hours; an “A” or 4.0 grade in a four credit-hour class yields 16 honor points).
  • Add all honor points earned at Baker.
  • Divide by the total credit hours attempted for all quarters at Baker.

Incomplete Grade Policy

An instructor may agree to issue an Incomplete (I) grade for a course if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The student requests the Incomplete (I) grade before the end of the course.
  • The student has completed 80% of the total coursework and has a chance at a passing grade in the course.
  • The student is unable to complete the course requirements within the regular time frame due to significant, extenuating circumstances. Documentation may be required.
  • The student and instructor have signed a “contract” which clearly states the requirements to be completed and the due date for the completion of each requirement. The due date may not exceed the last day of the following quarter.

If the coursework is not completed by the agreed upon due date, the final course grade will be based on the work that was completed by the end of the quarter in which the course was taken.

Honors - Undergraduate

The President’s List
Students who earn a 4.0 GPA during a quarter in which 12 credit hours or more were completed will be placed on the President’s List for publication the following quarter. These students may also be invited to attend a President’s Luncheon/Dinner held in their honor.

The Full-Time Student Deans’ List
Students who earn a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA during a quarter in which 12 credit hours or more were completed will be placed on the Full-Time Student Deans’ List for publication the following quarter.

The Part-Time Student Deans’ List
Students who earn a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA during a quarter in which 4 to 11 credit hours were completed will be placed on the Part-Time Student Deans’ List for publication the following quarter.

Honors - Graduates

Graduates who achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are awarded a special distinction at graduation: 

  • 3.9 - 4.0 Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.7 - 3.899 Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.5 - 3.699 Cum Laude

Unofficial honor status for undergraduates for the spring graduation ceremony will be based on the student’s GPA at the time graduation materials are prepared. If a graduate’s status changes after the final audit, the graduate may obtain the appropriate honor cord. In addition, faculty on each campus may select an Honor Graduate—a student who has demonstrated the greatest potential for success in his/her field of study—in each of the degree disciplines.

Class Status - Undergraduate

The following schedule defines the number of credit hours that must be completed to qualify for class designations:

  • Freshman: Less than 45 credit hours completed
  • Sophmore: 45 to 89 credit hours completed
  • Junior*: 90 to 135 credit hours completed
  • Senior: 136 or more credit hours completed

*In addition to credit hours, the student must be currently enrolled in a program that constitutes the appropriate class level. For example, to be considered a junior, the student must be enrolled in a bachelor degree program and have already completed an associate degree or its equivalent.

Academic Standing - Undergraduate

Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to graduate from any program. For students to stay off academic probation, the following GPAs must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-16 1.5
17-32 1.65
33-48 1.80
49-64 1.90
65+ 2.00

Note: The graduation requirement of a 2.0 supersedes the academic standing requirements.

Academic Standing - Graduate

Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all classes used to calculate hours for graduation. For students to stay off academic probation, the following GPAs must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-12 2.75
13-24 2.87
25-Graduation 3.00
Advising / Counseling

Helping you prepare for a successful career is what our advisors are trained to do. Whether you are a new or returning student, we can provide academic advising, career counseling, or personal counseling to help you explore and clarify your educational and career goals and help you decide on a career path.

To receive personal assistance, information, and resources, call or stop in at your campus Counseling and Advising office to speak with a Counselor or Advisor. We’ll work closely with you to identify the program—and career—that’s right for you.

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Personal Counseling

Assistance is available to aid students with personal and career decision making, college adjustments, and study techniques. For serious long-term, personal problems that may require ongoing treatment, referrals will be made to other trained professionals or agencies that specialize in your area of need.

All counseling sessions will be held in confidence unless the student agrees that certain information may be shared with others. The only exceptions to release information would be to report child abuse or to prevent obvious danger to yourself or others.

Stop by your campus Counseling/Advising office if you feel you would benefit from speaking with a counselor or advisor.

Disability Services

Baker College recognizes that qualified students who have been diagnosed or identified as having a learning, physical, or emotional disability are entitled to equal educational access.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Baker College is committed to making every effort to provide reasonable, appropriate accommodations for students with diabilities.

At each campus, we have designated a Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) who works with students and faculty members to accommodate the student’s needs.

Disability Services Process

Disability services may be provided after completing the following three steps:

  • Meet with the Disability Services Coordinator.
  • Submit the Disability Services Request Form  (47 KB).
  • Submit current and comprehensive disability documentation.

To officially identify yourself as a student in need of services, contact the Disability Services Coordinator on your campus.

Forms

Guidelines for Documentation

* This document will be posted as soon as possible. Please contact your campus Disability Services Coordinator for immediate assistance.

Information provided to DSC is confidential documentation and evaluation information will not be released without the signed consent of the student.

Disability Services Coordinators Contact Information

Allen Park
Lisa Green
(313) 425-3708
lisa.green@baker.edu

Auburn Hills
Dave Slade
(248) 276-4584
dave.slade@baker.edu

Cadillac
Cindy Deemer
(231) 876-3109
cindy.deemer@baker.edu

Cass City
Karen Easterling
(989) 872-1129
karen.easterling@baker.edu

Center for Graduate Studies/Online
Dawn Prueter
(810) 766-4021
dawn.prueter@baker.edu

Clinton Township
Jeff Simms
(568) 790-9716
jeff.simms@baker.edu

Flint
Nancy Daily
(810) 766-4137
nancy.daily@baker.edu

Jackson/Coldwater
Josephine Hones
(517) 841-4523
josephine.hones@baker.edu

Muskegon
Chris Bultema
(231) 777-5237
chris.bultema@baker.edu

Owosso
Carol Boyer
(989) 729-3362
carol.boyer@baker.edu

Port Huron
Colleen Kaltz
(810) 989-2383
colleen.kaltz@baker.edu

Course Equipment & Software Requirements
Course Number Course Name Equipment/Software Required Software Available From
BUS660 The Marketing Environment Web cam with built in microphone (required)

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

CIS251 System Development Methods Microsoft Visio 2007 or Newer MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS310 Visual Basic Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS311 Advanced Visual Basic Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS351 System Modeling and Design Microsfot Visio 2007 or Newer MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS403 Systems Development Project Microsfot Project 2007 or Newer MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS421B Database Administration I Oracle 10g Personal Edition otn.oracle.com
(See Note 2)
CIS422 Databse Administration II Oracle 10g Personal Edition otn.oracle.com
(See Note 2)
CS217A C++ Programming Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CS218A Object-Oriented Language with C++ Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
CS221 Introduction to Java Java 2 SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS222 Programming with Java Java 2 SDK, Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G2) by Cisco www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS223 Java Object Oriented Programming Java 2 SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS311A Java Programming Java 2 SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS321 Data Structures and Algorithms I Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CS322 Data Structures and Algorithms II Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and WIndows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CS422A Database Programming I Oracle 10g Personal Edition www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS423 Database Programming II Oracle 10g Personal Edition www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
GRC131A Introduction to Graphics Imaging Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
(See Note 3)
GSD311 C Software Solutions Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and WIndows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
INF112 Word Procession Internet Explorer Bookstore
(See Note 3)
INF113 Electronic Spreadsheets Internet Explorer Bookstore
(See Note 3)
INF114A Intro to Database Applications Internet Explorer Bookstore
(See Note 3)
INF121 Introduction to Windows WIndows Vista Bookstore
INF141A Microsoft PowerPoint Internet Explorer Bookstore
MIS511 Management Information Systems

Web cam with built in microphone(required)

Apple iTunes-Free and QuickTime-Free (both are required)

One of the following is required based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro only

Windows Only: M2Convert (required)

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech QuickCam 9000, or Logitech QuickCam Fusion Web cam and M2Convert Software

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

ITS341 Scripting for Network Administrators Windows PowerShell Download from Microsoft
PPM311 Project Planning Microsfot Project 2007 or greater MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
SPK201 Oral Communications

Web cam with built-in microphone (required).

One of the following is require based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Pro only.

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

SPK211 Group Dynamics Web cam with built-in microphone (required).

One of the following is require based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Pro only.

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

WEB201 Web Multimedia Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB221 Web Scripting Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB222 Internet Commerce Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB241 ActionScript Programming Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB321 Web Application Development Tools Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium or Newer - Full Install Bookstore
WEB331 Enterprise Java J2EE SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
WEB361 Web Server Administration Apache 2.0 HTTP Server www.apache.org
(See Note 2)
WEB411 Web Usuability Design Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium or Newer - Full Install Bookstore
WRI115 Workplace Communication

Web cam with built-in microphone (required).

One of the following is require based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Pro only

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

Note 1
The MSDNAA program is a method for students to obtain Microsoft development applications. Students in courses that are eligible for the MSDNAA program will have access to MSDNAA module through the Baker College tab within Blackboard.

Note 2
Software is available for free from the site noted. There may be a registration process.

Note 3
You may purchase individual versions of the these products from another source, but you may be required to purchase other software from these packages later on in the program. We suggest that you purchase the entire studio or suite initially (available from the Bookstore), as purchasing the software individually will cost much more.

Constitution Day

On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Implementation, announcing that all educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Senator Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and the former United States Congress unofficial Constitutional scholar, believed that American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lacked significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. In December 2004, Senator Byrd offered an amendment that was passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in attempt to increase Constitutional knowledge.

We have provided several resources below to increase awareness and appreciation for Constitution Day and the United States Constitution:

 

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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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