Business and Corporate Services

Baker College of Owosso's Business and Corporate Services is truly unique in the provision of non-traditional services to mid-Michigan including professional development, customized and manufacturing specific training, adult education, basic literacy and employment services.

Business and Corporate Services of Owosso
1309 S M-52
Owosso, MI 48867 (View Map/Directions)
Phone: (989) 729-3310

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FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / 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, 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 Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.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.

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Business and Corporate Services of Owosso

Business and Corporate Services

Business and Corporate Services

Baker College of Owosso's Business and Corporate Services is truly unique in the provision of non-traditional services to mid-Michigan including professional development, customized and manufacturing specific training, adult education, basic literacy and employment services.

Business and Corporate Services of Owosso
1309 S M-52
Owosso, MI 48867 (View Map/Directions)
Phone: (989) 729-3310

Connect with us on Facebook

Message from the Director

Welcome to Business and Corporate Services!

Business and Corporate Services is conveniently located just south of M-21 on M-52 in the Baker College Welcome Center.   The Welcome Center is adjacent to scenic Hopkins Lake and neighbors to the Baker College of Owosso main campus.

Business and Corporate Services is truly unique in the provision of nontraditional services to mid-Michigan including professional development, customized and manufacturing specific training, adult education, basic literacy and employment services. We work hard to give you the best possible experience with quality education, training and services. Facilitated by experts in their fields and supported by modern resources, Business and Corporate Services is ready to provide the individualized attention you need.

I encourage you to explore our web site to learn more about how we can be of service to you.

Sincerely,

Troy Napier
Director, Business and Corporate Services
1309 South M-52
Owosso, MI 48867
Phone: (989) 729-3616
Fax: (989) 729-3630
troy.napier@baker.edu

Testimonials

"Capital Area Community Services, Inc. has been a training worksite for youth through Baker Business and Corporate Services for many years.  It is sometimes challenging and a great learning experience for both the youth and CACS staff.  Baker staff are always on top of any concerns that may come up and ready to problem solve at a moment’s notice.  They are conscientious and caring when dealing with organizations and customers.   We look forward to continuing to work with Baker Business and Corporate Services in the future."

Rebecca Zemla
CACS Shiawassee Center Coordinator
Capitol Area Community Services


"The training was great! Not only was Lesa's presentation of the material outstanding but the material itself was exactly what we were in need of. I received a lot of positive feedback from everyone. I will definitely keep Baker at the top of our list and will be in contact should we need additional technical training."

Janell L. Shepherd
Labor Relations Specialist
City of Lansing


"As the economic development organization serving Shiawassee County, we have a strong collaboration with Baker College of Owosso's Business and Corporate Services Division. Whether it is working with existing businesses who want to expand, or new businesses interested in locating in the region, their staff always provides timely, professional assistance to meet these companies' hiring and training needs. We are fortunate to have them in our community."

Justin Horvath
President & CEO
Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership


"The staff coordinators at Baker College were exceptionally professional and helpful. We, at Memorial appreciate the effort and consideration that the Baker staff put into meeting our specific needs, and addressing any concerns that managers may have had. We continue to welcome opportunities to work with Baker in the future on these types of projects that so greatly benefit our local community."

Cindy Popovitch
Senior Human Resource Specialist
Memorial Healthcare


"Baker College has been a great resource to help Midwest Bus in their training and staffing needs. On many occasions Baker College has developed specialized training to meet our needs. Thank you Baker College for your support."

George Gunn
Director of Operations
Midwest Bus Corporation


"Over the last few years, Machine Tool & Gear, Inc. has obtained some new product lines and every time this happens, we have a need for new employees. Baker College has been most helpful in the hiring process. You can’t put a value on how much their assistance with taking and screening applications helps me out. They are a great resource for all local businesses."

Human Resource Manager
Machine Tool & Gear, Inc.

Certified Nurse Aide Program

The program prepares participants for the Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation and gives them the skills required to perform the job duties of a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

This program follows the requirements of the State of Michigan Curriculum Model for Nurse Aide Training providing the knowledge and theory required for proficiency within the nurse aide scope of practice, including Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support and First Aid.

Download the Certified Nurse Aide Program Course Schedule  (503 KB)

 

 

 

 

Residential Builders Courses

Residential Builders & Contractors Prelicensure Course

The classes prepare participants for residential builder and contractor positions and enhance knowledge of proper practice and technique to those currently employed in residential construction. The Certificates of Completion will entitle successful participants to go forward and take the Residential Builders Exam.

Baker College will certify that participants have met individual parameters as established by the State of Michigan and will issue certificates verifying completion of each element obtained. Participants completing basic courses will receive a certificate of completion.

Click here to download the Residential Builders & Contractors Prelicensure Course Schedule  (565 KB)

3-Hour Renewal and Continuing Competency Course for Residential Builders and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors

Baker, Business & Corporate Services is offering a three (3) hour continuing competency course to help existing builders meet new State of Michigan requirements. The course is approved by the State of Michigan and covers all 3 required elements including one (1) hour of building codes and laws related to the licensed occupation, one (1) hour of safety and one (1) hour of changes in construction and business management laws.

Click here to download the 3-Hour Renewal and Continuing Competency Course Schedule  (557 KB)

Both courses are facilitated by architect Jed Dingens, AIA, LEED AP.

Other class times may be available upon request for groups of twenty or more. Class sizes are limited for an optimum learning experience.

Registration deadline is three (3) business days prior to the date of training. If you would like to receive training flyers via e-mail, please contact Megan Garvin at (989) 729-3615 or megan.garvin@baker.edu.

Current Course Offerings

Baker College, Business and Corporate Services is currently offering the following courses. The course offerings are not limited to the following scheduled courses; we can customize any training or course to suit your specific needs. All courses are open to the public.

If you have any questions or need additional information or course descriptions, please contact Megan Garvin at (989) 729-3615 or megan.garvin@baker.edu.

Download the Current Flyer  (512 KB)

 

 

Manufacturing Specific Training

Business and Corporate Services offers manufacturing specific training onsite or on campus to best serve employees and adult learners. In addition, Business and Corporate Services works with the State of Michigan and other entities to provide cutting edge training at no or a reduced cost. This division has been successfully administering Michigan's Economic Development Job Training grants and federal Workforce Investment Act programs for many years and helps eligible companies assess training needs, prepare and submit the required applications and coordinate all instructional sessions. Training is available but not limited to the following areas:

  • Plant Maintenance Program
  • Compliance/Safety Training
  • HVAC/Certification
  • Welding (SchedulePDF)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • AutoCAD
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Quality Management/Process Improvement
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Logistics

These non-credit courses can be delivered on-site or at a local Baker College campus. Training in these and other topics can be customized to meet specific needs of customers, including content, scheduling, and delivery format.

For more information about Manufacturing Specific Training, contact Troy Napier at (989) 729-3616 or troy.napier@baker.edu.

Professional Development

Baker College of Owosso, Business and Corporate Services offers professional development opportunities to adult, life-long learners. Workshops range from two to eight hours and are scheduled with the busy professional in mind. Customized training for groups is also available.

Workshops include but are not limited to topics such as:

  • Business Communications (written and oral)
    • Effective Workplace Communications
    • Painless Presentations
  • Business and Financial Management
    • QuickBooks
    • Accounting for the Non-financial Professional
    • Legal Issues for Human Resource Managers
  • Computer Applications
    • Microsoft Windows and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access)
    • Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop
    • Web design (Dreamweaver and non-technical options)
  • Contemporary Issues
    • Managing Stress in Times of Change
    • Diversity in the Workplace
    • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    • Superior Customer Service
    • Workplace Etiquette
    • Web 2.0 / Social Networking
    • Time Management / Prevail over Procrastination
  • Leadership and Team Building
    • True Colors ® (personality assessment, communication, teambuilding)
    • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
    • Parliamentary Procedures for Successful Teams
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution

These non-credit courses can be delivered on-site or at a local Baker College campus. Training in these and other topics can be customized to meet specific needs of customers, including content, scheduling, and delivery format.

For more information or other training options, contact Troy Napier at (989) 729-3616 or troy.napier@baker.edu.

Welding Program

Baker College of Owosso Business & Corporate Services offers welding and manufacturing technology training programs taught by highly experienced instructors. The classes prepare participants for entry level welding positions and enhance knowledge of proper welding practice and technique to those currently employed in welding positions. Customized training courses and in-plant programs are also available.

 

As an American Welding Society Educational Institution Member, Baker College of Owosso prepares participants to sit for qualifying examinations at an accredited AWS test site, which could lead to AWS certification in the element of study. Classes are taught in our state of the art welding lab located in the Center for Technical Studies. The lab features eight Miller Syncrowave 250 DX Welders for TIG and Stick welding applications and eight Miller Matic 250 X Series for MIG instruction. Participants will train in the use of plasma and oxygen/acetylene torch operation.

Current Class Offerings

Basic and Advanced Levels (40 and 80 hour classes)

  • Stick Welding (SMAW or Shielded Metal Arc)
  • TIG Welding (GTAW or Gas Tungsten Arc)
  • MIG Welding (GMAW or Gas Metal Arc)

or

Fundamentals (6 hours)
Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Fundamentals of Stick Welding
  • Fundamentals of MIG Welding
  • Fundamentals of TIG Welding
  • Basic Cutting, Torching, & Layout
  • Basic Welding Maintenance & Repair

For more information about Welding, contact Troy Napier at (989) 729-3616 or troy.napier@baker.edu.

Pathways Adult Education

The mission of the Pathways Partnership is to empower a diverse body of students to achieve their educational goals. We are committed to providing a fresh start to individuals who have left the traditional school environment. The individual needs of each student (academic, emotional, and social) shall be addressed to assist them in becoming motivated and responsible members of society.

The goals of Pathways include:

  • Empowering and encouraging students to be lifelong learners.
  • Preparing students to interact with the real world in an effective manner.
  • Assisting students in overcoming personal barriers to success.
  • Utilizing engaging learning methods to create fun and positive learning environment.
  • Improving students' self-concept and academic performance.

 

Adult Education
Students 20 years of age or older are eligible to enroll in the Pathways Adult Education which includes high school completion, GED preparation, and ABE/Literacy support. Those adults whose evaluations indicate are working at a 9th grade academic level are eligible for high school completion or GED preparation options. Adults working at less than a 9th grade level receive individual tutoring to brush up on skills until ready for high school completion or GED preparation work. Students with a GED or high school diploma who are in need of literacy support or remediation are also eligible to enroll. To enroll, all adult students must obtain a referral to Pathways from Corunna or Owosso High School. In addition, adult students must have their high school transcripts, birth certificate, and social security card. There is a registration fee of $100 due upon enrollment. Adults work in a self-paced lab which is open from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information about Pathways, contact Karen Wagner at (989) 729-3620 or karen.wagner@baker.edu.

Michigan Works!

Baker offers a variety of free Employer and Employment Services

  • Recruit qualified applicants.
  • Accept applications and resumes
  • Pre-screen applicants
  • Pre-employment testing
  • Internships/Work experience
  • Part or full time referrals
  • Use of facilities
  • Reference checks
  • Non-credit training

For further information contact Karen Smith at (989) 729-3621 or ksmith34@baker.edu.

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FAQ's

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / 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, 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 Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.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.

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