Create safer communities.

Prepare to make a difference when it really counts.

Careers in public safety are challenging, often fast-paced, and immensely rewarding. They require critical thinking and communication skills, as well as the ability to multitask and problem-solve. A vital part of any community, public safety professionals draw satisfaction from knowing their work makes a difference in people’s lives.

Within the public safety field, there are many different career options and opportunities. Overall, jobs are expected to grow at a steady pace over the next ten years, while some areas—such as EMTs and Paramedics—are growing faster than average. Professionals with specialized training and skills will have the best opportunities for jobs and advancement.

Baker College offers certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs in many different public safety careers. So whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance, Baker has a program that will fit your career goals.

Available Degrees

The best preparation for a career in Public Safety combines in-depth coursework with real-world experience. Baker College programs offer just that. Our class sizes are small, so you're assured of personalized attention, and you can choose from day, evening, weekend or online classes—whatever is most convenient for your busy schedule. You will be able to earn your degree in the shortest amount of time possible, with the best training possible.

Program Availability

Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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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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General Requirements

A general education core is required for all associate and bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Admissions Office for details about online courses. If you are already a Baker College Student, contact the Academic Office for details about online courses.

Getting Started

There's a lot you can learn about Baker College here on the Web, but talking with an Admissions Advisor will help you get a better understanding of everything we offer. Contact us to request more information, schedule a visit to the campus nearest you, or get started by applying online.

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During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.

Phil Cornelius
Public Safety Programs at Baker College

Public Safety

Create safer communities.

Prepare to make a difference when it really counts.

Careers in public safety are challenging, often fast-paced, and immensely rewarding. They require critical thinking and communication skills, as well as the ability to multitask and problem-solve. A vital part of any community, public safety professionals draw satisfaction from knowing their work makes a difference in people’s lives.

Within the public safety field, there are many different career options and opportunities. Overall, jobs are expected to grow at a steady pace over the next ten years, while some areas—such as EMTs and Paramedics—are growing faster than average. Professionals with specialized training and skills will have the best opportunities for jobs and advancement.

Baker College offers certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs in many different public safety careers. So whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance, Baker has a program that will fit your career goals.

Available Degrees

The best preparation for a career in Public Safety combines in-depth coursework with real-world experience. Baker College programs offer just that. Our class sizes are small, so you're assured of personalized attention, and you can choose from day, evening, weekend or online classes—whatever is most convenient for your busy schedule. You will be able to earn your degree in the shortest amount of time possible, with the best training possible.

Program Availability

Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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  • 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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Testimonial quote

During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.

Phil Cornelius