Help people live more independently.

Prepare for a career that has rewards every day.

Occupational therapists work with people who have physical and mental challenges, helping them improve their ability to perform everyday tasks and achieve more independence. They begin by making an assessment of the patient’s current abilities, and then develop and implement a plan of care that help the patient learn or regain the skills they need to live and work.

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Ashley Hawkins
Pre-Occupational Therapy Bachelor Degree from Baker College

Pre-Occupational TherapyBachelor of Health Science

Help people live more independently.

Prepare for a career that has rewards every day.

Occupational therapists work with people who have physical and mental challenges, helping them improve their ability to perform everyday tasks and achieve more independence. They begin by making an assessment of the patient’s current abilities, and then develop and implement a plan of care that help the patient learn or regain the skills they need to live and work.

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Career Facts

$75,400

Median salary for Occupational Therapists

29%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$88,580

Median salary for Medical and Health Services Managers

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Baker’s Pre-Occupational Therapy bachelor degree program combines classroom work with hands-on training to teach you the fundamentals and skills necessary to develop and implement treatment plans for people of varying ages and abilities.

Your courses are designed to promote one-on-one interaction with your instructors who are professionals in the field and share their knowledge and real-world experience. You also have rotations in clinical settings that enable you to apply what you learn and gain a deeper understanding.

The Baker College Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy programas are combined as a 4+1 degree program. You complete four years of undergraduate study and one year of graduate study in the Master of Occupational Therapy program. By completing both portions of the program, including the Level II clinical courses, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam and qualify for state licensure.

A criminal conviction may prevent eligibility to sit for the national certification examination, qualification for state licensure, specific employment opportunities, and placement at Level I and Level II clinical sites.

Enrollment is limited for this program.

Course Information
Pre-Occupational Therapy Major Requirements132 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 402A
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the current ethical issues in the healthcare system. Problems and conflicts posed by interpersonal, professional, and client relationships as well as business considerations will be discussed. Ethical issues explored may include right to live, right to die, transplants, informed consent, sterilization, abortion, and human experimentation.

Ethics for Health Professionals4
MED 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
MTH 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to data analysis, data-driven decision making, and various statistical methods including their applications. Methods covered include measures of central tendency, probability distributions, sampling, and regression analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 109 or MTH 112.
Statistical Methods4
OCC 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of the profession including the Practice Framework and the threads of the curriculum (client-centered, occupation-based intervention, and professional ethics). The various levels of the profession are explained as well as the credentialing process. The application for the program is distributed in this course and it is a prerequisite for acceptance. This is the first course in occupational therapy offered in the curriculum and is therefore a foundation course.

Introduction to Occupational Therapy4
OCC 201B
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5 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an understanding of activities and their historical implications in the practice of occupational therapy. Activity analysis will be explored in detail. Analysis opportunities will occur in areas like activities of daily living/self-care and leisure skills. Crafts and the use of mediums will be presented to assist students with understanding the importance of being able to teach life tasks. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in OCC 101, B- or better in SCI 271A.
Therapeutic Use of Occupation I5
OCC 202B
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5 Quarter Hours

Reviews purposeful activity in occupational therapy. Activity analysis, adapting, and grading activities for therapeutic purposes are covered in detail. Students are introduced to sensory, neuromotor, cognitive, and psychosocial dimensions of performance. The client interview process will be introduced. Clinical reasoning and the teaching of an activity will be covered. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 201B.
Therapeutic Use of Occupation II5
OCC 205
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on range of motion assessment and applying manual muscle testing techniques in a laboratory-based setting. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in OCC 101, B- or better in SCI 271A.
Range/Muscle Testing2
OCC 221A
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides field observation of children of varying ages and needs. Students have the opportunity to observe and consider the implication a disability has on development. A weekly seminar provides the instructor with the opportunity to tie the observations to the occupational therapy process. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 202B, Student background check, DHS clearance.
Corequisite(s):
OCC 241
Level I Fieldwork (Children)2
OCC 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the concepts of occupational therapy assessment. This course includes a discussion of the processes involved for choosing assessment tools and types of assessments; the relation of the assessment process to the performance areas of self-care, work, play, and leisure skill areas; and a discussion of the assessment of sensory, neuromotor, cognitive and psychosocial performance components. An overview of the physiologic dimensions of activity and assessment is provided. Students are required to use hands-on experience in using assessment in a simulated test situation. Recent literature on assessment is reviewed. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 202B.
Assessment of Occupational Performance4
OCC 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines child development from birth through 18. This course covers reflexes and motor and sensory development through age 5 in detail. Pathology/conditions and their implications to development are discussed thoroughly.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221, SCI 211
Corequisite(s):
OCC 221A
Child Development and the Implications of Pathology/Conditions4
OCC 302
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4 Quarter Hours

Outlines conditions and disorders including etiology and clinical progression from adulthood to late adulthood. The impact on performance and implication to independent functioning will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 332.
Mental Health Conditions and Occupational Dysfunction4
OCC 313
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4 Quarter Hours

Includes designing and restructuring the physical environment to assist self-care, work, play, and leisure performance. Emphasis is on architectural barriers and utilization of wheelchairs and other equipment. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 231.
Personal and Environmental Adaptations4
OCC 314A
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students, in a laboratory-based setting, with hands-on opportunity to develop documentation skills centered around a problem-based format.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Introduction to Documentation in the Healthcare System4
OCC 322B
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2 Quarter Hours

Students will investigate services that assist people in regaining performance/independence. A weekly seminar provides the instructor with the opportunity to tie community services to the occupational therapy process. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 221A.
Occupational Therapy and Case Management2
OCC 323A
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides field observation in settings that offer services for the older adult. Students consider implications of the aging process and the need to retain skills/performance. A weekly seminar provides the instructor with the opportunity to tie the observations to the occupational therapy process. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 332
Level I Fieldwork (Late Adulthood)2
OCC 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students a clinically-based approach to apply occupational therapy evaluation/assessment to individuals with physical dysfunction. Students will determine an individual's abilities and capacities to carry out occupational function. This course will build on concepts from assessment of occupational performance, ROM, and MMT. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 205, C or better in OCC 231.
Evaluation of Occupational Performance4
OCC 332
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the development of theory and the relationship of theory to current professional practice. This course utilizes current occupational therapy theory to examine practices in both psychosocial and physical disabilities.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 231, SCI 311.
Occupational Therapy Theory/Frames of Reference4
OCC 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies disease/injuries, including etiology and clinical progression from young through late adulthood. The impact on performance and implication to independent functioning will be discussed. This is a continuation of OCC241.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 211, SCI 311.
Disease/Injury and Occupational Dysfunction4
OCC 351
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4 Quarter Hours

Completes the study of conditions that impact normal development and performance. The aging process as well as specific diseases/conditions commonly experienced by the older adult are presented. Current concepts addressing prevention are explored.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221.
The Aging Process and the Implications of Pathology/Conditions4
OCC 402A
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes application of theory to practice with an adult population. Intervention strategies to assist people with regaining performance are covered. Consideration is also given to conditions seen frequently in practice settings. This course requires students to prioritize needs and demonstrate proficiency with common modalities. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
OCC 341.
Program Planning/Intervention Strategies (Early/Middle Adulthood)5
OCC 403A
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5 Quarter Hours

Explores assessment, treatment planning, and development of intervention strategies with the older adult. Strategies designed to enhance/retain performance with emphasis on quality of life are presented. Performance areas including activities of daily living, work, and play or leisure are analyzed as applied to this population. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
OCC 351, C or better in OCC 402A.
Program Planning/Intervention Strategies (Late Adulthood)5
OCC 406
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the basic concepts, evolution, utilization, and legislative issues surrounding wellness, complementary, and integrative therapies used in treatment. Students will experience the use of complementary/integrative therapies to enhance personal wellness and clinical skills.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 271A, C or better in OCC 402A.
Complementary Therapies, Wellness and Occupation4
OCC 413
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the organization, administrative structure, and functions of occupational therapy service programs. Emphasis is on communication techniques, differentiating the levels of functions of staff and legal implications of service delivery. In addition, exploration of practice settings will occur (ie work-ergonomics). Development of positions in existing and new practice settings will be emphasized. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 332.
Roles of Occupation and Psychosocial Treatment Interventions4
OCC 414
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the role in work related services including principles of wellness, ergonomics, work hardening, work site, and job analysis. Students will be exposed to evaluating, designing, and restructuring the work environment to enhance participation in productive activities. Additionally, students will participate in team-based assignments with other disciplines. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 313.
Return to Work and Functional Adaptation4
OCC 415
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores a variety of roles for the occupational therapist in community-based settings. Students will learn to apply the philosophical roots of occupational therapy to contemporary practice. In addition, students will gain an overview of funding sources, governmental policies, and documentation needs relevant to community-based practice. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 331.
Community-Based Occupational Therapy4
OCC 416
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students a clinically-based approach to apply occupational therapy evaluation/assessment. Students will determine an individual's abilities and capacities required to carry out occupational function.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OCC 231.
Applied Assessment and Documentation4
PSY 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines changes that occur across the human life span, from conception to old age and death. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, social, and emotional changes.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111.
Developmental Psychology4
PSY 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Abnormal Psychology4
SCI 101C
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5 Quarter Hours

Deals with the fundamental study of the body with a view toward the structure and function of body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. Laboratory work may include the use of the microscope, experiments/demonstrations in physiologic principles, and the dissection of animal parts. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Anatomy and Physiology I5
SCI 102C
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the structure and function of the various body systems. Laboratory work will include the dissection of mammal organs. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 101C.
Anatomy and Physiology II5
SCI 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines general disease mechanisms with an emphasis on the disease processes within each body system.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Pathophysiology4
SCI 271A
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes advanced human anatomy and physiology as well as the study of movement biomechanics and basic physics principles. Angiology, arthrology, osteology, and myology are explored by anatomical region. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Clinical Kinesiology5
SCI 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Gives students a base of knowledge of the organizing principles of human neural structure and function. Upon completion of the course, students should have a good foundation for future clinical or other advanced courses in neuroscience.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Neuroanatomy4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
General Education Requirements60 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
GEO 101B
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines world regional geography, with special attention given to Europe, Russia, and the Americas. The concepts of regionalism, culture, and national environment are studied, along with historical, political, and economic forces that shape people's lives.

World Geography I4
HIS 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the experiences of women in America and provides an overview of the present and historic influences on contemporary women in social, political, and economic roles.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Women's Studies4
INF 112
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Word Processing2
INF 113
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Electronic Spreadsheets2
INF 121
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides students with hands-on experience in the basics of using the Microsoft Windows environment. The areas of exploration will include the Start Button, Task Bar, My Computer, Windows Explorer, Customizing Displays, Paint, and the use of shortcuts.

Introduction to Windows2
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
MTH 112
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra including rational functions, quadratic equations, radical expressions, complex numbers, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
Intermediate Algebra4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4
PSY 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Equips students with a psychological foundation of theory related to death, dying, and bereavement. Prepares students who are entering a helping profession to work with others to understand and cope with death, dying, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Psychology of Death and Dying4
SOC 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
SPK 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Integrates and applies knowledge gained from the oral communication and human relations classes. Specifically, small group communication in work and social organizations, both verbal and nonverbal, is the primary focus.

Prerequisite(s):
Education Majors: SPK 201.
Corequisite(s):
EDU 312A. All other majors: PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Workplace Communication4
WRI 301A
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4 Quarter Hours

Improves the student's ability to write for business and technical purposes. Emphasis is on writing formal reports including research of published technical information and presentation of a formal paper based on the student's major field. In addition, less formal aspects of business and technical communications are studied. Instruction, practice, and development of these skills may be implemented as work products of a Service Learning Project.

Prerequisite(s):
WRI 115
Report Writing4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 192

Program Description

This program is concerned with providing a practical education that will enable graduates to apply their skills to a diverse population in a variety of settings. The curriculum will provide students with early exposure to the occupational therapy profession and to those conceptual models that are applied by occupational therapists on a daily basis. The combined Pre-Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program are currently recognized as fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and can be reached by mail at: c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; (301) 652-AOTA; www.acoteonline.org.

Students must have successfully completed all Level I and Level II, clinical experiences, and have graduated from an accredited occupational therapy program to be eligible to sit for the national Occupational Therapist Registered Examination. States have licensure laws that occupational therapists must comply with to practice in that state. The accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and the American Occupational Therapy Association have mandated that all entry-level occupational therapists be prepared at the master degree level beginning January 2007. Therefore, all pre-occupational therapy students will be required to apply to the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies upon completion of the Pre-Occupational Therapy program. The Baker College Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy programs are combined as a 4+1 degree program; students complete four years of undergraduate study and one year of graduate study. Graduate admission is open only to students who have completed the Pre-Occupational Therapy program at Baker College of Flint. A criminal conviction may prevent eligibility to sit for the national certification examination, qualification for state licensure, specific employment opportunities, and placement at Level I and Level II clinical sites. Students are encouraged to contact state licensure agencies and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) at (301) 990-7979 or www.nbcot.org prior to applying to the program. Program Status: Limited Enrollment 

Accreditation

The combined Pre-Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program are currently recognized as fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and can be reached by mail at: c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; (301) 652-AOTA; www.acoteonline.org.

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.

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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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