Develop your skills and interest in medicine.

Prepare to serve a vital role in healthcare.

Using diagnostic ultrasound, vascular technologists gather the information doctors need to diagnose and treat ailments and disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels. Applying their knowledge of scanning techniques, anatomy, and vascular disease, they take images of the patient’s vascular system, and throughout the exam, ensure patient safety.

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Vascular Ultrasound Technology Associate Degree from Baker College

Vascular Ultrasound TechnologyAssociate of Applied Science

Develop your skills and interest in medicine.

Prepare to serve a vital role in healthcare.

Using diagnostic ultrasound, vascular technologists gather the information doctors need to diagnose and treat ailments and disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels. Applying their knowledge of scanning techniques, anatomy, and vascular disease, they take images of the patient’s vascular system, and throughout the exam, ensure patient safety.

Discover Your Future Vascular Ultrasound Technology Career

Career Facts

$52,070

Median salary for Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

22%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$65,860

Median salary for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

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Overview

The curriculum for Baker’s Vascular Ultrasound Technology associate degree program has been developed with the guidance of employers in the field, so you’re assured of learning the latest practices in the industry. 

In addition to your classroom work, you receive hands-on training in Baker’s state-of-the-art labs and in clinical settings. You learn venous anatomy, best practices and procedures in applying ultrasound, and how to recognize and evaluate vascular disease. 

When you graduate, you will be fully prepared to begin your career in any one of a variety of healthcare settings. 

Enrollment is limited for this program.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Course Information
Vascular Ultrasound Technology Major Requirements88 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 102
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides information on adult and pediatric CPR, including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask. This course provides training in foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update), special resuscitation situations, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies at the professional rescuer level. This is an American Heart Association course and provides training in basic first-aid procedures and a module on environmental emergencies. Students will attain Heartsaver First Aid and AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certifications upon successful completion of required components and tests.

BLS Provider Training and First Aid1
HSC 105C
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4 Quarter Hours

Exposes allied health students to basic concepts of patient care that will confront them in the medical setting. Theory and practice will include such areas as medical ethics, legal concepts, infection control, microbiology, history taking, vital signs, dealing with emergencies, and patient positioning and transfer methods. Emphasis on the total patient is presented with regards to the patient's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This course is comprised of 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 101C.
Patient Care for the Imaging Professional4
HSC 151
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to health informatics, with primary focus on the function of electronic health records (EHR) systems in health care delivery. Emphasis will be directed toward interdisciplinary use of an EHR to enhance quality and safety in patient care. Students will learn to use EHR software, access a patient account, create a patient file, and to enter and retrieve data. Compliance with HIPAA and confidentiality will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
Introduction to Electronic Health Records2
HSC 181A
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5 Quarter Hours

Presents the fundamental principles of acoustical physics. This course will cover acoustical properties, instrumentation, transducer types and characteristics, Doppler principles, and biological effects.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 109 or MTH 112.
Corequisite(s):
VAS 101A.
Acoustical Physics5
HSC 208
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapies and drug classifications. This course will focus on the drugs the sonographer will most likely encounter in the cardiovascular patient population.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MED 103.
Cardiovascular Pharmacology2
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 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
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 121
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces various topics in physics. Motion, energy, and the dynamics of particles are investigated. The physical concepts of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion are explored as well as selected topics in atomic and nuclear physics.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 112.
Physics Concepts2
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
VAS 101A
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an overview of the fundamentals of noninvasive peripheral vascular testing. Emphasis will be on the basic understanding of various testing modalities, techniques, limitations, and interpretative guidelines used in noninvasive peripheral vascular evaluations.  This course will provide students with their first hands-on lab experience.   

Peripheral Vascular Procedures4
VAS 106B
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares VAS students for their clinical rotation by demonstrating competency in completing a basic vascular history, physical examination, scanning skills, and ankle/brachial index (ABI) study. Theory and practice will include history taking, recognition of signs and symptoms, vital signs, and palpating pulses. Students will also be taught to complete a physiologic arterial examination of the lower extremities.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Introduction to Clinical Practice4
VAS 111A
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3 Quarter Hours

Introduces the role of the vascular technologist as a member of the health care team. Emphasis is placed on professional growth and development as well as ethical and attitudinal qualities of the technologist. Occupational health issues related to diagnostic ultrasound will also be presented. Basic terminology and instrumentation will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 101A and acceptance in the program.
Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound3
VAS 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents basic principles of ultrasound physics, the Doppler effect, and physical principles related to physiologic (non-imaging) studies. This course focuses on arterial and venous hemodynamics and physiologic factors that govern blood flow. Analysis of blood flow characteristics obtained through a variety of imaging and non-imaging studies will provide an assessment of the circulatory system. This course will prepare students for the Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation examination administered by the ARDMS.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 101A and acceptance in the program.
Corequisite(s):
VAS 111A
Vascular Physics and Hemodynamics4
VAS 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers diagnostic testing techniques and interpretative guidelines utilized in the evaluation of peripheral venous disease. This course begins with a review of venous anatomy and pathophysiology and incorporates signs and symptoms, risk factors, mechanisms of disease as well as treatment options.

Prerequisite(s):
VAS 231A
B- or better in VAS 106B, B- or better in VAS 111A.
Corequisite(s):
VAS 121, VAS 231A.
Venous Ultrasound4
VAS 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an understanding of basic diagnostic testing techniques and interpretative guidelines utilized in the evaluation of extracranial cerebrovascular disease. This course begins with a review of arterial anatomy and pathophysiology and incorporates signs and symptoms, risk factors, mechanisms of disease as well as treatment options.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 111A, B- or better in VAS 121.
Corequisite(s):
VAS 201.
Carotid Ultrasound4
VAS 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers basic diagnostic testing techniques and interpretative guidelines utilized in the evaluation of peripheral arterial disease, i.e. non-imaging/physiologic studies. This course begins with a review of arterial anatomy and pathophysiology and incorporates signs and symptoms, risk factors, mechanisms of disease as well as treatment options.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 201, B- or better in VAS 211. VAS 222.
Arterial Ultrasound I4
VAS 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers advanced diagnostic testing techniques and interpretative guidelines utilized in the evaluation of peripheral arterial disease, i.e. imaging studies. This course begins with a review of arterial anatomy and pathophysiology and incorporates signs and symptoms, risk factors, mechanisms of disease, and treatment options.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 201, B- or better in VAS 211.
Corequisite(s):
VAS 221.
Arterial Ultrasound II4
VAS 231A
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides the opportunity for learning basic skills in performing noninvasive vascular evaluations in the clinical setting. A basic understanding of the operation of a diagnostic facility is also provided. This is the first of three structured clinical courses that directs students through progressive levels of experience: observation, participation under personal supervision, provision of care under direct supervision, and more independent functioning under general supervision. This is a 12 week rotation and includes a minimum of 180 hours of clinical and 40 hours of lab.

Prerequisite(s):
VAS 201
B- or better in VAS 106B, B- or better in VAS 111A, Student background check and acceptance in the program. VAS 121
Vascular Ultrasound Clinical Experience I6
VAS 232A
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides the opportunity for learning more advanced skills in performing noninvasive vascular evaluations in the clinical setting. A more in-depth understanding of the operation of a diagnostic facility is also provided. This is the first of three structured clinical courses that directs students through progressive levels of experience: observation, participation under personal supervision, provision of care under direct supervision, and more independent functioning under general supervision. This is a 12 week rotation and includes a minimum of 180 hours of clinical and 40 hours of lab.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 231A.
Vascular Ultrasound Clinical Experience II6
VAS 233A
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides the opportunity for learning more advanced skills in performing noninvasive vascular evaluations in the clinical setting. More in-depth scanning skills of the diagnostic facility is also provided. This is the third of three structured clinical courses that directs students through progressive levels of experience: observation, participation under personal supervision, provision of care under direct supervision, and more independent functioning under general supervision. Students will be expected to apply critical thinking skills and demonstrate mastery level in all areas of vascular ultrasound. A mock registry for vascular technology will be presented, incorporating the major concepts presented in all previous courses. This is a 12 week rotation and includes a minimum of 180 hours of clinical and 40 hours of lab.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VAS 232A.
Vascular Ultrasound Clinical Experience III6
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 Requirements28 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 161A
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2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List - Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective2
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
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
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
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
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
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

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 116

Program Description

This program prepares students by academic and clinical training to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound to perform vascular testing under the supervision of a licensed medical doctor. This program will prepare students to perform these skills in a variety of healthcare settings. Program Status: Limited Enrollment.

The Profession

The field of vascular ultrasound evolved to provide physicians with a safe and accurate method to obtain anatomical images and evaluate blood flow characteristics.  These are necessary to diagnose and follow many conditions related to the blood vessels outside the heart.  Vascular technologists are responsible to:

  • Obtain a vascular history              
  • Exercise independent judgment
  • Determine risk factors         
  • Provide a preliminary report
  • Identify signs & symptoms       
  • Recognize emergency situations
  • Apply proper testing techniques        
  • Detect equipment malfunctions
  • Accurately demonstrate anatomy     
  • Provide patient care and comfort
  • Accurately demonstrate blood flow   
  • Provide patient education

Essential Functions / Technical Requirements

  • Effectively communicate in English utilizing accurate and appropriate terminology in verbal and written form with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
  • Accurately provide patient education.
  • Utilize electronic equipment and medical record software.
  • Distinguish blood flow characteristics represented on color flow and power Doppler.
  • Observe variations in skin color, integrity, vascular pulsations, auscultate vasculature and blood pressure, and palpate peripheral pulses as part of the vascular assessment.
  • Respond appropriately to activation/warning signals on equipment.
  • Operate equipment requiring fine-tuning and adjustment of controls to obtain quality images and flow patterns.
  • Obtain quality visual images (may require prolonged arm and body positions).
  • Perform or assist with and/or transfer, lift, move, position, and manipulate the patient.
  • Transport heavy, wheeled equipment and patients in wheelchairs and/or stretchers.
  • Respond appropriately to changes in the patient’s status before, during, and after therapy and/or procedures.
  • Customize examination showing integration of diagnostic ultrasound images, laboratory results, patient history and medical records.
  • Evaluate, synthesize and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician.
  • Recognize and correct performance deviations in diagnostic imaging.
  • Prioritize, organize, and utilize time-management skills to provide patient care in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional and procedural judgment decisions under stressful and/or emergency conditions (i.e. unstable patient condition, patient in an altered mental state), emergent demands (i.e. stat test orders), and a distracting environment (i.e., high noise levels, complex visual stimuli).
  • Recognize potentially hazardous materials, equipment, and situations and proceed safely in order to minimize risk of injury to patients, self, and nearby individuals by referencing, utilizing and adhering to OSHA requirements such as MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and universal precautions.
  • Adhere to HIPAA, professional standards and code of ethics, Baker College conduct guidelines and clinical sites policies and procedures.
Goals / Outcomes

Program Goals

  • To prepare a vascular technologist who will be competent with respect to the national and community standards.
  • To maintain competent vascular ultrasound faculty and staff with clinical / work experience to ensure a quality program reflecting current educational standards.
  • To satisfy patients, prospective employers, and the vascular ultrasound community with the quality of vascular ultrasound students.
  • To provide curriculum that is current and relevant.

Program Outcomes

  • The graduate will demonstrate knowledge consistent with entry-level professional practice.
  • The graduate will demonstrate competent entry-level clinical performance:
  • The graduate will differentiate the various types of noninvasive vascular studies performed and understand appropriate indications and limitations.
  • The graduate will be able to assess patient care needs keeping in mind cultural differences and identify methods to provide professionally appropriate basic care.
  • The graduate will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of vascular noninvasive testing, e.g. plethysmography, B-mode imaging, Doppler (CW, PW, and color-flow), and blood pressure measurements.
  • The graduate will be able to evaluate vascular anatomy and physiology documented on the noninvasive findings.
  • The graduate will display affective behaviors of professionalism, ethics, adaptability, and teamwork in the practice of vascular ultrasound
  • The graduate will display behavior supportive of the profession
  • The graduate will apply effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • The graduate will be able to characterize alterations in vascular hemodynamics in response to disease and non-diseased states.
  • The graduate will be able to interpret vascular hemodynamics represented on noninvasive findings.
  • The student will identify fundamental elements for implementing a quality assurance and improvement program
  • The graduate will convey accurate information and interact effectively, by written, non-verbal, and verbal communication.
Accreditation

The Vascular Ultrasound Technology Program on the Auburn Hills and Owosso campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; phone: (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354 on the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 2025 Woodlane Drive St. Paul, MN 55125-2998 (651) 731-1582.

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.

Application Information

Prospective Students

An online application is available for Undergraduate and Graduate admission. You may also print the Application for Undergraduate Admission and apply through mail, or at the campus nearest you.

Returning Students

Returning students do not need to re-apply. Please contact the Academic Office on the campus that you plan to attend about returning to Baker College.

Current Students

Limited Enrollment

Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. Selection criteria have been developed to choose the most qualified students for limited enrollment programs.  Students who have successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements for their program are eligible to apply for full acceptance in to the professional track of the program. Refer to the program information supplement for program specific details on the application process, the criteria used, and the courses used in the GPA calculations.

Once selected through the limited enrollment criteria, for full acceptance into a program, students must complete program requirements including, but not limited to: program specific orientations, background checks, drug screens, etc. Please contact your campus official for additional information.

Campus Contacts

Auburn Hills

Angel Marshall, RVT
Program Director
1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Office: (248) 276-8780
angel.marshall@baker.edu

Owosso

Jennifer Mullin, RVS
Program Director
1020 South Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867
Office: (989)729-3481
jennifer.mullin@baker.edu

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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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