Accreditation affirms that Baker College provides a quality of education recognized by the educational community and other authorities. It is your assurance that the college meets endorsed standards, has a clearly defined process of continuous review and improvement, and is accountable for achieving what it has set out to do—to fully prepare graduates to enter their chosen professions.
Baker College has long been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution of higher education and has been granted the legal authority to operate as a not-for-profit educational corporation by the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The College is empowered to grant certificates and associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is also approved for veterans’ benefits.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30220
Lansing, MI 48909-7720
Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.
Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for initiatives, programs, and degrees in:
For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
Baker College is an approved institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC).
Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan (ADI)
This program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 20171-3421. For a current list of National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified programs, please view their website.
Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM)
The Baker College of Muskegon Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Culinarian Certification exam.
College of Business
American Bar Association
Baker College of Auburn Hills' Paralegal associate degree & Legal Studies bachelor degree program options are approved by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-5000. https://www.americanbar.org. These program options are ABA-approved on the Auburn Hills campus only.
The Interior Design associate & bachelor degree program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), 687 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840; (800) 843-6522. This program is accredited on the Auburn Hills campus.
Baker College has received specialized accreditation for it’s business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Web address: http://www.iacbe.org/.
College of Education
The Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 1313 L. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; phone: (202) 232-8777, toll free: (800) 424- 2460 or (866) NAEYC-4U; Web address: www.naeyc.org.
The Baker College Teacher Education Program is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of six years, from October 26, 2014 and December 30, 2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
College of Engineering
The Baker College Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org . This program is accredited at the Flint and Jackson campuses.
College of Health Science
The Cardiac Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 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; e-mail [email protected].
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association., 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678; (312) 440-4653. This is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Please reference http://www.ada.org/coda for further information.
Accreditation is granted through the American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA, CVTEA). Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, and Muskegon are currently accredited. The Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA, CVTEA), 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4630; Phone: (800) 248-2862, Fax: (847) 925-1329; Web address: avma.org.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone: (312) 704-5300, Fax: (312) 704-5304, Email: [email protected] Web address: www.jrcert.org
The Respiratory Care Program at Baker College of Auburn Hills is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, TX 76021, (817) 283-2835.
The Baker College Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Flint, and Muskegon are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: (703) 706-3245; Web address: www. capteonline.org or via e-mail: [email protected]
The Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at the Allen Park campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 PH: (773) 714-8880 x381; FAX: (773) 714-8886
The program is accredited by the National Commission of Orthotics and Prosthetics Education (NCOPE), 330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: (703) 836-7114, fax: (703) 836-0838, Web address: http://www.ncope.org, e-mail: [email protected]. Accreditation will give graduates eligibility to take the national certification examinations for technicians offered by the American Board for Certification.
The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-1683; (312) 233-1100.
College of Social Science
School of Nursing
The Baccalaureate Program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, (202) 887-6791. Web address: www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The nursing education program at Allen Park is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. Web address: http://www.www.acenursing.org.
Center for Graduate Studies
The Master's Program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, (202) 887-6791. Web address: www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE
The Master of Occupational Therapy program at the Center for Graduate Studies and the Occupational Therapy Assistant programs at Baker College of Allen Park, Baker College of Muskegon, and Baker College of Owosso are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Phone: (301) 652-2682; Web address: www.acoteonline.org.
The MSIS program is affiliated with the Professional Science Master's (PSM) National Office as a PSM degree program.
The Running Start program at Baker College is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP); PO Box 578, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (919) 593-5205, (877) 572-8693 (fax). Web address: nacep.org.
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