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Baker College Hosts SkillsUSA Regional High School Diesel Skills Contest

April 20, 2017
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Local students assist with competition; 
winners from Lapeer, Tuscola counties head to state competition.

High school students from Genesee, Tuscola and Lapeer counties gathered at Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute (ADI) to compete in the SkillsUSA regional diesel technology overall skills contest.

Advancing to the state competition are first- and second-place winners Alex Bell and Colton Hanson, from Lapeer County Education & Tech Center, and third-place winner Jesse Stark, from Tuscola Technical Center.

Testing took three hours and focused on technical skills and knowledge. Categories included running engine, drivetrain components, braking system, electrical, hydraulic, shop practices, engine fundamentals and measurement. The truck used for a planned maintenance inspection was bugged for the students to diagnose. Soft skills were also evaluated in a mock employment interview.

“Our challenge was to provide tasks that best mirror skills required at the state competition,” said Craig Hanson, ADI instructor. “Because the ADI is a teaching facility, we have the space and equipment to cover all needed material.”

For help with the competition, Hanson brought in about 10 high school students earning college credit at the ADI through the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District early college program. “They had fun and learned a few things themselves,” Hanson said.

The 2017 State Leadership and Skills Conference was April 7-9 in Grand Rapids. This is the sixth year Baker College’s Owosso campus has hosted a SkillsUSA regional contest.

For information about Baker College’s automotive programs, contact the admissions office at [email protected], 800.879.3797 or visit www.baker.edu.

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    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
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    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
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    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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  • 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:
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    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
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    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
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Baker College Hosts SkillsUSA Regional High School Diesel Skills Contest

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Baker College Hosts SkillsUSA Regional High School Diesel Skills Contest

April 20, 2017
zoom

Local students assist with competition; 
winners from Lapeer, Tuscola counties head to state competition.

High school students from Genesee, Tuscola and Lapeer counties gathered at Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute (ADI) to compete in the SkillsUSA regional diesel technology overall skills contest.

Advancing to the state competition are first- and second-place winners Alex Bell and Colton Hanson, from Lapeer County Education & Tech Center, and third-place winner Jesse Stark, from Tuscola Technical Center.

Testing took three hours and focused on technical skills and knowledge. Categories included running engine, drivetrain components, braking system, electrical, hydraulic, shop practices, engine fundamentals and measurement. The truck used for a planned maintenance inspection was bugged for the students to diagnose. Soft skills were also evaluated in a mock employment interview.

“Our challenge was to provide tasks that best mirror skills required at the state competition,” said Craig Hanson, ADI instructor. “Because the ADI is a teaching facility, we have the space and equipment to cover all needed material.”

For help with the competition, Hanson brought in about 10 high school students earning college credit at the ADI through the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District early college program. “They had fun and learned a few things themselves,” Hanson said.

The 2017 State Leadership and Skills Conference was April 7-9 in Grand Rapids. This is the sixth year Baker College’s Owosso campus has hosted a SkillsUSA regional contest.

For information about Baker College’s automotive programs, contact the admissions office at [email protected], 800.879.3797 or visit www.baker.edu.

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FAQ's

  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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 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
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • 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.
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