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Without electricity, modern life would not be possible. Electrical and electronic engineers are the brains behind that power. They design, develop, test and supervise the electrical equipment involved in power generation, controlling, and transmission. Electrical engineering encompasses multiple areas, such as power systems, communications, industrial robot control, aviation, microprocessors, digital broadcasting, and often work in areas closely related to computers.

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Electrical Engineering

Gain technical knowledge and practical experience.

Prepare for a bright future.

Without electricity, modern life would not be possible. Electrical and electronic engineers are the brains behind that power. They design, develop, test and supervise the electrical equipment involved in power generation, controlling, and transmission. Electrical engineering encompasses multiple areas, such as power systems, communications, industrial robot control, aviation, microprocessors, digital broadcasting, and often work in areas closely related to computers.

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$93,260

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Estimated employment increase by 2022

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Overview

Overview

Baker’s Electrical Engineering program prepares you to design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment through our curriculum designed with the input of employers and highly experienced professionals in the  field.

Our program combines classroom studies with hands-on labs and internship experience. You learn how to apply your knowledge of math, science, and engineering to identify and formulate engineering problems, design appropriate solutions, develop and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data. At the same time, you develop complementary skills in communication, teamwork, and ethical responsibility to prepare you for today’s workplaces.

Traditionally, electronics engineers focus on electronic systems, instrumentation, control systems, signal processing, and telecommunications, while electric engineers focus on power and energy transmission applications, including renewable energy sources and other green technologies. Baker’s Electrical Engineering program prepares you for a career in either of these high-demand fields.

Course Information

Course Information

Electrical Engineering Major161 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

CS 111

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
Any INF course or CS 101 or EGR 111 or NET 101, MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Introduction to Programming 4

CS 217A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces program design and development using C++ language. Uses Microsoft Visual C++ to provide students with experience working with the visual development tools. Students will demonstrate the ability to use C++ to design solutions to problems.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111, MTH 112A
C++ Programming 4

EE 311A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the analysis of DC and AC circuits. Covers voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Emphasizes complex impedance, node and mesh analysis, network theorems, and transient analysis. Includes computer analysis and simulation. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 251, SCI 252
Circuit Analysis I 4

EE 312

4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of electric circuits with sinusoidal excitation, phasors, and steady-state AC analysis. Emphasizes frequency response, Bode plots, filter circuits, complex frequency analysis, and Laplace transforms. Introduces AC power and three-phase circuits. Includes computer analysis and simulation. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 311A
Circuit Analysis II 4

EE 321A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces discrete-state logic, circuits, and systems. Covers number bases (2, 8, 10, 16) and integer arithmetic, digital electronic parameters, logic circuits and gates, and combinational logic design using Boolean algebra and computer tools. Surveys adders, comparators, encoders and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers, and parity generators. Continues with latches and flip-flops, synchronous logic design, and finite state machines. Includes hardware description languages.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112A
Digital Logic and Circuits I 4

EE 322

4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of discrete-state logic, circuits, and systems. Reviews sequential logic design. Surveys digital building blocks: arithmetic circuits, counters, registers, logic arrays, and memory arrays. Covers computer architecture, programming, machine and assembly language, addressing modes, caches and virtual memory, and input/output. Computer tools are used to synthesize and test logic designs using FPGA’s. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 321A
Digital Logic and Circuits II 4

EE 331A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces semiconductor physics and devices. Covers the p-n junction, diode, bipolar transistor, metal-semiconductor junction, and MOSFET. Emphasizes biasing, small-signal analysis, single-stage amplifier design, and frequency response. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 312, SCI 252
Electronic Circuits I 4

EE 332

4 Quarter Hours

Continues the analysis and design of circuits. Includes bipolar and CMOS differential amplifiers, feedback, and stability. Addresses digital circuits including static CMOS, dynamic logic, pass-transistor logic, and integrated circuits. Emphasizes computer simulation of digital circuits. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 331A
Electronic Circuits II 4

EE 341

4 Quarter Hours

Presents vector analysis of static and dynamic electric and magnetic fields. Covers Maxwell’s equations, energy, power, plane electromagnetic waves, phasors, transmission lines, antennas, and the Smith chart.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 252. EE 312.
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 4

EE 361

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces mathematical modeling of mechanical, fluid, and electrical systems in graphical and state equation form. This course includes time and frequency response of linear systems and linear feedback control.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 311A, SCI 251
Corequisite(s):
EE 312
Dynamic Systems and Control 4

EE 411

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes continuous and discrete time signals, continuous, linear, and time-invariant systems, causality, impulse response, superposition, and convolution. Topics include Fourier series, Fourier transforms, spectrum, Sampling theorem, and frequency response and filtering. Basic digital signal processing using the discrete-time Fourier and the discrete Fourier transform as well as the use of computer modeling and simulation will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 361, MTH 251, MTH 340
Signals and Systems 4

EE 421

3 Quarter Hours

Presents microprocessor architecture, including instruction sets, addressing modes, memory organization, timers, interrupts, and peripherals. Covers assembly language programming, analog and digital interfacing, and briefly introduces C programming.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 322
Corequisite(s):
EE 426, EE 431
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers 3

EE 426

2 Quarter Hours

Presents an opportunity to research and apply the theories and techniques presented in EE421 and EE431. 40 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
EE 421, EE 431
Microprocessor/Automation Control Lab 2

EE 431

3 Quarter Hours

Focuses on industrial automation systems, sensors and measurement systems, data acquisition, process control, PID control, PLCs, motor drives, variable speed drives, embedded systems applications, and robotics.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 361
Corequisite(s):
EE 421, EE 426
Automation and Control 3

EE 441

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes signals and noise, Fourier series and transforms, and random variables. Topics include analog and digital modulation techniques, coding systems, multiplexing, and detection. Introduces information theory. Examines system performance, design, and application.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 411
Communication Systems and Circuits 4

EE 451

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the basics of power electronics, including power diodes and transistors, DC-DC and DC-AC converters, thyristors, inverters, rectifiers, magnetic circuits, inductors and transformers, and motor drives. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 332, EE 341
Energy conversion and Power Electronics 4

EE 491

4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes project management strategies for planning and assignment of work, estimating hours for project completion, and tracking for progress and change in job requirements. This course includes critical path scheduling, resource allocation, and client/customer interface.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 431, EGR 321
Corequisite(s):
EE 451
Engineering Project Management 4

EE 498

2 Quarter Hours

Continues the topics in EE491 (Engineering Project Management) and utilizes concepts from electrical engineering courses to complete a design project and prepare an engineering report on the design. This is a capstone course where students work in teams.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 491
Senior Design Project I 2

EE 499

2 Quarter Hours

Continues the topics in EE498 to complete a design project and prepare an engineering report on the design. This is the second course in the capstone design course sequence.

Prerequisite(s):
EE 498
Senior Design Project II 2

EGR 105

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the profession of engineering through analysis and design problem-solving examples. This course also introduces students to engineering sketching.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124
Introduction to Engineering and Design 4

EGR 111

4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to communicate technical information in written, digital and oral forms in an effective manner to a variety of audiences. Use of supporting computer software is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Technical Communications for Engineering Sciences 4

EGR 171

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programs useful for solving engineering problems. Covers the design and implementation of algorithms and topics in computer programming: arrays, files, functions, pointers, and structured data types.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 111
MTH 112A. MTH 124.
Computing for Engineers 4

EGR 321

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the foundations of engineering economy. Students will develop an understanding and the ability to work problems that account for the time value of money, cash flow, and equivalence at different interest rates. The techniques are mastered from the basis of how an engineer in any discipline can take economic value into account in virtually any project environment. Eight factors commonly used in engineering economy computations are introduced and applied. One or more engineering alternatives are formulated to solve a problem or provide specified results. Different methods by which one or more alternatives can be evaluated economically using factors and formulas learned.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112A or MTH 131.
Engineering Economy I 4

ME 281

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the principles of engineering materials. This course covers the correlation of the internal structure and service conditions with the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 247
Materials Science 4

MTH 124

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes trigonometric functions, their properties, solution of right and oblique triangles, radian measure, graphs, trigonometric equations, and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 112A.
Trigonometry 4

MTH 141A

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems. This course is for Education majors only based on the prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MTH 124.
Calculus I 4

MTH 142

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on antiderivatives, the process of integration, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse trigonometric functions, simple differential equations, and applications of integration such as area and volume.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 141
Calculus II 4

MTH 143

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on techniques of integration, improper integrals, testing sequences for convergence or divergence, the development and application of a Taylor or Maclaurin series, and the application of calculus techniques to conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142
Calculus III 4

MTH 244

4 Quarter Hours

Includes topics such as functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and three space vectors.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143
Calculus IV 4

MTH 251

4 Quarter Hours

Includes the principles and methods for solving first, second, and higher order differential equations. Applications of differential equations are also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 244
Introduction to Differential Equations 4

MTH 261

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to linear algebra including algebra of matrices, vectors in space, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations, and the applications of matrix methods to find solutions to systems of linear equations and linear programming problems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143
Linear Algebra 4

MTH 340

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the applications of discrete mathematics in computer science. This course includes set theory, propositional logic, relations, Boolean algebra, and minimization of equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124
Discrete Mathematics 4

MTH 401

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Statistical Methods 4

SCI 247

4 Quarter Hours

Expands the principles of Chemistry I to include an in-depth investigation of quantum numbers and the study of precipitation, neutralization, and redox reactions. Also included is the investigation of molecular structures and the concept of chemical equilibrium. Students are also introduced to electrochemical principles and nuclear chemistry. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 246
Chemistry II 4

SCI 251

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes classical mechanics. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 141
General Physics I 4

SCI 252

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes electricity and magnetism. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 251. MTH 142.
General Physics II 4

SCI 253

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes oscillatory motion, heat and thermodynamics, optics, and modern developments. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 251
General Physics III 4

TEC 310A

4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List – Electrical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective 4

TEC 310B

4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List – Electrical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective 4

TEC 310C

4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List – Electrical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective 4

TEC 310D

4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List – Electrical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective 4

WRK 291B

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 Strategies 1

WRK 301

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour bachelor’s level, learning experience in a business or technical environment structured to allow students to further develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, 106 Credit Hours in CYBER DEFENSE MAJOR, 48 Credit Hours in GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, minimum GPA 2.00.
Internship 4
General Education Requirements60 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ELECT 131A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4

ENG 101

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 I 4

ENG 102

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 II 4

HUM 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics 4

MTH 111

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 equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra 4

MTH 112A

4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
College Algebra 4

PSY 111

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 Psychology 4

PSY 231

4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology 4

SCI 246

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MTH 108 or B- or better in MTH 111.
Chemistry I 4

SOC 201

4 Quarter Hours

Examines social organization, culture, and the relationship between society and the individual. The areas studied are social groups, roles and statuses, institutions, social stratification, socialization, social change, and social policy.

Sociology 4

SOC 321

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 Diversity 4

SOC 341

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the values and cultural contexts of global professional settings. Emphasis is on analyzing problems and possible solutions in global interactions.

Global Perspectives 4

SPK 201

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 Communication 4

WRI 115

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 Communication 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SPK 211

4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.

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

SPK 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking 4
Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 221
Program Description

Program Description

Electrical and electronic engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, such as electric motors, control systems, radar and navigation systems, and communication systems. Traditionally electronics engineers focus on electronic systems, instrumentation, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications, while electrical engineers focus on power and energy transmission applications, including renewable energy sources and other green technologies. The Electrical Engineering program at Baker College will prepare students for either of these exciting, high demand fields enabling graduates to pursue challenging and rewarding careers.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to prepare graduates who:

  • Demonstrate professional competence in electrical engineering practice in local and global industry environments, or in related careers in government or academia.
  • Exhibit effective communication, team work, and leadership ability while acting ethically and professionally.
  • Maintain awareness of societal and contemporary issues and fulfill community and society’s needs.
  • Actively engage in life-long learning, by completing professional development/training courses and workshops, acquiring engineering certification, and/or pursuing and completing an advanced degree.
Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. an ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.
Accreditation

Accreditation

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.

FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • 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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