Baker College of Jackson Upgrades Computer Technology

JACKSON — Baker College says it has upgraded the computer technology laboratory at its Jackson campus and created a “Business Solution Center” to provide resources for the growing number of students in its information technology programs.

“In order to offer state-of-the-art IT training, upgrading technology is a constant,” said David Gomez, dean of business and technology programs at Baker College of Jackson. “The recent upgrades offer advanced equipment and programs to students. Our students also have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through the Business Solution Center where they will be developing business IT solutions and networking with potential employers right on campus.”

The new equipment in the cyber defense lab (pictured above) includes multiple Cisco routers and switches and a Dell virtual server. Combined, they deliver the capability to operate the IT infrastructure for three medium-size businesses.

This processing power plus the addition of NetLab+, remote-access software solution with curriculum content, supports the 24/7 option for students to virtually connect with the program server to practice offensive and defensive attack techniques whenever and wherever it is convenient to them.

“It’s all about honing their skills in order to be job-ready at graduation,” Gomez said.

The Jackson campus offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in information technology and cyber defense, as well as multiple specialization options: Cisco, Microsoft, cyber security, IT support specialist and Linux/Unix systems technology.

For more information about technology programs at Baker College of Jackson, contact Kevin Pnacek in the admissions office at (517) 788-7800 or

Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution with more than 23,000 students on multiple campuses and online. Baker grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 150 programs across diverse academic fields, including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services.

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