Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield (CA), 93305, United States

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(661) 395-4011

Work hours
MO 07:00 – 17:30 SA closed
TU 07:00 – 17:30 SU closed
WE 07:00 – 17:30
TH 07:00 – 17:30
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Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves more than 17,000 students.

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Mission With its heritage as a foundation and an eye toward the future, Bakersfield College provides the high quality education necessary for our socially and ethnically diverse students--whether they be vocational, transfer-oriented, developmental, or some combination of these--to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

We will accomplish our mission by:

Establishing strong connections with our student and business communities
Understanding the needs of our diverse student population
Responding to student and community needs with efficiency and flexibility
Honoring our long heritage of community involvement
Remaining vigilant in scanning our present and future environment within which we operate
Promoting tolerance and patience with all of our stakeholders

Today, Bakersfield College has nearly 18,000 students and nearly 1,200 employees between the two campuses and various service sites. Located 118 miles north of Los Angeles and 111 miles south of Fresno, Bakersfield College is the largest of the three colleges in the Kern Community College District. Bakersfield College serves approximately 5,000 square miles of the southern San Joaquin Valley, however, more than 84 percent of the College’s enrollment come from within 20 miles of the Panorama Campus location.

Bakersfield College meets the needs of students in the geographically large service area through instruction in; Arvin, 23 miles to the south, the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, the Fire Training Center in northwest Bakersfield, Stockdale High School in southwest Bakersfield, as well as via a variety of online, television and interactive courses.

In order to better meet the needs of students and stakeholders, and to relieve long-term pressure on the Panorama Campus, Bakersfield College purchased 235 acres of land northwest of Bakersfield, and 126 acres of land south of Bakersfield. California’s uncertain economic climate has these campus expansion plans on indefinite hold.

Programs and services at Bakersfield College are aligned to fit under the state umbrella of professional-technical education and training, transfer to four-year institutions, personal and cultural enrichment, basic skills, and economic development. Bakersfield College offers more than 70 and associate of arts and associate of science degrees and more than 30 certificate programs in 25 general education disciplines and 18 career and technical areas. Students on the main campus are also provided with comprehensive student services and intercollegiate athletics opportunities on 20 men’s and women’s teams.

One of the distinguishing features of Bakersfield College is its rich history, accompanied by strong community roots. Generations of families have made Bakersfield College their pr

Awards Bakersfield College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges.
Founded 1913
Products Agriculture
Agriculture Business Management ( AA,AS,CA)
Animal Science ( AA,AS,CA)
Environmental Horticulture ( AA,AS,CA)
Forestry ( AA,AS,CA)
Horticulture ( AA)
Plant Science ( AA,AS,CA)
Registered Veterinary Technical Option ( JSC)

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Air Condition/Heating/Refrigeration ( JSC)

American Sign Language
American Sign Language ( AA)

Anthropology ( AA)

Apprenticeship - Carpentry ( AA,CA)
Apprenticeship - Electricians ( AA,CA)
Apprenticeship - Operating Engineers ( AA,CA)
Apprenticeship - Plumbers and Steamfitters ( AA,CA)
Apprenticeship - Sheet Metal ( AA,CA)

Architecture/Architectural Drafting
Architectural CAD ( JSC)
Architectural Drafting ( AA)
Architecture/Architectural Drafting ( AS)

Art ( AA)

Auto Brakes and Wheel Alignment ( CA)
Auto Engine Overhaul ( CA)
Auto Tune-up and Emission System ( CA)
Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) ( JSC)
Automotive Power Trains ( CA)
Basic and Advanced Clean Air Car Course ( JSC)
Industrial Tech. Automotive Option ( AS)

Biology ( AS)

Business Administration
Accounting ( AA)
Administrative Office Assistant ( AA)
Bookkeeping ( CA)
Business Administration ( AA)
General Business ( JSC)
General Management ( JSC)
Marketing ( AA,CA)
Office Assistant ( JSC)
Office Assistant ( CA)
Real Estate ( AA,CA)
Retail Management ( CA)

Chemistry ( AS)

Chicano Studies
Chicano Studies ( AA)

Child Development & Family Relations
Child Development and Family Relations ( AS)
Child Development Assistant Teacher ( JSC)
Child Development Associate Teacher ( JSC)
Child Development Master Teacher: Infant Toddler ( CA)
Child Development Master Teacher: Special Education ( CA)
Child Development Teacher ( CA)

Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer ( AA)
Communication ( AA,CA)

Computer Studies
Computer Information Systems ( AA,AS,CA)
Computer Science ( AS,CA)
Web Development: Cross-Discipline Emphasis ( AS,CA)
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