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Study at Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College is a public community college located in Bakersfield, California. It was established in 1913 and is one of the Nation's oldest community colleges. The campus is spread out over an area of 153 acres. The college also operates two satellite campuses, one at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield and the other at the Delano Center in Delano, California. BC serves more than 15, 000 students and is a part of the Kern Community College District. The college offers 184 Associate's degree and certificate programs. BC is a part of the California Community Colleges system. The athletic teams of BC compete in the Western State Conference (WSC). The college hosts the American Student Government Association's Community College Student Government Training Conference, held annually every December.

Profile of Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, California is home to Bakersfield College. Bakersfield is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Bakersfield College go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in media, architecture and planning, and family and social work.

Bakersfield College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Bakersfield College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 17, 405 enrolled students .

Bakersfield College Tuition and AffordabilityBakersfield College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Bakersfield College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts610liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, history, American Sign Language, Spanish language, English, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Family and Social Work257child development, human services, foodservice management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine197registered nursing, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Media134mass communication, journalism
Business and Management118business management, accounting, business, sales and marketing, retail
Construction Trades62plumbing, carpentry, electrician, construction
Production Trades62machinist, welding, sheet metal tech, cabinetmaking
Science57biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, corrections, corrections and criminal justice
Engineering Technician51drafting, manufacturing tech, engineering technology, architectural drafting, HVAC tech, hazardous materials tech
Architecture and Planning49architectural tech
Therapy and Counselling34psychology
Mechanics and Repair33automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair
Medical Support and Technology17radiographer, veterinary assistant
Design14graphic design
Landscaping and Horticulture13applied horticulture
Art Studies13art studies
Conservation and Resource Management10forestry
office and Administration10administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering9information technology, computer science, web design, computer graphics, computer programming
Medicine7medical preparatory
Cooking and Culinary Arts5culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Animal Science and Care5animal husbandry
Agricultural Science and Management4agricultural operations, crop production, agricultural machine tech
Transportation2construction equipment operation
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical Education
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial photography
Contact: Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr

Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

General Phone: (661) 395-4011


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