This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in mill lathe operation, machining operations and procedures, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, automation processes, programmable electronics controllers (PLC’s) and process control systems. This program may transfer over to California State University campuses offering Manufacturing Technology or Engineering Technology programs.
This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive systems operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair. The program is transferable to California State University campuses, which offer Automotive Technology or related programs. Four certificates are offered in Automotive: Engines, Brakes and Wheel Alignment, Transmissions, and Tune-up. All classes are NATEF/ASE certified.
This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skilled and knowledge to enter into the residential construction field. Emphasis is placed on blending technical skill development with an on-site work experience component. Students can obtain a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate of Science degree and can select these courses from the Construction Technology area and from the various related disciplines (Industrial Drawing, Architecture, Wood Technology and Industrial Technology.)
This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in AC/DC circuits, communication systems, and instrumentation, so that they are competent in the design, installation and repair of such systems. We offer courses in basic electronics, solid-state electronics, digital electronics/microcontrollers, electric motors, motor drives, and industrial control circuits, instrumentation and process control, and electronic communications.
People working in the field of engineering and related technical fields “bridge the gap” between scientific principles and the application of these principles to the needs of society. The field is quite diversified with exciting job opportunities for people with varied mathematical, scientific, and technical skills. An engineer uses experience and judgment, as well as advanced training in engineering, science, and mathematics to formulate ideas and designs, and to determine standards, specifications, work orders and schedules so that projects can be economically beneficial to mankind. Bakersfield College offers all of the courses required for two full years of engineering education. Completion of these courses, called the “engineering core” prepares students for transfer at the junior level to the colleges and universities offering Bachelor’s degrees in engineering.
This program develops the student’s knowledge and skills in basic drafting techniques; graphic solutions; design principles; computer aided drafting (CAD); geographic information systems (GIS); electrical design or pipe drafting in order to learn industry-specific techniques, skills, and rules; and animation as used in modern business and industrial applications.
Prepares individuals for leadership responsibilities within a broad range of industries, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, communications, transportation, energy, education, and utility services. This program may transfer to California State University campuses offering Industrial Technology programs.
This program develops the student’s knowledge and skills in the areas of oxyacetylene, Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, as well as blueprint reading and layout procedures.
This program is designed to develop the student’s skills and knowledge in areas of wood types, machining and finishing processes, aesthetics and design considerations and fabrication techniques. These skills and knowledge will be achieved through the creation of fine furniture and cabinet-making projects.
An apprentice is a person being taught a craft or trade. You can make a very good living in all of the trades. More importantly, you get paid while you are in training. Depending on the career path you choose your apprenticeship training will take from 3 to 5 years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, some earning college credits. While in training, your starting union wage may range from $9 to $14 per hour. Once you have completed your training you can earn $30 per hour or more depending on the trade. The pay scale will depend on your specific trade, the area where you work and the collective bargaining agreement in your area which will include health and pension benefits.