Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges.
The college serves 24,000 students on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and at the Delano Center 35 miles north of Bakersfield.
Classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options: evenings, weekends, short-term vocational programs and online.
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Bakersfield College provides opportunities for students from diverse economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds to attain Associate and Baccalaureate degrees and certificates, workplace skills, and preparation for transfer. Our rigorous and supportive learning environment fosters students’ abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate competencies and skills in order to engage productively in their communities and the world.
Approved by Academic Senate, March 25, 2015
Approved by College Council, April 2, 2015
Approved by Board of Trustees, May 7, 2015
Building upon more than 100 years of excellence, Bakersfield College continues to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the communities it serves.
A commitment to eliminate barriers that cause students difficulties in completing their educational goals
A commitment to improve the maintenance of and secure funding for college facilities, technology, and infrastructure for the next thirty years.
A commitment to improve oversight, accountability, sustainability, and transparency in all college processes.
A commitment to build leadership within the College and engagement with the community.