Bakersfield College


This section provides information that pertains to our academic programs, requirements and policies. Below is a brief description of the type of information on each page:

Academic Disciplines

Explore Bakersfield College's academic disciplines and departments.

Academic Services

Lists of resources for academics and academic support.


The Bakersfield College Catalog contains information about programs, requirements for admission and degrees, course descriptions, and services offered at the College. A new catalog is published each year. This page has the current and past catalogs.

Class Schedule

This page contains links to finding the times, teachers and locations of classes for the semester.

Degrees, Certificates & Pathways

Our degrees and certificates are grouped by Learning and Career Pathways. Learn more about BC's Learning and Career Pathways, find degrees and certificates that lead to a career, and access resources that will help you stay on track with your educational journey while preparing for the career of your dreams.

Dropping a Class

Information on how to drop a class and ramifications of dropping a class.

Finals Schedule

Finals are exams at the end of the class. These are held during the last week of the semester for semester length courses. This is the schedule for the current semester.

General Education Patterns

General Education Patterns guide students through taking the required courses to accomplish an academic goal.


Special recognition to honor students with high grade point averages. This page explains minimum requirements for each designation.

Online Education

Thinking of taking an online class, read up on the logistics and requirements for online classes. Also read the Online Education FAQs for answers to your questions.

Program Pathways Mapper

A customized visual representation of the Bakersfield College catalog, designed to help you select a program of study and speed your progress towards completion.


Academic Policies, Attendance Policies, Student Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures, Student Complain Procedures, and Student Sanctions explained.

Registering for Classes

Information on how to register for classes.

Registration Holds

There are a variety of reasons that your registration can be put on hold. The definitions of the various holds and how to remove them.

Repeating a Course

Information about conditions for repeating a course.


Tried to register for a class and put on the waitlist? What that means and what to expect when on a waitlist.