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The award-winning Bakersfield College Communication Department offers a solid array of courses to meet the needs of our students and the communities we serve. Communication skills represent the number-one workplace ability sought by today's employers, and the BC Communication Department provides students with an impressive set of potential skills.


Phone: (661) 395-4075 | Location: Fine Arts (FA)

Department Chair: Angela Bono | (661) 541-1526 | Office: BCSW 224

Pathway: Arts, Communication and Humanities Pathway



The Associate in Arts degrees offered at Bakersfield College provide students with a comprehensive lower division transfer program, preparing them for a seamless transition to four-year universities. Our commitment to academic excellence extends beyond degrees, as we also offer Certificates of Completion to recognize students' specialized skills. To fulfill the oral communication requirement for transfer, we present three course options that cater to diverse learning preferences. Additionally, we take pride in our affiliation with the esteemed Sigma Chi Eta National Communication Honor Society, highlighting our dedication to fostering exceptional communicators. Our course offerings cover a wide spectrum of communication topics, including Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Persuasive Communication, Rhetoric and Argumentation, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Health Communication, and even Leadership and Communication, empowering our students to excel in both personal and professional spheres.

Communication Degrees/Certificates and more

Application for Certificate of Achievement

Please use the Communication Application for Certificate of Achievement when requesting your Certificate of Achievement.

General Education Patterns

There are five patterns BC students can follow to complete your general education requirements for graduation from Bakersfield College or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC. Find your pattern at General Education Patterns.