Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning

Front of Norman Levan Center for Humanities building, which is rounded with many windows..

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Our fall semester's class schedule is available on our Courses and Registration page in early July with registration beginning the third Sunday of July at 10 AM. Fall classes run between late August and mid-December.

Our spring semester's class schedule is available on our Courses and Registration page in mid-December with registration beginning the first Sunday of January at 10 AM. Spring classes run between late January and mid-May.

Some of our classes are offered online and some are offered in person. We provide FREE training on how to access our online classes.

Give yourself the treat of learning a new topic, creating a work of art, remaining physically active, and/or exploring a new place. Engage with your instructor and others as you have fun learning. Join us!


About the Levan Institute

Dr. Norman Levan

The purpose of the Levan Institute is to make interesting and useful learning experiences available primarily to those 55 and over who are interested in continuing to gain knowledge throughout their lives. The Levan Institute was made possible through a generous gift by the late Dr. Norman Levan. Dr. Levan was a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and head of dermatology at USC Medical School as well as a long time Bakersfield dermatologist.

The course descriptions, class schedules and enrollment information are on this website, as well as in our schedule published in The Bakersfield Californian. You may enroll online, by phone, or by mail.

The Levan Institute Committee and I have done our best to meet your needs. We would like your input - comments and suggestions - so that we can improve the program for next time. You can provide that input by sending me an email or by filling out our survey form.

The email address is spinza@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Best wishes for an enjoyable learning experience.

Susan Pinza
Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning
Bakersfield College

Levan Institute Committee

  • Ms. Maureen Buscher-Dang
  • Mr. Steve Watkin
  • Mr. Allan Krauter
  • Ms. Susan Pinza
  • Mr. Kristopher Stallworth
  • Dr. Robert Allison
  • Ms. Kathy Rosellini
  • Dr. Reggie Williams

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Miriam Valenzuela
(661) 395-4431

Susan Pinza
(661) 395-4431


Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

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Office Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday:
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed