Noncredit Certificate Programs

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For more information, or to get started, please fill out the online form.

These noncredit courses are offered online, face-to-face, and hybrid and are completely tuition free!

Visit our Adult Education Programs website for more information about resources available for adult students.

Pathways to Employment

In these uncertain times, one thing we know is that post-COVID-19, the job market will be extremely competitive. That's why Bakersfield College has launched new program options specifically designed to help our students get skilled and back to work as soon as possible. These noncredit courses are tuition-free and lead to certificates of achievement in various areas. Noncredit courses are great introduction to college courses, and can serve as a launch pad into for credit certificate and degree programs.


Certificate details and course descriptions are available in the College Catalog.

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Culinary Arts

Arts, Communication and Humanities

English for Multilingual Students (EMLS)



Study Skills


Health Sciences

Industrial Technology and Transportation

Public Safety


Applications for Certificates

Once you have completed your coursework, you will need to apply for your certificate. Please find the appropriate form to Apply for My Certificate.

Program Mapper

There's a pathway for everyone at Bakersfield College! Explore the Program Pathways Mapper today to learn all that BC has to offer!

Program Pathways Mapper