Academic Research and Writing

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Bakersfield College's noncredit programs are designed to equip you with the essential skills for academic excellence. As an institution committed to fostering a culture of learning and growth, we understand the pivotal role that strong research and writing abilities play in shaping your academic journey. With our two comprehensive noncredit programs, "Academic Research Skills" and "College and Academic Writing Success," we aim to empower students like you with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel in your college studies.

student working on laptop in welcome centerAcademic Research Skills

In today's information-rich world, the ability to conduct effective research is paramount for students seeking to thrive in their academic pursuits. The Academic Research Skills Certificate of Competency is thoughtfully curated to instill in you the expertise needed to navigate through vast sources of information, critically evaluate research materials, and ethically utilize them in your academic work. Whether you are embarking on a research paper, an essay, or a project, this program will equip you with the necessary strategies and resources to excel in your quest for knowledge and excellence.

Academic Research Skills Certificate of Competency (NC)

College and Academic Writing Success

Writing is a fundamental means of expression, and at Bakersfield College, we recognize the importance of honing your writing skills to communicate effectively. The College and Academic Writing Success Certificate of Completion focuses on developing your writing prowess, from crafting well-structured essays to articulating complex ideas with clarity and coherence. Through practical exercises and personalized guidance from our expert instructors, you will gain confidence in your writing abilities, a skillset that will undoubtedly prove invaluable throughout your academic and professional endeavors.

College and Academic Writing Success Certificate of Completion (NC)

Academic Research/Writing Department and Pathway

Academic Department: Education

Career & Learning Pathway: Arts, Communication, and Humanities Pathway

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