Bakersfield College

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Arts, Communication and Humanities Pathway

About this Pathway

The Arts, Communication and Humanities Pathway is an ideal way to explore perspectives on humanity and learn how to be a creative and critical thinker. This pathway will challenge your mind and prepare you for your future. Go to our website and take the Kern Promise today. Plan your 15 units per semester, get through in two years and leap into your future.

We encourage you to take the next step in your pathway. In the links above you will find the majors associated with the Arts, Communication and Humanities pathway as well contact information to the educational advisors and faculty who support those majors. We are excited for you to start your pathway here at Bakersfield College.

Programs of Study

Associate Degrees and Degrees for Transfer

AA - Associate of Arts
AA-T - Associate in Arts for Transfer


COA - Certificate of Achievement
COCM - Certificate of Completion
COCP - Certificate of Competency
JSC - Job Skills Certificates
NC - Noncredit

Completion Coaching Team

Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Dina Hallmark Educational Advisor, Advising Expert - Arts, Communication and Humanities Pathway (661) 395-4538
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Lucy Perez-Dykes Educational Advisor, Advising Expert - Arts, Communication and Humanities Pathway (661) 395-4423
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Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Keri Kennedy Counselor, General; Counseling Expert - Arts, Communication, & Humanities Pathway (661) 395-4632
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Entire Completion Coaching Community

Career Outlook

The Bakersfield College Program Map is a great resource to find Program Learning Outcomes and detailed career outlook statistics for each of the programs of study associated with this Learning and Career Pathway. For more information about career outlooks in any field, visit the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Steps for Success

Momentum Points

If you are pursuing one of the degrees in this pathway, you will want to enroll in 15 units each semester to graduate in approximately two years. This would require 30 units in your first year. Some of those units you earn in your first year should be in Math, English, and your major! Not only will earning 9 units in your major your first year keep you on track to your degree, it may also help you earn a certificate on the way!