Bakersfield College

Business Pathway

About this Pathway

The Business Pathway includes a broad field of disciplines incorporating many types of management and administrative careers in Business, Economics or Information Technology, such as: Office Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Cyber Security Technicians, Operations Research Analysts, Political Scientists, Accountants, Human Resource Managers, and Project Managers. From major corporations to independent organizations, every business thrives from leaders with the right educational foundation and training. The Business Pathway prepares students with skills to transition into gainful employment, a higher level of employment, or further educational advancement to a four-year institution.


Programs of Study

Associate Degrees and Degrees for Transfer (AA, AS, AA-T, AS-T)

Certificates of Achievement and Job Skills Certificates (CA, JSC)


Completion Coaching Team

Financial Aid
Name Position Email Phone Location
Connie Garza Financial Aid Technician; Financial Aid Expert - Business Pathway cogarza@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4448
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Job Development Specialist
Name Position Email Phone Location
Beth Marie Harrison Job Development Specialist; Career Expert - Arts, Humanities and Communication and Business Pathways marie.harrison@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4828
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Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Jeff La Force Educational Advisor, Transfer Pathways; Advising Expert - Business Pathway jeff.laforce@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4421
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Counselors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Jonathan Ward Counselor, General; Counseling Expert - Business Pathway jonathan.ward@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4421
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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

Year One

Complete 30 degree-applicable units, including 9 units from your selected major.

Semester One

Complete 15 degree applicable units, including program required math or English courses.

Semester Two

Complete 15 degree applicable units, including program required math or English course

Year Two

Complete 30 degree applicable units.

Semester One

Complete 15 degree applicable units and apply to transfer to a CSU or UC.

Semester Two

Complete 15 degree applicable units and apply to graduate.

Business Pathway Steps For Success