Business Pathway

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The Business Pathway includes a broad field of disciplines incorporating many types of management and administrative careers in Business and Economics.

Programs

Key

  • AA-T
    Associate in Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T
    Associate in Science for Transfer
  • AA
    Associate of Arts
  • AS
    Associate of Science
  • BS
    Bachelor of Science
  • COA
    Certificate of Achievement
  • COCP
    Certificate of Competency
  • COCM
    Certificate of Completion
  • JSC
    Job Skills Certificate

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About this Pathway

The Business Pathway includes a broad field of disciplines incorporating many types of management and administrative careers in Business and Economics, such as: Office Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Operations Research Analysts, Accountants, and Human Resource 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.

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.

Program Map for Business

Completion Coaching

We have a community of specialists in the Business Learning and Career Pathway ready to help you with your specific needs to complete your goals. There are faculty, counselors, and staff that understand your program and goals for specialized support in your program academics, counseling, and in the writing center.

Directory of Completion Coaches

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.

Not sure where to start? Let us help.

Meet with a Counselor

Take the right classes to meet your education and career goals. Create your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) with your Counselor or Ed. Advisor.
Call (661) 395-4421.

Not sure about your career path?

Take the career quiz to discover the perfect career based on your personality type and interests.

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