Student Success

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Whether you are a new, current, or returning student, Bakersfield College wants you to succeed. We created a few noncredit certificates to help support you in your education journey by providing tools and strategies to help you in both traditional and online learning environments and by creating awareness of programs, services, and other student resources available at the college. We also designed the program to help you with strategies and skills that support your success.

student working on laptopWhat is noncredit?

Noncredit courses are tuition-free and do not affect your GPA or Financial Aid. They are a great way to build your skills.

Is it right for Me?

Student success is right for all students. No matter your major or interest, these courses help you navigate the resources at Bakersfield College and give you skills and strategies that will help you in your success.

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Paying For Education

You CAN Afford BC

Don’t let finances get in the way of your goals. Get help paying for college costs like tuition, books, or sometimes even the rent with a variety of financial aid options to help you reach your educational and career goals.

Academic Department: Education

Career & Learning Pathway: Education Pathway and Arts, Communication and Humanities (College and Academic Writing Success)

Courses: Education (EDUC) and Academic Development (ACDV)

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.