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Bakersfield College

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Public Safety Training Pathway

About this Pathway

The Public Safety Pathway is designed to provide students who are interested in the fields of criminal justice, emergency response, firefighting, paramedics, police, and any other public services field, the basic skills and knowledge for employment.

Programs of Study

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

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

Completion Coaching Team

Name Position Email Phone Location
Fabiola Johnson Counselor, At-Risk; Counseling Expert - Public Safety Pathway fabiola.johnson@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4421
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Financial Aid
Name Position Email Phone Location
Victoria Koiyan Financial Aid Technician; Financial Aid Expert - Public Safety Pathway victoria.koiyan@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4429
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Job Development Specialist
Name Position Email Phone Location
Jessica McGrath Job Development Specialist; Career Expert - Education and Public Safety Training Pathways jessica.mcgrath@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4829
Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Dominica Rivera-Dominguez Educational Advisor, Career & Technical Education (CTE); Advising Expert - Public Safety Training Pathway domriver@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4316

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.


Career Resources

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!