Bakersfield College

STEM Pathway

About this Pathway

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway is the perfect place for students interested in sciences, engineering, mathematics or computers. The Pathway has Associates degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and job-focused certificates in computer technology. Students can establish instant connections with other STEM students and faculty mentors through the American Chemical Society Student-Affiliate club, Computer Science club, Geology club, Math club, Pre-med club, Electrical Engineering club, HOPES (Hispanic Organization Promoting Engineering), WISE (Women in Engineering) and MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement). With a BC STEM degree, students can transfer to major universities to become medical doctors, pharmacists, marine biologists, petroleum engineers, computer programmers, and forensic scientists, to name a just a few valuable professions. Having a positive future is possible when you start your educational journey in the BC STEM Pathway.


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
Rebecca Bumpous Financial Aid Technician; Financial Aid Expert - STEM Pathway rebecca.bumpous@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4540
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Administration
Name Position Email Phone Location
Yadira Guerrero Program Manager, Engineering; Career Expert - STEM Pathway yadira.guerrero@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4395
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Counselors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Laurel Mourtzanos Counselor; Counseling Expert, STEM Pathway laurel.mourtzanos@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4558
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Cynthia Quintanilla Counselor, BS Degree, Industrial Automation and Engineering; Counseling Expert - Industrial and Transportation Technology (BS degree only) and STEM (ENGR only) Pathways cquintan@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4811
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Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Josh Shackelford Educational Advisor, Counseling; Advising Expert, STEM Pathway joshua.shackelford@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

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!