On The Inside

Earning an Associate's Degree

rising scholars inmates learningAt Bakersfield College (BC), student success is very important. We want our students to have a high-quality education and earn associate’s degrees that qualify for transfer to a four-year college or university. 

When our incarcerated students are enrolled for classes, they receive a packet that contains degrees and certificates offered at each of the correctional facilities served by BC. Currently offered Associates Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) are as follows:

  • Administration of Justice Arts Degree for Transfer
  • Art History Arts Degree for Transfer
  • Communication Certificate of Achievement
  • Communication studies Arts Degree for Transfer
  • English Arts Degree for Transfer
  • History Arts Degree for Transfer
  • Psychology Arts Degree for Transfer
  • Social Justice Arts Degree for Transfer
  • Sociology Arts Degree for Transfer


  • Casa Aurora
  • Corcoran State Prison (CSP)
  • Kern Cross Road Facility (KCF)
  • Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
  • North Kern State Prison (NKSP)
  • California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF)
  • Wasco State Prison (WSP)
  • Youth Detention Center

Contact Rising Scholars Program

Phone: (661) 395-4880 or (661) 395-4864 | Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30AM - 5:30 PM, Friday: 8:00AM - 12:00 PM | Location: CSS 168 (2nd Floor)

Email: risingscholars@bakersfieldcollege.edu