The Bakersfield College Academic Development Department provides quality developmental education in a supportive environment in order for students to achieve academic, personal, and occupational success.
Academic Development promotes its mission by:
Learning Communities provide linked classroom experiences to help students establish a strong academic foundation.
In a Learning Community, a group of students takes courses together, becoming a support network for each other and with the participating teachers. Students use discipline area texts in the reading class to develop reading skills using meaningful materials.
The Academic Development Department is committed to excellence in teaching by preparing our students for a successful future. To do this, our educational mission must include computer literacy and information retrieval skills as a key to their future success.
Many instructors are incorporating technology into their classroom teaching by using the audio visual equipment installed in many of the classrooms located on the main campus.
Each workstation includes a network connection, a projection system, document camera and a connection for a personal laptop and access to a laptop cart. This allows instructors to perform demonstrations, present material, illustrate how to use software, show Web sites, etc.