Welcome Renegades! We are safely expanding our in-person class offerings for Summer and Fall! We have created flexible learning options and have implemented safety protocols.
Visit the COVID-19 page for details and information on BC’s reopening!

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Back to College

Social distancing strategies utilized to contain the spread of coronavirus are causing workers to lose their jobs, and California’s economy is expected to be one of the nation’s hardest hit. 

As unemployment increases in California and across the country due to coronavirus containment strategies, Bakersfield College is supporting our local community and economy by offering late-start on-ramping program enabling new and returning students to access college-level coursework.

The Back to College program ensures students reach their goals by assisting with the onboarding process and providing dedicated Counseling, Financial Aid, Academic Support, and Career services throughout their time at BC. 

College Level Courses

These courses will get you started toward completing your Degree, General Education, and Transfer requirements. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Find out more about 8 week courses.

Noncredit Certificate Programs

These courses create pathways to employment by helping you acheive a quick skills certificate and build up that resume. These courses do not give you college credits and are tuition free.

Find out more about Non-Credit Courses.

Program Mapper

There's a pathway for everyone at Bakersfield College! Explore the Program Pathways Mapper today to learn all that BC has to offer!