Escorts & Courtesy Carts

Providing safety escorts and the courtesy cart service are a couple of ways that Bakersfield College is committed to a safe and welcoming campus environment.

Safety Escorts

Bakersfield College serves more than 40,000 students at several campus locations. While navigating our campuses, it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. We encourage you to walk in pairs and groups when possible, especially at night.

To strengthen our resources, College Safety provides safety escorts for our campus community. To request a safety escort, call (661) 395-4554, anytime, day or night.

Report any suspicious activity to College Safety, as soon as possible. Trust your instincts and if you feel uneasy about any situation, please get to a safe place and call for help. Remember: If you See Something, Say Something, so we can Do Something.

Courtesy Cart Service

The Courtesy Cart Service provides campus transportation primarily to students with mobility disabilities. Students should arrange for access to this service through Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS). Verified users receive a designation on their DSPS card. This card should be presented to Courtesy Cart operators at the time of service.

The Courtesy Cart service is typically available during normal business hours. Students can request a pick-up by calling College Safety (661) 395-4554. Students will be asked to provide their name, verification of their DSPS Courtesy Cart access, a callback number, and their pick-up and drop-off locations. Although the Courtesy Cart service is a timely operation, pick-up/drop-off times cannot be guaranteed. It is the student's responsibility to plan and allow adequate travel time to get to classes.

Cart Training

Bakersfield College staff and students must complete annual Powered Cart & Low Speed Vehicle Safety training to operate any cart on Bakersfield College campuses. Training must be renewed each fiscal year. Before starting this training, please review the Bakersfield College Parking Rules & Regulations, especially the Other Parking Rules & Regulations section.

Although the training may indicate different speed limits, the speed limits on Bakersfield College campuses are 15 MPH for roads and 5 MPH for all sidewalks. Remember: Pedestrians have the right of way on any part of Bakersfield College campuses.

Immediately report any accident, safety incidents, emergencies, etc. to College Safety at (661) 395-4554 or 911.

Training Instructions

First, make sure you are registered at Get Safety Trained.

  1. Go to Get Safety Trained.
  2. Click on the button Register.
  3. On the next screen, Sign Up Below, enter your First Name, Last Name, Birth Month, Birth Day, Email Address (use your BC email), and Password.
  4. In the Employer Search box, type "kern". In the Employer box, select Kern Community College District. In the Departments box, select "BC - Student Training". In the Jobs box, select "All BC - Students".
  5. Click Register. Get Safety Trained will send you a verification email. Open that email and click "Verify Email". Once verified, you can login at

Then, follow these instructions to complete cart training.

  1. Go to Get Safety Trained and login.
  2. Under Quick Links and All BC - Students, click "View All Courses".
  3. Click on Powered Cart & Low Speed Vehicle Safety.
  4. Read the training material and answer all questions. At the end you will be given a 20 question exam.
  5. After you complete the exam, go back to "View All Courses", scroll down to Powered Cart & Low Speed Vehicle Safety, and click on the PDF icon next to the training. Save this PDF and attach it in an email to
  6. Finally, you must contact College Safety at or (661) 395-4554 to schedule a test drive.

When all steps have been completed, College Safety will send an authorization to the staff member or student for cart operation on Bakersfield College campuses for the current fiscal year.

Contact College Safety

Phone: (661) 395-4554 | Email: | Location: Administrative Services Building (AS)