group of people of various ages smiling
Indoor Theater seating and stage

Bakersfield College facilities are available to the community to rent for events or performances. Each request is subect to availablity and approval.

college students with backpacks; smiling and conversing on campus

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) has focused on increasing and improving college access to postsecondary education for historically underserved student populations.

Launchpad classroom

The Bakersfield College Launchpad provides resources and educational workshops for entrepreneurs to help start and grow businesses in our community.

Renegade Room courtyard and entrance
Culinary Arts

Renegade Room

The Renegade Room Restaurant is a public restaurant operated by the students enrolled in the Foods and Nutrition Program.

BC pool-daytime with no swimmers

The Bakersfield College Pool is open for student, staff and community use. They offer swim lessons, youth swimming, adult lap swim, and more.

planetarium inside view with video projector and auditorium

The William M Thomas Planetarium has a Chronos star projector from GOTO and a SciDome all-dome video system from Spitz installed under a Spitz premium-seam 36-foot dome. Individual seating for 72 people all facing the same direction under the largest dome in all of the Central Valley.

laser cutter being used on a wood piece

The Creative Design Center is a small makerspace on the Panorama Campus where students have access to digital fabrication equipment. Our goal is to foster student creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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