Bakersfield College

Services

Challenging situations arise for all college students at one time or another during their college experience. The following resources and support information is designed to help students explore possible support resources on and off the campus to maximize their educational success at Bakersfield College.

Academic/On-Campus Services

The Counseling Center is located in the Student Services building lower level, located in the center of campus. Office hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Fridays.

Counseling Appointments

Continuing or returning students may make a half-hour individual appointment with a counselor during the semester (availability permitting), or drop-in to see a counselor. Advisers are also available during the week days.

Counseling appointments are not available during peak registration periods or during the summer.

If you have 2 No Show appointments, you will not be able to schedule another appointment in the same semester, but instead will only be allowed to see a counselor on a drop-in basis.

Counseling Workshops

New Student Group Counseling Workshops
Schedule an appointment for the workshop at 395-4421.
No friends or family are admitted into the New Student Group Counseling Workshops due to limited computer seating.

Disabled Student Programs & Services

Disabled students should visit the Bakersfield College.edu Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) to view available services.

Educational Advisers

  • Advisers are available in the Career Center located in the Counseling Department, Financial Aid Office, and Delano Center to assist students.
  • Advisers are available to assist students who have declared goals with course selections, course selection for majors, transfers, certificates and degree programs.
  • Advisers may also approve overloads, retest authorization forms, graduation checks and assist students in locating career information resources.
  • Advisers are available to see students on a drop-in, first come, first serve basis.

Delano Community Campus

Counseling services also are available at the Delano Community Campus, 1450 Timmons, Delano CA. Call 661.720.2000 to find out counselor availability.

Student Development Courses

Course Title Course Details
STDV B1 Educational Planning 1 unit
Description: The course introduces college survival skills and issues, including college expectations, a student’s responsibility for education, college resources, and academic policies. This course is designed to assist students in discussing strategies for choosing a major and/or career and to help them in making educational plans based on their individual career goal. AA/AS Associate’s Degree applicable.
Hours: 18 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges.
STDV B1 (Delano) Educational Planning 1 unit
Description: The course introduces college survival skills and issues, including college expectations, a student’s responsibility for education, college resources, and academic policies. This course is designed to assist students in discussing strategies for choosing a major and/or career and to help them in making educational plans based on their individual career goal. AA/AS Associate’s Degree applicable.
Hours: 18 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges.
STDV B2 Career Decision Making/Planning 2 units
Description: This survey course is designed to increase academic motivation and career success throughout the lifespan. In particular, students will learn to examine how an individual’s psychological, social, and environmental factors impact academic, career and personal life choices. Through this exploration, students will apply these topics as they relate to their personal and professional self-development and to the discovery of many new options for improving all aspects of their lives. The historical view of careers, current career trends, and employment outlook will be studied. Various methods of researching academic and career opportunities will be explored to assist students. Satisfies the 0.5 educational planning graduation requirement for Bakersfield College.
Hours: 36 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges.
STDV B2 (Delano) Career Decision Making/Planning 2 units
Description: This survey course is designed to increase academic motivation and career success throughout the lifespan. In particular, students will learn to examine how an individual’s psychological, social, and environmental factors impact academic, career and personal life choices. Through this exploration, students will apply these topics as they relate to their personal and professional self-development and to the discovery of many new options for improving all aspects of their lives. The historical view of careers, current career trends, and employment outlook will be studied. Various methods of researching academic and career opportunities will be explored to assist students. Satisfies the 0.5 educational planning graduation requirement for Bakersfield College.
Hours: 36 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges.
STDV B3 Career, Life, and Educational Planning 3 units
Description: This course guides students through a decision-making process that will help them envision and plan for a future that is productive, achievable, and stimulating. The culmination of this process is the development of a career and educational plan that will create a pathway for students to reach their career and academic goals. Critical thinking skills will be utilized through a systematic approach to career development by examining values, interests, skills, life roles, personality types, personal self-management, decision-making and goal-setting throughout the life span. Satisfies the 0.5 unit educational planning requirement for graduation from Bakersfield College.
Hours: 54 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges; CSU GE E
STDV B6 Tools for College Survival 3 units
Description: Integrates personal growth, learning techniques, academic and career success, problem solving, critical, and creative thinking. The course focuses on the following topics: self-evaluation and assessment, goal setting, career decision making, educational planning, time and financial management techniques, instructor-student relationships, cultural diversity, stress management, campus resources, learning styles and strategies including lecture note-taking, test taking, memory and concentration. Satisfies 0.5 unit educational planning requirement for graduation from Bakersfield College.
Hours: 54 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges; CSU GE E; BC GE E
STDV B6 (Delano) Tools for College Survival 3 units
Description: Integrates personal growth, learning techniques, academic and career success, problem solving, critical, and creative thinking. The course focuses on the following topics: self-evaluation and assessment, goal setting, career decision making, educational planning, time and financial management techniques, instructor-student relationships, cultural diversity, stress management, campus resources, learning styles and strategies including lecture note-taking, test taking, memory and concentration. Satisfies 0.5 unit educational planning requirement for graduation from Bakersfield College.
Hours: 54 lecture
Transferable: CSU and private colleges; CSU GE E; BC GE E

Community Resources

Living Assistance

PG&E CARE Program
1-800-278-5472
Provides a 15% discount off of utility bill to low-income households
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
1-800-433-4327
Provides once a year assistance for low–income households
Housing Authority Of Kern County
(661) 631-8500
601 24th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
www.kernha.org
Provides low income public housing
Bakersfield Homeless Center
(661) 322-9199
1600 E. Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93305
www.bakhc.com
Provides overnight shelter, Two hot meals a day, Clothing Distribution, Personal Hygiene items, Restrooms and Showers, Mail Service, Transportation to job Interviews, Case management, Job Training and placement, GED, Literacy and Parenting classes

Health/Medical Assistance

BC Health Center
(661) 395-4336
Panorama Campus, Campus Center 3
http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/student/health
General health services, Over-counter medication, Pregnancy tests, STD/HIV referral, Weight control, Campus accidents
Planned Parenthood
(661) 634-1000
2535 16th St. Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
www.plannedparenthood.org
Reproductive Services, STD screening and Treatment, Pre-natal education, Various Cancer screening
Medical/Dental Services
www.clinicasierravista.org/
East Bakersfield Community Health Center
(661) 322-7881
815 Lakeview Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Counseling services, WIC, Case Management
(Bilingual)

Legal Assistance

Domestic Violence Self Help Center
(661) 334-4663
615 California Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Provides various free legal assistance, Prepare and file petition for protective order, Assist with court process
Kern County Department of Child Support Services
(661) 868-6500
1300 18th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
http://www.co.kern.ca.us/childsupport
Helps public Assistance and non-public assistance residents of Kern County establish the paternity of their child and pursue court ordered child support

Counseling Services

Kern County Mental Health
(661) 868-8010
P.O. Box 1000
Bakersfield, CA 93302
Provides individual, family and group therapy, case management and medication management, fees are covered by Medic-Cal or are charged on a sliding scale
Crisis Hotline: (661) 868-8000
Alliance Against Family Violence
(661) 322-0934
1921 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
www.kernalliance.org
Counseling, Education, Family counseling, Child Abuse prevention, Domestic Violence prevention, Emergency Services for recent abuse
Hotline: (661) 327-1091
Child Guidance Center
(805) 322-1021
3628 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
www.hwmcgc.org
Provides Early Intervention Programs, Individual/family and group therapy, Parenting classes, case management
Ebony Counseling Center
(661) 324-4756
1301 California Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Provides affordable (Fees based on sliding scale) outreach programs Substance Abuse counseling, Family and child counseling, Job development, Parenting classes, HIV education, Pre-natal services, Individual and group services
Angel Steps Counseling Center
(661) 395-0588
1705 30th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Group, Individual therapy, Therapy for Crime Victims, Child counseling
East Bakersfield Community Health Center
(661) 322-7881
815 Lakeview Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Counseling services, WIC, Case Management
** Bilingual **
Haven Counseling
(661) 327-4711
730 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
www.havencounselingcenter.org
Parenting classes, Case Management, Family counseling
Memorial Center
(661) 398-1800
5201 White Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Counseling, Assessment, Psychological Services, Community Services
Crisis Stabilization Unit
661.868.8000
2151 College Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93302
Crisis Mental Health Assessment & 24 hour care

Self Help Groups

Help Lines

Kern County Collaborative
(661) 392-8758
Provides support and technical assistance to community groups, schools, individuals, and agencies who want to enhance the quality of life for children and families in our county.
Helpline
1 (800) 273-2275
Information and referral to provide answers to questions about available (up to date) services in Kern County Program links client to resources available in the community.
Warmline
(661) 323-3531
Warmline is an organization of volunteer mothers who conduct a telephone outreach service for families of young children.
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
1 (800) 931-2237
National Association for Anorexia Nervosa
1 (847) 831-3438
California Rural Legal assistance Foundation Immigrant Info/hotline
1 (800) 447-7901

Crisis Hotlines


Crisis Counseling

1-800-SUICIDE

A 24 hotline for a major crisis


Students that are in crisis may stop by the Counseling Center, located in the Student Services Building and ask to see the Crisis Counselor. This service is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday or Friday 8:30-11:00 a.m. Students in crisis outside of the college hours can refer to the Crisis Hotline and/or community resources below.

Kern Community College District