Bakersfield College

students in BC's Career and Technical Education program

Career & Technical Education

What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high skill, high-demand careers. CTE is at the forefront of preparing students to succeed in fast-growing, high-growth industries around the country. According to the California Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce Job Creation and a Strong Economy, the labor market is increasingly demanding a more skilled workforce and by 2020 65% of all job openings in the U.S. will require some postsecondary education or training - though not necessarily a four year degree.

It is our mission to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. For more information on the different Career and Technical Education programs that Bakersfield College has to offer visit the Career Pathways webpage.


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Name Email Phone
Cindy Collier
Dean of Instruction-CTE 661-395-4283
Stephanie Baltazar
Interim CTE Program Manager 661-395-4091
Antonio Alfaro
Interim Dual Enrollment Program Manager 661-395-4023

Educational Advisors


Educational Advisor
Ag Mechanics, IT Networking, Business, Construction/Woodworking
Electronics, Industrial Automation, Engineering Technology, Welding
Manufacturing Technology

Venessa Reyes
Educational Advisor (located in MS 178)
Pre-Nursing, Registered Nursing, Vocational Nurse, Nurse Assistant,
Rad Tech, Public Health Sciences, Health Information Techology 661-395-4476

Pamela Gomez
Educational Advisor
Agriculture Business, Ag Mechanics, Animal Science,
Animal Science, Crop Science, Environmental Hort, Vet. Tech. Forestry
Plant Science, Culinary Arts, Human Services 661-395-4520

Dominica Rivera-Dominguez
Educational Advisor
Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Teacher Education,
Criminal Justice, Digital Arts, Commercial Music, Auto, Industrial Drawing,
Fire Technology, EMT/Paramedic 661-395-4316

Job Development Specialists

Lupe Aguirre
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4829
Beth Marie Harrison
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4828

Support Staff


Executive Secretary

Yoli Aguilera
Department Assistant III, Dual Enrollment 661-395-4013

Cindi Swoboda
Department Assistant III, CTE 661-395-4089
Kern Community College District