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.



Name Email Phone
Cornelio Rodriguez
Dean of Instruction - CTE 661-395-4597
Anthony Cordova
Program Director - CTE 661-395-4787
Stephanie Baltazar
Program Manager - Student Employment 661-395-4091
Anna Laven
Program Manager - Dual Enrollment 661-395-4830
Name Email Phone

Educational Advisor

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
Name Email Phone
Job Development Specialist
Beth Marie Harrison
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4828
Vikki Coffee
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4829
Name Email Phone
Denise Rodriguez
Executive Secretary to Dean Rodriguez 661-395-4984
Yoli Aguilera
Department Assistant III, Dual Enrollment 661-395-4013
Cindi Swoboda
Department Assistant III, CTE 661-395-4089
Rachael Prieto
Department Assistant III, Student Employment 661-395-4550
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