Bakersfield College

students in BC's Career and Technical Education program

Career & Technical Education

Temporary Office Location

The Career & Technical Education and Dual Enrollment Office (FACE 16) will be closed for remodel beginning July 11th through July 31st. During construction our office will be temporarily relocated to the typing area in the Library computer commons.

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
CTE Program Manager
Anna Laven
Dual Enrollment Program Manager 661-395-4830

Educational Advisors


Antonio Alfaro
Educational Advisor
Ag Mechanics, IT Networking, Business, Construction/Woodworking
Electronics, Industrial Automation, Engineering Technology, Welding
Manufacturing Technology 661-395-4023
Dinorah Castro
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

Stephanie Baltazar
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4091
Beth Marie Harrison
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4828
Lupe Aguirre
Job Development Specialist 661-395-4829

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