Bakersfield College

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Career Pathways

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jobs in the agriculture and natural resources career pathway involve planning, managing and performing agricultural production, horticulture, landscaping and related professional and technical services; managing America's forest; managing and coserviing natural resources and performing related enviornmental services.

Is this Path for you?

Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy working with animals? Are you passionate about protecting the environment? Do you enjoy working out doors? Then a career in agriculture and natural resources might be for you!

Want more information?

Watch our Agriculture Video and hear from real BC students in the program.

Visit the Agriculture webpage for more information on the degrees and certificates offered.


Arts, Media and Communication

Careers in this pathway are related to the performing, visual, literary and media arts. These may include creative or technical writing, illustrating, graphic designing, publishing, theater arts, journalism, education, languages, radio and television broadcasting, photography, advertising and public relations.

Is this Path for you?

Are you creative? Are you imaginative, innovative and original? Do you like to communicate ideas? Do you like to draw, play musical instruments, take photos or write stories? This may be the career path for you!

Want more information?

Watch our Arts, Media and Communication Video and hear from real BC students in the program.

Visit the following webpages to gain information on different degrees and certificates:


Business Management and Information Technology

Careers in this pathway of study are related to accounting, business administration, finance, information processing and marketing. These may include business planning, financial analysis, corporate management, statistical analysis and sales.

Is this Path for you?

Are you good at math? Do you enjoy working with others? Do you have leadership qualities? Can you pick up computer applications easily? Then a career in this pathway might be for you!

Want more information?

Visit the Business Management/Information Technology webpage for different degrees and certificates offered.


Engineering and Industrial Technology

Careers in this pathway of study are related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical manufacturing systems. These may include engineering and related fields, architecture, mechanics and repairers, manufacturing technology, precision production, electronics and construction trades and related industries.

Is this Path for you?

Does the way in which the universe works intrigue you? Are you hard working, self-motivated and enjoy working with your hands? Do you enjoy gathering and interpreting data? Then a career in the engineering and industrial career pathway might be for you!

Want more information?

Watch our Engineering and Industrial Technology Video and hear from real BC students in the program.

Visit the Engineering or Industrial Technology webpage for more information on different degrees and certificates offered.


Health Services

People attracted to careers in this pathway like to work with people. This career path includes programs related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries, conditions, and disease. These may include medicine, dentistry, nursing and rehabilitation, nutrition, fitness and hygiene.

Is this Path for you?

Do you like to care for people who are sick or help people to stay well? Are you interested in diseases and in how the body works? Do you enjoy reading about science and medicine? Would it be fun to volunteer in a hospital? This may be your career path!

Want more information?

Watch our Health Services Video and hear from real BC students in the program.

Visit the Nursing and Allied Health webpage for more information on different degrees and certificates related to the healthcare field.


Public and Human Services

People attracted to careers in this pathway like to work with people. This career path includes programs related to the economic, political and social systems. These may include law enforcement, public administration, child and family services, religion, social services and culinary arts and food service management.

Is this Path for you?

Do you like to work with people to solve problems? Is it important for you to do something that makes things better for other people? Do you like reading storytelling or tutoring young children? Then this could be your career path!

Want more information?

Watch our Public and Human Services Video and hear from real BC students in the program.

Visit the following Public and Human Services webpages for more information on degrees and certificates available:

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