The Courtesy Carts are electric powered carts used by Bakersfield College to provide mobility assistance to students with mobility disabilities.
Why is the Courtesy Cart service offered?
Bakersfield College is not required by law to provide on-campus mobility service. The service is provided as a courtesy to qualified students.
For whom is this service provided?
The Courtesy Cart service is available to students with a verified temporary or permanent mobility impairment.
When is the Courtesy Cart service available?
Service is available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Hours may vary during Summer and vacation periods.)
How can a student arrange for this service?
The telephone number is (661) 395-4848. You can also ask any B.C. staff member to call the Campus Security Center to place a request for you. After being verified and authorized, you will receive a mobility card authorizing use of the cart service.
Will the Courtesy Cart service get students to class on time?
It is the student’s responsibility to allow for adequate travel time between classes. Because of the large number of students served, students should not expect reliable service when scheduling their classes back to back.
Is on-campus transportation available for non-disabled students?
No. The Bakersfield College Courtesy Carts are provided exclusively for students with verified disabilities.
Courtesy Cart Drivers
DSPS hires student workers to drive the courtesy carts on a route system around campus providing transportation for students with disabilities. If you are interested in becoming a Courtesy Cart Driver take this Courtesy Cart Driver Orientation & Quiz.
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The ACCJC is one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.