Early College refers to the opportunity for students to earn college credit while they are in high school. There are three forms of Early College opportunities offered through Bakersfield College:
Dual Enrollment: taught during the regular high school day at the high school and usually, though not always, by the high school instructor.
Concurrent Enrollment: Bakersfield College courses taken outside of the regular high school day, either on the high school campus or at one of the Bakersfield College campuses.
Articulated Courses: Career and Technical Education courses taught at the high school where the curriculum has been reviewed and approval by the Bakersfield College faculty.
The enrollment process for Early College opportunities is determined by the time and location of the course. Regardless of what course you plan to take, every student must Apply to Bakersfield College in order to be assigned a BC ID number. Once you have an ID number, you will need to Complete an Update Form each semester, but you will not need to apply again.
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org