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Bakersfield College

Early College Opportunities at McFarland High School

All incoming 9th grade students will be on a pathway to complete between 12 and 60 college units counting towards Career and Technical Education Certificates, General Education Certificates, and/or Associate Degrees by the time they graduate from high school.

Students will take their first BC college course, STDV B3 Career and Life Planning, during their freshman year to explore which Early College pathway is best for them and to create a personalized 10-year plan of their educational, career, and life goals.

Current Pathway Opportunities:


Early College Launch Video - English
Early College Launch Video - Spanish

Associates Degree for Transfer Pathway* (60 Units)

Grade Fall Spring Summer
9th STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0) MUSC B27 History of Rock and Roll (3.0) COMM B1 Public Speaking (3.0)
10th HIST B1 World History (3.0) HIST B2 World History (3.0)
PSYC B1A General Psychology (3.0)
HIST B30A, B30B, B33, or B36 (3.0)
11th HIST B17A History of the United States (3.0)
SPAN B1 Elementary Spanish I (4.0)
Life Science (3.0)
HIST B17B History of the United States Since 1870 (3.0)
SPAN B2 Elementary Spanish II (4.0)
Life Science (3.0)
POLS B1 American Government (3.0)
12th ENGL B1A Expository Composition (3.0)
SPAN B3 Intermediate Spanish I (4.0)
Physical Science + Lab (4.0)
ENGL B1B Introduction to Types of Literature (3.0)
MATH B22 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3.0)
SPAN B4 Intermediate Spanish II (4.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


General Education Certificates Pathway* (30 Units)

Grade Fall Spring
9th STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0) MUSC B27 History of Rock and Roll (3.0)
10th COMM B1 Public Speaking (3.0) PSYC B1A General Psychology (3.0)
11th SPAN B1 Elementary Spanish I (4.0) HIST B17B History of the United States Since 1870 (3.0)
12th ENGL B1A Expository Composition (3.0)
POLS B1 American Government
MATH B22 Elementary Probability & Statistics (4.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Agriculture Business Management Pathway* (12 units)

Courses

  • STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0)
  • AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society (3.0)
  • AGBS B6 Agricultural Sales and Communication (3.0)
  • AGBSB3 Introduction to Agriculture Business (3.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Photography Pathway* (12 units)

Courses

  • ART B16 Digital Photography (3.0)
  • ART B17 Black and White Photography (3.0)
  • ART B46 Advanced Photography I (3.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Business Pathway* (17 units)

Courses

  • STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0)
  • BSAD B52A,B,C Computer Keyboarding, Parts 1-2-3 (3.0)
  • COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office (3.0)
  • BSAD B264 10 Key Proficiency (0.5) and BSAD B287 Filing (1.5)
  • BSAD B20 Introduction to Business (3.0)
  • BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills (3.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Education Pathway* (12 units)

Courses

  • STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0)
  • EDUC B3 Roles and Responsibilities of a Paraprofessional (3.0)
  • EDUC B9 Foundations of Literacy (3.0)
  • EDUC B5 Learning in Math and Science (3.0)

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Industrial Technology: Architecture and Engineering Pathway* (12 units)

Courses

  • STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0)
  • INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD (3.0)
  • INDR 20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design (3.0)
  • INDR 20B Computer Aided Drafting and Design (3.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Industrial Technology: Welding Pathway* (14 units)

Courses

  • STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0)
  • WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting (2.0)
  • WELD B1B Introduction to Welding Processes (2.0)
  • WELD 53AB Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4.0)
  • WELD 54A Blueprint Reading for Welders & Machinists (3.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Public Health Pathway* (21 units)

Courses

  • STDV B3 Career and Life Planning (3.0)
  • PBHS B20 Introduction to Public Health (3.0)
  • PBHS B21 Contemporary Health Concerns (3.0)
  • PBHS B22 Drugs, Health, and Society (3.0)
  • PBHS B23 Health and Social Justice (3.0)
  • COMM B9 Health Communication (3.0)
  • PBHSD B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education/Internship (3.0)

Certificate and Degree Pathways

*Courses and pathways are subject to change.
**This certificate or degree can be completed by high school graduation.


Contact

McFarland High School

Bakersfield College

Kern Community College District