Bakersfield College

Learn for Life

Learn for Life - it's about gaining knowledge for yourself and for your future.

Applying the Habits of Mind will carry you forward in future endeavors.

You will be able to apply past knowledge to new situations. Developing skills in gathering information will help you to make informed decisions throughout your life.

Good problem solving skills make you more employable - and better able to tackle life's challenges.

Career Services

Bakersfield College has multiple resources for students in career/jobs:

Learn About the World

Part of Learning for Life is utilizing tools such as online news forums to inform yourself about the world around you. Looking at current events from points of view that differ from your own can be a powerful way to expand your knowledge! The following links will take you to several online news organizations with many different perspectives on US and world news, politics, social issues, etc.


Learn How You Learn

VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences. These preferences are about the ways that they want to take-in and give-out information.

Take the VARK Questionnaire

Levan Center

Check out the Levan Center for programs and events throughout the year - including public lectures, book discussion groups, the Gadfly Cafe and more!

Visit the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities Website

Levan Institute

The Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning offers courses for those who want to gain knowledge throughout their lives.

Visit the Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning Website

Math for Life

One question many students tend to ask themselves in a math class is, “When will I ever need to know this?” From calculating loan rates to doubling the recipe for your favorite chocolate chip cookies, math is all around us! The following links will show you some interesting, useful, everyday applications of college level math.



Transfer Services

Visit the Bakersfield College Transfer Center to get more information on how to further your education after you leave Bakersfield College.


BC Student Sam Devera on LEARN FOR LIFE

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