Bakersfield College


Organize - My planner is my life; it's my organizer.

Come prepared! Keep all your handouts and notes (and keep them organized).

Learn to manage your time and prioritize. Plan for the full semester.

Organize - it's important to keep you on task and ready to go.

Use the tools below to help you develop this Habit of Mind!

Broaden Your Horizons

Your time in college offers an opportunity to widen your horizons and explore new areas.

We've created a checklist of ways you can get involved at Bakersfield College and partake in activities to enrich your life while you are a student.

Get the Tool

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Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor - it's anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.

Peter Walsh

My Degree Path

About the Tool

My Degree Path will show you a worksheet for an audit of the program you've selected in your most recent admission/update form.

What If

If you're actually pursuing a different degree and major, go to Window #1 in the Office of Admissions & Records to have your program changed.

You can explore other options using the tool, by selecting "What-If" from the list on the left side of the page.

Use the Tool

My Degree Path is only available on InsideBC(Student Tab).

First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.

Napoleon Hill

Student Education Plan

Create an educational plan to make sure you can complete you Bakersfield College goals.

See a counselor to create your plan today!

Call (661) 395-4421.

Organize, don't agonize.

Nancy Pelosi

Study Groups

Professor Joyce Kirst has created a handout all about study groups - and how to make the most of one.

Ready to start one?

We've created a study group sign-up sheet. Just print it out, take it to class and you're on your way!

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.

Juma Ikangaa

Taking Notes

Taking good notes can help you remember what you learned in class, and can be very valuable when studying for tests.

Bakersfield College students shared their tips on taking notes -- in lectures, and when reading textbooks.

Test Preparation

Preparing for your tests is important. We've created two guides to help you prepare for your tests. One is to help you figure out your test preparation strategies. The second will help you determine if your strategies worked, and will help you determine what you can change for your future tests.

5 Day Study Plan

Before the Test

After the Test

Seeing a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying iwth that plan.

Tom Landry

Time Management/Schedule Resources

Need help scheduling your time? We've got a few different tools to help you figure out how to organize your day, week and semester.

Scheduling Brochure

Professor Joyce Kirst has prepared this handout to help you learn the importance of scheduling, as well as tips on how to do it effectively.

You can download this tool:

Planning Calendar

This handy calendar already includes some of the important dates on Bakersfield College's campus - print it out and add your own information to keep yourself organized all semester!

We've also prepped an example to show you how it's done:

Analyze Your Schedule

Keep track of what you do for an entire week - then use this tool to see where you might be wasting your time, and develop a plan to make improvements.

When you're done, use the blank weekly schedule form to make sure you stay on track!

We've created an example of a filled out weekly schedule to help get you started, and to give you ideas:

Long Term Project Plan

This work plan helps you figure out the requirements of a long-term projects - and set up a personal schedule to get it all done by the time it's due

Use Gmail to Schedule Your Time!

We've created a guide to help you enter you schedule, appointments, due dates, etc., into your gmail account - and sync it with your phone!

  • Download the Guide (PDF Version)
  • Download the Guide (Word Version)


Student Videos

Select a video to watch it on YouTube.

BC Student Karen Landers speaks on Organize

BC Student Marcella Romandia speaks about Organization

BC Student Elizabeth Gonzalez speaks about Organization

BC Student Daniel Navarro speaks about Organization

BC Rad Student Shayna Velasquez speaks about Organization

BC Rad Tech Student Maria Torres speaks about Organization

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