The Industrial Automation program trains individuals in the design, manufacturing, and repair of automation systems. Graduates of the program are critically important to medium and large-scale companies who need those employees to fill the skills gap in the automotive, logistics, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing sectors in the region.
Estimate cost of tuition is $10,000 compared to $55,600 for a UC and $22,968 to attend a CSU.
Students are eligible to begin taking the lower division coursework at the beginning of every semester (twice per year). Student are accepted into the upper division program each fall semester.
We can accept 30 upper division students per year currently.
We have graduates working at several locations. Among them; Berry Petroleum, GAF, Tyrion Integration, Wonderful Pistachios, JG Boswell, Tasteful Selections, and Bakersfield College.
Average salary for program graduates: $51,000
Yes, between 2014 and 2023 labor market projections show a 21% increase in Kern County and the region that Bakersfield College supports.