The Bakersfield College Journalism Department offers the following degree:
Students completing the Bakersfield College journalism program can be assured they will move to the next level of education with the knowledge and skills needed to make a seamless transition. The staff has been instrumental in helping students attain scholarships, attend pertinent conferences, compete in competitions against other community colleges, and understand the professional environment of journalism.
The program offers courses designed to train students in several areas, such as reporting, photojournalism, page design and more. Students also have an opportunity to work on one of the top community college newspapers in the state, the Renegade Rip, which was awarded general excellence in the state for 2004-05.
The program offers six classes, including two – Media and Society, and Beginning Reporting – that satisfy lower division requirements at most four-year institutions. BC also offers a Press Photography class and three sections in the student newspaper – one for reporters, one for photographers and one for editors.