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The main campus Writing Center is located in Humanities 51-52. The new Writing Center office in the Delano Learning Resource Center is now open in room 131 next to the library. At BC SouthWest, the WC's office has moved to room 207.

Locations and times:

Main Campus, Humanities 51-52 (661) 395-4735

Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

BCSW, Room 207 (661) 395-4735

Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Delano, DLRC 131 (661) 395-4735

Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00 PM


Making an Appointment

The Bakersfield College Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments with professional Writing Consultants to all BC registered students. Students can schedule 30-minute sessions, or 60-minute sessions if they are registered with DSPS or EOPS. Se habla Español.

To schedule an in-person appointment, stop in the Writing Center, call (661) 395-4735, or email with your name, ID number, class you are seeking help in, and possible days and times for an appointment.

For online appointments via Zoom, email with your name, ID number, class you are seeking help in, and possible days and times for an appointment.

Book your own appointment anytime with Starfish

How to make an appointment tutorials:

Self Booking Video - English

Self Booking Video - Spanish

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How the Writing Center Can Help

The Writing Center, located in Humanities 51-52, provides Bakersfield College students with free help for any writing assignment. Our degreed, professional writing consultants will help you with:

  • Pre-Writing
  • Planning and organizing
  • Drafting
  • Revising and Editing
  • English for Multi-Lingual Students (EMLS)
  • Resumes
  • Scholarship Letters
  • Personal Statements
  • Assignment Clarification
  • MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago Style, etc.

Students can also take advantage of computer access, quiet study areas and our printing station.

The center takes appointments, but consultants can also assist walk-in students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a successful 30-minute consultation, students are encouraged to bring assignment sheets, hard-copy notes and drafts, and any other needed material, and should be prepared to discuss assignments with consultant.

About Us

Mission Statement

Open to all students, the Bakersfield College Writing Center allows students to craft their writing process in all areas, from invention and structure to style and mechanics. The student-led sessions will be facilitated by a writing consultant who, along with the student, aims to identify strengths and weaknesses in the student work with the goal of gaining life-long skills for writing independence.

Inside the BC Writing Center
To equitably ensure students stay on their educational path and to ensure learning, the Writing Center is happy to serve, among all enrolled students, the following cohorts:
  • Early College (dual and concurrent enrollment)
  • Rising Scholars Program (incarcerated and formerly incarcerated)
  • Baccalaureate (Industrial Automation and Research Lab. Tech)
  • Rural populations
  • Project HireUp
  • Athletics

Writing Center Staff

Kim Arbolante: Interim Program Manager, Writing Center - H 51-52
(661) 395-4435