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Locations and times:

Main campus and Zoom, Humanities 51-52 (May 5 to August 1, 2024)

Monday-Thursday 9:00AM to 6:00PM; Friday CLOSED

BCSW, Room 207 (May 5 to August 1, 2024)

Monday-Thursday 9:00AM to 6:00PM; Friday CLOSED

Delano Center, LRC 131 (June 10 to July 18, 2024)

Monday-Thursday 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Friday CLOSED


Writing Center phone number for all locations: (661) 395-4735


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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Canvas Workshops - WC Help Available 24/7

Did you know you can access Writing Center workshops on your own time through Canvas? Each workshop is about an hour long and each one is designed to help you strengthen your abilities in specific writing skills from getting started with an assignment, writing a thesis, to adding quotes from sources, and formatting in MLA, APA and CMS.

All you need to do to access the workshops is fill out the Workshop Request Template once per semester and email from your BC EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY to Please use the subject title "Workshop Request." Our team adds students to Canvas Monday through Thursday throughout the semester.

Need proof of attendance after completing a workshop? No problem! At the end of each workshop you complete, the last page of the module generates a certificate of completion you can download and submit to your instructor if they either require a Writing Center workshop as homework or offer them as extra credit. Congratulation on going the extra mile to be successful in your course!

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