Welcome Renegades! The majority of our classes are online for Spring 2021. A few essential courses are face-to-face with safety protocols. All services have moved online and physical campuses are closed.
Visit the COVID-19 page for up-to-date information.

Bakersfield College

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BC Southwest Student Services

Counseling & Advising

To make an appointment with a counselor or advisor at BC SouthWest, please call (661) 395-4150 or visit the BCSW front desk. Walk-ins are also available, check front desk for availability. 

What can you see a counselor or advisor for? 

  • Choose a major
  • Develop a career plan
  • Develop or update your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) - by appointment only
  • Academic & Progress Probation (counselor only)
  • Academic & Progress Disqualification (counselor only & required)
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) contracts
  • Transferring into Bakersfield College from other colleges and/or universities
  • Understanding which classes from other colleges and/or universities will transfer into Bakersfield College
  • Transfer out of Bakersfield College to other colleges and/or universities
  • ...and more!


Tutoring services are now available at the BC SouthWest Center, in Room 14. Conveniently located for students living in Southwest Bakersfield no matter which BC campus you attend. The BC SouthWest Tutoring Center is certified by CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association). Knowledgeable and trained peer tutors offer FREE tutoring to all currently enrolled BC students in a wide range of classes. Set your own agenda to learn at your pace.

Appointments can be made by coming into the Tutoring Center. Walk-in assistance is available for Math and English. Group tutoring sessions are available. Please email soavila@bakersfieldcollege.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you! 

Tutoring Hours

Closed daily from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for lunch

Day Hours
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday Closed


BC SouthWest offers tutoring for the following courses: 

BIO B32 & BIO B33
PHIL courses
PSYC B1A, B1B, and PSYC B5
If your subject is not listed and you have a paper that you want to have proof read, our English tutors are able to provide that assistance for all subjects.
We also offer the 15-minute math and English drop-ins as well!

Writing Center 

The Writing Center is also located in the SouthWest Tutoring Center and is open on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, closed from noon to 1 p.m. Adjunct Professor, Pamela Fox, M.A. English, is the contact at the Writing Center. Appointments are 30 minutes. Walk-ins are 15 minute sessions. Group sessions can also be scheduled or conducted as walk-ins. 

Veteran's Services 

BC Southwest now offers access to a Veterans Advisor for assistance with Educational Planning, GI Bill/VA benefits assistance, referral services and more. To make an appointment with the Veterans Advisor at BC SouthWest, please email Armanda Trujillo at armando.trujillo@bakersfieldcollege.edu