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Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

About Our Programs

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Office, located on the second floor of the Center for Student Success building (CSS) on BC's main campus, offers several programs that provide additional assistance for Bakersfield College students to succeed in college. For more information about any of our programs, email us at


Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program that serves educationally and financially disadvantaged students. EOPS provides services that assist students who have the potential to succeed in college. 

Interested in EOPS? Please check the EOPS Eligibility Requirements.


The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program promotes  students' success by offering specialized services to EOPS students who are single parents receiving public assistance (CalWORKs/TANF).

Interested in CARE? Please check the CARE Eligibility Requirements.


CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Children) is California's Welfare plan in response to Federal TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) Program.

Interested in CalWORKs? Please check the CalWORKs Eligibility Requirements.


BC is currently recruiting former and current foster youth to apply to our BC NextUp program. You must be former or current foster youth after your 13th birthday and enrolled in 9 units at BC. If eligible, services include book voucher, counseling services, priority registration, meal vouchers, transportation assistance, and more.

To sign up for an appointment with NextUp or find out more information about resources, grants, and emergency housing assistance, contact Chase Amos, the Educational Advisor for NextUp, via our EOPS virtual lobby. If you do not have internet or webcam access, you may contact Chase Amos at 661-395-4952, or For proof of dependency, contact the California Foster Care Ombudsperson’s office at 1-877-846-1602.

Our Staff

Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Chase Amos Educational Advisor, EOPS/NextUp (661) 395-4952
CSS 193
Rafael Centeno Educational Advisor, EOPS (661) 395-3591
CS 195
Maria Lira Educational Advisor, EOPS/NextUp (661) 395-4451
CSS Second Floor
Alejandra "Olly" Lopez Beltran Educational Advisor, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs (661) 395-3593
CSS Second Floor
Armando Mendoza-Quiroz Educational Advisor, EOPS (661) 395-4351
CSS Second Floor
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Maria Baltazar Program Director, Categorical Programs (661) 395-4955
Patricia Ramirez Interim Director, EOPS/CARE/CW/NextUP (661) 395-4238
CSS 195
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Vanessa Bell Counselor, EOPS/CARE (661) 395-4920
CSS 181
Jeff Stambook Counselor, EOPS (661) 395-4323
CSS 179
Angelica Vasquez Counselor, EOPS/CalWORKS (661) 395-4593
CSS 181
Adjunct Counselors
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Rene Deniz Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS (661) 395-4228
Thi Nguyen Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS (661) 395-4995
Elias Purmul Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS (661) 395-4867
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Everlie Murillo Department Assistant III (661) 395-4048
CSS Front Area
Support Staff
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Maria Rojas Department Assistant III, EOPS/NextUp/CalWORKs/SSJV Cal-SOAP (661) 395-4957
CSS Second Floor Reception Area

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