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Extended Opportunities 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 eops@bakersfieldcollege.edu


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 16th 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 chase.amos@bakersfieldcollege.edu. For proof of dependency, contact the California Foster Care Ombudsperson’s office at 1-877-846-1602.

Our Staff

Name Position Email Phone Location
Imelda Simos-Valdez Director, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/Cal-SOAP imelda.valdez@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4351
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Maria Baltazar Program Director, Categorical Programs maria.baltazar@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4955
Marcela Gamino Program Manager, AB 540/USP marcela.gamino@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4351
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Patricia Ramirez Program Manager, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs patricia.ramirez@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4238
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Stephanie Vega Department Assistant III stephanie.vega@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4837
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Ashlie Lopez Department Technician ashlie.lopez@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4348
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Alejandra Lopez Beltran Department Assistant III alejandra.lopezbeltran@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4351
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Maria Rojas Department Assistant III, EOPS/NextUp/CalWORKs/SSJV Cal-SOAP maria.rojas@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4957
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Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Chase Amos Educational Advisor, EOPS/Next Up chase.amos@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4952
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Rafael Centeno Educational Advisor, EOPS/AB540/USP rafael.centeno@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-3591
Amani Hernandez Educational Advisor, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs aman.alshaif@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4830
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Name Position Email Phone Location
Vanessa Bell Counselor, EOPS/CARE vanessa.bell@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4920
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Manuel Rosas Counselor, EOPS mrosas@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4719
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Jeff Stambook Counselor, EOPS jeffrey.stambook@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4323
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Angelica Vasquez Counselor, EOPS/CalWORKS angelica.vasquez1@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4593
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Adjunct Counselors
Name Position Email Phone Location
Rene Deniz Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS rene.deniz@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4228
Thi Nguyen Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS thi.nguyen@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4995
Elias Purmul Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS elias.purmul@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4867
Pedro Ramirez Adjunct Faculty, Counselor, EOPS pedro.ramirez1@bakersfieldcollege.edu (661) 395-4364
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