Bakersfield College

Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

Programs in the Industrial Technology department include Architecture, Construction, Industrial Drawing, Manufacturing, Occupational Safety and Risk Management, Welding, Woodworking and Cabinetmaking.

Industrial Technology Associate of Science Degree


Apprenticeship Courses are designed for indentured apprentices under the Shelly-Maloney California Apprenticeship Standards Act. The Apprentice agreement states that the student will supplement on-the-job training with related classroom instruction during each year of apprenticeship.

Apprentice class meet three to eight hours per week and yield two to six units of credit. Joint Apprenticeship committees administering each program are composed of representation from labor, management, California State Divsion of Apprenticeship Standards, and Bakersfield College.

These committees adopt state approved standards for operation and assure equal opportunity for applicants. Related training in apprenticable occupations, in addition to those listed below, may be offered as the need arises.

Information for entry into apprenticeship programs may be obtained from the college coordinator of apprenticeship training. Interested persons are encouraged to apply for any of these programs and may contact the BC Apprenticeship Coordinator at 395-4408 for further information.

Degree & Certificate

Architecture & Industrial Drawing

These two programs develop student's knowledge and skills in the areas of technical graphic communications and visual/spatial problem-solving. The Architecture program includes both traditional and digital design and documentation instruction as applied to the built environment. Students will learn 2D and 3D design strategies, architectural CAD applications, the use of BIM in modern construction documentation, building materials and systems used in residential and commercial construction, building codes, model-building, rendering, and the process of creating construction documents.

The Industrial Drawing program equips students with the skills and knowledge to utilize Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software tools to create the technical drawings required in modern industrial and engineering fields. Students develop technical communication skills as they develop graphic solutions and design in both 2D and 3D formats. Emphasis is placed on industry standards and software customization for productivity. Training in this area covers the spectrum of fields requiring CAD technicians and designers, including: Architecture and Construction, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Electrical and Electronics, Industrial and Mechanical design, Process Piping, Cadastral and GIS, as well as Manufacturing and Fabrication.

Degrees & Certificates


This program develops student's knowledge and skills in the area of modern construction techniques and practices, as well providing a pathway to careers in construction management. Construction Technology instructs students in the methods, techniques, tools, and materials used in both residential and commercial construction, and includes training in occupational health & safety, blueprint reading, commercial and residential building codes, and estimation. Construction Management includes instruction in the areas of finish construction, electrical wiring, scheduling, human resource management, and project supervision. Construction Technology students can earn a Certificate of Achievement that will give evidence of their skills and knowledge. The Construction Management program leads to an Associate's Degree.

Degree & Certificate


This program develops student's knowledge and skills in the area of modern manufacturing processes. Students will experience the spectrum of tools utilized in the manufacturing industry, including manual machining, computer-controlled machining (CNC), welding, computer aided design, and mathematics. Students learn precision measuring techniques along with the use of traditional machine tools such as drilling machines, saws, lathes and milling machines. CNC instruction covers the principles of set-up, operation, and programming of computer numerical control lathes and milling machines. Manufacturing technology students can earn Job Skills Certificates, a Certificate of Achievement, and an Associate's Degree that gives evidence of a comprehensive, hands-on educational experience in metal fabrication technologies.

Degrees & Certificates


This program develops the student’s knowledge and skills in the areas of oxyacetylene, Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, as well as blueprint reading and layout procedures.

The program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.

Degree & Certificates

Woodworking and Cabinetry

The Woodworking and Cabinetmaking Certificate of Completion is a short-term program designed to develop the student’s basic knowledge and skills in woodworking and cabinetmaking.

The Woodworking and Cabinetmaking Certificate of Achievement is a comprehensive program designed to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in the areas of materials, design, fabrication, assembly and finishing, techniques related to cabinet and furniture production and finish carpentry.

After completing the requirements of the Certificate of Achievement, and by taking additional related courses and general education requirements, students can also receive an Associate in Science Degree in Woodworking and Cabinetmaking.

The Woodworking Department has also offered carving classes through the Levan Institute, and partnered with The National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project.

Degree & Certificates