Bakersfield College

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Engineering & Industrial Technology

Programs in the Applied Science and Technology Division prepare individuals for technical and leadership responsibilities within a broad range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, food production, communications, transportation, energy, government, education, and utility services.

Examples of job descriptions are production manager, quality control manager, plant/facility manager, industrial salesperson, industrial service representative, construction supervisor, safety manager, teacher, etc.

Explore the Degrees and Certificates offered at Bakersfield College for our various programs.


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 classrom instruction during each year of apprenticeship.

Apprentice class meet three to eight hours per week and yeild two to six units of credit. Joint Apprenticeship committees administering each program are composed of represention 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 occcupations, 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 futher information.

Architecture & Industrial Drawing

The Architecture and Industrial Drawing/CAD programs develop the student’s knowledge and skills in basic drafting techniques; graphic solutions; design principles; computer aided drafting (CAD); geographic information systems (GIS); electrical design or pipe drafting in order to learn industry-specific techniques, skills, and rules; and animation as used in modern business and industrial applications.

Automotive Technology

This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive systems operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair. The program is transferable to California State University campuses, which offer Automotive Technology or related programs.

Bakersfield College offers the following NATEF/ASE certified programs:

  • Automatic Transmission & Transaxle
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Suspension & Steering


This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in AC/DC circuits, communication systems, and instrumentation, so that they are competent in the design, installation and repair of such systems. The Associates Degree requires 60 units with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0, including the General Education and Elective courses.

We offer courses in basic electronics, solid-state electronics, digital electronics/microcontrollers, electric motors, motor drives, and industrial control circuits, instrumentation and process control, and electronic communications.


People working in the field of engineering and related technical fields “bridge the gap” between scientific principles and the application of these principles to the needs of society. The field is quite diversified with exciting opportunities for people with varied mathematic, scientific and technical skills.

An engineer uses experience and judgment, as well as advanced training in engineering, science and mathematics to formulate ideas and designs, and to determine standards, specifications, work orders and schedules so that projects can be economically beneficial to mankind.


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.

Woodworking & 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.

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