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 partners with WESTEC to provide classes and certificate training in the Criminal Justice Field. WESTEC offers the Correctional Officers Core Academy (seven weeks), P.C. 832 Arrest/Control (forty hours) and P.C. 832 Firearms Training (twenty-four hours). These courses get students directly into the workforce.
WESTEC also provides numerous Bakersfield College certificate courses that help current criminal justice employees to satisfy their annual training requirements or to enhance their skill/knowledge in the criminal justice field.
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org