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Welcome To Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College (BC), founded in 1913, is one of the oldest continually operating two year community college in California, and has repetition of over 95 years of excellence. A quality undergraduate education is offered to students on a friendly campus with small class sizes, advanced technology, and a variety of diverse experiences. It is located in the Central California, 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

Bakersfield College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students are able to complete the first two years of an undergraduate university work at BC and then transfer to a university to earn a bachelor's degree. BC's general education curriculum parallels that of the state universities and colleges, allowing easy transfer anywhere in the California system of public or private higher education. The college also offers more than 100 academic majors and vocational training programs.

Our dedicated and friendly International Education Services staff welcome you and are prepared to assist you in your transition to education at Bakersfield College and life in California and the USA. We would be very glad to respond to any questions you and your family might have about Bakersfield College, please feel free to contact me at

What We Offer:

Bakersfield College offers the following opportunities for students:

  • Associate of Arts (AA) and Associates of Science (AS) degrees
  • Transfer opportunities--Bakersfield College students are prepared to transfer to all campuses in California, UC's and CSU's once they have completed the required coursework.

Are you ready to apply?

We welcome you to the International Education website at Bakersfield College and encourage you to further explore BC'S homepage to learn about Bakersfield College in general.

Download and complete the International Admission Packet including all required documents and mail them or bring them to the International Education Services SS # 38.

International Education Services
1801 Panorama Dr. Bakersfield, California, 93305
Student Services, Room 38
Phone: (661)395-4412
Fax: (661) 395-4666
email: srahman@
Hours: Fall and Spring Monday - Thursday- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

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