Articulation is the process of evaluating courses to determine whether course-work completed at a high school/ROCP/Adult School will meet the requirements at a community college for the purpose of awarding college credit-by-exam. It is a planned process linking educational institutions and experiences to assist students in making a smooth transition from one level of education to another without experiencing delays or duplication in learning.

Articulation Agreement

An articulation agreement is a formal, written and published document that describes which coursework from the “sending” institution (e.g. high school/RPCP/Adult school) is accepted as comparable to or in lieu of coursework at the “receiving” institution (e.g. community college).

Benefits: A high school student can earn college credits while still in high school; no tuition fee is paid; eliminated duplication of course work; and student can register for a more advanced level course thereby completing the requirements for a certificate/degree in a shorter time.

Tech Prep articulates with high schools, ROCP and adult schools in out service area. Students meeting the proficiency requirement as noted on the articulation agreement can receive college credit. The credit will be posted as “credit-by-exam.” A maximum of 30 units of credit-by-exam may be applied to the associate degree.

To claim the articulated credit, a student must complete a Kern Community College District (BC) application on-line. If the high school does not submit the course completion information to our office, the student might need to submit their high school transcript for verification of completion.

For more information about articulation, please contact Pamela Gomez.


Courses by Career Pathways

Agriculture and Natural Resources
Arts, Media and Communication
Business, Management and information Technology
Engineering and Industrial Technology
Health Services
Public and Human Services
Foreign Languages

Courses by High Schools
Arvin Bakersfield Adult Bakersfield Boron
Burroughs California City Centennial Cesar E. Chavez
Delano Adult Delano Desert East
East Kern Ctr. ROP Foothill Frazier Mountain Frontier
Golden Valley Highland Independence (KHSD) Kern Valley
Liberty Lone Pine McFarland Mira Monte
Mojave North North Kern VTC Ridgeview
Robert F. Kennedy ROC Kern Rosamond Shafter
South Stockdale Tehachapi Vista West
Wasco West West Side ROP