The junior college system is committed to meeting the labor market demand and is the most economically feasible way to attain education beyond high school. We know that by the year 2020 67% of California jobs will require education beyond high school, and our local junior colleges are gearing up to meet that demand. They are creating pathways that are clearer than ever to help students move seamlessly from college to career. We are providing the following links to help you learn more about the community colleges in our area, look for majors and career pathways, and ultimately enroll to attend.
To register for Bakersfield College, click on "Admissions & Records" and then click "New Students." You will need to complete all enrollment steps before registering for classes (Step 5). You can click on each of the links to get information about how to complete the steps.
California Career Cafe This is a virtual career center for California community college students. You can explore the fifteen different career pathways, learn success tips for college and beyond, watch videos from leaders in different industries, and search for jobs and internships.
This site allows you to take a career assessment which will reveal your Holland Code. Then, you can research careers using the sixteen career clusters. Finally, you can look up the junior colleges that offer career training in that field of study.
Cerro Coso--This is the Cerro Coso website where you can register for classes, review programs, and much more.
Finish In 4 --This site connects to the new Bakersfield College Finish in 4 program. Find out how to complete an Associate Degree for transfer in 60 units and identify the course sequence for 42 different career pathways.
Program Pathways Mapper--This site helps to identify careers within the nine different pathways offered at Bakersfield College. Click on the pathway to find information about the career you are interested in as well as salary, projected growth, and courses needed.
This site allows students to research the salaries of recent graduates from very specific programs within the Community College system. Students simply select a program of study, and the salaries for two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree will show up.
To register for Taft College, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Apply Now" tab to get the steps needed for admission.