Bakersfield College offering five-week online program to assist students, displaced workers

Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:33:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield College is announcing a Back to College program aimed at bringing displaced workers back into the workforce with new skills.

BC is offering a late-start five-week semester to bring students back to college, in hopes of supporting our local community and economy. The entirety of this program will take place online.

The Back to College program will feature three options of six, seven or 13 units, with financial aid available to help cover the cost of courses as well as other expenses. These courses will start students on a pathway that would allow them to complete a degree at BC or transfer to a four-year institution, the college said.

Academic Support Services, including virtual tutoring and writing center sessions, will be available for all courses, according to BC.

Online sessions to guide students through the enrollment process will take place next week, starting March 30.

“Now that Bakersfield College has been 100 percent online for instruction and student services, we are turning our attention to how we can help our larger community,” said President Sonya Christian. “Our faculty and counselors created a five-week program to help transition members of our community back into the workforce during these uncertain times. The entirety of this program — all of the courses, enrollment, our student and academic support — will take place online.”