Baccalaureate Degree Program

On October 6, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 927, which makes, which makes the baccalaureate programs being piloted at 15 community colleges permanent and allows other community colleges in California to apply for new bachelor's programs at their colleges.  Bakersfield College was part of the pilot program and offered the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Automation, which now becomes a permanent degree program for the college. 

The state is offering two application periods each year and will approve up to 15 bachelor's applications for each application period. 

This page will serve as a resource for the colleges of the Kern Community College District who are interested in developing a bachelor's degree program for their college.

If you would like to get started exploring a baccalaureate degree program, then please 

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If you have questions about the process or need help along the way, please email

Some additional resources can be found below:


Updated August 15, 2022