Academic Development Department 2010 Winner of the California Academic Senate EXPLEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARD
The Bakersfield College Academic Development Department provides quality developmental education in a supportive environment in order for students to achieve academic, personal, and occupational success.
Academic Development promotes its mission by:
Preparing students to become independent, lifelong learners.
Offering coursework that increases retention and success rates in academic, vocational education and basic skills courses.
Continuing to work with employers and support workforce retraining.
Respecting diverse talents and learning styles.
Communicating high expectations through active learning withing a collaborative setting.
Evaluating curricula to respond to student and community changes.
Sharing our knowledge and skills within the college community.
If you are ready to take charge of your academic progress, please call us or come by our office for further details.The Academic Development Program supports the improvement of teaching and learning by "filling in the gaps" and building study, reading, writing, information competency, and math skills and strategies for transfer level, developmental education, and occupational/vocational education students. Academic Development Student Services Building 661-395-4433