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Bakersfield Adult School: Learning for Life
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GED Preparation

GED Preparation
GED testing is now on line, however, we still have GED Prep classes for those who need review before taking the new GED. You may sign up for a GED prep class on Mondays or Tuesdays during the first few weeks of each quarter at 8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. during the day, and Tuesday evenings ONLY at 5:30 p.m. in Room 505 on our BAS campus

High School Diploma

High School Diploma
A student can earn credit and receive a high school diploma through Bakersfield Adult School. Among students we serve are those 18 years and older who have dropped out of school or who have graduated from a high school in another country and are now seeking a high school diploma in English from a U.S. high school.

Independent Study

Independent Study
ndependent Study is an educational program that provides the opportunity for adult students 19 and older, to complete Kern High School District's diploma requirements. Most courses (including elective credits) may be taken via Independent Study. We offer two types of Independent Study: online and traditional.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language
The mission of the Bakersfield Adult School's English as a Second Language Department is to provide the language skills and opportunities to enrich the lives of our students by encouraging them to become life long learners and achieve personal success.

Job Training: Business and Computer Education

Job Training: Computer and Business Classes
Classes include QuickBooks, Simulated Office Development, Accounting, Basic Business Skills, Job Readiness, Keyboarding, Machine Calculation, Record Keeping, Filing, Introduction to Computers, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Photoshop & Illustrator

Job Training: Health Careers

Job Training: Health Careers
Classes include Vocational Nurse, Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Healthcare Support Occupations, Medical Billing and Coding, & Home Health Aide 

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education
Bakersfield Adult School provides classes to help students improve skills in reading, writing and math. Students who score below a 236 on the CASAS assessment will find Adult Basic Education classes beneficial. Also Adult Basic Education classes serve as a bridge between ESL classes and GED/ High School Diploma classes.

Older Adults

Older Adults
We have 6 certificated teachers in the Older Adult Program and at 12 different facilities. Programs for older adults are designed to offer lifelong education that will provide opportunities for personal growth and development, community involvement, survival skills needed for self-maintenance and economic self-sufficiency.

Special Programs

Special Programs
Classes for adult with disabilities - Bakersfield Adult School offers a variety of instructional programs to assist in meeting the needs of adults with disabilities in the community at the Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC).

Children's Center

Child Care

The mission of Bakersfield Adult School Children’s Center is to promote meaningful learning in a positive and safe environment that honors the uniqueness of each child. Our philosophy is developmentally based early care and education that assesses the child's needs while fostering Independence Social Skills, Creativity, School Readiness, and Acknowledging the uniqueness of each family and their culture.

Testing

Testing
Proficiency Testing, Keyboarding and 10 Key Certification, GED and HiSET Testing.

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Fall Schedule

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Our Fall Class Schedule is now available. Click the heading above to download a copy.

Online Business and Computer Classes

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Starting Monday, April 20th for Basic Business Skills, Job Readiness, Introduction to Word, and Introduction to Excel classes. Contact the Counseling Office for more information.
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