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Mission Statement


As the recognized quality provider for value-added education and specialized expertise, we facilitate personal development, career readiness, organizational success, and economic development in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and Antelope Valley regions.


We prepare graduates to effectively contribute to their organizations and to develop into our community’s next generation of innovators, managers, and leaders. Our methods include delivering curriculum and programs supporting student success, conducting applied and pedagogical research, and engaging the community in impactful ways.

Our Guiding Values

The driving forces behind our vision and mission are a strong commitment to:

  1. Value-added education resulting in personal development and social mobility for our students,

  2. Human capital formation and community engagement supporting economic development in Kern County and our broader service region, and

  3. Excellence in all endeavors, as we act with integrity, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, work collegially to serve our communities.


Contact us

  • 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311     Phone: (661) 654-2157     Fax: (661) 654-2207