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Barstow Community College

Barstow Community College is a community college in Barstow (CA). Enabling students to transfer onward to a four-year college or university is a priority for the school.

Accreditation

Barstow Community College (BCC) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Barstow Community College offers the following degrees:

Associate of Arts in Humanities

Associate of Arts in Social Sciences

Associate of Science in Natural Sciences/Math

Associate of Science in a variety of occupational majors

Certificates

Accounting, Administration of Justice, Automotive Technology, Blueprint Reading, Business Information Systems, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, Cosmetology, Customer Service Academy, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Management, IS Management, Management, Manicuring, Medical Assistant, Microsoft Office Assistant, Network Administrator, Photography, Carpentry, Web Master, Welding. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum GPA of 2.0 in program course work, completion of a minimum of 12 units at BCC: including English 50 with a grade of C or better or eligibility for English 1A, Math 101 of Business Administration 51 with a minimum passing grade of C, or eligibility of Math 50., completion of all course work in a designated area (e.g. Management)of certificate program. Accounting Certificate of Achievement course work includes: English (3 units), Math (3 units), Computer Science (1 unit), ACCT 1A, AACT 1B, ACCT 4, ACCT 68, BADM 1, BADM 51; all 3 units each for a total number of 18 required units.

History

The Barstow Community College district was established in September 1959 by the citizens of the upper High Desert region of Southern California. Evening classes began the next year at Barstow High School, followed by the first day of classes in fall 1962 at Barstow First Methodist Church. The campus was constructed in 1964 at its current location on Barstow Road and first classes began in February 1965. Presently, the campus of BCC represents the standards of any college campus in the U.S. and includes: instructional halls, gym, athletic fields, tennis courts, cafeteria, student center, state of the art library, amphitheatre, fine arts center, and numerous administrative and technical buildings.

Barstow College Today

An open-admission, public institution, the college serves more than 3,200 students in degree and certificate programs with approximately 120 faculty. It provides the first two years of college or university study as part of the California State Community College System of Higher Education. The college's educational program includes lower-division course work, general education offerings, and vocational courses for transfer to baccalaureate degree institutions. The college offers a number of occupational programs designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Service learning and self-enrichment classes are also offered to the community.

Barstow Community College is in the process of expanding its vocational programs in order to meet the needs of the community and is constructing new facilities to house those programs. The vocational programs that have been added include: Fire Technology, Logistics and Warehousing, Electrical programs, Rough Carpentry, Cosmetology and more. The college is in the midst of a construction program with a state-of-the-art student services center scheduled for completion in July 2008. To support its growing and successful theatre arts department, the college will start the construction of a 750 seat performing arts center in July of 2008! A two story and an indoor track Wellness Center addition to the gymnasium will start construction in July of 2009.

Location

BCC is located on the Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert region of San Bernardino County, CA., approximately 120 miles from both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The college district covers the area from the Nevada state line, bounded by Kern and Inyo counties and the San Bernardino mountains. BCC serves the communities of Barstow , Lenwood, Newberry Springs, Daggett, Yermo, Hinkley, Ludlow, and Baker. Barstow College also provides on-site instruction to the USMC and U.S. Army National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, as well as the on-line instruction to the long distance students. -->

Admission

BCC is an open admission public institution serving more than 3,200 students in degree and certificate programs with approximately 120 full time employees and a $14 million budget (2007). It provides the first two years of college or university study as part of the California State Community College System of Higher Education. BCC provides students with both: comprehensive and vocational tracks of study for either the AA, certificate or life learning credit or transfer credit valid towards four year degrees at California State University system. For further admission questions, please, contact As of 2008 the tuition per 1 credit is only $20, while most students enroll in about 12 credits of full time study the tuition per semester rarely exceeds $400 !!!

Barstow College Online

The college operates the largest online program among California Community Colleges in the state. Students who enroll in the online program are able to complete their degree requirements without having to leave home. This program has proven popular for Military and long distance student who live abroad. In fact, our men and women who serve have used the program while out of the country to continue their educational goals. See additional information at BCC online resources here

Programs and Services

The college offers comprehensive programs and services to ensure that its diverse student population is well served. The institution provides tutorial assistance in the areas of Science, Mathematics and English as well as independent study options. BCC also offers: textbook, priority registration, peer advising, child care and transportation assistance through its EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) department. Barstow College also provides support services to students with disabilities through its OSS (Office of Special Services) program that include: note taking, improving of study skills, test accommodations, registration assistance and counseling.

Alumni and Barstow Famous

Congressman Joe Baca, former BCC baseball player, Justine Leone; played for the Seattle Mariners, Danny Norman; played for the Mets and Expos, Greg Martinez; MLB player for Milwaukee Brewers, graduate of BCC, Feasel Brothers; both played football for BCC in late '70s, later in NFL.

International Students

BCC welcomes international students through its admissions office which coordinates students' F-1 visas I-20(form) and status. Form I-20 is a United States Department of Homeland Security document issued by colleges, universities, and vocational schools that provides supporting information for the issuance of a student visa or change of status (F, J and M non-immigrant statuses). Since the introduction of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), the form also includes the student tracking number (SEVIS number) for the student and program.

International Cooperation

Barstow College is currently evaluating its future exchange programs of students and the faculty between colleges in China and Poland.

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