1501 Panama Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93307
661-396-4990

FAQ’s

Your South Bakersfield Education and Resource Center

The Job Spot is currently closed for in-person classes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All of our programs are online until further notice. Please go to bas.kernhigh.org to register for your classes.

Who staffs the Job Spot?
Our staff consists of team members from Bakersfield Adult School and Bakersfield College’s Adult Education Department.


Who is the Job Spot For?
The Job Spot is geared towards adults looking to continue or advance their education. Either with the Bakersfield Adult School or Bakersfield College.


Can You Help Me Find a Job?
The Job Spot has a partnership with both Job Fest Kern County as well as America’s Job Center of Kern County. We connect you with our community partners to help you find employment and employment resources. We host at least two hiring recruitments every other month, providing a space for employers to find quality, serious job seekers. You can find out about those recruitments from our websites below.


www.facebook.com/jobfestkern/
www.americasjobcenterofkern.com/


America’s Job Center has a Career Planner that comes to the Job Spot every Tuesday from 8:30 am until 11:30 am by appointment only, please call, or come by in-person to schedule an appointment. AJCC is located at 1600 E. Belle Terrace

What Adult School Staff is There? The BAS Team includes a Site Administrator, Campus Security, Staff Secretary, GED, ESL, Citizenship, and High School Diploma Instructors.

What Bakersfield College Staff is There? The BC Team includes an Academic Liaison, Educational Advisor, Support Specialist, Public Safety Police Officer and Program Manager.

What Adult School Classes are Available?

GED Preparation Classes – You must take a reading placement test and score a 239 or higher in order to take the GED prep class. Online Independent Study – Independent Study is an educational program that provides the opportunity for adult students 19 and older, to complete Kern High School District’s diploma requirements.

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Online or Book Independent Study High School Diploma – Independent 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. The counselor will advise you on which type will suit your needs the best.

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Citizenship Preparation– We assist students in acquiring English Language skills as well as the knowledge and understanding of the principles and form of government, the Constitution, the history, the culture, the institutions and the geography of the United States.

ESL Classes -The Job Spot offers a variety of ESL classes to assist in meeting the needs of students at various skill levels of English language proficiency. We offer courses for students from the pre-literate or non-reading or writing level (Level 0) to the advanced levels (Levels 5 and 6).

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How does Independent Study work?

Students meet with a teacher one day a week for one hour at a regularly scheduled time. Students may complete most course work required for the Kern High School District diploma. Students work on one class at a time.

Time, effort and ability determine the speed with which students complete course work. A grade of a ‘C’ or better is required to complete classes at a quicker pace.

Previous high school transcripts are accepted and applied to our district’s requirements; both completed course work and partial credit are accepted. Military experience, acceptable academic college credits and documented work experience all apply toward fulfilling graduation requirements.On-line Independent Study for Diploma

Read and complete your assignments from your home computer by accessing this password protected program to finish your high school credits. Students meet with a teacher once weekly here at our Job Spot Campus, No book deposit or program fee is required.

What Bakersfield College Classes are Available?

With Bakersfield College as a partner working closely with the Bakersfield Adult School, we provide the transitional support needed for students looking to advance their education at Bakersfield College.

Multi-level English Classes – One of the greatest barriers to achieving career or educational goals is insufficient English language fluency; therefore, the support team offers beginner and intermediate conversational English classes.

GED/HSE (HiSet) Tutoring – Students enrolled in GED or HSE programs often need additional assistance outside the classroom to gain the skills and confidence needed to pass required exams; therefore, the support team offers one-on-one or group tutoring in all subjects.

Career Planning/Assistance – General career services available include resume and cover letter writing, applications, internships, foreign degree consultations, and college transfers.

We also offer select main campus courses please see our offered classes here