Frequently Asked Questions

Bakersfield College

Are We Part Of Bakersfield College?

No, but some of our classes are articulated with Bakersfield College. Medical Terminology, and Nurse Assistant articulate with Bakersfield College.

Immunization History

Is My Immunization History Required To Be Accepted into Health Careers Programs?

Yes, your school and clinical site will require your immunization history.

Fees

Does Bakersfield Adult School Offer Financial Aid?

Bakersfield Adult School does not offer financial aid but our partners at America Job Center are happy to provide students with financial assistance for those who meet the eligibility requirements.

What If I Can’t Afford To Pay Program Fees In Full?

Bakersfield Adult School has a payment schedule available to students.

What Type Of Payment Is Accepted?

The Bakersfield Adult School Finance Office accepts cash only.

Where Do I Pay For The Program?

All fees are paid to the Finance Office located at 501 S. Mt. Vernon Ave.

Are Textbooks Included In Program Fees?

Yes, textbooks are included in program fees.

Are Certification Exams Included In Program Fees?

Yes, certification exam fee is included with the following programs:  Nurse Assistant and Licensed Vocational Nursing programs. (use this sentence to replace old sentence)

Is There A Fee For The TABE Assessment Test?

There is no fee for the TABE assessment test.

Financial Aid

Does Bakersfield Adult School Offer Financial Aid?

Bakersfield Adult School does not offer financial aid but our partners at America Job Center are happy to provide students with financial assistance for those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Criminal History

Do I Have To Be Fingerprinted?

Yes, all health careers applicants are required to go through background checks.

May I Still Apply For Programs If I Have A Criminal History?

You can call the office or come in for additional information in regards to Criminal Background Clearance Process.

Fingerprinting

Do I Have To Be Fingerprinted?

Yes, all health careers applicants are required to go through background checks.

Job Placement

Do You Provide Job Placement?

We do not guarantee a job. We notify Students when health careers partners have employment opportunities. Some students get hired at their clinical sites.

Citizenship

Do You Have To Be A United States Citizen?

No, as long as you have a social security number or right to work in the U.S.

High School Diploma/ GED

Do I need A High School Diploma Or GED To Be Accepted Into The Programs?

Yes.

Evening Health Careers Classes

Do You Offer Evening Health Careers Classes?

Healthcare Support Occupations, Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Medical Billing and Coding are offered only during day hours. Prerequisite classes are offered in the evening(hours vary).