College and Career Programs


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At KCSOS we believe in supporting families through the career planning process. This process can at times be complex and often involve new opportunities for our kids. To better support families in Kern County and assist in career planning, career awareness, and all students securing employment with promotion opportunities and access to health care to thrive in Kern.

College & Career Planning


Bakersfield College Program Pathway Mapper – Each Pathway allows you to explore a set of program maps that show a semester-by-semester path from program entry to completion. You will also find videos and program learning outcomes that will deepen your understanding of each program and Pathway, helping you build confidence in your program choice.
CSU Bakersfield Academic Roadmaps – Welcome to the Map To Your Future webpage! This page is the central place for faculty, staff, and students to access degree roadmaps for nearly every undergraduate major. Each roadmap provides a year-by-year outline of the courses and milestones required by each major. You can use these roadmaps to help them graduate on time.
California Career Zone – is an interactive platform that will help you assess your career interests, investigate potential jobs and how to prepare yourself for that job (apprenticeship, certificate, 2-year degree, 4-year degree or more). Then you can look at how much money you can make in that career and what schools (if needed) you can attend to get started!
Through, the California College Guidance Initiative provides students with in-depth, grade-appropriate information and data-driven tools to support college, career, and financial aid planning and applications. We offer counselors and educators a comprehensive suite of reporting tools that automate routine tasks and help quickly identify students who need more help. Through our K-12 partnerships, we work directly with districts to expand their capacity to manage and use student data. Finally, we work across systems, closing the gaps between K-12 and higher education so that the college and career goals of students don’t get lost in the transition.