Barstow Community College (BCC) is an open-access, comprehensive two-year institution serving a diverse student population in the Mojave region of San Bernardino County, California. The College’s campus is located in the City of Barstow, California, situated in California’s high desert, between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Established in 1959, the Barstow Community College District (BCCD) encompasses a vast service area, stretching from the Nevada border on the East to Kern County on the West, and from Inyo County in the North to the San Bernardino Mountain range in the South. BCCD serves the communities of Barstow, Lenwood, Newberry Springs, Daggett, Yermo, Hinkley, Ludlow and Baker. The institution also maintains a satellite learning center at the U.S. Army National Training Center in Ft. Irwin, California, which serves military personnel and their families.
BCC 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 programs include lower-division college coursework and general education offerings for transfer to baccalaureate degree institutions. The College also provides a skilled work-force through credit-based classes and contract training that meets the needs of employers and provides students with relevant 21st century career and technical education that leads to academic achievement and successful employment in a global economy. To further assist students, the College offers an extensive range of pre-collegiate basic skills courses in Mathematics, Reading and English to those who need additional academic support before matriculating into a college degree, certificate and/or transfer program.