BCC News

Berkeley City College Accreditation Is Reaffirmed

8 February 2017

I am pleased to announce that accreditation for Berkeley City College has been reaffirmed.  The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, in its recent meeting determined that BCC has addressed concerns raised in an earlier review.  During a November site visit, commissioners reviewed whether the college had resolved deficiencies noted during the Spring 2015 comprehensive review.  And, in its January meeting, the commission determined that BCC meets those standards.

This is wonderful news for BCC! As president of BCC, I applaud the efforts of our faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to address the areas of concern raised by the commission.  In its letter to me, the commission acknowledges BCC for “sharing the values and the work of accreditation to ensure educational quality and to support student success.”

Rowena Tomaneng, PresidentThanks to everyone who made this possible and for helping us to continue our legacy of “Transforming Lives”.

A link to the final copy can be found on our Accreditation website.

Rowena Tomaneng, President

Berkeley City College

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AA-T/AS-T Petition Verification is Required for CSU – See a Counselor Before March 10

8 February 2017

ADT Petition Deadline flyer

Are you a student who has applied to transfer to a California State University (CSU) for Fall 2017 and will be completing your Associates Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) this semester? If so, please make a Counseling appointment before March 10, 2017, to petition for your degree. 

The March 10, 2017 deadline is extremely important for those students who indicated on their CSU application that they will be completing an AA-T/AS-T. The CSU campuses ask BCC to verify that these students will be receiving this degree. 

This CSU process requires students to make an appointment to file their AA-T/AS-T petition with the Counseling Department. The petition must be completed by March 10, 2017. 

The deadline for filing petitions with the District for AA-T/AS-T degress (other than for CSU), for AA/AS degrees, and for certificates is March 17, 2017.


For Petition forms, please visit the Counseling Department’s Petition Deadlines page. 

For Counseling Department drop-in hours and contact information, please visit the Counseling Department.


Filed under: Academics, General

Calling All BCC Students: Serve Your Campus – Apply for Student Governement by March 9

8 February 2017

If elected, you will serve your campus during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

We invite and encourage all students to participate in this election season.

Here’s your chance to run for student government, and in the process:

  • Gain strong leadership experience
  • Get involved with campus student government events and activities
  • Advocate for your fellow students
  • Bring social justice and change to your campus
  • Have your voice heard and make a lasting impact on your campus

Election packets with all criteria available online on NOW at https://tinyurl.com/peraltacandidateapp2017 or check in with your campus Student Activities and Campus life Office


Application deadline is March 9th @ 5pm, 2017.

Voting will be April 3rd -19th, 2017

 For more information, click: http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/asbcc/election-voting/  – all your election information in one place!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700423763581092/

Get involved, make a positive change within the Peralta Community College District, and on your campus.


For more information, contact 
Tiffany Taylor
Interim Director of Student Activities & Campus Life
Email:  tataylor@peralta.edu


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BCC Will Be Closed Feb. 17, 18, 19, & 20 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

8 February 2017

BCC will be closed over the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend from Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20. Classes resume on Tues., Feb., 21, 2017.

Filed under: Academics, General

BCC Social Justice Workshop ~ “Deaf Community: Through the Lens of Social Justice” on Mar. 17 & 18

7 February 2017

DCARA and Berkeley City College are co-sponsors of a social justice workshop, “Deaf Community: Through the Lens of Social Justice”, to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 17 & 18, 2017, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. All are welcome. Please register through Eventbrite at http://deafsocialjustice.eventbrite.com  as seats and food are limited. Deadline to register is by March 3rd. Accommodation Request deadline by Friday, March 10, 2017. 

Workshop Schedule:

Friday, March 17:  5 pm – 9 pm 

Saturday, March 18:  8 am – 5 pm


View the workshop agenda for details:

Deaf Community Social Justice flyer

For more information, contact Co-Coordinators
Jenny Gough (BCC ASL Faculty) and Marta Ordaz at

Sponsors: DCARA and Berkeley City College | Registration/Reception foods provided by Mozzeria

Visit the Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency website for more information about DCARA.


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A Promise to Our Community

6 February 2017

Berkeley City College, formerly Vista Community College, embraces a vision and values which allow all members of our college community to grow and thrive.  The college was founded on the premise that all are welcome to our learning community and we are first and foremost committed to this.  The foundations of our success as a center for learning originate in our diversity and in our respect for each other, our love of knowledge, education and collaboration, in our commitment to civic engagement and to social justice, and to lifelong learning for everyone.  All are welcome to join us and grow as we learn and thrive together.  We will steadfastly uphold these values which guide our college community, even in these challenging times.


President’s Message on Election 2016

Berkeley City College Academic Senate Resolution

Peralta ESOL Advisory Council (PEAC) Statement in Support and Affirmation of Our Students


BCC Promise Image showing our rich ethnic and cultural heritage




Filed under: Academics, General

BCC Science Seminar Series – Jennifer Doudna on “Rewriting the Language of Life: Impacts and Challenges of DNA Editing” on Feb. 23, 7-8 pm

6 February 2017

Join us for a very special evening and presentation with Professor Jennifer Doudna @ BCC. Dr. Doudna will speak on the impacts and challenges of DNA editing.

Filed under: General, Science Seminars

BCC @ BAMPFA – Open House for Berkeley City College, Wed., Mar. 1 @ BAMPFA, 11 am – 7 pm

6 February 2017

From 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, you can get in FREE to the landmark new building and view exhibits by showing your BCC Student ID Card at the admissions desk at 2155 Center Street.

Occupying every gallery in the building are exhibits on Hippie Modernism, Michael Armitage, Buddhist Art, and Andy Warhol. 

BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, Berkeley ~ Info (510) 642-0808 ~ bampfa.berkeley.edu/

BAMPFA entranceBAMPFA lobby

BAMPFA logo and address

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