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Flipbook of the BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule is Here! Enroll Early!

22 November 2015

The Flipbook version of the Berkeley City College’s Spring 2016 Class Schedule is now available. Continuing Students should check NOW in their PASSPORT Student Center for their enrollment appointment!


View the new BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook (click on the image below):

BCC 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook

or view the PDF version (3 MB).


Dates to Enroll:

  • Mon., Nov. 2, 2015: CalWORKs, Disabled Students, EOPS, Foster Youth and Veterans – Priority Enrollment Begins
  • Wed., Nov. 4, 2015: TRiO, First Year Experience Students and New Matriculated Students who have taken COUN 200A – Priority Enrollment Begins
  • Thurs., Nov. 5, 2015: Enrollment by Appointment for Continuing Students Begins (login to your PASSPORT Student Center)
  • Mon., Nov. 30, 2015: Enrollment by Appointment for New and Returning Students Begins (visit Getting Started at BCC)
  • Mon., Dec. 7, 2015: Enrollment for High School Students Begins (visit High School Concurrent Enrollment)
  • Download the Enrollment flyer here


IMPORTANT: Registration appointments are assigned based upon academic status and units completed — see A&R website for details, at http://web.peralta.edu/admissions/2014/03/priority-registration/


Be sure to visit Getting Started at Berkeley City College for important registration and orientation information.


See Spring 2016 course flyers


The Spring 2016 Semester begins on January 25, 2016, and ends on May 27, 2016.


Search online on PASSPORT for classes – remember to change the Term to Spring 2016.


View the Spring 2016 Academic Calendar


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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk: Energy Efficiency – How to Make Buildings Smarter – Tues., Dec. 1, @ 12:30 – 1:15 PM, Rm 431

22 November 2015

Jason Trager, Ph.D., presents our next S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk about Energy Efficiency: How to Make Buildings Smarter, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:15 PM, in Room 431, at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.


Dr. Jason TragerJason is an energy scientist and sustainability engineer with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is CEO and Co-Founder of Persistent Efficiency Inc. which was founded with the goal of providing cost-effective, sustainable energy-monitoring solutions. He also founded the Art Rosenfeld fellowship for energy efficiency at UC Berkeley and has created several job positions at UC Berkeley for undergraduates through his Sustainability Champions Internship program.


View the Energy Efficiency flyer below:
Flyer on Energy Efficiency talk

For more information about the S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks, please visit the Berkeley City College Science Department website.

Filed under: General, Science Seminars

Science Seminar Series – Dr. Christopher Change Presents: A Synthetic Leaf for Solar-to-Chemical Conversion, Thurs., Dec. 3 @ 7-8 PM, Auditorium

22 November 2015

Can we create artificial photosynthesis systems to make fuels, food, and biodegradable materials? Join us for Dr. Christopher Chang’s presentation at our next Science Seminar Series on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 7 – 8 pm in the Auditorium at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley. This event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Christopher ChangDr. Chang is Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research is focused on chemical biology and inorganic chemistry, with particular interests in molecular imaging and catalysis applied to neuroscience, metabolic and infectious diseases, and sustainable energy. Most recently Dr. Chang was awarded the 2013 American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education, the 2013 Baekeland Prize, and the 2015 Blavatnik Award in Chemistry.


The Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series is hosted by the Berkeley City College Science and Biotechnology Department, and sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Peralta Colleges.


View the lecture flyer below:

Flyer for Dr. Chang's Presentation


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BCC Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving Break, Thurs., Nov. 26 through Sun., Nov. 29

17 November 2015

Enjoy your time off! Have a happy holiday!

Filed under: Academics, General

UC and Most CSU Applications Due on Mon., Nov. 30

15 November 2015

Just a reminder: 7 days (1 week) left before the UCs and most of the CSU applications for Fall 2016 admission are due! Students are encouraged to submit their applications if they haven’t already done so. Also, if students have specific questions or their application is not functioning properly, please refer to the handouts below:


In addition, this week BCC will be closed from Thursday, November 26th through Monday, November 30th (when the applications are due), so please plan accordingly.


UC Merced is offering opportunities for students to get real-time help on their University of California applications:

  • Personal Statement Webinar 24, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • Ruben Lubers, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, will give writing tips and explain exactly what evaluators are looking for in the UC personal statement. Students should visit ucmerced.edu/webinars and click on the “Register Now” button next to the webinar description.
  • Live Application Help Chat 23 and 30, noon to midnight

UC Merced admissions representatives, evaluators, transfer advisors and current students will be chatting live, answering last-minute questions students might have about the UC application or the personal statement. Students can register here.


Jasmin Bomanjee

Interim Coordinator, Transfer & Career Information Center
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

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BCC Building User Group Hosts “Classroom Design Conversation” on Tues., Nov. 10 @ 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 431

30 October 2015

Save The Date!

Classroom Design Conversation

Hosted by the 2118 Building User Group

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Room 431

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BCC Political Science Alumni Panel – Today, 11/12 @ 12:20 pm, Atrium

30 October 2015

Hear from former BCC Students that successfully transferred to UC Berkeley. We have lined up SIX BCC Alumni that will be here today to talk about their experiences in filling out their transfer apps, themes they included in writing personal statements, finishing up their course work at BCC and acclimating to the learning environment at UC Berkeley. Even though all of the panelists are all Political Science majors their collective insight should prove valuable for ALL students looking to transfer. This should be a fun and informing event.


BCC Political Science Alumni (Class of 2015) Panel:

  1. Danny McCarty (Completed AA-T in POSCI – Spring 2015)
  2. Rudrani Gosh (Completed AA-T in POSCI – Spring 2015)
  3. Fernando Jimenez (Completed AA-T in POSCI – Spring 2015)
  4. Sarah Miller (Completed AA-T in POSCI – Spring 2015)
  5. Greg Lorentz (Completed AA-T in POSCI – Spring 2015)
  6. Isaac Lee (Completed AA-T in POSCI – Spring 2015)


For more information, contact Matt Freeman, Political Science Professor and Political Science Program Coordinator, at mfreeman@peralta.edu

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BCC Latin-American Club Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos on Mon., Nov. 2, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Atrium

29 October 2015

The Latin-American Club invites you to a celebration of Dia De Los Muertos 12:15-1:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in BCC’s Atrium.


Enjoy food, music, face painting, sugar skulls and an altar.

Feel free to bring a picture of a loved one to put on the altar and dress up for the occasion.

The event is free and open to the public.



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