BCC News

ARAB Film Series at BCC on Fri., Jan. 29 @ 6 PM, Auditorium

25 January 2016

Berkeley City College (BCC) along with the Arab Film Festival (AFF) and Yalla Arabi, is screening Arabic language films on the last Friday of the month in January, February, March and April. This Arabic language film series fulfills the cultural component for the Arabic language courses taught by Gaye Walton-Price at Berkeley City College. Here is the Arabic course listing: http://www.folgergraphics.com/flipbooks/bcc/spring2016/#8/z . Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Arab Calligraphy LionMark your calendars for this Friday, January 29th, for viewings of Arabic short films:

  • Studio Beirut
  • Cafe Regular
  • El Khateeb
  • Transit Game
  • Bahiya and Mahmoud
  • PHATWA: The Narcicyst


There is no charge to attend. Doors open at 6 pm. Film starts promptly at 6:30 pm. There will be a moderated informal discussion after each film. Please attend, participate and spread the word!





View the film series flyer:

Arab Film Series Flyer image
Logos for BCC, Arab Film Festival and Yalla Arabi

Filed under: Academics, General

Krista Johns, J.D., Appointed BCC‘s Interim President

20 January 2016

Dr. Krista JohnsKrista Johns, J.D., has been appointed Interim President at Berkeley City College, Peralta Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, announced. Dr. Johns replaces Dr. Deborah Budd, who was named Chancellor of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. Dr. Johns will assume her position full time beginning Mon., Feb. 8. Until that time, Dr. Laguerre will assume the president’s duties at BCC.


Dr. Johns, who most recently served as Vice President for Policy and Research at the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), also served as BCC’s vice President of Instruction from 2009 to 2012. Her extensive experience in higher education includes service as dean of English and business at Pleasant Hill’s Diablo Valley College (DVC), where she managed the college’s English and business divisions, and its hotel and restaurant programs. While there, she also administered federal grants, and was responsible for facilitating integration of academic and student services. She also served as director of the University of Mississippi’s Paralegal Studies Program; as administrator of that university’s Center for Continuing Legal Education; and as a curriculum developer for the University of Nevada, Reno.


Dr. Johns holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside (Kenosha, WISC) and a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Filed under: Academics, General

Spring 2016 Moodle Online Course Site

20 January 2016

The Spring 2016 Moodle Online Course Site is located at http://eperalta.org/spring2016, however, most classes will not be open to students until the first day of the class.


Students who are enrolled in online and hybrid classes should check for any email messages from their instructors. If students have never logged in to their Peralta Student Email Account, or have not redirected their mail, they can find more information about their accounts at http://web.peralta.edu/it/studentemail


Student login information for the Spring 2016 Moodle Online Course Site follows this convention:

Username: your PASSPORT User ID (this may be your Student ID# OR a combination of letters and numbers if you obtained your student account 4 or more years ago)

Password: your birthdate in the format of yyyymmdd


Example: Cassandra Smith has a User ID of 10345678 and a birthdate of April 7, 1999, would login using:

Example Username:  10345678

Example Password:  19990407






Filed under: Academics

8-Week General Education Transfer Classes and Late Start Classes for Spring 2016

13 January 2016

Enrollment is Open Now for BCC  Spring 2016 Classess. Current Peralta students can login to their PASSPORT Student Centers and add classes.


Spring 2016 Semester: January 25, 2016 – May 27, 2016



BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule:

Please view our flipbook (click on the image below) or you can download the BCC Spring 2016 Class Schedule PDF version (3 MB)

BCC 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook



BCC and District Enrollment Resources:


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


View the Spring 2016 Academic Calendar


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Berkeley City College is Closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Observance

12 January 2016

Berkeley City College is closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday observance.

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Peralta Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Spring 2016 – Application Deadline Feb. 26

4 January 2016

Scholarships are being offered for the Spring Semester of 2016


Applications open January 15, 2016



Application deadline:

February 26, 2016 @ 11:59pm




To apply go to www.peraltafoundation.org and click on the Apply Now button or click on it below:


Filed under: Academics

BCC Is Open During the Week But Will Be Closed on the Weekend of 23-24

3 January 2016

BCC will be closed on the weekend of January 23-24, 2016. Regular business hours resume on Monday, January 25, 2016, when classes begin for the Spring 2016 semester.




Filed under: Academics, General