BCC News

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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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.




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Important Enrollment Info for RETURNING STUDENTS

2 January 2016

If you cannot login or add a class from your PASSPORT Student Center — you may be a “Returning Student”. Please read the example scenarios below. The District does not send “welcoming emails” to Returning Students when they re-submit (i.e. reactivate) their CCCApply application. The District only sends Welcome Emails to New Students when they create a new Peralta Student Account.


Example 1: If you submitted an application in Fall 2010 and did not attend any classes, you are a Returning Student and you must re-submit (i.e. reactivate) your application through your CCCApply account. You will not receive a Welcome Email.


Example 2: If you submitted an application for Fall 2015 but never enrolled in any classes, you are a Returning Student. So you must re-submit (i.e. reactivate) your CCCApply application. You will not receive a Welcome Email.


Example 3: If you took classes in the past but have not enrolled in any classes in the last 2 semesters, then you are a Returning Student. You must re-submit (i.e. reactivate) your CCCApply application. You will not receive a Welcome Email.


After re-submitting your application, try logging in to your Peralta Student Account on PASSPORT (http://passport2.peralta.edu/). It may take 24 hours. If you have trouble logging in and you cannot recover your login information using “Lost Password” (see Cannot Login to PASSPORT below), then send an email to reset@peralta.edu that includes your full name, your Peralta Student ID #, and a description indicating you cannot recover your login information using Lost Password.


If you re-submitted your application and are able to login and go to your Student Center on PASSPORT, but you cannot add any Spring 2016 classes, then your next step is to check if you owe any fees (and pay them online), or meet with a counselor to clear any pre-requisites, or complete your assessment testing, or add yourself to the wait list for the class if the class is already full.


Cannot Login to PASSPORT:

If you forgot your PASSPORT User ID or Password, please see the following instructions:



Counseling Department Website (see information about drop-in visits) – http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/counseling/


Assessment and Orientation Website (see assessment testing schedule) – http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/student_service_programs/assessment-orientation/


PASSPORT Login Assistance (send your full name and Student ID #, and describe the issue) – reset@peralta.edu





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Hasun Khan, CIS Major at BCC, Appointed to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges

2 January 2016

Hasun Khan, a CIS major at Berkeley City College, was appointed to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in November 2014. A native of Bakersfield, Mr. Khan is a student at
Berkeley City College who is working toward an Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science. He was a judicial operations intern at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2015 and an animator and graphic designer at HitRecord in 2014. The 17-member board is appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown and interacts with federal and state officials and other groups and appoints a system wide chancellor.

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Dr. Laura Ruberto To Lecture on Italian Films, Sun., Jan. 24 at Museo Italo Americano

1 January 2016

“They Were More Than Movies to Me”: Italian Films, New YorkCity Television and the Work of Martin Scorsese,” a lecture by Dr. Laura Ruberto, is scheduled at San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 24. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. The Museo is located at 2 Marina Blvd. (Fort Mason Center, Building C), in San Francisco.


Dr. Ruberto, cochair of BCC’s Arts and Cultural Studies Department, will discuss the films of a young Martin Scorsese in relation to how the Italian films he viewed as a child in New York City, influenced his work. Her lecture examines how Italian films ended up airing on New York City’s television stations the movies that Scorsese actually watched. How did these films, viewed at home, impact his life and his work? Besides her work at Berkeley City College, Dr. Ruberto is co-editor of the Fordham University Press series on Critical Studies in Italian America and serves as the film and digital media review editor for the Italian American Review. Phone (415) 673-2200 to reserve your place. Visit www.sfmuseo.org or e-mail sfmuseo@sbcglobal.net for details.

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CIS Instructor Neil Dunlop Authors 5th Book on Big Data and Business Intelligence

1 January 2016

Berkeley City College CIS instructor Neil Dunlop published his 5th book. In Beginning Big Data with Power BI and Excel 2013, students will learn to solve business problems by tapping the power of Microsoft’s Excel and Power BI to import data from NoSQL
and SQL databases and other sources, create relational data models, and analyze business problems through sophisticated dashboards and data-driven maps.
“One of the fastest growing job areas is “Big Data” and Business Intelligence,” Dunlop said. “The ability to analyze and draw analytical conclusions from Big Data is a sought-after skill and an increasing number of organizational decisions are made based on this type of analysis.”

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