BCC News

Cesar Chavez Holiday Observed on Thurs., March 31 – No Classes

30 March 2016

Cesar Chavez’s Birthday will be observed on Thursday, March 31 — BCC will be closed and there will be no classes on this day.

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Applications are Now Open for 2016 – 2017 BCC Student Ambassadors

30 March 2016

Application period is from March 28 to April 8, 2016. Please submit applications to Andre Singleton, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life, in Rm 151

Download the BCC Student Ambassador Application here. Visit the BCC Student Ambassador website for more details.


BCC Ambassadors, 2015 – 2016:

student ambassador photo grid


We are looking for Eager individuals who are:

  • Interested in Demonstrating Leadership
  • Interested in Representing BCC at High School events and in our local community
  • Interested in Supporting new continuing students at BCC
  • And Committed and Passionate in promoting educational success!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • A copy of your Spring class schedule.
  • Completed at LEAST one full Spring or Fall semester at BCC.
  • Have at LEAST one full year left at BCC. (A full year is comprised of 3 full semesters)
  • Full time student. (5 unit minimum)
  • Able to attend mandatory weekly meetings every Wednesday from approximately 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm


If you are interested, please download the application here or pick up an application at the Welcome Desk or from the Campus Life Office in Room 151.


For questions, please contact:

Andre Singleton, MS

Director of Student Activities and Campus Life

Berkeley City College




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Arabic Film Series: Speed Sisters – First All-Woman Race Car Team in the Middle East on Fri., April 1 @ 6 pm

29 March 2016

This is the 3rd film in our Arab Film Series collaboration (BCC Auditorium) and is part of the cultural component requirement for ARAB 1A offered at BCC.


Please RSVP at Eventbrite for this free film event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arabic-film-series-speed-sisters-tickets-22585595123


The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.


The Arab Film Series is a collaboration of Berkeley City College, The Arab Film Festival, and Yalla Arabi: SF/East Bay Arabic Language Meetup

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/125648413



Speed Sisters poster

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Pre-Algebra Review: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages ~ 2 Sessions: Wed., Mar. 30 and Fri., April 1

29 March 2016

The Pre-Algebra Review will be held in Room 34 on Wed., March 30, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, and on Friday, April 1, from 10:00 am to 12 Noon. Please sign up for the Pre-Algebra Review in the Learning Resources Center, Room 112, on the first floor of Berkeley City College.


View the flyer below:

Pre-Algebra Workshop flyer

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Dr. Linda McAllister Receives the Prestigious 2016 Hayward Award for Excellence in Teaching and Education

24 March 2016

Dr. Linda McAllisterCalifornia Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four Faculty Members with 2015-16 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education, including Dr. Linda McAllister of Berkeley City College.


Linda McAllister is a sociology professor at Berkeley City College. She is committed to assisting students from diverse backgrounds meet their goals, find their voice and transform their own lives through education. Under her leadership, the Social Science department has been the largest non-English/non-mathematics department involved in college planning and student offerings to meet the challenges of access to our traditionally underserved, underperforming student populations. McAllister successfully piloted a program recruiting former community college students who recently graduated with their master’s degree and are interested in teaching in a California community college.McAllister has also developed curriculum, scheduling and degree alignment so working adults could meet their degree goals, and served as an advisor to the first LGBTQ Club and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. She also mentors cross-discipline mentorship program and in the Faculty Diversity Internship Program. ~ Chancellor’s Office Press Release.


“Professor McAllister typifies the Peralta faculty who go above and beyond their expected duties to make Peralta shine,” said Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District.


Recipients of the Hayward Award receive a plaque and a $1,250 cash award. A call for nominations goes out in November with an announcement letter, application, criteria, and scoring rubric. This is a Board of Governors award, is sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and recipients are recognized by the Board each March. The award winners are invited to attend a dinner with the Academic Senate President on Sunday night before the award ceremony and to attend the Board meeting to receive the award the next day. The announcement was also made on the website of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.


True to Dr. McAllister’s nature, her response upon receiving the news of her winning this award was that the award is great recognition for the college and for the many deserving faculty at the college and indeed throughout the district. While it is true that there are many excellent faculty at Berkeley City College and the other three colleges in our district, it was specifically the details of Dr. McAllister’s own professionalism and engagement with students that earned her this award. Congratulations, Linda! It’s an honor to be considered your colleague and to be able to witness your grit and grace day in and day out!


Dr. Linda McAllister teaches Sociology and is Co-Chair of the Social Sciences Department at Berkeley City College.


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Late Start Classes for Spring 2016!!

23 March 2016

Check out BCC’s Late-Start Classes for Spring 2016 — view the flyer below for late-start classes. A new Math 13 class has just been opened:


MATH 13: Introduction to Statistics, Class Code #25404

Meets TWTh from 3:30 – 6:20 pm, Rm 31

Class begins Tuesday, March 29, 2016.


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




BCC and District Enrollment Resources:



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Deadlines for Petitions for Degrees and Certificates – 3/15 for ADTs and 3/18 for AA

9 March 2016

Please come to the 2nd Floor Counseling receptionist to schedule an appointment. The filing process requires review with a BCC Counselor to make sure your paperwork is complete and you have met all of the requirements.


General Associate in Arts (AA) Degree – Filing Deadline is March 18, 2016

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) – Filing Deadline is March 15, 2016

Certificate Petitions – Filing Deadline is March 18, 2016





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Invitation: Academy for College Excellence FELI @ BCC June 6-10

8 March 2016

The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) and Berkeley City College would like to invite you to a unique professional development opportunity – our Summer 2016 Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute (FELI), to be held June 6-10, 2016, 8:30 am – 5 pm, Teaching and Learning Center,  Rm 341, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

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