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Spring Break: March 30 through April 5, Classes Resume on Mon., April 6 | BCC Closed on Mon., Mar. 30 for Cesar Chavez Day

26 March 2015

There will be no classes held during Spring Break from Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5, 2015. The Building will be closed on Saturday, April 4th.


BCC will also be closed on Monday, March 30, 2015 in observance of César Chávez Day.


Classes will resume on Monday, April 6, 2015.


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Town Hall Meeting Today, March 25 @ 12:15 pm, Rm 431- BCC Educational Master Plan

25 March 2015

The Educational Master Plan Town Hall Meeting will be held at 12:15 today, Wednesday, March 25, in Room 431 on the 4th floor.


Information about the Educational Master Plan can be found on the Town Hall web page.



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Deadline Extended for Degree/Certificate Petitions – Submit by Thurs., March 26 to BCC Admissions & Records, 1st Floor

25 March 2015

The deadline for AA Degree and Certificate Petitions has been extended to Thursday, March 26, 2015 – but you must submit your petition to the BCC Admissions & Records office on the first floor.


Download your AA/AS Degree Petition here.


Download your Certificate Petition here.



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Get Ready for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Semesters

22 March 2015

Enrollment is just around the corner! So login to your PASSPORT Student Center to find your Enrollment Appointment date and time. Continuing Students may begin enrolling according to their appointment time starting on or after April 9th. Students can enroll in both Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 courses.


Check out the online PDF version of the Summer 2015 BCC Class Schedule, or use the Search tools on the PASSPORT website. Printed BCC Class Schedules will be available on April 6, 2015.


Dates for the Summer 2015 Semester:  June 15 – July 24, 2015

Dates for the Fall 2015 Semester:  August 24 – December 18, 2015


Open enrollment for all students begins on Monday, May 4, 2015. New and Returning Students (who have not enrolled in a Peralta course in the last two semesters) should apply/re-apply for admissions through the admissions portal – be sure to select “Berkeley City College” to reach the BCC portal.


To search for courses on the public website, please go to the PASSPORT Class Search Tool , and:

  1. Select the radio button for Berkeley City College.
  2. In the drop-down menu for Term, select either Summer 2015 or Fall 2015. [ Note: If you want to see seat availability for all courses, uncheck the box for “Show open classes only”. ]

Passport Class Search Criteria window

(Click the image to enlarge)


3.  Click the drop-down menu for Subject and select the course subject (e.g., Anthropology or Computer Information Systems).

Passport Class Search Criteria window showing location of Subject drop-down menu

4.  Click the “Advanced Search” text link to see more filters.

For more information please visit the Admissions & Records website, and the Academic Calendars for Summer 2015 and for Fall 2015.  If you need help finding your way around this process, please talk to our friendly and knowledgeable Student Ambassadors at the Welcome Center on the first floor of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Berkeley BART Stattion.



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Transfer Service Community Workshops: Basics of Transferring, Tues., April 14, 7:30-9 pm, Rm 451A/B

18 March 2015

The BCC Service Community is hosting a series of workshops at Berkeley City College for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college, such as the University of California and the California State University systems. Please join us for these useful and well-organized workshops:

Scholarship Workshop

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Do you need help on your scholarship applications?
If you missed this workshop, please stop by the Transfer and Career Information Center, 2nd floor, Room 243, for information.

Resume/Interview Workshop

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Come here to get trained on your professional skills.

Basics of Transferring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 451 A & B
We cover them all!

 Next Steps

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Rm 34
Welcome to CAL! Start getting connected!


For more information, contact:

(510) 969-6929


View the Transfer Service Community Workshops flyer below or download the TSC Workshops Flyer:

TSC Workshops Flyer



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One-on-One Writing Tutors Now Available by Appointment – Click here to learn more!

17 March 2015

One-on-one writing tutors are NOW available. Download the Spring 2015 One-on-One Writing Tutor flyer, and the Online Writing Tutor flyer.


Tutors are available Tuesday-Thursday at SOUTH CAMPUS (2070 Allston Way, room 201) from 1:30-5:30 and on Fridays from 1:30-3:30


Tutors are Available Wednesday evenings at the MAIN CAMPUS LRC from 6:00-8:00 and on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00


NEW: ONLINE TUTORING is now also available.  Students can schedule an appointment (including appointments for online tutoring) by emailing us at


For more information, please visit the websites for the South Campus LRC and the Main Campus LRC

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Spring News! Classes Starting in March for Spring 2015 – Enroll Now!

24 February 2015

Classes beginning in the 3rd week in March include:

ART 1, Intro to Art History, 3/18/15, WF 9:30a-12:20p
CHDEV51, Child Growth and Development, 3/20/15, F 9-11:50a and 1-4:15p
CIS42B, Spreadsheet Applications II, 3/17/15, MW 9:30a-12:20p
COMM5, Persuasion and Critical Thinking, 3/21/15, HYBRID S 9:30a-12:20p


Information about these courses:

•  ART 1, 3 Units: Introduction to Art History
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP).  Recommended Preparation:  ENGL 1A.   Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Introduction to art purposes, principles and forms: Basic understanding of stylistic development and methods of analysis with emphasis on twentieth century art.

Section B3, Code #23672, Instr. Martin
Lec:  9:30 am-12:20 pm, WF; BCC, Rm. 226
Class Begins Wednesday, 3/18/15 and Ends Friday, 5/22/15

•••••Child Development•••••

•  CHDEV 51, 3 Units: Child Growth and Development
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP).  Acceptable for credit:  UC/CSU

Prenatal through adolescence typical and atypical human growth and development: Interrelationship of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and the adult role in fostering optimal development with emphasis on interactions between nature and nurture, developmental theory and investigative research, child observations and assessment, developmental milestones and individual differences.

Section B2, Code #25243, Instr. Nunley
Lec: 9-11:50 am & 1-4:15 pm; BCC, Rm. 52
Class Begins Friday, 3/20/15 and Ends Friday, 5/22/15

•••••Computer Information Systems•••••

CIS 42B, 2 Units:  Spreadsheet Applications II
1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP).  Prerequisite: CIS 42A
(may be taken during same term as CIS 42B during the first 9-week session).  Acceptable for credit: CSU

Principles of electronic spreadsheets using features available with currently popular spreadsheet software: Financial functions, logical functions, forecasting trends, lookup tables, “pivot tables”, graphic design for financial statements, statistical operations (regression analysis), macro programming.

Section B1L, Code #20862, Instr. Herrera
Lec: 9:30 am-12:20 pm, M; BCC, Rm. 312; Lab: 9:30 am-12:20 pm, W; BCC, Rm. 312
Class Begins Wednesday, 3/17/15 and Ends Wednesday, 5/14/15


COMM 5, 3 Units:  Persuasion and Critical Thinking
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP).  Prerequisite: ENGL 1A.  Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Critical thinking skills: Principles of reasoning and persuasion, and analysis and evaluation of communication; emphasis on structure of arguments, quality of evidence, formal and informal fallacies, and effect of media on argumentation.

Section B4, Code #24172, Instr. Pine
Lec: 9:30 am-12:20 pm, S; BCC, Rm. 53
Class Begins Saturday, 3/21/15 and Ends Saturday, 5/16/15
Online Transfer College class meets 3 hrs./wk. in class + 3 hrs./wk. online


Check out the full list of BCC’s Late Start Classes for Spring 2015 here


New and Returning Students can apply now, and Continuing Students can enroll in classes through their Student Centers.

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ASBCC Elections – Application Deadline March 4

23 February 2015

ASBCC LogoBerkeley City College

Student Government Elections



Positions Available: President, VP of Administration, VP of Programs, VP of Finance, VP of Public Relations, Senators (9 senate positions available)


Pick up applications in ASBCC Office, Room 57.


The official election code/rules can be found here.


Contact the Elections Committee at for more information.


Download a copy of the above ASBCC Election Time Schedule and the Application Form.


ASBCC Election Time Schedule:

elections schedule


Application Form:

Election form



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