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NEW Fall 2016 Student Health Services ~ Hours & Times

23 August 2016

The following Student Health Services are provided at Berkeley City College for the Fall 2016 semester:

go to BCC Health Services


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2000 Center Street is Here!

23 August 2016

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Moodle Online Course Website

21 August 2016

The Fall 2016 Moodle Online Course Website is located at Classes will be available to students at the start of the semester. Students must be enrolled in classes in order to login on Moodle.


Continuing Students may enroll in Fall 2016 classes NOW through their PASSPORT Student Center at or in person at the BCC Admissions counter on the first floor of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley. If you are a New or Returning Student (who has not enrolled in a Peralta class in either Spring 2016 or Fall 2015), then you will need to apply or re-apply for admissions — visit BCC’s Getting Started web page for instructions and links.


Here are the LOGIN instructions for the Fall 2016 Moodle:


Moodle Website:

Username:  same as your PASSPORT User ID

Password: your Birthdate in the format of yyyymmdd


For example, if your date of birth is February 18, 1995

then your password would be: 19950218


The District Moodle Helpdesk for Students is:


If you are a BCC student and are on-campus, you can get login help on most Mondays – Thursdays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Room 459


Moodle Information and Tutorials for Students:


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Super Saturdays 8/13 and 8/20 from 9 am – 2 pm: BCC Will Be Open to Help Students Apply and Enroll in Fall 2016 Classes

9 August 2016

Did you know higher education can increase your earning potential half a million dollars over your lifetime? Start your future now by registering for Fall 2016 Classes at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


All Student Services at the four Peralta campuses will be open to help students register for classes on two Saturdays, August 13 and 20, 2016, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Student Services include Assessment, Counseling, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, and Cashier’s Office.


Continuing and Returning Students are welcome to come to campus and enroll in classes.


New Students can Apply Now for a Peralta Student Account at – don’t miss this opportunity to register for Fall 2016 Classes!


For more information, contact BCC at (510) 981-2800.


View the Saturday Enrollment information sheet:

College Saturdays Information Sheet has same info as preceding

Laney College: 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, (510) 834-5740

Merritt College: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, (510) 531-4911

College of Alameda: 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, (510) 522-7211

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Six BCC Students Present Research Accomplishments at 2016 CIRM Conference

8 August 2016

Six Berkeley City College biotechnology students presented written and graphic results of their 10-month research projects to members of the scientific community at the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) annual Bridges Trainee Meeting held this July at Berkeley’s Claremont Hotel. Molly Fischer, Wanjiru Kamau-Devers, Amir Jaberi, Andres Marin, Brian Siemons and Kevin Wu were among the nine 2015-2016 BCC CIRM interns who joined more than 160 students from throughout California at the prestigious annual event. Students not only display their scientific posters during the two day event, but also participate in scientific meetings in which they hear presentations from selected scientists from across the state and receive valuable tips for job searching and career development.


BCC CIRM Students group photo on veranda

Left to right: Wanjiru Kamau-Devers, Andres Marin, Amir Jaberi, Brian Siemons (not pictured: Molly Fisher, Kevin Wu)


Four of this past year’s interns were retained as technicians in the labs they interned and two were offered full time positions: Fischer is a staff research associate in Dr. Tejal Desai’s therapeutic microtechnology and nanotechnology lab at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and Brian Siemens is a staff research associate in Dr. Kevin Healy’s biomaterials and tissue engineering lab at UC Berkeley.


Andres Marin at Poster Session: Determining the Success of Autologous Stem Cell Transplants in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Andres Marin at Poster Session: Determining the Success of Autologous Stem Cell Transplants in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Many of the BCC CIRM interns graduated this year with associate degrees and/or certificates of completion in biotechnology. The students also receive a Certificate in Stem Cell Biology from BCC following completion of their internships and specialized training at UCSF in stem cell biology.


“We have kept records of all of our CIRM students for the past six years,” said Dr. Barbara Des Rochers, program director of BCC’s CIRM grant and cochair of BCC’s Science Department.  “Many have taken technician positions in research and industrial laboratories while others have gone on for their bachelor’s, graduate and professional science degrees, including medical and pharmacy schools.”


“Our graduates are in biotechnology and science labs all over the Bay Area; many students get jobs in the labs in which they intern and many will move on to higher degrees,” noted Des Rochers. “And a number of laboratories in the Bay Area have sent their employees to BCC for continuing education.”


BCC’s biotechnology program welcomes all students—from recent high school graduates to those with college degrees—who may have been in the workplace for a long time and are seeking retraining. “We welcome older students and students with degrees,” Des Rochers said. “Some of our students have degrees in the STEM fields but many do not.”


Wanjiru Kamau-Devers, Research Poster Session: Fibrinogen as a Regulator of Central Nervous System Regeneration

For example, Molly Fischer came to BCC’s program with a degree in studio arts; Wanjiru Kamau-Devers with a degree in African studies and history and Kevin Wu with a degree in English and all have excelled.   “People switch because something about science grabs them and sparks their curiosity and they get turned on by the possibilities,” DeRochers noted.


CIRM already has selected six more BCC 2016-17 science interns. They are Cerise Bennett, Richard Chen, Tracy Huynh, Jason Luke, Saahil Singh and Moufida Taileb. Bennett will work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Luke will be at UC Berkeley. Chen, Huynh, Singh and Taileb will work in labs at UC San Francisco.


For details about the stem cell internships and the biotechnology, biology and other science programs at BCC, contact Dr. Barbara Des Rochers at or Dr. Siraj Omar at


Visit the BCC Biotechnology Website for more information.


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Science Department Orientation: Aug. 18 @ 4-5 pm and Aug. 23 @ 12:30-1 pm, Room 518

8 August 2016

For all students taking science classes: come to a Science Department Orientation and find out about our new science degrees and certificates, Biology Boot Camp and Chemistry Discussion Sections, Stem Biology Certificate and CIRM internships, Science Seminar Series, internships, clubs, and much more!

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Update on BCC Parking Garages – Center Street Garage is Closed

4 August 2016

The City of Berkeley has announced that the Center Street Garage (across the street from the college) is closing for reconstruction on June 30.  The new garage opening in the Fall of 2017 will increase parking capacity by over 60% from 440 to 720 spaces, adding a 300 space bike stations and attended bathrooms.  We are in negotiations with the City to secure a number of parking spaces for our employees.


Read more on the Parking and Garages page on the Business & Administrative Services website.


Click on the image below for a map (PDF) of the garage locations — please be sure your browser can open PDF files:


Map of Berkeley Garages near BCC


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Finish Your General Education Transfer Classes in Only 8 Weeks!

27 July 2016

Enroll now in Fall 2016 Classes to reserve your place early. Note: If enrollment falls below the minimum enrollment levels, the class may be cancelled. So Enroll Now!


View the Fall 2016 8-week transfer class flyer below:

Fall 2016 8-week GE Transfer Classes flyer

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