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Congratulations, BCC Class of 2015!!!

21 May 2015

Berkeley City College’s Class of 2015 Graduation Commencement was on Thursday, May 21, at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.


Visit the BCC Graduation website for more details. For Zellerbach Hall location and parking information, visit Getting Here.



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BCC Will Be Closed on Monday, May 25, in Observance of Memorial Day

21 May 2015

Berkeley City College will be closed for Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25, 2015.

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Enrollment is Open for All Students for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Semesters

20 May 2015

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 the new flipbook version, or use the Search tools on the PASSPORT website. Printed BCC Class Schedules should be available the first week in April. Check out the online & hybrid courses we are offering this summer. The Fall 2015 BCC Class Schedule is also available.


Summer 2015 Semester:  June 15 – July 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester:  August 24 – December 18, 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”; then click the class code number link for the particular course to see the class notes, details, and prerequisite information, if any. ]

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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Summer Internship at Bison Organic Beer – Apply by May 29 – See Other Summer Internship Opportunities

18 May 2015

Summer Internships within Berkeley and elsewhere!

Students apply now! Lots of possible internships posted on the Business Department website at More are coming in daily.

Sample opportunities include Marketing, Event Management, Accounting, Communications, Social Media, Graphic Design, Video Editing, General Office Support, and more.

Last day to apply is Friday, May 29.


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ADA Workshop for Digital and Online Content – View the Webinar on CCCConfer

18 May 2015

This two-day workshop was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 – 20, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 1535 Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley. Download the ADA Symposium Schedule. The webinar can be viewed on CCCConfer – see details  below. The webinar is closed captioned.

The workshop presenter is Gaeir Dietrich, director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges, and the systemwide trainer for Section 508 compliance. Gaeir has served on the advisory boards for AHEAD, Bookshare, DIAGRAM Center, the Alternate Text Production Center (ATPC), and the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC). In 2010-2011, she served as the chair for the national Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Postsecondary Education. She is also a contributing author to Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act, published by NASPA.



May 19 Workshop Title: Section 504 vs Section 508
May 20 Workshop Title: Accessible Online Courses
Group/College/Org: Berkeley City College
Presenter: Gaeir Dietrich
Term: Spring
Closed Caption: Yes
Dates/Times:   Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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The webinars are hosted on CCCConfer. You may login to watch both archived webinars.

CCCConfer Login Instructions:

May 19 Workshop, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Login to the Archived Section 504 vs Section 508 Webinar
URL for webinar login:

May 20 Workshop, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Login to the Archived Accessible Online Courses Webinar
URL for webinar login:






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Mental Health Awareness Presentation by California State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, Fri., May 8, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Atrium

7 May 2015

The Associated Students of Berkeley City College (ASBCC) cordially invites you to the Mental Health Awareness presentation given by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond. Assemblymember Thurmond represents California’s 15th Assembly District which includes the East Bay communities that stretch along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to Oakland, including Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, El Cerrito, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Kensington. He is a former social worker and mental health advocate and will discuss district policy for mental health and how it affects people in the community college level.


ASBCC appreciates your support and attendance at this event:


Mental Health Awareness Week flyerMental Health Awareness Week
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
Friday, May 8, 2015
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Berkeley City College, Atrium

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BCC’s Annual Multimedia Student Showcase – Fri., May 8 @ 6 – 9 PM, Auditorium

7 May 2015

Announcing Berkeley City College’s Annual Multimedia Student Showcase in Berkeley, CA, 2050 Center Street, in downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.
MMART Student Showcase Flyer
On Friday, May 8, Berkeley City College is hosting the annual Multimedia Student Showcase, a three hour extravaganza that features the best of student short films, fine art photography, animation, motion graphics and graphic design work. Over 500 projects were considered and the best-of-the-best will be open to the public for free viewing. This is an exciting opportunity to see fresh work created by the Bay Area’s raw and undiscovered talent. The event begins at 6pm and will include a meet-and-greet with the showcase artists, 60 minutes of a video reel, an awards ceremony and a raffle!
The annual student showcase at BCC is a student run event. Students work together to plan, curate, and produce the event each year.
Twitter: @TheShowcaseBCC
Instagram: @theshowcaseBcc
For more information, contact:
Sabrina L. Nelson and Joey Xanders
Multimedia Arts Student Showcase
BCC MMMART Department



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Science Seminar Series with Dr. Floyd Romesberg: A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet on Wed., May 13, 6-7 pm, Auditorium

6 May 2015

Dr. Floyd RomesbergFloyd Romesberg, Ph.D., presents A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet at Berkeley City College on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 6 – 7 pm in the Auditorium. A reception will be held from 5:30 – 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St., downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.


An expanded DNA alphabet in a reproducing life form has been a major scientific breakthrough. Dr. Romesberg’s team created an E. coli bacterium with four natural (A, T, C, G) and two unnatural (X, Y) DNA bases that was widely considered impossible.


Dr. Romesberg is Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute and serves as Principal Scientific Founder and Advisor fo Synthorx, Inc. He is the recipient of multiple academic awards, including American Chemistry Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award. Dr. Romesberg received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University.


The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Berkeley City College.


For more information about Berkeley City College’s Biotechnology Program, please visit the Science Lecture Series website and also the Biotechnology website. This science lecture flyer is provided below.

Science Lecture Flyer for Dr. Floyd Romesberg

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