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BCC Student Government to host Presidential Candidate Debate, April 28th @ 12:15 pm, Atrium

24 April 2015

The ASBCC Presidential Candidates Debate begins at 12:15 pm in the Atrium, on Tuesday, April 28th.


Both candidates for ASBCC President— Lorenzo Lewis and Brianna Rogers— have been invited and have agreed to participate in the debate, which is in preparation for a run-off election scheduled for Thursday, April 29th. This run-off election follows a hotly contested general election, which saw a higher student voter turnout than Berkeley City College has seen in recent years.


The moderator, student David Gonzales, will ask each candidate a series of questions. Members of the audience and the news media will then have an opportunity to ask candidates additional questions.


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Enrollment is Ongoing for Continuing Students for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Semesters

20 April 2015

Students: 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 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.


Summer 2015 Semester:  June 15 – July 24, 2015

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”; 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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Science Department Open House on Thurs., April 30 in Rm 518, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

20 April 2015

Join us for the Science Department Open House on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Room 518 on the fifth floor, during college hour.


Science Department Open House Flyer 4-30-15Find out about Berkeley City College’s:

  • Science programs.
  • Science classes for transfer students.
  • Support system for students enrolled in science classes.
  • Biotechnology Associate in Science Degree.


Berkeley City College offers more than 30 Science courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Astronomy
  • Physical Sciences


For more information, please visit the Science Department website.


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Reception for BCC Juried Student Art Exhibition on Thurs., April 23 from 6 – 8 pm, Jerry Adams Gallery

19 April 2015

You are invited to a Reception for the BCC Juried Student Art Exhibition on Thursday, April 23rd, from 6 – 8 pm in the Jerry Adams Gallery. The Exhibit opens on April 20th.




For more information, contact Carolyn Martin, BCC Art History Instructor, at


View the flyer below:


BCC Student Art Show Flyer



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BCC Pre-Nursing Club Will Hold a Q&A With Nurse Sarah Nielsen Boyd on Tues., April 28 @ 6 pm, Rm 34

19 April 2015

The Pre-Nursing Club welcomes Nurse Sarah Nielsen Boyd, MSN, RN, PHN, for a Q&A on Tuesday, April 28th, at 6pm in room 34.


Sarah has worked on numerous floors, including registry, float pool (filling in for nurses whom take time off or call in sick), trauma Intensive Care Unit, cardiac Transitional Care Unit and liver transplant. Sarah then took time off to raise her children. She is now a school nurse at Oakland Technical High School.


Come join us to learn about nursing careers and receive advice from Sarah.

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Call for Art: “Brain on Education” – an Art Competition – Submit Art Work by Wed. April 15 | Earth Day Celebration April 22 in Atrium

18 April 2015

The “Brain on Education” competition is hosted by the Global Studies Club and the Unity Art Club. Submit art work by Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – see the competition web page for more information and requirements, and where to upload your submission. Art work will be on display during BCC’s Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2015, at 5:30 PM in the Atrium.


“Brain on Education” Competition

A digital art exhibit called “Brain on Education” expresses students’ thoughts, feelings, and aspirations about education. This is a student and faculty art competition, open to all artists at Peralta Colleges. Digital and traditional artworks are accepted.


Please review the competition instructions and requirements.


The art work will be exhibited on April 22nd during the Earth Day Event at Berkeley City College. The best artworks will win valuable prizes.


After the art showcase we will see how other talented creators use their artistic skills to tackle serious issues regarding climate change. Global Studies Club has partnered with the Unity Arts Club to raise awareness about the future of our planet. Global Studies Club will lead a discussion about climate change. Please feel free to forward this message and invite other people to participate in the art competition and attend the event on April 22nd.


Earth Day Celebration, Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 PM, BCC Auditorium

Come celebrate Earth Day with us on Wednesday, April 22nd at  5:30 PM at Berkeley City College, Auditorium . The Unity Arts Club and the Global Studies Club have planned this fun event.


We will screen the film “Chasing Ice” and there will be a student-lead discussion about climate change and the future of our planet. Chasing Ice is an Emmy award-winning film that has been shown around the globe.
Before the screening we will showcase artworks created by students at Peralta Colleges. The digital artworks represent student thoughts and feelings about education. Refreshments will be served.


For questions about the competition and Earth Day celebration, please contact Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska,



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BCC-Simons Institute-MSRI Lecture: CRYPTOGRAPHY: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication, Wed., April 29, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

17 April 2015

Please join Berkeley City College as it hosts the Simons Institute’s Theoretically Speaking Lecture—Cryptography: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm



Berkeley City College Auditorium: 2050 Center Street, between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley (near the Downtown Berkeley BART station)


Lecture Information:

Cryptography, the science of communicating securely, is used by billions of people to protect Internet traffic from prying eyes. It is also a vibrant area of research where new discoveries are made every year. This talk will explore the beautiful mechanisms that enable secure communication on the Internet and describe some recent results in the field. The talk will be self-contained and accessible to a broad audience from high school students to experts in the field. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture, at 5:30 p.m.; we advise all guests to arrive by 5:45 p.m.; the lecture will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For more information, go to:



Dan BonehDan Boneh is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University where he heads the applied cryptography group. Dr. Boneh’s research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, security for mobile devices, web security, and cryptanalysis. He is the author of over a hundred publications in the field and is a recipient of the Gödel Prize, the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, the RSA award in mathematics, the Ishii award for industry education innovation and five best paper awards. Most recently he was awarded the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences.


Theoretically Speaking Series:

A new lecture series highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science. These events are intended for a general audience; no special background is assumed. Theoretically Speaking is produced by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, with sponsorship from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College. These presentations are supported in part by an award from the Simons Foundation.


Register to attend:

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so you must register to guarantee your seat in the auditorium:


Seating is not assigned; doors open at 5:30 p.m. For questions about registration please contact Zdeni Amadio at +1.510.664.4035 or



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

17 April 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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