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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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Enroll NOW in Fall 2016 Classes!

24 July 2016

Fall classes begin on August 22, 2016. Continuing Students may enroll now through your Peralta Student Center or in person at the Admissions Office on the first floor of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, in downtown Berkeley a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Fall 2016 Semester: Monday, August 22 to Friday, December 16, 2016


New and Returning Students – don’t miss your opportunity to apply/re-apply and enroll in Fall 2016 classes: see the Getting Started at BCC page or come to a Saturday enrollment at BCC on 8/13 and 8/20, from 9 am – 2 pm. All Student Services will be available to help student register for classes. More enrollment information here.


High School Students may review the information on the High School Students web page.


Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

BCC Fall 2016 Class Schedule Flipbook:
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BCC Fall 2016 Class Schedule (PDF)


Finish Your General Education Transfer Classes in Only 8 Weeks:

View the 8-week GE flyer below ~

Fall 2016 8-week GE Transfer Classes flyer


View the Fall 2016 Course Flyers page




The Fall 2016 Moodle Course Website ( will be available to students about two weeks before the semester begins. Students enrolled in online courses should check for email messages from your instructor as the semester approaches. Messages will be sent via student email (unless you have redirected your mail). For Student Email information, please visit



Student Success Resources:



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Center Street Parking Garage (across the street from BCC) Closes on June 30 for Reconstruction

28 June 2016

The Allston Street Garage (next to BCC) will remain open but we will have 390 less spaces for the public when the Center Street Garage closes on June 30, 2016.


The City of Berkeley owns these garages, and announced that the Center Street Garage (across from BCC) will re-open in Fall 2017.


In the meantime, please visit the Parking & Garages web page for more details on the construction, the garages and lots, and the availability of spaces. Faculty and staff using these parking areas should obtain receipts. Details on how to get reimbursed will be sent to faculty and staff shortly.


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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BCC Will Be Closed on Mon., July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

27 June 2016

The Fourth of July Holiday is next Monday. BCC will be closed in observance of this holiday.

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Where is my online Moodle class?

21 June 2016

The Summer 2016 Moodle Online Course Website is located at Students must be enrolled in classes in order to login on Moodle.


Students may enroll in Summer and Fall 2016 classes through their PASSPORT Student Center at or students may enroll 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 (have not enrolled in a class in the Peralta District in the last two semesters), then please apply or re-apply for admissions — visit BCC’s Getting Started web page for instructions and links.


Please note that Berkeley City College will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer beginning on Friday, June 10, 2016.


Here are the LOGIN instructions for the Summer 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 here:

Rm 459

Monday through Thursday, 10 AM – 3 PM (except June 22 – 27).


Moodle Information and Tutorials for Students:


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Student Health Services – Summer Hours

21 June 2016

Student Health Services and Mental Health Counseling are available for the summer session.


The Health Clinic at Berkeley City College is open from Mon. – Wed., 9am – 2pm, at South Campus, 2070 Allston Way, Suite 203; phone (510) 666-0013.


Mental Health Counseling is available — please schedule an appointment by sending an email to; mental health counseling hours: Mon. & Thurs., 9am – 3pm, and Tues. 9am – 4pm; phone (510) 981-2919.


View the flyer with summer hours at all four campuses below:

Summer Health Services Schedule flyer

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BCC Summer Hours: Open Mon. – Thurs., Closed Fri. – Sun., from June 13 – Aug. 21, except for Fall 2016 Registration on 8/13 and 8/20

12 June 2016

Berkeley City College is open Mondays through Thursdays, but closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer, from June 13 – August 21, 2016, except on two Saturdays, August 13 and 20, when BCC will be open for Fall 2016 Registration — please refer to the news item about Saturday enrollment.


Normal hours resume when the fall semester begins on August 22, 2016. Please plan your visits accordingly.

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Dr. Joseph Bielanski Reappointed to California Community Colleges Board of Governors

9 June 2016

Dr. Joseph BielanskiGovernor Jerry Brown has reappointed BCC’s Joseph Bielanski, Ph.D., to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The announcement was made on 6/8/2016. Here is the media statement issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office:


California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Member Reappointment to Board of Governors


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointment of Dr. Joseph J. Bielanski, Jr. to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:


“Dr. Joseph Bielanski brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and expertise to our Board of Governors and I’m pleased Gov. Brown continues to recognize his key role and many contributions to the California Community Colleges,” said Skinner. “Dr. Bielanski’s insight about our system is invaluable as the board continues to craft policies dedicated to improving educational access, opportunities and success for our 2.1 million students.”


Gov. Brown announced the reappointment on Wednesday. Dr. Bielanski is an articulation officer at Berkeley City College and a past president of the Peralta Community College District Academic Senate. In his role as a past president of the District Academic Senate, Dr. Bielanski assists with district institutional effectiveness projects, including facilitating the updating of district board policies and administrative procedures. He has served and continues to serve on various college and district committees, including the college curriculum committee and the district Planning and Budgeting Council. Dr. Bielanski also serves on committees for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. He has worked in the Peralta Community College district for more than 25 years and received his doctorate in education from St. Mary’s College of California.


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit,, or

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