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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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S.T.E.M. Careers Talk – Coding and Big Data on Tues., April 7, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Rm 431

26 March 2015

“Coding and Big Data: Tools for Solving Environmental Problems” will be the topic of the third S.T.E.M Careers Talk on Tuesday, April 7, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431. The series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.


Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and explores Biofuels (March 3), Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:


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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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“Cesar Chavez street- strike” Performance @ BCC, Thurs., March 26 from 12:15 – 1 pm, Atrium

25 March 2015

The Latin American Club ( LAC) is celebrating the Cesar Chavez event at the atrium this Thursday ( 12:15 to 1pm). We are also having some performances such as dances, singing, and nice FREE tacos. Part of our performance is a “Cesar Chavez street- strike” with signs and political chanting. Please, be patient with us, we will be doing it around the campus, very briefly as part of the opening of our event.


Support BCC’s diversity ~ Join us, we will love to have you!!


Latin American Club flyer



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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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Financial Literacy Workshop on Mar. 25 at College Hour, Hosted by BCC Campus Life and USE Credit Union

20 March 2015


Wednesday, March 18 at 12:15pm

Berkeley City College, Auditorium

2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Read the Personal Finances flyer here.

Plastic Surgery - Getting Out of Debt flyerPLASTIC SURGERY: GETTING OUT OF DEBT

Wednesday, March 25 at 12:15pm

Berkeley City College, Auditorium

2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Read the Getting Out of Debt flyer here.

About the presenter:  Richard Ruiz is the current branch CEO of the non-profit USE Credit Union in Berkeley.

He has extensive background in education and served as a financial aid student advisor at CSU Chico.

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Acupuncture & Massage at BCC Every Other Tues., by Appt – Next Session: April 7

19 March 2015

Acupuncture and/or Massage Therapy (Tui Na)

At Berkeley City College, Fully clothed and oil free. Supported by Peralta Wellness Center (and student health fee). Coordinated by Indra Thadani RN, MS Director, Peralta Health Services.
Cancellation policy 24 hr notice, if no show, no more appointments can be made.


Every other Tuesday: Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, Apr 7, 21, May 5 in the Welcome Ctr: in Room 122


To schedule: (After putting all data in, go up to the Peralta tab to schedule.)
Please call: 510-879-7988
Please check cancellation and no show policy.

  • general stress & high BP
  • weight loss assistance
  • lower back, hip & knee pain
  • smoking cessation
  • arm, shoulder & neck pain
  • headaches, migraines, TMJ
  • poor memory & concentration
  • anger, irritability & depression
  • or just to feel better!


Indra C. Thadani RN, MS

Health Services Director, Peralta Community Colleges

333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

President, Health Services Association, California Community Colleges

510 464-3516


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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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