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Berkeley City College, one of California’s 112 community colleges, is located at 2050 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, in one of the world’s great education centers. In August 2006, the college moved to a newly constructed six-story, 165,000 square foot urban campus, only one-and-one-half blocks from the University of California at Berkeley. The college is part of the Peralta Community College District which includes College of Alameda, Laney and Merritt colleges. Model programs in American Sign Language, biotechnology, business, computer information systems, English Language and Literature, global studies, the liberal arts, multimedia arts, public and human services, social sciences, and university transfer, place Berkeley City College on the cutting edge of community college education in California. Classes convene at the college’s urban setting in downtown Berkeley and at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley City College also supports an Online Transfer College.
Berkeley City College students form part of a thriving college community which mirrors the Bay Area’s ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity. They include single parents, full-time workers, re-entry women, career changers and high school students. Working together with Berkeley City College faculty, you create a dynamic environment where interdisciplinary education and teamwork prepare you for many career options.
At Berkeley City College, student success always is our first priority. Day, evening, online distance education, and Saturday classes ensure that students can finish any Berkeley City College job training or academic program in two years. An exceptional partnership with UC Berkeley allows students to complete a number of lower division transfer classes in evening classes held on its Berkeley campus.
A majority of Berkeley City College’s classes are held at its main campus at 2050 Center St. (between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St.) in downtown Berkeley). The college also conducts outreach classes in community locations. BART and AC Transit stop half a block away from its Center St. campus. Evening shuttle services provide direct access to BCC classes at UC Berkeley. Parking is available evenings and Saturdays at UC and in downtown Berkeley.
Academic and career counseling, combined with strong student support services, provide you with excellent preparation for transfer to public and private universities, and for success in today’s demanding job market. Berkeley City College is one of the top transfer institutions to UC Berkeley.
A number of Berkeley City College’s classes are taught evenings and Saturdays on the UC Berkeley campus. Others are held at the college’s 2050 Center St. campus. Outreach classes are held at community locations. A diverse student population adds to the richness of BCC’s learning community. In spring 2015, approximately 7,500 students enrolled at Berkeley City College. They were 26% Caucasian; 18% African American; 18% Asian; 16% Latino; 15% Multiple Race/Ethnicity; 4% declined to state; 2% Filipino; and less than 1% Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native. Berkeley City College students’ average age is 26 years, with more than half between 19 and 24 years of age.
Apply for admission via the Peralta Community College District’s PASSPORT online registration system. Student Ambassadors who work in the college’s 1st floor Welcome Center, 2050 Center St. in Berkeley, can help prospective students to enroll.
Phone (510) 981-2852 or visit http://berkeleycitycollege.edu for program brochures, class schedules and enrollment information.