Discover Your Future with BCC CE!

Looking to move up in your career or launch a new career path? The BCC Career Education (CE) Programs can put you in the right direction. Through our CE programs, we help students everyday with the best programs to boost their earning potential. BCC has 34 career advancing programs designed to provide students with the knowledge for a competitive edge in an ever-changing employment market. We know this from our students who report solid full-time employment within 0 – 3 months of earning their Certificates of Achievement or Certificates of Proficiency.

The CE programs were created with the working student in mind. Many students take advantage of a flexible class schedule that allows them to work while they attend classes, keeping their career advancement in constant forward motion.

An added bonus is that students also choose to continue their studies and earn Associates Degrees for Transfer to expand their career opportunities even further. Take a moment to explore our CE programs and see what you can potentially earn from your new job upon completion. The salary calculator can tell you just how much our programs are worth. Remember, BCC is here to make it all happen.

Career Education Offerings

The Advanced Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology prepares students for biotechnology technician and research assistant positions in industry and academic research laboratories. The certificate is designed for students who have completed the Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology and want to progress in their education and training so that they can either enter the workforce directly or transfer to a 4 year institution. The certificate also has been designed for students who have completed degrees in chemistry or biology, and for professionals in the industry and research laboratories, who desire more up to date laboratory training. Click here for overview.

Certificate and Programs
1. Biotechnology – AS/CA/CP
2. Analytical Chemistry – AS/CA
Berkeley City College’s Office Skills for Business certificate allows students to learn the latest computer software and office technologies. They also develop communications and problem-solving skills that help them compete for jobs in today’s business world. The training they receive will prepare them for work in small or large organizations, with the public or private sector. Berkeley City College’s business instructors are professionals who have extensive experience in their fields. They work in concert with students and with counselors to ensure that students receive the best possible training. Click here for overview.

Certificate and Programs
1. Accounting – AS/CP
2. General Business – AS/CA
3. Business Administration – AS-T
In the Advanced Computer Science program, students will learn how to write object-oriented programs using Java and C# programming languages. The courses cover the necessary skills for all computer programming career opportunities. This Certificate of Proficiency prepares students for the Certificate of Achievement in Web Programming. Click here for overview.
The Web Developer program teaches you to develop in-demand computer skills that lead to jobs or increase your productivity and efficiency and prepare for career advancement. Understand computer hardware and software and use computers effectively at work and home. This certificate teaches you the skills you need to be a proficient user of computers and get the most out of commonly used computer applications. Click here for overview.

Certificate and Programs
1. Adv. Windows Desktop – AS/CA/CP
2. Adv. Computer Program – AS/CA/CP
3. Web Programming – AS/CA/CP
4. Applied Computer Information System – AS/CA/CP
The Teacher’s Aid Certificate of Achievement combines some of the core courses in the Education AA-T with fieldwork in the schools, as well as additional courses in working with students who have learning differences and in the teaching of reading. Students who complete this program will be well qualified to serve as teachers’ aides in classrooms from kindergarten to high school and adult education. Click here for overview.
Upon completion of the Education: School Readiness Certificate of Proficiency program, students will receive the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Associate Teacher Permit, with a School-Age Emphasis. This certificate combines some of the core courses in the Education AA-T with fieldwork in the schools, as well as additional courses focusing on school readiness. Students who complete this program will qualify to serve as teachers’ aides in classrooms from pre-kindergarten and transitional kindergarten through third grade, as well as after-school programs. Click here for overview.

Certificate and Programs
1. Teacher’s Aide – CA
The bridge to community health worker careers certificate is a 105 hour non-credit certificate option designed for students who plan to pursue a career as a community health worker (CHW). The certificate enables students to gain exposure to various career options as a community health worker and will develop skills necessary to enter volunteer/internship positions or paraprofessional employment in the field. Many students will wish to continue their education through Berkeley City College’s Social Work and Human Services credit certificate program and or a variety of Associate Degrees for Transfer (Psychology, Sociology, etc.). Click here for over view.

Certificate and Programs
1. Social Work & Human Services Paraprofessional – CA
Multimedia Arts Booklet
Multimedia Arts Crosswalk

The Multimedia Arts Core Certificate of Achievement offers a foundation of multimedia techniques and theory and prepares students for further coursework and specialization in the strand of their choice. Click here for overview. (add mmart core crosswalk here)
The Multimedia Arts Certificates of Achievement in Animation are available at Level I and Level II. The Animation Certificates of Achievement are a comprehensive study of 2D and 3D animation techniques, allowing students to choose from a range of 2D and 3D courses in order to prepare for an entry level position in the industry.  The Multimedia Arts Certificates of Achievement in Animation are available at Level I and Level II. The Animation Certificates of Achievement are a comprehensive study of 2D and 3D animation techniques, allowing students to choose from a range of 2D and 3D courses in order to prepare for an entry level position in the industry.
The Multimedia Certificate of Proficiency in Character Design and 3D Modeling establishes the backbone of a career in 3D modeling and asset creation for animation, game, and simulation.
The Certificate of Completion in Animation and Game Design prepares students with animation, modeling, and level design skills necessary for employment within the field of game design.

Multimedia Digital Imaging
The Multimedia Certificate of Achievement in Digital Imaging: Illustration prepares students with skills in image creation and visual storytelling as necessary for employment and enrichment.
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The Multimedia Certificate of Achievement in Digital Imaging: Digital Printmaking prepares students with skills in image creation and manipulation as necessary for employment and enrichment.
The Certificate of Completion in Digital Imaging will provide students with multimedia skills necessary for employment in digital imaging.
The Certificate in Motion Graphics builds skills in motion graphics utilizing both 2D and 3D skills.

Multimedia Mobile and Web
There are a variety of Multimedia Mobile and Web programs to choose from. Explore the programs below to find your specific interest.
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The Multimedia Arts Certificates of Achievement in Mobile and Web are available at Level I and Level II. The Level I Certificate of Achievement in Mobile and Web provides foundational skills in mobile design, web design, UI/UX design, interactive design, aesthetic visualization, project collaboration, and server-side web management. It emphasizes team-building skills, integration with software platforms, interactive applications, modular design, mobile and web frameworks. If you wish to earn a certificate, you must participate in the Student Success Program (Matriculation), which includes assessing academic skills and developing a Student Education Plan (SEP) with a counselor. This plan will map your sequence of courses to help you complete your certificate regardless of the semester you begin classes.
The Multimedia Arts Certificate of Achievement in Video Arts at Level I provides technical training in professional video production and use of equipment, as well as post-production practices and software, with an emphasis on establishing effective communication skills in a highly collaborative industry.
The Multimedia Arts Certificate of Achievement in Video Arts Level II: Directing and Producing provides a foundation of analytical and professional techniques for fundraising and project proposals, communication with collaborators, as well as project coordinating, scheduling and budgeting towards assistant directing and producing duties.
The Video Arts Level II: Editing and Post Production Certificate of Achievement provides theory and practice of industry standards for film aesthetics and time-based media design; video and audio acquisition, effects, deliverables output, and project and media management.

Certificate and Programs
1. Multimedia Arts Core – CA
2. Film, Television, and Electronic Media – AS-T
3. Animation – CA-I/CA-II/CP
4. Animation and Game Design – AA
5. Game Design – CA-I/CA-II
6. Digital Imaging – AA/CC(NC)
7. Digital Imaging-Illustration – CA
8. Digital Imaging-Printmaking – CA
9. Digital Imaging-Photography – CA
10. Video Arts – AA/CA/Cert-II
11. Video Arts II-Directing and Producing – CA
12. Video Arts II-Editing and Post Production – CA
13. Social Media Storytelling – CA
14. Mobile and Web Design – AA/Cert-I/Cert-II
15. Motion Graphics – CA