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Noncredit Workshops Information

Summer 2013 Non-credit Workshop Information begins on page 17

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Convenient Options

For your convenience, you may register for noncredit courses in person, by fax, mail, or telephone. All registrations should be completed no later than one week before a workshop begins. (See "Early Birds Get to Choose".)

Noncredit Workshops

Designed for self-improvement, vocational or recreational purposes, noncredit workshops offer lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages. In addition to courses that are held online via the Internet (see below), BCC offers numerous workshops in classrooms throughout Berkshire County and beyond.

Online Courses

Study at your own pace in the comfort of your home.  Your "classroom" is located wherever you have access to the Internet.

In-Person Registration

In Pittsfield, you may register in person Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the Office of Community Education/Workforce Development located on the Second Floor of the BRTA Intermodal Transportation Center on the corner of North Street and Columbus Avenue.

In Great Barrington, you may register at the South County Center, 343 Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM .

Mail Registration

You may register by filling out the registration form and by mailing it to Office of Community Education/Workforce Development, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Be sure to include your check or charge account number (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). Do not send cash through the mail. We will confirm your registration by return mail.

Telephone & Cell Registration

Telephone registrations may be made Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM by calling the Office of Community Education/Workforce Development at 413-499-2127 or 800-816-1233 (in Mass. only), Ext. 2127. Calls may also be made to the South County Center at 413-528-4521; or 800-816-1233, Ext. 5202. Phone registrations require an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa number.

Fax Registration

You may complete and fax the registration form to 413-499-3709. Fax registrations require an American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa number.

Quality You Can Afford!                                                           Back to Top

BCC workshops do not sacrifice quality for cost. The fee for each workshop is carefully calculated to provide you the best possible instruction at a price that's affordable.

Workshop Fees

The fee for each workshop is listed in the workshop descriptions below. Please note that some workshops charge an additional fee for materials provided in class. Others require that you purchase and bring the materials (e.g., textbook) with you. These fees are not a part of your registration fee and should not be included in your payment when registering by mail, fax or telephone.

Senior Citizen Discount

Senior citizens (age 60 and up) who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts are offered a 20% discount for most workshops except as noted individually.

To receive a discount, notify the person taking your registration. You may register in person, by mail, or fax. If you wish to register by mail or fax, please indicate on the registration form that you are a senior citizen.

Refund Policy

If you withdraw from a workshop at least one week before the first meeting, you will receive a 100% refund less a $15 processing fee. No refund is given for withdrawals made less than one week before the course starts. If BCC cancels a workshop, you receive a 100% refund of all fees. Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing refunds.

Early Birds Get to Choose                                                      Back to Top

Workshop registration is ongoing throughout the semester. However, we encourage you to register early.

All workshops have minimum and maximum limits. Some fill quickly and close. Others may be canceled due to low enrollment. (These cancellations are usually made about one week before a workshop begins.) So, don't wait. As soon as you find what you want, simply follow one of our convenient registration procedures.

Linked here are all of the noncredit workshops offered by BCC during the SummerSemester.  In addition to basic information, each listing contains a workshop number and section (e.g., WKS-003-C1) used for registration purposes.