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Programs of Study

Berkshire Community College currently offers 35 associate degree programs of study, including options and concentrations, and 13 certificate programs (see below for detailed information). BCC also offers general education and foundation courses for the bachelor's nursing degree conferred by UMass.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (A.A.) degree programs (e.g., Business Administration) include a minimum of 33 general education credits and conform to the requirements of the Massachusetts Transfer Compact.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE (A.S.) degree programs (e.g., Business Careers) include a minimum of 21 general education credits and do not conform to the Massachusetts Transfer Compact. Students who wish to be eligible for compactstatus may pursue additional courses.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, which may be completed in one year or less of full-time study, provide the skills needed for immediate entry into the job market upon program completion. Students wishing to pursue a certificate program must complete a learning skills assessment and be formally admitted to the college.

Students needing developmental education in reading, writing, arithmetic, or algebra should address those requirements during their first semester, or during the summer session before their first semester.

SECOND BCC DEGREE
Students are eligible for a second degree upon completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours beyond those earned toward their first degree. They also must meet all the course requirements of their second program.

SECOND OPTION OR CONCENTRATION
Students may complete a second option or concentration in a degree program from which they have already earned a degree. Completion of the second option will be noted on the student's academic transcript, but does not lead to another degree or formal award.

ALLIED HEALTH 
Massage Therapy & Bodywork (Certificate) 
Physical Fitness (Certificate)
Physical Fitness Option (A.S.)
Physical Therapist Assistant (A.S.)     
Respiratory Care (A.S.)  
BIOLOGY 
Animal Care (Certificate)
Biotechnology Concentration (A.A.)
Biological Science Concentration (A.A.)
BUSINESS
Business Administration (A.A.)
Business Careers (A.S.)
Business Software Systems (A.S.)
Business Software (Certificate)
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Business Systems (A.S.) 
Computer Science (A.S.) 
Networking (A.S.) 
Programming - Business (Certificate) 
Programming - Technical (Certificate) 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Criminal Justice (A.S.) 
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education (A.A.) 
Early Childhood Education - Introductory (Certificate) 
Early Childhood Education - Intermediate (Certificate) 
Elementary Education (A.A.) 
ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Engineering (A.S.)
Computer/Electronic Technology (A.S.)
Manufacturing Technology (A.S.)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Environmental Science (A.S.)
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
Music Concentration (A.A.)
Music Production (Certificate)
Theatre Concentration (A.A.)
Visual Concentration Arts (A.A.)
FIRE SCIENCE
Fire Science (A.S.)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Foreign Language (A.A.)
HEALTH SCIENCE
Health Science Option (A.S.)
    (See also McCann/BCC Options below)
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Culinary Arts (Certificate)
Hospitality Administration Career Option (A.S.)   
Transfer Option (A.S.)
HUMAN SERVICES
Human Services (Certificate)
Human Services (A.S.)
Social Work Transfer (A.S.)
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
International Studies (A.A.) 
LIBERAL ARTS
Liberal Arts (A.A.)
McCANN/BCC OPTIONS
Dental Assisting (A.S.)
Medical Assisting (A.S.)
Surgical Technology (A.S.) 
NURSING
Practical Nurse (Certificate)  
Nursing (A.S.)
Nursing (B.S.)
PEACE AND WORLD ORDER
Peace and World Order (A.A.)