College Connection

Summer 2018

College Connection is Berkshire Community College's free summer transition program for new students interested in health care professions. 

College Connection is a two-week orientation program that will help you learn more about Berkshire Community College and its pathways to health related careers. It also provides you with opportunities to improve/brush up on the math and English skills you will need during your first semester and includes orientation activities that will make the transition to BCC a smooth and successful one.

*NOTE: The Summer 2017 College Connection has been postponed. Contact Louise Hurwitz or call (413) 236-2172 if you want information for the Summer 2018 College Connection program.

Still want to get engaged in STEM activites over the summer? STEM Starter Academy includes activities related to allied health programs, click here for more information.

When is it?

Summer, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Lunch and snacks are included every day.

How Do I Apply?

Email Louise Hurwitz or complete and submit the online application.

Apply Online

Why College Connection?

Take some of the worry out of starting at a new school by getting to know the BCC campus and meeting our faculty and staff—and other pre-health students. You’ll also learn time-tested study strategies, and have the opportunity to explore the many career paths a BCC education will open for you.

This program is free to all new pre-allied health students; we cover the cost of materials, plus lunches and snacks. And once you have completed the program, you’ll receive a free course voucher for any three-credit class taken in a future semester.

Summer 2017 College Connection group

What's Included?

College Connection provides a variety of stimulating activities and opportunities—all free of charge to new students! You will take part in:

  • Activities designed to help you learn about the opportunities for the different health professions
  • Presentations by guest speakers
  • Hands-on medical simulation activities
  • Math refresher/prep classes
  • Writing and reading workshops
  • Team-building and study skills workshops
  • Activities to help you get to know the campus and its resources