Programs and Classes at BCC
Berkshire Community College currently offers 36 degree (Associate in Arts and Associate In Science) and 19 certificate programs of study (see below for detailed information). BCC also offers general education and foundation courses for the bachelor's nursing degree conferred by University of Massachusetts (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 compact status 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.
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