Workforce Development and Community Education

Workforce Development and Community Education

Workforce Training

Programs at Berkshire Community College (BCC), completed in a year or less, provide the skills needed for either immediate entry into a high-demand job or the first important steps towards earning a college degree.

  • Programs
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technician: A pathway to a high paying industry position
    • Community Health Worker: Develop skills as an advocate and patient navigator
    • Creación y Fabricación: Usar herramientas y computadoras avanzadas
    • Culinary: Advance a creative career in the art of cooking
    • Digital Marketing and E-commerce: Turn a new interest into a rewarding career
    • Early Childhood Education: Progress into a job in one of our local schools
    • IT Support: Start a new role as a tech professional
    • Making and Manufacturing: Advanced tool use for hands-on learners
    • Massage Therapy: Become a Massachusetts certified massage therapist
    • Medical Coding: Gain the skills needed to become a medical coder for healthcare
    • Medical Interpreter Training: Sharpen your bilingual skills to translate in medical or human services settings
    • Phlebotomy: Train to draw blood and prepare samples for laboratory analysis
    • Project Management: Develop sought-after skills for a new role or career
    • ServSafe Manager Training: Learn what it takes to run a restaurant or hospitality service
    • Technical Theater Technician: Transform a love of theatre into a new area of expertise

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BCC offers a wide range of noncredit learning opportunities for people of all ages. Designed to meet either vocational or recreational goals, these initiatives are offered on-campus and throughout the county. The College also participates in the economic development of Berkshire County through the collaborative efforts of our active team members, focused on serving the community.

Interested in joining us on campus to start a new path? Contact BCC to learn more about our programs!


This cluster brings in over $900,000,000 of Gross Regional Product and jobs in this area pay some of the highest average wages in the Berkshires.

Learn about Manufacturing

Health and Wellness

The need for employees in healthcare is great. Employing over 11,000 people, healthcare is a significant employment cluster in the Berkshires.

Learn about Health and Wellness

Hospitality and Tourism

The Berkshires are world renowned for hospitality and tourism. Travelers from all over support our businesses, institutions and workforce.

Learn about Hospitality and Tourism training

Growth and Opportunity

For several years, Berkshire County leadership has felt a sense of cautious optimism that the tide is turning. New buildings, businesses and partnerships are springing up everywhere. With the knowledge that Berkshire County has seen $1 billion in investment over the last three years, the writing is on the wall: the days of doom and gloom are over. The new Berkshire narrative is about growth and opportunity in a diversified regional economy, and there is room for everybody at the table.

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