Programs and Classes at BCC


Berkshire Community College (BCC) is a public community college offering more than 50 associate degree and certificate programs of study, including options and concentrations.

BCC also offers general education and foundation courses for the Bachelor's Nursing degree conferred by University of Massachusetts (UMass).

In addition, BCC has guaranteed junior status agreements with close to 30 other colleges.

Current Program Offerings

Program Title Degree Type Academic Department
Massage Therapy Certificate Allied Health
Physical Therapist Assistant A.S. Allied Health
Business Administration A.A. Business
Business Careers A.S. Business
Entrepreneurship Certificate Certificate Business
Business Systems A.S. Computer Information Systems
Computer Science A.S. Computer Information Systems
Networking A.S. Computer Information Systems
Networking Certificate Computer Information Systems
Programming — Business Certificate Computer Information Systems
Programming — Technical Certificate Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice A.S. Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement Certificate Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education A.A. Education
Early Childhood Education A.S. Education
Early Childhood Education — Introductory Certificate Education
Early Childhood Education — Intermediate Certificate Education
Advanced Manufacturing Technician Certificate Engineering & Engineering Technology
Engineering A.S. Engineering & Engineering Technology
Cannabis Industry Certificate Environmental Science
Environmental Science A.S. Environmental Science
Music A.A. Fine & Performing Arts
Music Production Certificate Fine & Performing Arts
Theatre A.A. Fine & Performing Arts
Technical Theatre Certificate Fine & Performing Arts
Visual Arts A.A. Fine & Performing Arts
Studio Arts Certificate Fine & Performing Arts
Fire Science A.S. Fire Science
Medical Coding Certificate Medical Coding & Health Information Management
Health Information Management Certificate Medical Coding & Health Information Management
Health Science Option A.S. Health Science
Pre-Professional Transfer Option A.S. Health Science
Dental Assisting A.S. Health Science
Medical Assisting A.S. Health Science
Surgical Technology A.S. Health Science
Culinary Arts Certificate Hospitality Industry
Human Services Certificate Human Services
Addiction Recovery Assistant Certificate Human Services
Mental Health Worker Certificate Human Services
Social Work Transfer A.S. Human Services
Biological Science A.A. Liberal Arts
Biotechnology A.A. Liberal Arts
Early Childhood Education A.A. Liberal Arts
Elementary Education A.A. Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts A.A. Liberal Arts
Psychology Concentration A.A. Liberal Arts
Sociology Concentration A.A. Liberal Arts
Practical Nurse Certificate Nursing
Nursing A.S. Nursing
Nursing B.S. Nursing
Nursing LPN – ADN Bridge Nursing

Degrees and Certificates


BCC offers more than 15 certificate options, which may be completed in one year or less, provide the skills needed for immediate entry into the job market upon program completion.

Associate Degrees

BCC offers 40 associate degree options, which is a degree granted after at least a two-year course of study. BCC offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) and an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.

Bachelor's Degrees

BCC students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university can easily transfer to a large number of public and private institutions throughout Massachusetts and beyond.

Course Type Key


Meet virtually with your professor and classmates via video conferencing at set times, typically once per week, with the remainder of the coursework online.

Hybrid In-Person

Meet on campus with your professor and classmates at set times, typically once per week, with the remainder of the coursework online.


A traditional, in-person course format that's required for some hands-on courses, including some clinical, lab, lecture, practicum, seminar and studio classes.


Online courses conducted entirely through Moodle. No set meeting times, but your professor sets weekly deadlines for coursework completion.

BCC uses the Moodle Learning Management System to teach classes and distribute course materials online.

BCC Programs Under Revision

The following programs are under revision in response to major changes in academic and workforce demands. Programs under revision do not accept new students.

  • Biotechnology (A.S.)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (A.S.)
  • Physical Fitness (Certificate)
  • Physical Fitness (A.S.)
  • Respiratory Care (A.S.)