BCC Announces two new Certificate Programs in Lodging Management and Networking

Berkshire Community College (BCC) today announced that the institution will launch two new Certificate Programs this fall - Lodging Management and Networking.

The Lodging Management Certificate is a one-year, 29 credit program that prepares students for entry-level positions in bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels and resorts. The program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the hospitality field, personnel and supervision principles as well as the foundations of budgeting, accounting and revenue management.

In addition to standard coursework, students complete an external cooperative learning experience in a lodging field that meets their specific career interests and professional goals. Students who complete the program can apply credits earned towards the completion of the hospitality associate's degree program.

The Networking Certificate Option of the Computer Science program is designed to provide a foundational skill set to begin a successful career in computer networking. The coursework will introduce the student to skills used throughout the Information Technology (IT) field, but will culminate with obtaining competencies oriented to becoming an entry-level technician.

The program can lead to an industry Certification (CCENT) and is the opening toward achieving higher-level computer networking certifications or academic degrees.

"These two new certificate programs are for industries that are growing and need knowledgeable workers. We continuously look to expand our academic offerings to best meet the needs of the community and to offer BCC students a variety of different pathways to further their education as well as open doors towards the next steps in their careers," said Charles Kaminski, dean of Academic Affairs for Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology.

BCC's fall semester begins Sept. 2. Registration for fall classes for students is currently open and will run through Aug. 29.

For more information, about these certificates as well as other certificate and degree opportunities, visit or contact BCC's Admissions Office at 413-236-1630.