Community colleges like Berkshire Community College (BCC) are a great way for students to get a quality, affordable education. However, what makes students stay in school -- and succeed -- once they have been accepted?
Berkshire Community College (BCC) is pleased to announce it has named 239 students to the spring 2021 dean's list.
Conceived in 2004, Achieving the Dream now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history, and its efforts are gaining attention.
Berkshire Community College, in its 60 plus years of making higher education accessible to all residents of Berkshire County and beyond, is proud of all of its graduates, including the students who went to work on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Year after year, BCC Trains our Heroes.
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BCC is not only a place for traditional education -- it also offers General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) exams, allowing students to earn a Massachusetts High School Equivalency diploma. The BCC Testing Center also offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, allowing students to earn college credits by passing a nationally standardized exam.
BCC aims to streamline its admissions and enrollment process with its One Stop Student Success project, currently under construction on campus as part of a $5.5 million grant provided by Governor Baker's Capital Investment Plan for public higher education. The overarching goal of this project is to make it easier for anyone who wants to access higher education to be able to do so with ease.
On May 18, 2021, Berkshire Community College (BCC) began a series of five online training sessions called Foundations of Opioid Addiction and Recovery, designed for healthcare and social services professionals working in South Berkshire County. The training program was made possible with a $1 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant awarded to Rural Recovery Resources, a project created by the South Berkshire Opioid Consortium (SBOC). The SBOC consists of four funded partners: Berkshire Community College, The Brien Center, Fairview Hospital, and the Railroad Street Youth Project. BCC will conduct training sessions twice a year for the next three years.
Promoting and maintaining mental health is a more relevant topic than ever before, in large part due to the pandemic. Meghan St. John, creator of a new podcast called Speak Little Forest, recently delved into the topic with Pam Coley McCann, a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in the Berkshires and Associate Professor of Human Services at BCC.
Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold a traditional pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing Program on Thursday, June 24 at 7 pm. The ceremony will be held in the Robert Boland Theatre and will be televised live on Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV)