News and Events Archive

BCC Welcomes New Baby Lungfish to Campus

The Environmental and Life Sciences program at Berkshire Community College (BCC) has a new resident: a young African lungfish. The lungfish (Protopterus annectens), which arrived from a Californian breeder in mid-September, lives in an aquarium in the Ralph Hoffmann Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy Center.

BCC awarded more than $250K in early education grant

-- The Commonwealth's Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has awarded Berkshire Community College a Career Pathways Grant totaling $257,331 for the 2022 fiscal year. The grant funds tuition, fees and support for those pursuing a degree in higher education while working in the field of early education and care.

BCC Receives Nearly $870,000 Allocation for SUCCESS

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is pleased to announce it has received an allocation of $869,377 from the state legislature as part of a $16 million fund distributed to all 15 community colleges in the Commonwealth. The allocation is earmarked for the Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services (SUCCESS) Fund, which focuses on vulnerable populations. The funding, which was requested through the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), covers the period through June 30, 2022, but will likely be renewed if the program proves successful.

BCC Institutes Debt Forgiveness Program

BCC announces its plans to use $335,000 in federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to erase outstanding balances accrued by students enrolled in credit degree or certificate programs from March 13, 2020 through May 31, 2021. HEERF funds were earmarked as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

BCC Offers Community Health Worker Program

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is pleased to announce that its Community Health Worker (CHW) non-credit certificate program is the first to be officially approved by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Community Health Workers in Massachusetts. Completing an approved CHW training program is a requirement of becoming a certified community health worker in the Commonwealth.

Why choose community college?

Convenience, accessibility and affordability are the buzzwords associated with community college, and they certainly hold true for Berkshire Community College (BCC). But what’s often overlooked or underestimated is the quality of education — specifically, the excellence of teaching on community college campuses.

BCC Wins Grant to Continue Offering Free ESOL Courses

BCC Wins Grant to Continue Offering Free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Courses

BCC Participates in National High-impact Practices

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?

BCC Trains Our Heroes

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.

BCC's Pam Coley McCann Featured in New Podcast

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.