2018-2019 Catalog

President Message

A smart path to earning a four-year degree.

For many students, the best place to start their bachelor’s degree isn’t a four-year college — it’s Berkshire Community College. As our campus receives final touches on upgrades to its buildings, parking lots, and beyond, there are other exciting transitions happening. BCC's South County Center in Great Barrington is undergoing a face-lift, and we will be occupying office space at Framework in downtown Pittsfield, increasing our accessibility to the community. A new turf field is being built on our main campus for the entire community to enjoy. We continue to expand the frontiers of possibility for the students, faculty and community who share the College's passions and aspirations — a commitment to equal access to higher education for all, academic excellence and student success, and creating and preserving leaders who care about our community.

As we continue through this school year, we know there will be more frontiers to discover, and we hope you’ll join us as we continue to ensure that our students and community thrive. BCC is all about access and excellence. We offer you a quality college education that is challenging and affordable while preparing you for the future. At BCC, you’ll find faculty and staff who are committed to your success.

Our diverse student body and faculty combine to provide a rich community of learners. BCC boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the Massachusetts Community College system, with students moving on to quality four-year institutions or starting careers following graduation. We maintain formal relationships with more than 30 leading colleges and universities that let you transfer your entire BCC associate degree toward your bachelor’s degree. With our first-class education, you’ll be well prepared for transfer to a four-year (baccalaureate) college of your choice. That means you can get your bachelor’s degree from the public or private college you want, while saving thousands on tuition and fees for your freshman and sophomore years.