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Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College


Berkeley City College, one of California’s 113 community colleges, is located at 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia Sts. in downtown Berkeley, in one of the world’s great education centers. In August 2006, the college moved to a newly constructed six-story, 165,000 square foot urban campus, only one-and-one-half blocks from the University of California at Berkeley. The college is part of the Peralta Community College District which includes the College of Alameda, Laney, and Merritt colleges.

Model programs in American Sign Language, biotechnology, business, computer information systems, English Language and Literature, global studies, the liberal arts, multimedia arts, public and human services, social sciences, and university transfer, place Berkeley City College on the cutting edge of community college education in California. Classes convene at the college’s urban setting in downtown Berkeley and at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley City College also supports an Online Transfer College.

Berkeley City College students form part of a thriving college community that mirrors the Bay Area’s ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. They include single parents, full-time workers, re-entry women, career changers, and high school, students. Working together with Berkeley City College faculty, you create a dynamic environment where interdisciplinary education and teamwork prepare you for many career options. At Berkeley City College, student success always is our first priority.

Day, evening, online distance education, and Saturday classes ensure that students can finish any Berkeley City College job training or academic program in two years. An exceptional partnership with UC Berkeley allows students to complete a number of lower-division transfer classes in evening classes held on its Berkeley campus. A majority of Berkeley City College’s classes are held at its main campus at 2050 Center St. (between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St.) in downtown Berkeley).

The college also conducts outreach classes in community locations. Academic and career counseling, combined with strong student support services, provide you with excellent preparation for transfer to public and private universities, and for success in today’s demanding job market. Berkeley City College is one of the top transfer institutions to UC Berkeley.


Berkeley City College’s mission is to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities, promote student success, and transform lives. The college achieves its mission through instruction, student support, and learning resources that enable its students to earn associate degrees and certificates and to attain college competency, careers, transfer, and skills for lifelong success.


Berkeley City College transforms students’ lives as an innovative, student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence, collaboration, equity, and social justice.


Campus Features

Six Floors Include

  • The Susan Almon Duncan Library and Jerry L. Adams Learning resources Center.
  • A 250-seat ground floor auditorium designed for lectures and multimedia showings with adjacent classrooms that can be used for breakout/meeting rooms.
  • A central six-story atrium with a skylight to bring natural light into the building.
  • Ground floor cultural space for receptions, exhibits, and community gatherings.
  • Twenty-eight classrooms.
  • Eleven computer laboratories.
  • Laboratories for biology, chemistry, and physical sciences.
  • Specialty classrooms with circular seating to accommodate the American Sign Language Program’s unique teaching methods.
  • A painting and drawing studio.
  • A bookstore.
  • Student services and counseling offices.
  • A student lounge.
  • Faculty and administrative offices.
  • State-of-the-art information and audio-visual technology for the auditorium, classrooms, and labs.
  • Modern communications and security infrastructures throughout the building.
  • Three high-speed computer-operated elevators.


    • Berkeley

      2050 Center Street, 94704, Berkeley