Overview of Berkshire Community College

Additional information about the school and its responsibilities.

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Berkshire Community College (BCC) is a member of the Massachusetts public higher-education system, which consists of 15 community colleges, 9 state universities, and 5 University of Massachusetts campuses. BCC’s main campus is located at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield, and it has two additional campuses: one at 78 Center Street in Pittsfield and one at 343 Main Street in Great Barrington. Enrollment for the 2016–2017 academic year at all three campuses was 1,235 full-time students.

BCC is a community college authorized by Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the Massachusetts General Laws. It operates under the direction of a 12-member board of trustees. The board operates under regulations promulgated by the state’s Board of Higher Education; its responsibilities under these regulations include setting policy, approving annual budgets, monitoring quarterly budget performance, and participating in the approval of internal audits. The president of BCC reports to the board of trustees and is the administrative head of the college.

Date published: May 24, 2018

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