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BCC to Offer Free College Courses for High School Students
04:21PM / Monday, June 07, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced it will be offering free college courses to Berkshire County high school juniors and seniors this summer and fall. 
The available courses includes acting, dance, music, math, conservation and ecology, computer programming, cooking and baking, accounting, history, philosophy, and many more. 
"The Early College program allows students to challenge themselves by experiencing the rigor of a college course. As a bonus, they experience what it is like to be in a college classroom at no cost to their families," said Elizabeth Lapierre, BCC Coordinator of Enrollment Services. 
To view a full list of courses offered, and to complete a registration form, visit Registrants must receive approval from their high school guidance counselors. 
Accepted students can earn up to six credits in the summer and up to 15 credits in the fall. All tuition and fees will be waived. Juniors and seniors can place into college-level classes with a high school GPA of 2.7 or higher, or take BCC's Accuplacer placement exam. Students who choose to take pre-calculus, calculus, or higher will be required to take the math Accuplacer. Students who currently have an IEP or 504 plan can contact Pamela Farron at
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