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Berkeley College

We have been preparing students for successful careers since 1931. Times have changed, but our “students first” commitment hasn’t. Everything we do is designed to help students achieve professional and personal success. Berkeley College offers career-focused programs, supportive professors with real-world industry knowledge, hands-on learning through our internship program, and a variety of supplemental programs and activities.

 
Students Changing the World

Since 1931, Berkeley College has focused on preparing students for professional and personal success. Career focused degree and certificate programs are offered by Berkeley College to prepare our students for today’s most in-demand professions.

We have campuses in several major cities including Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and in the White Plains business district of New York. Our New Jersey campuses are in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. We also offer degree programs Online.

Our commitment is to you, our students, and it starts with providing you information on our school and it’s programs. At Berkeley, we combine experiential learning opportunities with interactive classroom instruction. Our programs have been carefully developed and regularly updated to help our students attain the skills and knowledge that employers demand.

More than 8,300 students study at campuses in New York, New Jersey and through our online programs. Of these, more than 700 are international students representing nearly 100 countries.

Our depth of knowledge and faculty-monitored internships, practicums and job-related assignments allow students to apply what they have learned in real-world situations.

By complementing outstanding academic programs with practical, on-the-job experience, Berkeley College has been helping students graduate to a better future.

A.A.S. Business Administration - Accounting

Learn the art and science of managing a company's finances. Accounting professionals are critical to the success of virtually every company and organization. At Berkeley College, degree programs cover varying levels of accounting theory and practical knowledge, preparing students with the skills and qualifications necessary to enter the professional world.

The Accounting degree program at Berkeley College is designed to prepare students for a range of business career opportunities with accounting firms, public and private companies, and numerous other types of organizations. Participation in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni interaction can help students make important business industry connections.

Benefits of an Accounting Degree:

    Understanding financial and managerial accounting theory and applying that knowledge in a business environment
  • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in business settings
  • Mastering the technology used by accounting professionals, including the creation and management of spreadsheets, databases, and more
  • Curricula that include courses in Government, Nonprofit, and Tax Accounting
  • Hands-on learning from instructors chosen for academic excellence as well as relevant professional experience
  • A baccalaureate program that contributes to preparing students for the rigorous CPA exam
  • Participation in a capstone course designed to put theory into practice
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor's degrees

B.B.A. Accounting

Learn the art and science of managing a company's finances. Accounting professionals are critical to the success of virtually every company and organization. At Berkeley College, degree programs cover varying levels of accounting theory and practical knowledge, preparing students with the skills and qualifications necessary to enter the professional world.

The Accounting degree program at Berkeley College is designed to prepare students for a range of business career opportunities with accounting firms, public and private companies, and numerous other types of organizations. Participation in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni interaction can help students make important business industry connections.

Benefits of an Accounting Degree:

    Understanding financial and managerial accounting theory and applying that knowledge in a business environment
  • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in business settings
  • Mastering the technology used by accounting professionals, including the creation and management of spreadsheets, databases, and more
  • Curricula that include courses in Government, Nonprofit, and Tax Accounting
  • Hands-on learning from instructors chosen for academic excellence as well as relevant professional experience
  • A baccalaureate program that contributes to preparing students for the rigorous CPA exam
  • Participation in a capstone course designed to put theory into practice
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor's degrees

A.A.S. Business Administration - Management

Manage a company by motivating people.

Innovation and creativity in decision-making are at the core of the degree programs in Management at Berkeley College. Students develop the skills necessary to actively participate in various roles within the management structure of different types of modern organizations.

Faculty members in the Management degree programs are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They combine classroom instruction with firsthand business management industry knowledge and expertise to deliver a comprehensive education that helps prepare students to succeed in today’s competitive workplace.

Benefits of a Management Degree:

  • Insight into the constantly changing patterns and trends of the business world
  • Knowledge of how the various functions of an organization operate
  • Courses in leadership and developing managerial competence
  • Experience making managerial decisions using computer-based simulations
  • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
  • A curriculum that incorporates managing cultural diversity, forecasting, and strategic planning
  • Hands-on experience with the technology used in businesses
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees
  • The ability to advance your career options by continuing directly into the Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program
  • An online Executive B.B.A. option, which gives students the opportunity to take concentrated courses in 7-week intervals.

Management Specializations

In addition to a broad-based core management curriculum, students may choose a specialization in Entrepreneurship or Human Resources.

Students interested in starting their own business may take courses in entrepreneurship, small business management, small business start-up, managing the family enterprise, and financing the entrepreneurial venture.

Students interested in a Human Resources specialization may take courses that focus on all aspects of managing human capital, including staffing, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

B.B.A. Fashion Marketing & Management

Business with style.

The Fashion Merchandising and Management degree programs at Berkeley College integrate the creative and business aspects of the fashion industry. Incorporating current technologies, associate and bachelor's degree courses provide students with training in consumer behavior, product development, merchandising, retail distribution, marketing, and sales, covering the complete fashion global supply chain.

Potential career paths include:

  • Product development
  • Retail buying and merchandising
  • Allocation and planning
  • Omni-channel retail management
  • Brand communications

Students benefit from campus and online courses taught by fashion faculty selected for their academic credentials and professional experience, in addition to guest lectures and presentations from industry experts. A comprehensive capstone course and participation in a supervised internship allow students to apply their education in the fashion workplace. Field trips to retailers and showrooms, as well as volunteer opportunities during New York Fashion Week, provide additional hands-on learning.

Benefits of a Fashion Degree:

  • An understanding of the complete fashion global supply chain from materials sourcing to omni-channel retail distribution
    • Opportunities to:
    • Explore consumer and buyer trends
    • Develop fashion products
    • Evaluate production needs and costs
    • Determine proper retail strategies
    • Use support technologies
  • The ability to apply proper marketing and sales techniques to fashion business operations
  • Participation in faculty-monitored fashion internships or industry-related activities
  • Access to New York City’s fashion industry and support network
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor's degrees

A.A.S. Fashion Marketing & Management

Business with style.

The Fashion Merchandising and Management degree programs at Berkeley College integrate the creative and business aspects of the fashion industry. Incorporating current technologies, associate and bachelor's degree courses provide students with training in consumer behavior, product development, merchandising, retail distribution, marketing, and sales, covering the complete fashion global supply chain.

Potential career paths include:

  • Product development
  • Retail buying and merchandising
  • Allocation and planning
  • Omni-channel retail management
  • Brand communications

Students benefit from campus and online courses taught by fashion faculty selected for their academic credentials and professional experience, in addition to guest lectures and presentations from industry experts. A comprehensive capstone course and participation in a supervised internship allow students to apply their education in the fashion workplace. Field trips to retailers and showrooms, as well as volunteer opportunities during New York Fashion Week, provide additional hands-on learning.

Benefits of a Fashion Degree:

  • An understanding of the complete fashion global supply chain from materials sourcing to omni-channel retail distribution
    • Opportunities to:
    • Explore consumer and buyer trends
    • Develop fashion products
    • Evaluate production needs and costs
    • Determine proper retail strategies
    • Use support technologies
  • The ability to apply proper marketing and sales techniques to fashion business operations
  • Participation in faculty-monitored fashion internships or industry-related activities
  • Access to New York City’s fashion industry and support network
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor's degrees

A.A.S. Health Services Administration

Help manage the business of health.

The healthcare field is one of the fastest-growing industries. Berkeley College offers degree programs to prepare students with the important business and technology skills needed for positions in administration, management, and more. A range of curricula explores the operations and challenges of various types and sizes of organizations delivering and supporting health services. Graduates may pursue positions with hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and numerous other types of healthcare-related facilities.

Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience in healthcare administration and management. They combine firsthand knowledge and know-how with classroom instruction to help prepare students to enter this in-demand field.

Benefit from:

Curricula that focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry
  • An exploration of the role and contributions of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and practitioners
  • Opportunities for student interactions with healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
  • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the industry and its clients
  • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees
  • B.B.A. Health Services Management

    Help manage the business of health.

    The healthcare field is one of the fastest-growing industries. Berkeley College offers degree programs to prepare students with the important business and technology skills needed for positions in administration, management, and more. A range of curricula explores the operations and challenges of various types and sizes of organizations delivering and supporting health services. Graduates may pursue positions with hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and numerous other types of healthcare-related facilities.

    Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience in healthcare administration and management. They combine firsthand knowledge and know-how with classroom instruction to help prepare students to enter this in-demand field.

    Benefit from:

    • Curricula that focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry
    • An exploration of the role and contributions of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and practitioners
    • Opportunities for student interactions with healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
    • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the industry and its clients
    • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    A.A.S. Justice Studies - Criminal Justice

    Learn the skills to help make the world more secure.

    Berkeley College’s Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice provide students with a comprehensive foundation in this important field. Armed with a combination of knowledge gained in the classroom and hands-on instruction from faculty with professional experience, graduates are prepared to enter a variety of careers in a wide range of organizations. Students take courses that focus on the theoretical, practical, technological, and management skills required for success in the field of criminal justice. Program-related group excursions and guest speakers from various areas of criminal justice are also an important part of the career-focused program.

    Benefit from:

    • A curriculum that examines:
      • The causes of crime
      • Criminal law and procedure
      • The role of law enforcement
      • Forensic science
      • Research methods
    • Practical job preparation
    • Exciting courses in specialized areas, such as:
      • Terrorism
      • Cyber Crime
      • Global Security
      • Intelligence
      • Case Management
    • The opportunity to analyze emerging issues and focus studies in a single area such as policing or security
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    A.A.S. Legal Studies

    Learn the skills needed to enter legal support professions.

    To meet growing needs for legal support, today’s firms and organizations are seeking qualified graduates with broad knowledge of the law and legal practices. At Berkeley College, the Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in Legal Studies are designed to prepare students who are interested in careers in legal support services with government, nonprofit organizations, regulatory/compliance offices, or other law-related careers, as well as those students considering law school and other advanced studies in law.

    Courses focus on developing skills in critical reasoning and analysis, communication, research, writing, and more.

    Benefit from:

    • Performing law-related work in a wide range of disciplines
    • Courses that focus on legal theory and practical application with attorneys in both private and public practice
    • Exceptional faculty, including experienced corporate, litigation, and government attorneys who bring firsthand knowledge
    • Instruction in current technology used in law-related applications and electronic legal research databases
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    Graduates will be prepared to perform law-related work under the supervision of a lawyer, such as:

    • Identifying and analyzing legal issues
    • Investigating and evaluating facts
    • Preparing pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents
    • Interviewing clients and witnesses
    • Case management
    • Conducting legal research
    • And many other law-related duties

    A.A.S. Marketing Communications

    Learn to think strategically and creatively with a Marketing Communications degree.

    Every great product, service, or idea needs effective communication to capture attention, build desire, and gain favor among consumers. In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, organizations are spending more and more on winning the hearts and minds of consumers via marketing communications tools such as advertising, public relations, sales promotions, and professional selling.

    The Marketing Communications degree program at Berkeley College is ideal for students who are interested in generating creative solutions to marketing problems through integrated communications. The program covers:

    • Market and consumer research
    • Strategic positioning
    • Creative development and execution
    • Media planning and execution across current traditional, digital, mobile, and social marketing vehicles

    Benefits of a Communications Degree:

    • A program that provides a strong foundation in broader marketing principles, taking a 360° look at integrated marketing communications, along with a specialized focus on traditional and emerging marketing
    • Hands-on learning from accomplished instructors with professional marketing experience
    • Courses designed to develop the skills and abilities that are relevant in today’s marketplace
    • The ability to participate in, and make connections through, student chapters of industry associations such as the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
    • Participation in a capstone project designed to put theory into practice
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    B.B.A Marketing Communications

    Learn to think strategically and creatively with a Marketing Communications degree.

    Every great product, service, or idea needs effective communication to capture attention, build desire, and gain favor among consumers. In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, organizations are spending more and more on winning the hearts and minds of consumers via marketing communications tools such as advertising, public relations, sales promotions, and professional selling.

    The Marketing Communications degree program at Berkeley College is ideal for students who are interested in generating creative solutions to marketing problems through integrated communications. The program covers:

    • Market and consumer research
    • Strategic positioning
    • Creative development and execution
    • Media planning and execution across current traditional, digital, mobile, and social marketing vehicles

    Benefits of a Communications Degree:

    • A program that provides a strong foundation in broader marketing principles, taking a 360° look at integrated marketing communications, along with a specialized focus on traditional and emerging marketing
    • Hands-on learning from accomplished instructors with professional marketing experience
    • Courses designed to develop the skills and abilities that are relevant in today’s marketplace
    • The ability to participate in, and make connections through, student chapters of industry associations such as the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
    • Participation in a capstone project designed to put theory into practice
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    B.B.A. General Business

    Gain a broad base of powerful business knowledge.

    This flexible business degree program allows students to study in a variety of business areas related to a range of employment opportunities. Campus and online courses expose students to various areas of business, including the principles of management, finance, business law, and marketing. Graduates gain the necessary skills for the competitive marketplace, yet also have the option of continuing their education or exploring different roles and industries.

    Instructors are selected for excellent academic credentials as well as relevant professional experience. The result is a career-focused education that combines a background in business theory with practical know-how based on real-world situations.

    Benefits of a Business Degree:

    • A well-rounded business curriculum that is ideal for students with transfer or prior learning credits
    • Understanding the workings of a competitive business marketplace
    • The opportunity to use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and evaluate and apply legal and ethical principles in business settings
    • Hands-on experience with the current technology used in business
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • An online Executive B.B.A. option, which gives students the opportunity to take concentrated courses in 7-week intervals.

    B.B.A. Management

    Manage a company by motivating people.

    Innovation and creativity in decision-making are at the core of the degree programs in Management at Berkeley College. Students develop the skills necessary to actively participate in various roles within the management structure of different types of modern organizations.

    Faculty members in the Management degree programs are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They combine classroom instruction with firsthand business management industry knowledge and expertise to deliver a comprehensive education that helps prepare students to succeed in today’s competitive workplace.

    Benefits of a Management Degree:

    • Insight into the constantly changing patterns and trends of the business world
    • Knowledge of how the various functions of an organization operate
    • Courses in leadership and developing managerial competence
    • Experience making managerial decisions using computer-based simulations
    • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
    • A curriculum that incorporates managing cultural diversity, forecasting, and strategic planning
    • Hands-on experience with the technology used in businesses
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees
    • The ability to advance your career options by continuing directly into the Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program
    • An online Executive B.B.A. option, which gives students the opportunity to take concentrated courses in 7-week intervals.

    Management Specializations

    In addition to a broad-based core management curriculum, students may choose a specialization in Entrepreneurship or Human Resources.

    Students interested in starting their own business may take courses in entrepreneurship, small business management, small business start-up, managing the family enterprise, and financing the entrepreneurial venture.

    Students interested in a Human Resources specialization may take courses that focus on all aspects of managing human capital, including staffing, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

    B.S. Justice Studies - Criminal Justice

    Learn the skills to help make the world more secure.

    Berkeley College’s Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice provide students with a comprehensive foundation in this important field. Armed with a combination of knowledge gained in the classroom and hands-on instruction from faculty with professional experience, graduates are prepared to enter a variety of careers in a wide range of organizations. Students take courses that focus on the theoretical, practical, technological, and management skills required for success in the field of criminal justice. Program-related group excursions and guest speakers from various areas of criminal justice are also an important part of the career-focused program.

    Benefit from:

    • A curriculum that examines:
      • The causes of crime
      • Criminal law and procedure
      • The role of law enforcement
      • Forensic science
      • Research methods
    • Practical job preparation
    • Exciting courses in specialized areas, such as:
      • Terrorism
      • Cyber Crime
      • Global Security
      • Intelligence
      • Case Management
    • The opportunity to analyze emerging issues and focus studies in a single area such as policing or security
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    B.S. Legal Studies

    Learn the skills needed to enter legal support professions.

    To meet growing needs for legal support, today’s firms and organizations are seeking qualified graduates with broad knowledge of the law and legal practices. At Berkeley College, the Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in Legal Studies are designed to prepare students who are interested in careers in legal support services with government, nonprofit organizations, regulatory/compliance offices, or other law-related careers, as well as those students considering law school and other advanced studies in law.

    Courses focus on developing skills in critical reasoning and analysis, communication, research, writing, and more.

    Benefit from:

    • Performing law-related work in a wide range of disciplines
    • Courses that focus on legal theory and practical application with attorneys in both private and public practice
    • Exceptional faculty, including experienced corporate, litigation, and government attorneys who bring firsthand knowledge
    • Instruction in current technology used in law-related applications and electronic legal research databases
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    Graduates will be prepared to perform law-related work under the supervision of a lawyer, such as:

    • Identifying and analyzing legal issues
    • Investigating and evaluating facts
    • Preparing pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents
    • Interviewing clients and witnesses
    • Case management
    • Conducting legal research
    • And many other law-related duties

    A.A.S. Financial Services

    Help others invest in a better future.

    The Financial Services degree program at Berkeley College is designed to prepare students for a range of career opportunities. Upon completion, students will be able to choose a career path that will allow them to become Certified Financial Planners (CFP) or serve in various professional capacities, such as:

    • Insurance
    • Estate and retirement planning
    • Investment portfolio planning
    • Other fields related to finance

    Participation in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni interaction can help students make important industry connections.

    Benefits of a Finance Degree:

    • A solid business core curriculum with an emphasis on financial planning
    • The introductory concepts, basic theories, and fundamental practices in the principal functional areas of business, accounting, economics, management, and marketing
    • Hands-on learning from instructors chosen for academic excellence as well as relevant professional experience
    • A baccalaureate program that prepare students for the Certified Financial Planning Examination offered by the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.™
    • Insights into investment and securities management
    • Hands-on experience with software used by financial service professionals
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs

    A.A.S. Financial Services

    Help others invest in a better future.

    The Financial Services degree program at Berkeley College is designed to prepare students for a range of career opportunities. Upon completion, students will be able to choose a career path that will allow them to become Certified Financial Planners (CFP) or serve in various professional capacities, such as:

    • Insurance
    • Estate and retirement planning
    • Investment portfolio planning
    • Other fields related to finance

    Participation in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni interaction can help students make important industry connections.

    Benefits of a Finance Degree:

    • A solid business core curriculum with an emphasis on financial planning
    • The introductory concepts, basic theories, and fundamental practices in the principal functional areas of business, accounting, economics, management, and marketing
    • Hands-on learning from instructors chosen for academic excellence as well as relevant professional experience
    • A baccalaureate program that prepare students for the Certified Financial Planning Examination offered by the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.™
    • Insights into investment and securities management
    • Hands-on experience with software used by financial service professionals
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs

    A.A.S. Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding

    Keeping a healthy bottom line for healthcare organizations.

    Managing vast amounts of medical insurance and billing information is critical to the success of any healthcare organization. Berkeley College offers degree and certificate programs to prepare students with the important business and technology skills needed for positions in medical insurance, billing, and coding. Courses provide students with the required knowledge and skills to become nationally certified.

    Graduates of the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC) certificate program are required to participate in the Certified Professional Biller examination (CPB) through the AAPC or the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist examination (CBCS) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)— both are nationally accepted standards of achievement in the administrative part of the field. The certificate program focuses primarily on medical billing pursuits such as an introduction to coding, reimbursement, legal and ethical requirements, and the medical billing cycle in the professional or outpatient setting. For more information, visit http://www.nhanow.com/certifications/billing-coding and https://www.aapc.com/certification/medical-billing-certification.aspx.

    Graduates of the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding (MIBC) degree program are required to register for the Certified Coding Associate examination (CCA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Coder examination (CPC) through AAPC — both are nationally accepted standards of achievement in the coding field. (If you have already completed the MIBC Certificate program at the college, Berkeley will apply all 11 courses from the MIBC certificate to the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding degree program.) The degree program covers both facility (inpatient) and professional (outpatient) coding. Both the AAPC and AHIMA recommend an Associate’s degree prior to sitting for the CCA and CPC certification examinations. For certain medical billing and coding jobs, an Associate’s degree is highly desirable, and may be required. For more information, visit http://www.ahima.org/certification and https://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc/.

    Although certification is not required to work in most states, employers prefer to hire certified Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding graduates.

    Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They combine firsthand knowledge with teaching experience to help prepare students to enter this in-demand field.

    Benefit from:

    • Curricula that focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry
    • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the healthcare industry and its clients
    • Training in communications between healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments if enrolled in the Associate’s degree program
    • A seamless transition between the Certificate and Associate's degree programs

    A.A.S. Information Technology Management

    Combine information technology with business management to enhance your career potential.

    Information technology plays a critical and growing role in organizational operations. Students in the Berkeley College Information Technology Management program build on an IT/Business core and may choose to concentrate in one of three areas:

    • Network security
    • Database management
    • Web design

    The degree program’s unique focus on the management of technology effectively prepares students for successful careers in the dynamic and fast-paced information technology marketplace. Unlike Information Technology degree programs that focus just on one or the other, this combination of business and technical savvy sets Berkeley graduates apart.

    Benefits of an Information Technology Management Degree:

    • Learning how businesses use information technology resources to perform business functions and gain competitive advantage
    • Working with current web, networking, and database technologies
    • Integrating technical and business applications in course projects
    • Exceptional faculty, including information technology professionals with industry experience
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • Building a student portfolio of technology projects that will demonstrate competency in business applications to potential employers

    B.S. Information Technology Management

    Combine information technology with business management to enhance your career potential.

    Information technology plays a critical and growing role in organizational operations. Students in the Berkeley College Information Technology Management program build on an IT/Business core and may choose to concentrate in one of three areas:

    • Network security
    • Database management
    • Web design

    The degree program’s unique focus on the management of technology effectively prepares students for successful careers in the dynamic and fast-paced information technology marketplace. Unlike Information Technology degree programs that focus just on one or the other, this combination of business and technical savvy sets Berkeley graduates apart.

    Benefits of an Information Technology Management Degree:

    • Learning how businesses use information technology resources to perform business functions and gain competitive advantage
    • Working with current web, networking, and database technologies
    • Integrating technical and business applications in course projects
    • Exceptional faculty, including information technology professionals with industry experience
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • Building a student portfolio of technology projects that will demonstrate competency in business applications to potential employers

    A.A.S. International Business

    Degrees designed to take you further.

    To survive today, organizations must understand the effects and opportunities presented by globalization. In the Berkeley College International Business degree programs, students gain critical knowledge and experience to meet these challenges as they prepare for a variety of roles. Potential career paths include positions in various types of corporations, as well as government, non-government, and nonprofit organizations.

    The International Business programs provide an integrated foundation in international trade, marketing, finance, and management that focuses on global business practices. In addition, students complete extended simulation projects running a global business and may participate in Model United Nations conferences with students from around the world.

    Berkeley College International Business students graduate with more than just a college degree. To prepare students for the competitive job market, the programs offer a combination of:

    • A strong International Business core
    • Upper-level, discipline-specific courses
    • Career management training

    Benefit from:

    • Learning a broad range of global business skills with the depth necessary to prepare for making critical decisions
    • Upper-level electives for advanced study in International Business
    • Career management preparation that begins in the first year of study
    • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
    • Qualified faculty, many with doctorate degrees and global industrial, retail, commercial, nonprofit, and government experience
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    A.A.S. International Business

    Degrees designed to take you further.

    To survive today, organizations must understand the effects and opportunities presented by globalization. In the Berkeley College International Business degree programs, students gain critical knowledge and experience to meet these challenges as they prepare for a variety of roles. Potential career paths include positions in various types of corporations, as well as government, non-government, and nonprofit organizations.

    The International Business programs provide an integrated foundation in international trade, marketing, finance, and management that focuses on global business practices. In addition, students complete extended simulation projects running a global business and may participate in Model United Nations conferences with students from around the world.

    Berkeley College International Business students graduate with more than just a college degree. To prepare students for the competitive job market, the programs offer a combination of:

    • A strong International Business core
    • Upper-level, discipline-specific courses
    • Career management training

    Benefit from:

    • Learning a broad range of global business skills with the depth necessary to prepare for making critical decisions
    • Upper-level electives for advanced study in International Business
    • Career management preparation that begins in the first year of study
    • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
    • Qualified faculty, many with doctorate degrees and global industrial, retail, commercial, nonprofit, and government experience
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    B.B.A. International Business

    Degrees designed to take you further.

    To survive today, organizations must understand the effects and opportunities presented by globalization. In the Berkeley College International Business degree programs, students gain critical knowledge and experience to meet these challenges as they prepare for a variety of roles. Potential career paths include positions in various types of corporations, as well as government, non-government, and nonprofit organizations.

    The International Business programs provide an integrated foundation in international trade, marketing, finance, and management that focuses on global business practices. In addition, students complete extended simulation projects running a global business and may participate in Model United Nations conferences with students from around the world.

    Berkeley College International Business students graduate with more than just a college degree. To prepare students for the competitive job market, the programs offer a combination of:

    • A strong International Business core
    • Upper-level, discipline-specific courses
    • Career management training

    Benefit from:

    • Learning a broad range of global business skills with the depth necessary to prepare for making critical decisions
    • Upper-level electives for advanced study in International Business
    • Career management preparation that begins in the first year of study
    • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
    • Qualified faculty, many with doctorate degrees and global industrial, retail, commercial, nonprofit, and government experience
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    A.A.S. Health Sciences

    The first step toward many healthcare career options.

    The Health Sciences Associate's degree program prepares students to meet the challenges of today’s complex healthcare environment through a combination of concentration-specific and general coursework. Students are able to select either a Patient Care Technician or Surgical Processing Technician concentration, based on their individual interests and career goals.

    Benefit from:

    • A program that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of healthcare
    • Hands-on learning using modern equipment in simulated healthcare environments
    • Opportunities to practice communication and interpersonal skills needed for developing a rapport with colleagues and patients
    • Valuable, practical experience through a program-related, faculty-monitored internship
    • Liberal arts and science courses, including a humanities elective, that provides students with the foundation of skills and knowledge necessary to reason clearly and communicate effectively

    A.A.S. Medical Assistant

    Become an integral member of a medical team.

    Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. A medical assistant takes vital signs, prepares patients for and assists physicians during examinations, collects and prepares laboratory specimens, performs basic laboratory tests on the premises, schedules appointments, bills patients, fills out insurance forms, and much more.

    Berkeley College’s Medical Assistant Certificate and Associate in Applied Science degree programs prepare students to enter the high-demand field of healthcare and to work in a variety of settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other professional healthcare facilities. Graduates are prepared to meet both the clinical and administrative challenges of today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

    The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This is accomplished by providing curriculum relating to patient care skills, general study, and administrative/business skills.

    The Associate in Applied Science degree program is an extension of the career-track Certificate program.

    Graduates of the Medical Assistant programs are eligible to sit for a variety of certification examinations, including:

    • Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA)
    • Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT)
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA)
    • Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA)
    • Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA)
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA)

    Students gain experience in a wide variety of areas, including:

    • Clinical procedures such as electrocardiography (EKG), venipuncture, and specimen collection
    • Medical office administration
    • Medical terminology
    • Pharmacology and human diseases

    Benefit from:

    • A strong foundation in both the theory and practice of clinical care
    • Hands-on learning in on-site medical laboratories that simulate the clinical environment
    • Instruction in the use of relevant medical devices and software
    • Valuable, practical experience through a program-related, faculty-monitored practicum

    Certificate - Medical Assistant

    Become an integral member of a medical team.

    Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. A medical assistant takes vital signs, prepares patients for and assists physicians during examinations, collects and prepares laboratory specimens, performs basic laboratory tests on the premises, schedules appointments, bills patients, fills out insurance forms, and much more.

    Berkeley College’s Medical Assistant Certificate and Associate in Applied Science degree programs prepare students to enter the high-demand field of healthcare and to work in a variety of settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other professional healthcare facilities. Graduates are prepared to meet both the clinical and administrative challenges of today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

    The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This is accomplished by providing curriculum relating to patient care skills, general study, and administrative/business skills.

    The Associate in Applied Science degree program is an extension of the career-track Certificate program.

    Graduates of the Medical Assistant programs are eligible to sit for a variety of certification examinations, including:

    • Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA)
    • Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT)
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA)
    • Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA)
    • Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA)
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA)

    Students gain experience in a wide variety of areas, including:

    • Clinical procedures such as electrocardiography (EKG), venipuncture, and specimen collection
    • Medical office administration
    • Medical terminology
    • Pharmacology and human diseases

    Benefit from:

    • A strong foundation in both the theory and practice of clinical care
    • Hands-on learning in on-site medical laboratories that simulate the clinical environment
    • Instruction in the use of relevant medical devices and software
    • Valuable, practical experience through a program-related, faculty-monitored practicum

    Certification

    The Medical Assistant Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assistant programs are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA) exam. The CMA (AAMA) designation is a national credential awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), indicating that the Medical Assistant meets certain standards of competence as determined by the AAMA. Although certification is not required to work in most states, employers prefer to hire certified Medical Assistants. In the State of New Jersey, Medical Assistants who hold the CMA (AAMA) credential are permitted to administer injections.

    Graduates of Berkeley College’s Medical Assistant program are satisfied with the level of education they received, as the 2017 ARF indicated a 98.72 percent graduate survey satisfaction rate over the last five years (2012 – 2016). This rate far exceeds the 80 percent threshold set forth by the MAERB.

    During this same time, the weighted average of employer satisfaction with graduates of Berkeley College’s Medical Assistant program is 96.43 percent, which also exceeds the 80 percent threshold set forth by the MAERB.

    Certificate - Practical Nurse

    The only on-site LPN to B.S.N. program in New Jersey!
    (LPN License Required)

    The Berkeley College School of Health Studies now offers an LPN to B.S.N. program in which experienced LPNs can transition to the role of a baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the program are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, a B.S.N. can expand employment and earning opportunities. In fact, many hospitals and other healthcare facilities now require RNs to possess a B.S.N. The B.S.N. also prepares nurses to pursue graduate degrees.

    Berkeley College’s LPN to B.S.N. program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Licensure, however, is not automatic. In addition to successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN), the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that applicants be of a good moral character. Applicants wishing to become licensed in another State are encouraged to explore licensure requirements, which vary from State to State.

    Nurses with a B.S.N. are qualified to perform advanced tasks, including:

    • Developing nursing care treatment plans
    • Providing care to patients who are ill, injured, or suffering from other medical conditions
    • Providing support and education to patients and families
    • Supervising nurses and other professionals
    • Administering medications and injections
    • Assisting doctors during surgeries and other medical procedures

    Benefit from:

    • A strong foundation in both the theory and practice of clinical care
    • The practical experience of hands-on labs and faculty monitored clinical or job-related assignments
    • A supportive faculty selected on the basis of academic excellence and relevant professional experience in the nursing field
    • Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and to apply for graduate programs in nursing

    Applicants to the LPN to B.S.N. program must a) have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the United States, b) possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license, and c) have completed a minimum of 2,080 hours of work as an LPN within the last two years.

    Certificate - Surgical Processing Technician

    Explore one of the most exciting, highly technical, and specialized environments in healthcare. The surgical processing department of a healthcare facility is the center of all activity involving cleaning and sterilizing supplies and equipment needed for surgery and other patient care areas.

    The Surgical Processing Technician program provides students with the knowledge and professional skills necessary to deliver support to all patient care areas within a healthcare facility. Students learn processes for maintaining medical instruments and devices that must be decontaminated, processed, sterilized, and distributed in hospitals and surgical centers. Graduates have in-depth knowledge of operating rooms, operating room procedures, instruments used in operating rooms, and processes for sterilizing and packaging instruments used during surgery.

    Students who wish to enhance their career opportunities can apply Surgical Processing Technician program credits toward the Berkeley College Health Sciences Associate in Applied Science degree program.

    Benefit from:

    • A strong foundation in both the theory and techniques of decontamination
    • Hands-on learning in on-site medical laboratories that simulate the surgical processing environment
    • Opportunities to practice communication and interpersonal skills needed for developing a rapport with colleagues and patients
    • Valuable, practical experience gained through the completion of a practicum at an off-campus healthcare facility

    The Berkeley College Surgical Processing Technician program meets the requirements of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). As a result, graduates of the Surgical Processing Technician program are eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) examination. Passing this examination is required to work as a Surgical Processing Technician in some states, including New Jersey and New York.

    A.A.S. Interior Design

    The art and technique of creating functional and aesthetic environments for living and working.

    Interior Design degree programs at Berkeley College focus on the creative and technical aspects of this exciting industry. Graduates are prepared with the necessary skills and practical knowledge to enter the industry in a range of roles.

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Associate’s degree programs prepare students to pursue careers in creative positions, as residential or commercial interior designers, exhibit designers, designers in architectural firms, and more.

    Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience in interior design. They combine firsthand knowledge and know-how with classroom instruction for a thorough education for entry into the professional world.

    Benefit from:

    • A curriculum that focuses on exploring design fundamentals, theory, visual communication, culture, and history
    • Studio-based, hands-on projects, exploring all aspects of design through sketching, drafting, and color composition
    • Modern computer-aided design learning current programs used in the design industry, such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Rhino, 3ds Max, and rendering with V-Ray
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    B.F.A. Interior Design

    The art and technique of creating functional and aesthetic environments for living and working.

    Interior Design degree programs at Berkeley College focus on the creative and technical aspects of this exciting industry. Graduates are prepared with the necessary skills and practical knowledge to enter the industry in a range of roles.

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Associate’s degree programs prepare students to pursue careers in creative positions, as residential or commercial interior designers, exhibit designers, designers in architectural firms, and more.

    Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience in interior design. They combine firsthand knowledge and know-how with classroom instruction for a thorough education for entry into the professional world.

    Benefit from:

    • A curriculum that focuses on exploring design fundamentals, theory, visual communication, culture, and history
    • Studio-based, hands-on projects, exploring all aspects of design through sketching, drafting, and color composition
    • Modern computer-aided design learning current programs used in the design industry, such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Rhino, 3ds Max, and rendering with V-Ray
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
    • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

    B.S. Graphic Design

    Learn the skills needed for exciting careers in the fields of visual communications.

    Virtually all organizations depend on compelling visual communication to successfully convey ideas and engage customers. The Graphic Design program at Berkeley College is both innovative to give you more career options…and thorough to help you stand out in the job market.

    Along with the history of graphic design and a strong foundation in art and design principles, the curriculum exposes students to the problem-solving process using a broad range of traditional, digital, and emerging media. Courses are taught in modern studio/lab environments at our Woodland Park campus and online, encouraging entrepreneurial teamwork and collaboration. Critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and creativity are emphasized as students learn about:

    • Web design
    • User interface and interactive design
    • Motion graphics and animation
    • Digital photography and imaging
    • Illustration
    • Filmmaking
    • Game design
    • Packaging
    • Advertising
    • Publication design
    • Typographic design
    • And more

    Instructors are chosen for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They share firsthand occupational knowledge that can help prepare students to enter the job market. Portfolios, internships, and capstone projects are completed prior to graduation, as students work closely with the Career Services Department to secure future employment.

    Students have the opportunity to interact with Interior Design and Design Management students, exhibit their work in the Gallery at Woodland Park, and contribute to the department website. Students may also participate in field trips, attend guest lectures and opening receptions, and network with members of the professional design, art, and film community.

    Benefit from:

    • A program that provides a strong foundation in the practice of graphic design as a fine art
    • Hands-on learning that emphasizes skills required by employers
    • Proficiency in industry technology, including current computer graphic software
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments

    Certificate - Health Sciences

    Business Administration

    Gain a broad base of powerful business knowledge.

    This flexible program allows students to study in a variety of business areas related to a range of employment opportunities. Courses expose students to various areas of business, including the principles of management, finance, business law, and marketing. Graduates gain the necessary skills for the competitive marketplace, yet also have the option of continuing their education or exploring different roles and industries.

    Instructors are selected for excellent academic credentials as well as relevant professional experience. The result is a career-focused education that combines a background in business theory with practical know-how based on real-world situations.

    Benefit from:

    • A well-rounded business curriculum that is ideal for students with transfer or prior learning credits
    • Understanding the workings of a competitive business marketplace
    • The opportunity to use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and evaluate and apply legal and ethical principles in business settings
    • Hands-on experience with the current technology used in business
    • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments

    Certificate - Health Sciences

    The first step toward many healthcare career options.

    The Health Sciences Associate's degree program prepares students to meet the challenges of today’s complex healthcare environment through a combination of concentration-specific and general coursework. Students are able to select either a Patient Care Technician or Surgical Processing Technician concentration, based on their individual interests and career goals.

    Benefit from:

    • A program that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of healthcare
    • Hands-on learning using modern equipment in simulated healthcare environments
    • Opportunities to practice communication and interpersonal skills needed for developing a rapport with colleagues and patients
    • Valuable, practical experience through a program-related, faculty-monitored internship
    • Liberal arts and science courses, including a humanities elective, that provides students with the foundation of skills and knowledge necessary to reason clearly and communicate effectively

    Certificate - Multi-Level Patient Care Technician

    Information on this program coming soon

    B.S. Interior Design Mgmt

    Combine business with artistic creativity to manage interior and graphic design.

    Strategic decision-making processes are critical to the success of interior and graphic design firms and countless other organizations with creative departments and functions. Design Management bridges the disciplines of design, management, and production by blending strategy, communication, marketing, technology, and design. Students develop the analytical and managerial skills necessary to identify opportunities for innovation, learn the fundamentals of business and management, and build a strong foundation of design knowledge and proficiency.

    The program includes courses in business, design management, liberal arts, and a specialization in either interior design or graphic design. Graduates will be prepared to work in design management positions within design firms and other design departments.

    Design Management instructors are chosen for both their academic credentials and their relevant professional experience. They share firsthand industry knowledge that can help prepare students to enter the competitive job market.

    Benefit from:

    • A program that provides a strong foundation in both business and design
    • Hands-on learning that allows students to apply management skills and abilities in professional situations
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate with and lead teams of professionals in various types and sizes of organizations
    • Introduction to prevalent industry software
    • Practical experience through a program-related, faculty-monitored internship or job-related assignments

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