Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Student Services

Academic advisors are available by appointment or upon walk-in throughout the year. Advisors help students with academic planning and course selection as well as informing them of the numerous student services on campus such as tutoring, career planning, transfer advising and Co-op experiences.

Career Services
A career counselor is available at the campus by appointment. In addition to individualized counseling and vocational testing, we offer workshops on career exploration, resume writing, job interviewing, and dressing for success, among others. The campus also houses a Career Resource section of books and videos in its Library Learning Commons.

Computer Lab
The lab has 30 computers featuring Microsoft Office software as well as specialized software used in classes and training (keyboarding, accounting, developer tools, etc.) All computers are equipped with Internet access and connected to the College's network. Staff is available to assist you with class assignments. Open lab hours are posted each semester.

Disability Services
The New Bedford campus has an on-site learning specialist to coordinate and provide accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students must register with Disability Services each semester in order to activate accommodations. Accommodations are based on each student’s medical and/or diagnostic documentation and may include among other things: note taking; specialized testing accommodations; adaptive computing; books on tape through Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic; ASL interpreters, C-Print captionists; and readers.

Financial Aid
BCC helps eligible students meet their educational expenses through a comprehensive program of grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. The Educational Opportunity Center provides financial aid filing assistance on-site at the New Bedford campus.

Library Learning Commons
The library offers a small but varied collection of reference books and six computers connected to the College's computer network, which allows students access to the same electronic resources available at the Fall River campus. Students can also use these computers to enter accessBCC for, among other things, class registration, transcript requests, financial aid information, and to check their email. Software available on these computers includes Microsoft Word and Excel.

A reference librarian can provide assistance with searching for books, videos, and journal articles. Other services offered in the library are: general library instruction, assignment or subject specific library instruction, access to research help guides, interlibrary loan of materials, and creation of subject bibliographies.

Subject tutoring is available for most courses offered at the New Bedford Campus. In addition, all tutors are trained to help with study skills, note taking, and textbook reading for all subjects.

For more information, contact :

New Bedford Campus
800 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02745
508.678.2811, ext. 4000