If you are from western Mass, be very careful of Sherri Sheer from BCC if you're considering a degree in personal training. She isn't someone you want to deal with. She's a jerk. She told me I didn't look "strong enough" to be in the program. When I said I could work hard to get stronger, she just said to me...... "sure, but I'm not holding my breath." She rode me constantly while I was there and had strong favoritism against me. And I ultimately left the program and got my ace elsewhere. Sherri is a horrible instructor. Don't deal with her, she's awful. Just a heads up. And if you're having problems with her don't hesitate to complain to BCCs dean. They'll listen, trust me.