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Academic Excellence – Media Communications @ Laney College

2 September 2015

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Whether you are interested in making movies or music videos, documentaries or YouTube, the Media Communications program at Laney College offers hands-on classes both behind and in front of the camera. Learn to write scripts, produce, direct, act and get your hands on top of the line equipment to make your vision a reality. Learn the skills you need to improve your skills and get jobs in this exciting industry. For more information, visit http://www.laney.edu/wp/media/ or call (510) 464-3550.

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Build a Green Future at Laney College

6 July 2015

IMG_78371Here’s William Escobar’s story, an alum of the Environmental Control Technology Program at Laney College: “I am sharing my story today as a testimony to the Laney College mission statement. My life will never be the same because of the educational opportunity I had at Laney College. My story begins on the day I met Nick Kyriakopedi, the Environmental Control Technology (ECT) Department Chair. As a senior in high school I was looking for a program to meet my school’s graduation requirements. My mother, who was a Laney College student at the time, heard about opportunities at the ECT program. I applied and excelled through the program and landed a job at Carrier Corporation. I am now a top paid journeyman technician and have a prosperous career ahead of me. I purchased my first house in 2009 at the age of 20, and this year I purchased my second house, this one for my mother. It is astonishing to reflect back to just half a decade ago when the three of us were surviving on welfare after my father passed away. My life’s story is only beginning. I hope to become part of the outstanding faculty at Laney, and as an instructor to inspire a vision of success in students that their vision can become their reality. I know from experience because it happened to me. I am living my vision.” Contact Laney ECT to sign up for classes at (510) 464-3292.

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Academic Excellence – Gaming & VR at Berkeley City College

15 June 2015

 

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Berkeley City College’s Multimedia Arts Program prepares people for entry-level jobs in multimedia and provides skills-upgrading for those already employed in multimedia jobs.

The program is interdisciplinary and focuses on developing fine art, critical thinking, and computer skills.

The Bay Area is a hot bed for the gaming and tech industry. Virtual reality is the newest developing technology and you can get the skills to be a part of the next boom right here at Berkeley City College!

For more information click here.

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Academic Excellence – Histotechnology Program at Merritt College

30 April 2015

The Histotechnology program provides on-campus and on-site technical training, focusing on routine tissue sample preparation, special stains and techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy and genomics.

Training on campus will utilize samples routinely prepared in both clinical and research facilities. As part of their formal training, students of histotechnology will work through study guides provided by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for its certification examination.

Partnerships with local facilities will allow for work experience and internship sites, required for certification of histotechnology graduates, and will provide further training for those interested in research and/or careers in the private sector.

For more information, please visit www.merritt.edu/wp/histotech/

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Student Spotlight – Tenzin Seldon, Berkeley City College

9 December 2014

Tenzin Seldon graduated from Berkeley City College, transferred to Stanford University and is now a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.

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Peralta News – Fire Science at Merritt College

29 October 2014

The Fire Science program at Merritt College is designed to prepare students for a career in the Fire Service, and provide career advancement opportunities for those already in the Fire Service. Instruction includes fundamentals of fire prevention, building construction for fire protection, safety and public education, certification, firefighter academy, and fire investigation.

(Special Thanks to the Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership and Charles Lightfoot at Oakland Fire Station 1)

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Peralta News – Aviation Maintenance at College of Alameda

14 October 2014

Always wanted to work with planes? Through the College of Alameda you can! The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program provides an opportunity for students to gain the skills needed to work in a number of A&P careers. Conveniently located in a well-equipped facility adjacent to the Oakland International Airport.

Certificates, Degrees, and Licenses

Certificates of Achievement – You can choose a path in either Airframe or Powerplant mechanics, and will receive a Certificate of Achievement in your pathway when you have passed all of the course requirements.

A.S. Degree – Students can graduate with an A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology with the completion of the General Education coursework in addition to the AMT coursework.

FAA Licenses – The courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and will also prepare you to take the FAA exams. Passing the coursework and the appropriate exams will qualify you for an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License as well as a General Radiotelephone License.

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Student Spotlight – Arthur Savangsy, Laney College

29 August 2014

Arthur shares his past struggles and future plans with PeraltaTV. With help from the b2b program at Laney College, he found the support network needed to keep him moving forward with his educational goals.

What is the b2b Learning Community?


The b2b learning community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/eops/

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Peralta News – EOPS/CalWORKS/b2b & CARE at Laney College

8 August 2014

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs”
The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of supportive student services to ensure each student a success! Since 1998, Laney College has taught, trained, counseled and helped students on Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) find a job through its CalWORKs Program.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
CARE is a supplemental component of EOPS. It is designed to motivate, encourage and support single parents on Welfare (TANF) who desire job-relevant education in order to break the dependency cycle and become self-sufficient.

b2b Learning Community
The b2b Learning Community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.

For more information about these learning communities, click here

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Peralta News – APASS Program at Laney College

19 June 2014

The Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) initiative, is designed to enhance the capacity of Laney College to serve its large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) student population, increasing student engagement and improving educational outcomes for this student cohort. Visit APASS online for more details.

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PAAAA Honors 2014 Student Scholarship Recipients

12 May 2014

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The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) held its 16th annual scholarship reception on Friday, May 2, 2014.

With a record number of applicants, PAAAA recognized nine African American students attending Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College, who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills, and community service in the various communities where they live, work and study.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 PAAAA Scholarship Recipients!

Berkeley City College: Robyn Walker, Troy Dotson & Theresa Ary

College of Alameda: Randi Elaine Stewart & Selma Adam

Laney College: Erica Thompson & Eddie Heard

Merritt College: Shalita Williams & Corey Spears

 

Since 1998, PAAAA has distributed over $65,000 in scholarships to Peralta students.

Click here to view pictures from this year’s reception.

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Atech Student Saddiki Abdelhafid Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

5 May 2014

Wayne Fung, Atech Instructor, and Abdelhafid Saddiki, recipient of the Ozzie Day Scholarship Award. For further information, contact COA Atech Dept  (510) 748-2267 Wayne Fung, Atech Instructor, and Abdelhafid Saddiki, recipient of the Ozzie Day Scholarship Award. For further information, contact COA Atech Dept
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Abdelhafid Saddiki, a second-year student in the T-TEN Atech program at the College of Alameda, was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship today.

Abdelhafid is 28 years old. He was born in Morocco and studied at the Institute of Vocational Automotive Training in Morocco, worked at a Kia dealership and helped his brother set up an independent garage before coming to the United States in 2011. He enrolled in English classes when he first arrived and, after about six months, he started taking Toyota T-TEN automotive classes at the College of Alameda. He is now working at a Toyota dealership and will complete the COA Toyota T-TEN program at the end of May. His goal is to return someday to Morocco as a master technician or an engineer.

The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $500 scholarship which is awarded by the Atech Department each semester to the student with the highest grade point average and the most units in the Atech Program. The scholarship was set up in memory of Ozzie Day, the founder of Automotive Engineering and a long-time member of the COA Automotive Advisory committee.

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Peralta News – Biomanufacturing at Laney College

31 March 2014

Robert Tracy II & Lindsay Planell talks with PeraltaTV about their positive experiences with the Biomanufacturing courses at Laney College.

Biomanufacturing is a term that refers to the production, isolation and purification of medicines made by pharmaceutical companies. This is an exciting and expanding new field.

The Biomanufacturing Program provides students with the necessary training in the basic skills of biology, biomanufacturing, chemistry and math, as well as an introduction to biomanufacturing careers to enter the workforce.

The Bay Area is the world’s leader in biomanufacturing.

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Peralta News – TRiO Program at Laney College

17 March 2014

TRiO’s mission is to increase opportunities for first-generation college students from low-income families and students with disabilities to graduate from Laney College and continue their education at a four-year college.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the TRiO program works with 140 students a year. Being a part of a smaller program allows students more one-on-one time and personalized support.

As a result, students become part of a network of individualized and intensive services designed to enhance their academic and personal development.

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Peralta News – Academic Excellence: Larry McDaniel, Berkeley City College

11 March 2014

We took time out to catch up with one of Berkeley City Colleges many rising stars, Larry McDaniel. His perseverance has lead him from re-entry student at Berkeley City College to a Sociology Major at UC Berkeley. He is a bright reminder that with determination and a strong support system, nothing can stop you from your goals! 

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