Posts Filed under Merritt College
5 October 2015
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was one of the many special guest speakers at the press conference held on September 4 to announce the Administration of Justice’s (AJ) new Law Enforcement Pre-Academy starting fall 2015.
This 13-week series of courses is the brainchild of Margaret Dixon, head of the AJ Program, who is thrilled to see it finally happen and excited to have former OPD Police Chief Howard Jordan coordinating it and OPD and Sheriff’s Department personnel teaching in it. “This is a rare chance for potential police officers to get up to speed on the physical aspects and knowledge necessary to be successful in a police academy,” she says. “Our instructors offer decades of experience in the field to pass on to the students.”
For the full press conference coverage, click here.
Filed under: Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement Pre-Academy, Libby Schaaf, Margaret Dixon, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, OPD Police Chief Howard Jordan
24 September 2015
For the next 2 episodes of Peralta Matters, we are talking to new faculty at our four colleges. In this episode, meet Monique Inciarte, newly hired faculty in the Legal and Community Interpreting Department at Laney College, as she explains the opportunities in this growing field. Next up, Greg Schartz, new Geography instructor at both Laney College and College of Alameda, relates his experience teaching online classes. Bashir Shah, Merritt College Business Faculty, describes what it takes to succeed in business today. And Charity Clay, new Sociology professor at Merritt College, explains her courses and motivations.
Filed under: College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Bashir Shah, Charity Clay, Geography, Greg Schartz, Legal and Community Interpreting Department, Monique Inciarte
7 August 2015
Our mobile-friendly class schedule makes it easy choose the classes you need at any of our four East Bay colleges. Visit http://bit.ly/PeraltaFallSchedule2015 to see all the classes offered at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College.
Then go to http://bit.ly/PeraltaColleges to apply and enroll. It’s that simple to get the classes you want at the Peralta Colleges.
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Fall Enrollment, 2015 Fall Semester
10 June 2015
Merritt College hosted the ‘Native American Blessing’ event in honor of our Native American & Indigenous students. It was an amazing event filled with food, drumming, song and dance. Tables and booths offering information on higher education and organizations lined the hallways. If you missed the event, here is your chance to see it!
Filed under: Arts & Culture, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Native American, Native American Blessing
2 June 2015
This month on Peralta Matters, we’re speaking with graduates of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Lorenzo Ramsey from Berkeley City College explains his decision to complete six (6) AA degrees in two years. Next, College of Alameda volleyball star Taylor Elliott describes her experience as a student athlete. Malina Ly tells us about the support she received from the APASS program at Laney College. Erik Leon relates the Merritt College experience and how it helped him get into Cal State East Bay. And Aman Williams details his history at Berkeley City College.
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Aman Williams, APASS, Erik Leon, Lorenzo Ramsey, Malina Ly, Taylor Elliott
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/
Filed under: Academic Excellence, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: American Society of Clinical Pathologists, ASCP, Chemistry, fluorescence microscopy, Genomics, Histotech, Histotechnology, immunohistochemistry, Microscopy, situ hybridization
5 April 2015
Merritt College was proud to welcome both state officials and local agencies to the 2015 Bay Area Employer Forum.
A very special visit by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Governor for the state of California, Jerry Brown highlighted the event.
The main focus was on rehabilitation and opening doors to those in need of a second chance through employment and education.
Merritt College is excited to be part of positive change and support to those who need it the most in our community!
Filed under: Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Bay Area Employer Forum, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Governor Jerry Brown
27 February 2015
This month, we are talking to the Presidents of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Laney College President Dr Elñora Webb describes the power of saying yes. Merritt College President Dr Norma Ambriz-Galaviz highlights some new projects at Merritt, including the upcoming opening of the Barbara Lee Allied Health Building and a new certificate program in Cyber-Security. Our newest President, Dr Joi Lin Blake at College of Alameda, presents her vision and leadership style. And Dr Deborah Budd helps us understand the buzz at Berkeley City College.
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee Allied Health Building, Cyber-Security, Dr. Deborah Budd, Dr. Elñora T. Webb, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz
10 February 2015
In honor of Black History Month, Peralta TV is now streaming its award-winning documentary “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers.” The documentary won a national best college video award and was featured at the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Previously it was only available on DVD. You can now watch the full documentary here: http://bit.ly/PanthersDoc.
Filed under: Announcements, Arts & Culture, Merritt College, Peralta News, PeraltaTV. Tagged: Black History Month, Black Panthers, Documentary, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers, United Nations
6 February 2015
Merritt College is now offering a program that can lead to a lucrative career in the in-demand field of cybersecurity. Students enrolled in the new “Applications and Infrastructure Security Programs” will learn about protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.
Program highlights include:
- Choice of career pathway in Applications or Infrastructure security
- Instruction by experts who manage information security programs
- Support by the CISE group that includes key Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Autodesk, Informatica, Seagate, and Synopsys
- Guaranteed paid internships in summer 2015
- Completion of program in just two years
- Expected annual salary of $60,000 to $80,000 upon completion
The first two courses in the program, which start February 20, are taught on a fast-track, 6-week schedule to move students along quickly and prepare them for the third 6-week course which starts April 10. The second half of the program, starting in the summer, will be a combination of class lectures, labs, and paid internships at local Bay Area companies.
For more detailed information, go to www.merritt.edu/wp/securityprogram or contact Program Coordinator Anita M. Black at email@example.com.
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Applications and Infrastructure Security Programs, Autodesk, CISE, Hewlett-Packard, Informatica, McAfee, Seagate, Silicon Valley, Synopsys
15 January 2015
Classes Start January 20th, 2015. Enroll now!
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Spring Enrollment, 2015 Spring Semester, college enrollment, Enrollment, Spring Semester
18 November 2014
EOPS provides academic, personal and career counseling, student educational plans, book voucher services, textbook loan library, academic supplies, academic progress monitoring, priority registration and much more! To apply, stop by the EOPS office located in the Student Center, R-109, and meet the staff pictured above in their new EOPS “Super Power” t-shirts: Left to right: Angelina Sevillano, EOPS student; Schantay Walker, EOPS Peer Advisor; Judy Adams, EOPS Coordinator; Ana Pena, Peer Advisor; and Al Sith, Peer Advisor.
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: academic progress monitoring, academic supplies, Al Sith, Ana Pena, Angelina Sevillano, book voucher services, EOPS, EOPS “Super Power”, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Judy Adams, personal and career counseling, priority registration, Schantay Walker, student educational plans, textbook loan library
13 November 2014
A celebration and promotion of International Education and Exchange. For more information contact Thomas Torres-Gil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 587-7835.
The Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week! This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.
Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel. Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeraltaInternational
International Students Website: http://web.peralta.edu/international/
Study Abroad Information: http://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad/
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: International Education Week, Office of International Education