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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A celebration and promotion of International Education and Exchange. For more information contact Thomas Torres-Gil at email@example.com 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!