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Welcome from Chancellor Laguerre
Peralta Community College District has provided higher education opportunities to Peralta Community College for over 50 years. Whether you are just beginning your college education, continuing it, or returning to your education after a break, Peralta Community College is well endowed to serve you in an environment both nurturing, and, one conscious of high academic standards.
Our faculty stays abreast of developments in their disciplines and continually upgrades its broad curriculum to meet the needs of individuals in 4 year colleges/university transfer programs, in basic skills remediation, or in professional and career training programs. Whether your goal is to earn a Baccalaureate degree, an Associate degree, a Certificate, to improve your occupational employment, or simply to engage in lifelong learning, Peralta Community College District will accommodate you handsomely.
The Peralta Colleges – your community colleges – are here to help you achieve your career and personal goals. Whether it’s learning a new job-related skill, launching a new career, transferring to a four-year college, or just taking a class for fun and personal enrichment, we are here for you.
At the Peralta Colleges, Alameda, Laney, Merritt and Berkeley, we make it as easy as possible for you to make that decision to take that class, or get your degree program back on track.
Peralta Colleges offer a myriad of programs and classes, from Administration of Justice to Wood Technology, Apparel Design to Real Estate. We also can provide you with all the classes you need to transfer to any four-year university in the country.
Maybe, you just want to learn a new cooking technique, get better at digital photography, or learn to speak Spanish. We have these and many other classes for you too.
The Peralta Colleges are open for business, as they have been for over 50 years. For just about everything that education can provide, you need not look further than the Peralta Community College District.
The professors and staff are here to serve you with the best education possible. Our goal is to make your journey through life as interesting and rewarding as possible.
See you in class.
Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., Chancellor