The Peralta Community College District is comprised of four community colleges: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. Each college has its own unique programs which can be found by clicking the college of your choice. Online classes are available as well! You may choose to enroll online before coming to our colleges or enrolled in an online class along with in-person classes while you are here.
With four colleges, we offer many majors to choose from including Business, Performing Arts, Computer Information Systems, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), as well as many Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) fields of study.
We also offer Career and Technical Education programs such as Aviation Maintenance Technology, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Cyber-security, Automotive Technology, Apparel and Fashion Design, Dental Assisting, and Nursing.
Students are given the opportunity to secure an internship in their field of study. For example, this student pictured below was given the opportunity to become an intern at a television news station through the Laney college film studies department.