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Peralta Community College District

 

Founded in 1964, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) is a collaborative community of colleges comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland, Calif. The Peralta Colleges provide a dynamic multicultural learning environment offering accessible, high-quality educational programs and services, including two-year degrees, certificates and university transfer programs, to more than 30,000 students. PCCD is home to award-winning Peralta TV (Comcast ch. 27/28, AT&T ch. 99) and public radio KGPC-LP 96.9 FM. To learn more about The Peralta Colleges, visit www.peralta.edu

 

Our Colleges

 

Just two blocks for the University of California, Berkeley, the energetic campus of the Berkeley City College stands on the cutting edge of community college education. University preparation and occupational training classes form the core of Berkeley City’s curriculum, which also features model programs in fields as diverse as American sign language, biotechnology, and multimedia.

 

College of Alameda, California’s only community college located on an island, is situated on a beautiful park-like campus and offers the quiet of a suburban setting amidst a bustling urban environment. Founded in 1970, College of Alameda has served more than 200,000 students and enjoys a well-deserved reputation for the excellence of its academic, vocational, and student support programs. A range of unique classes awaits you at College of Alameda, including aviation maintenance technology, apparel design, automotive technology, and various ESL programs.

 

Laney College, in the hearth of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big city university campus. Across the street from the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown, and a pleasant stroll from both Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary, Laney gives its 9,000 students ready access to the city’s formidable intellectual, cultural and natural resources. With renowned programs in such fields as journalism, culinary arts, mathematics, marine technology, and ethnic studies, Laney has been a leader in academic and vocational education for decades.

 

Nestled in the hills above San Francisco Bay, Merritt College offers students the opportunity to study in one of the most dramatic natural settings in Northern California. With a panorama that includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean, Merritt’s striking vistas provide a breathtaking backdrop for a packed roster of first-rate academic and vocational programs. Minutes from the East Bay’s busiest commercial centers, Merritt boasts acclaimed programs in community social services, registered nursing, child development, nutrition & dietetics, environmental studies, and landscape horticulture.

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  • Peralta Community College District

    The District comprises four colleges serving northern Alameda County.
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