College of Alameda Student Richard Nguyen Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Congratulations to Richard Nguyen, who was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship for Fall 2022 at an award ceremony on December 7th, 2022. Richard grew up in East Oakland and his dad, Duc Nguyen, took classes from the College of Alameda Automotive Technology (ATECH) program when Duc first immigrated to the USA thirty years ago. Richard decided to follow in his dad's footsteps after graduating from high school in Oakland. Ever since his first ATECH class, he's been a straight-A student in the COA ATECH program. He expects to graduate from the Auto program next June and get a job as a technician at a local dealership.

The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $750 scholarship, which is awarded by the College of Alameda Automotive Technology Department to students with the highest grade point average and the most units in the ATECH Program. The scholarship was set up in memory of Ozzie Day, the founder of Automotive Engineering and a long-time member of the COA Automotive Advisory committee.

Richard Nguyen Ozzie Day Scholarship

The Automotive Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as apprentice auto mechanics or to allow students to continue toward a Baccalaureate degree in other advanced schools of technology in preparation for future management and teaching careers in the automotive industry.

The College of Alameda ATECH program is certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Educational Foundation as a Master-Level program.

Instruction covers safety trade ethics, use of hand and power tools, as well as the theory of repair and testing of automobiles and their components. Special emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and repair of electronic and computer control systems in late-model automobiles.

For more information about the College of Alameda Automotive Technology Department, please visit us online at or call ATECH at (510) 748-2267.

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Attention Students!  Did you know there is a wide range of scholarships available to you? Please visit the Peralta Colleges Foundation website at to find out about other scholarships that you might qualify to receive. 

Many thanks to Rick Greenspan for information about the Ozzie Day Scholarship award.

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