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Introducing a Pathway for High-Paying Cardiac Technician Careers

OAKLAND, Calif., January 16, 2024 – Merritt College in the Peralta Community College District is hosting a press conference at 11am on Friday, January 19, 2024, to announce a unique training program for the local community in collaboration with the Bay Area Business Roundtable (BABRT), a local non-profit, and iRhythm Technologies, a leading digital health care company.

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A First Day Hello from Chancellor Gilkerson

January 4, 2024

Dear Peralta District Community,

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for me as your Chancellor, and I am thrilled to rejoin the Peralta Community College District. It's an honor and privilege to serve this community again, and I am genuinely excited about the incredible opportunities we have before us.

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Spring is Free at Laney College

OAKLAND, Calif., January 8, 2024 – Free College continues at Laney for the upcoming Spring semester with enrollment events on January 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., marking the two-year anniversary of a groundbreaking effort that has seen massive enrollment increases, especially among African American, Latinx, and Asian students.  

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January 2024 Peralta TV Highlights

Peralta TV can be seen on 
Channel 27: Alameda, Berkeley 
Channel 28: Emeryville, Piedmont, Oakland 
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99

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December Board Meeting: New Student Trustee, New Board President, and Raises

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees held their last meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

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Merritt College President’s Report - December 12, 2023

Recap of Merritt College Initiatives

As the Fall 2023 semester draws to a close, here are a few of the exciting and critically important activities and initiatives that Merritt College is engaged in to grow enrollment, enrich the campus culture, achieve greater equity, and put the students first.

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Laney College President’s Report - December 12, 2023

The First Laney Student Storytellers Event

On November 29th, the Fall Laney Student Storytellers Event was held in the College Library. Twenty-five Laney students shared personal stories of how their lived experiences have influenced them and how Laney College fits into their lives. Students’ narratives described challenges faced and overcome, people who have helped them in their journeys, and plans they have for their futures.

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College of Alameda President’s Report - December 12, 2023

COA Team Celebrates Veterans Day with the USS Hornet Museum

In honor of Veterans Day on November 10, 2023, a team from the College of Alameda, in collaboration with the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, took part in the commemoration of the Silver Oak Anniversary held at the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum—an event marking 25 years as a museum and 80 years since the ship's commissioning in 1943.

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Berkeley City College President’s Report - December 12, 2023

Berkeley City College Recognized as a CVC Teaching College

On November 16, 2023, the California Community Colleges integrated Berkeley City College into the California Virtual Campus (CVC) Exchange as a Teaching College. The CVC Exchange is an innovative, student-centered tool that allows students currently enrolled in a California Community College to instantly enroll in online courses offered at eligible colleges via https://cvc.edu/ without filling out a separate application.

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Brian Guzman Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

On November 29, 2023, Brian Guzman received the Ozzie Day Scholarship from the College of Alameda Automotive Technology Department.

Brian Guzman is an Oakland native who grew up watching his dad fix family cars and helping out in any way he could. When Brian graduated from high school, he enrolled in Auto Technology classes at COA because he heard from friends that COA had the best Auto Tech classes in the area.

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