About Us

Location

Since 1970 College of Alameda has held classes on a 62-acre campus, located at the intersection of Webster Street and Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway in Alameda. The campus is easily accessible from downtown Oakland by personal or public transportation, auto or AC Transit bus through the Posey Tube on Webster Street. With its buildings surrounding a central courtyard, the campus is designed to encourage the interaction among students, faculty and staff essential to an effective learning environment.

The College has a satellite campus housing the Aviation Maintenance Programs located on a 2.5-acre site on Harbor Bay Parkway, adjacent to the Oakland International Airport’s North Field. We also have a new science lab and classroom building at 860 Atlantic, one block to the east of our main campus.

Career Technical Education and Occupational Courses

Our Career Technical Education and Occupational Courses (CTE) are concentrated and efficient. The same types of programs are taught at private schools that cost the students tens of thousands of dollars and take years to pay off. These high-demand career paths are a direct link to employment opportunities in our communities. The training programs are state of the art due to our master instructors and the latest equipment. Our Career and Technical Programs have ongoing industry partnerships with local, regional and national corporations. Industry partner advisory committees advise our CTE Programs’ faculty and administration in the latest industry standards and practices.

Program Accreditations and Certifications

College of Alameda is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges,(10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949; 415/506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The College first was accredited in 1973, with the most recent reaffirmation in 2009.

Individual College of Alameda occupational programs are accredited or certified by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Dental Education for Dental Assistants, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degrees and certificates may be earned in many areas of liberal arts and occupational studies. Most credits earned are transferable to the University of California, California State Colleges and Universities and to other public and private four-year colleges and universities across the state and the nation.

Supporting Student Success

Enrollment in College of Alameda is open to all people who meet the State of California eligibility requirements (see page 19). As a publicly supported community college, College of Alameda makes available lower-division college-level work at a moderate cost to students.

Small classes allow students to benefit from closer contact with instructors and fellow students, and to become more individually involved in campus life and student activities. College of Alameda offers its courses on the semester calendar, as do the other three Peralta Colleges.

College of Alameda offers support services that enable the success of all students. Students will find academic, career, technical education, and personal counseling services. The college is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for students with disabilities. It is the policy of the District to accommodate requests involving academic adjustments consistent with local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Other student services include financial assistance, tutoring, health services, job placement and various student activities based at the Student Center.

Basic skills courses in English and math, as well as individualized labs and tutoring, offer students the opportunity to lay the foundation for their continued success in college-level courses. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses provide second-language learners with proficiency in English through practice in writing, speaking, listening and reading at different levels.

Housing

College of Alameda has no dormitory facilities. Students not living at home (including international students) must make their own arrangements for living quarters.