Update: Student Payment Plan Expanded to Include All Students

Published January 21st, 2015 in Announcements

Effective immediately, ALL students who owe money for non-payment of fees can initiate an Installment Payment Plan not just those who owe only for the current semester.

Steps to Initiate a Payment Plan

  1. Make an initial payment of $25 on Passport or at the Cashiers office.
  2. From your Peralta email, contact paymentplan@peralta.edu. Include your name, student ID number, and phone number. You will hear back in approximately 2-3 days for a phone, email, or in person appointment. Or call 510 466 7372 and leave your name, phone, and student ID number.
Category: Announcements

Spring 2015 Open Class List & Late Start Class List

Published January 20th, 2015 in Announcements

Classes are still open for Spring 2015! Keep checking here for the latest list of classes still available to you for the Spring 2015 Semester. Updates will be posted as classes are filled.

Category: Announcements

#myCOAis Twitter Launch Campaign: January 20-31

Published January 15th, 2015 in Announcements

College of Alameda begins its Spring 2015 semester with a photo contest open to the CoA community to introduce its Twitter feed. https://twitter.com/CollegeAlameda



 #myCOAis is a contest to invite the CoA community to take images that represent the full spectrum of the college community. Between Jan. 20-31 we want to take pictures and tag them on Twitter.

Contest Details:

  • Grab your favourite image capturing device (phone, camera, etc.) and take pictures of campus! Images must be taken and posted between 12 midnight on January 20 and 11:59 pm on January 31st.
  • Tag them with #myCOAis
  • Images minimum pixel size is 1280 x 960 pixels
  • Content of the images is left up to your imagination! Think of unique ways you see our campus and broadcast them to the world. Capture campus in a way that inspires you and represents the strength of our community! (Is there a favourite corner you like to study in? Is there a classroom that inspires you? Is there a staff member that really defines the campus? Is there a squirrel that you always share a snack with? Is there a time of day the campus really shines for you? Is there a best-kept secret on campus the world should know about?)
  • Contest is open to CoA students and staff (with the exception of outreach).


Contact Erika Padilla at epadilla@peralta.edu or reach her via Twitter at @collegealameda.

Category: Announcements

COA Flex-Day Agenda and Workshop Highlights

Published January 12th, 2015 in Announcements

On Friday plan to attend the Instructional Division Meeting, Department meetings and Fab Friday.

Category: Announcements

Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees Appoint Joi Lin Blake Next College of Alameda President

Published December 17th, 2014 in Announcements

At Skyline College, Blake has overseen admissions and records, counseling, financial aid, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), public safety, veteran’s services and other areas. She has served on the College Executive Team and on a number of committees.

“I am looking forward to working with Dr. Blake as we move forward not only at the College of Alameda, but throughout the entire Peralta Community College District,” said Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D. “The search committee did an outstanding job forwarding four finalists for my consideration, and I consider Dr. Blake to be the best fit for the College and the Peralta District.”

“Dr. Blake is the right person for the job,” the Chancellor added.

From 2006 to 2011, Blake served as Dean of Student Development and Matriculation at San Diego Mesa College. In 2010, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a Policy Assistant and Doctoral Intern for the U.S. Dept. of Education, where one of her duties was helping to develop a national strategic plan for community colleges.

Blake holds an Ed.D. from San Diego State University, with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Leadership. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Science from San Francisco State University (with a major in Program Development and a minor in Spanish) and holds a Masters of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State.

From 2003 to 2006, Blake was Interim Staff Development Coordinator for Southwestern Community College District in south San Diego County, and served as Academic Senate President. She was an instructor and counselor for Southwestern from 1991 to 2003, and served as Interim Dean of Instructional Support Services. In the 1980’s, Blake was an instructor in the field of Disability Support Services for San Diego Community College District, and a counselor for the San Diego Unified School District.

For 50 years, the Peralta Community College District has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 30,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.

Category: Announcements

Online Winter Intersession Classes at College of Alameda

Published December 15th, 2014 in Announcements


COA Fall 2014 Winter Intersession Course Listing



  • New Students: Complete the application for admission online at cccapply.org or visit the College of Alameda Welcome Center for assistance
    • Once you have a User ID and Password, then follow steps below
  • Returning Students: Follow steps below



  1. Go to the PASSPORT at passport.peralta.edu
  2. Log into PASSPORT with your User ID and Password
  3. Click the STUDENT CENTER link
  4. Click ENROLL and choose the appropriate term (winter intersession is within Fall 2014)
  5. Click ADD and select your classes
  6. When you have finished enrolling, pay your fees



 Monday, December 15: -Winter Intersession Begins
-Last Day to Drop and Receive a  Full Refund
 Tuesday, December 16:  -Last day to Drop Without a “W”
 -Last day to Add Classes
Wednesday, December 17: -Census Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment in Classes
 Friday, January 2:  -Last Day to Drop with a “W”
 -Attendance Verification Roster – Instructors Verify Enrollment
 Friday, January 9:  -Winter Intersession Ends


New to Moodle? Watch the orientation videos to help you get started!

1. Orientation Video #1: How to Login to Moodle 

    —  How to Login(handout)

2. Orientation Video #2: How to Change Your Email Address & Add a Profile Picture

Need further assistance logging in? Email: online@peralta.edu


Category: Announcements

Dr. Amy H. Lee Appointed Dean of Enrollment Services

Published November 19th, 2014 in Announcements

Dr. Lee has been serving as acting/interim in the position since July of 2013. Dean Lee has provided critical leadership for the areas under enrollment services and has worked collaboratively across student services, instruction, and administrative services to ensure efficient and quality services to students for outreach, assessment, admissions/enrollment, financial aid, and veterans services. In addition, she serves as the college’s liaison to the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), our on-campus middle college partnership with the Alameda Unified School District. Dean Lee has also taken a leadership role in providing much needed technological and functional upgrades to our Welcome Center.

Category: Announcements