Peralta Foundation Scholarship Announcement

Published February 16th, 2015 in College News
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Spring 2015 Intersession Class List is Now Available

Published February 16th, 2015 in College News
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Want a fast, inexpensive way to earn

university transfer credits?

Is there a course that you’ve always wanted to take,

but it wouldn’t fit into your schedule?

Take a college credit course during the

College of Alameda Spring Online Intersession!

Complete 3 units in 3 weeks!

3 Week Online Session – May 26, 2015 to June 12, 2015

 WINTER ONLINE INTERSESSION COURSE OFFERINGS
COURSE CODE COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
25314 AFRAM 31* AFRI-AM HIST: 1856-1945 SMITH, S.
25256 ANTHR 1* INTRO TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY BOUSQUET, G.
25257 ANTHR 3* SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY SMITHSON, J.
23493 BIOL 31* NUTRITION STAFF
25258 COMM 20* INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOWLER, J.
25310 ECON 1* MACRO-ECONOMICS BAJRAMI, D.
25311 ECON 2* MICRO-ECONOMICS BAJRAMI, D.
25199 GEOG 1* PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY KIRKHAM, W.
25259 HIST 7A* HISTORY/U.S. TO 1877 LORETTO, E.
25260 HIST 7B* HISTORY/U.S. SINCE 1865 HIGDON, N.
25245 HLTOC 201 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I DAVE, N.
25261 PHIL 10* LOGIC MATHER, N.
25262 POSCI 1* GOVERNMENT/POLITICS IN US SWEENEY, M.
25269 PSYCH 1A* INTRO TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY PETERSON-GUADA, S.
25263 SOC 1* INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY SANDHU, S.
  • * Course acceptable for lower division transfer credit to BA/BS programs at CSU and UC
  • Returning students log onto passport.peralta.edu to register today
  • New students apply for admission online at www.cccapply.org – or visit the College of Alameda Welcome Center for assistance
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College of Alameda Accreditation Update – February 2015

Published February 15th, 2015 in College News
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The dates are:February 18, 2015 from 11-12pm

February 18, 2015 from 6-7pm

February 26, 2015 from 1-2pm

To provide further information to the College and community two resources have been prepared. Below are links to digital copies. Print copies will be available at the forums.

Campus Accreditation Resource Guide 2015

COA Fact Sheet 2015

 

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COA wins 1st place in California Autobody Assoc. Model Truck Competition

Published November 12th, 2014 in College News
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College of Alameda’s Auto Body and Paint Department won 1st place at the 16th annual Toys for Tots Model Truck Competition! Congratulations to our Auto Body students, instructors and staff!

Read the full article here.

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Aviation Maintenance at College of Alameda

Published October 14th, 2014 in College News
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Certificates, Degrees, and Licenses

Certificates of Achievement – You can choose a path in either Airframe or Powerplant mechanics, and will receive a Certificate of Achievement in your pathway when you have passed all of the course requirements.

A.S. Degree – Students can graduate with an A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology with the completion of the General Education coursework in addition to the AMT coursework.

FAA Licenses – The courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and will also prepare you to take the FAA exams. Passing the coursework and the appropriate exams will qualify you for an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License as well as a General Radiotelephone License.

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“Work Toward Your Dreams” – College of Alameda ESL Video

Published October 12th, 2014 in College News
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COA Students Assisting in Research Study with UC Berkeley

Published February 21st, 2013 in College News
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Did a large asteroid collide with Earth 66 million years ago? College of Alameda chemistry students Jon Howell, Jessica Ng and Jenna Luckhardt are helping COA chemistry professor Peter Olds elucidate the nature of this possible ancient impact by working on KT Boundary Impact Rocks at UC Berkeley lab.

Scientists are currently trying to determine if a large asteroid or comet collided with the Earth 66 million years ago, probably causing the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs and 75% of animal and plant species. This catastrophic disruption is known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary or KT impact event. Scientists study this KT event by separating and identifying small grains of the mineral chromite, which were deposited with the impact layer 66 million years ago in southern Colorado and eastern Wyoming. It is not known yet whether these grains are from the terrestrial target rocks or from the extraterrestrial impacting object. Chemistry and mineralogy tests, like the ones these CoA students are conducting, will provide the answer.

“If the grains are terrestrial then the consensus view that the Chicxulub crater on the Yucatan Peninsula is the only KT boundary impact site will be thrown into doubt”, says COA chemistry professor Peter Olds. “If the grains are extraterrestrial, science may be able to identify the type of object (class of meteorite) that hit. Whatever the answer, it will be new and exciting,” added Olds.

This research is currently being carried out at the Earth and Planetary Science Department at UC Berkeley where at least one of these College of Alameda students plans to transfer.

“With sufficient funds and allocation of space, this project could be expanded into a rock chemistry program at The Peralta Colleges’ 860 Atlantic science facility,” said College of Alameda President, Jannett Jackson, “allowing a much greater number of COA science students to benefit from the experience.”

Faculty and administrators within the Peralta Community College District – which also includes Berkeley City College and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – believe that lab experience, as well as lab safety skills, gained in such an environment are transferable to other scientific disciplines. A job well done in this research study may result in student transfer to quality four-year academic institutions like UC Berkeley or opportunities for employment as a laboratory technician in the private or government sectors. “This is a wonderful educational opportunity for current and future students at The Peralta Colleges,” said president Jackson.

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