Spring 2016 Financial Aid Workshop Schedule

Published March 7th, 2016 in College News

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Scholarships are being offered for the Spring 2016 Semester

Published January 25th, 2016 in College News
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Fabulous Friday – January 22, 2016

Published January 10th, 2016 in College News
You will be able to:

  • attend a new student orientation
  • meet and connect with faculty, staff and other students
  • learn how to access your student online portal on Passport & Moodle
  • forward your Peralta email to a preferred email address
  • learn about campus resources at COA
  • Buy your books and parking permit


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College of Alameda ATECH Student Wubeshet (Senay) Mekresalassie Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Published November 27th, 2015 in College News

Senay emigrated from Ethiopia to the USA in late 2009. He enrolled in ESL classes at Laney College, then began ATECH classes at COA in the fall of 2013. Since then, he has maintained a 3.93 GPA in his automotive studies, while at the same time driving a cab and also serving pizzas at a local restaurant.  Senay plans to finish his Associate degree at COA, and then perhaps work at an automotive dealership before opening a shop of his own. Senay worked as an auto technician in Ethiopia before immigrating to the USA and, as he says, “Auto mechanics is my passion!”

The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $500 scholarship, which is awarded by the ATECH Department each semester to the student 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.


Wubeshet (Senay) Mekresalassie and Wayne Fung, ATECH Instructor

Senay is the recipient of the F15 Ozzie Day Scholarship Award.

For further information, contact

College of Alameda Automotive Technology Department


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College of Alameda Winter Intersession Open Class List

Published November 27th, 2015 in College News

Take a college credit course during the College of Alameda Winter Online Intersession!

Complete 3 units in 4 weeks!

4 Week Online Session – Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016

COA F15 Winter Intersession - Revise 11.16.2015


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Welcome Drew Douglass – Director of Workforce Systems

Published October 24th, 2015 in College News

His experience includes serving as Deputy Director of Workforce Services for Rubicon Programs, Program Director – Enterprise Development Director for Marin City Community Development Corporation, and Career Center Coordinator for the San Pablo One Stop-East Bay Works. He is currently pursuing an MPA from Villanova which he expects to complete in 2016.

Drew’s familiarity with our regional workforce investment system and labor market information enables him to be a strategic leader who is already seasoned. Drew’s experience partnering with regional community colleges to develop sector based employment programs prepares him to be an effective educational manager and promote service integration strategies across education, regional workforce investment agencies and employers.

  1. Doug’s new email address is adouglass@peralta.edu (for Andrew Douglass) but he prefers “Drew.”
  2. Drew’s new office will be located in the North Cities One Stop Center on campus, in Portable ‘P’, Office Number P 102-A.
  3. The One Stop phone number is 510-748-2208 (You may expect Kathleen to answer.)
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SFSU Campus Tour & Transfer Day Event

Published October 22nd, 2015 in College News

Advance registration for Bus Trip and Transfer Day Event is required. Sign-up at: http://alameda.peralta.edu/transfer-program/ or call 510-748-2113.





Please see flyer for additional details.

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College of Alameda and Alameda Unified School District ASTI Program Wins National Award

Published October 17th, 2015 in College News

The award, which is given out by the U.S. Department of Education, honors academically excellent elementary, middle and high schools. ASTI was designated as an “Exemplary High Performing School,” which means it is in the top 15 percent of schools statewide, as measured by various assessments, such as overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Only 29 schools (8 of which are high schools) in California received that designation. Across the country, only 285 schools received the award.

“The College of Alameda is pleased with this much deserved, national recognition of ASTI,” said Joi Lin Blake, President of College of Alameda.

“Research has shown that early college high school partnerships increase student access, affordability, achievement and completion. And ASTI is an example of the Peralta Community College District’s commitment to continued collaborative partnerships with our K-12 colleagues that promote and support student success,” Blake said.

Pesident Blake also noted that ASTI 2015 graduating class had received $400,000 in scholarships.

ASTI’s primary objective is to increase college readiness and retention among first-generation college-bound students and students from groups that are typically underrepresented on college campuses. The program allows students to enroll full-time at College of Alameda in 11th and 12th grade. As a result, about 40% of the students graduate with an AA degree, and 88% of the graduates meet the course requirements for attending a UC. The school was founded in 2002 and is supported by Measure A parcel tax money.

Five of the eight public high schools chosen from California were Early or Middle College High Schools.

The 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC next month on Nov. 9-10. Each school will receive an award plaque and a flag as symbols of their accomplishments. In its 33-year history, more than 8,000 of America’s schools have received the coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award

Read more about the ASTI program here:


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