Academic Programs

Dance

Students can choose between a variety of dance styles, including jazz, ballroom, swing, and ballet. Dance courses are recommended to people who already have an interest in the art, as well as anyone who is just looking for a challenging and fun elective. Classes are transferable, and students who are …

Violence Prevention

The Violence Prevention Certificate Track is part of the Community Change and Urban Leadership Initiative at College of Alameda, and leads to a Certificate of Proficiency. This sequence of courses will enable you to explore knowledge and skills in leadership and prevention & intervention relative to the field of violence …

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our ESL program serves non-native English speakers who need to learn sufficient English to communicate effectively and overcome their difficulties in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English. We offer instruction in English to help students access degree/transfer programs, academic programs, vocational programs and to prepare them for employment.

Public Administration

The Pathway to Public Service ~ Public Administration Track is part of the Community Change and Urban Leadership Initiative at College of Alameda. This sequence of courses is designed to provide an introduction to careers in Public Service and provide an overview of the field of Public Administration and emergency management & …

Pathways to Law School

The Public Law or Pathway to Law School Track is part of the Community Change and Urban Leadership Initiative at College of Alameda. This sequence of courses is designed to provide an introduction to the field and practice of law leading to the status of being a “COAF Scholar” upon completion …

Vietnamese

We offer elementary and intermediate Vietnamese language courses, with a focus on introducing students to Vietnamese language and culture. Our courses satisfy Foreign Language requirements at 4-year colleges and universities, provide marketable foreign language skills and offer cultural enrichment.

Spanish

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. With the increasing number of U.S. citizens who speak Spanish as their primary language, graduates with the ability to write and speak the language have come into demand to fill positions as teachers and translators. It is also an …

Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies. Sociologists apply the rigors of the scientific method to relevant issues in the social world, from micro interaction like the public order, to macro forces like globalization. A sociological perspective is a remarkable tool that helps people analyze the …

Psychology

The psychology department at College of Alameda focuses on emotional and psychological awareness of self by encouraging students to examine their own lives using psychological theories and concepts. Our faring faculty strive to make psychology relevant and meaningful to all students by placing emphasis on the application of psychology to students’ …

Political Science

When you study “Politics” in our program at College of Alameda; we seek to better prepare you to being a more effective “Global Citizen” in “a Knowledge Economy,” guided by democratic values, and an “ethic of public service” in the 21st Century modern world system.  In all of our work together, …