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.
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.
Supporting Student Success
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.