Child Development Training Consortium
 Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides funds to assist working students meet the requirements for the Child Development Instructional Permit.  The major assistance is tuition reimbursement.  Consortium may also provide guest speakers, special classes, book loans, and tutors.  To participate you must (1) work at a child care center or family child care home and (2) intend to obtain or upgrade a Child Development Permit.  To enroll, please complete and submit a Consortium Profile form to the CDTC Coordinator.  For more information, please contact Merritt College’s Child Development Office at 510-436-2589.

Merritt Children Center
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The Center follows the campus calendar and serves children during the fall and spring semesters. Children receive three cost-free meals per day. The fees for care are based on family size and gross monthly income. Services are free to eligible low-income, CalWORKs, and TANF families.  A registration process is required. Information regarding guidelines and application procedures is available at the Center, located on campus (first building on left when entering from Campus Drive). For information, call (510) 436-2436.

Merritt College Learning Center
The Tutoring Program provides students with academic assistance across the curriculum. Free tutoring is available for most courses at Merritt College. Students are eligible for one-to- one or group tutoring if they are enrolled in a Peralta Community College District course.  Merritt students can use the computers in the Computer Lab and make use of current technology to access the Internet, use email, do laser printing, scan materials, and use educational software for academic classes. Tutors in the Computer Lab assist students with word processing tasks or in using software for classes. Students can also receive tutorial help on writing projects.  The Learning Center is located in Building L. For information, call (510) 436-2442 or436-2443.

Merritt College Library
 Library promotes information literacy as a key component of general education and lifelong learning. Professional librarians are available to assist students with their research and reference needs and to provide orientation and instruction in library-use techniques, either to individual students or as classes upon request. Library services are provided throughout the semester and include day and evening hours of operation.  The Library is located in Building L, Room 200. For information, call (510) 436-2457.

Merritt College Financial Aid
The  Financial Aid Office offers information, applications and assistance about federal and state financial aid. Fee waivers, grants, loans, scholarships, work-study and other forms of assistance are available to students to cover fees, books, academic expenses and other related costs. The office is located in Building P, Room 339, and is open Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; telephone number: (510) 436-2465.

Merritt Community College Student Services
Offering  an extensive amount of information for a Merritt College student.  The site includes links to Counseling, Financial Aid, CalWorks, and many other important sites.  Don’t forget to click on the “Other Student Services” for information on EOPS, etc.

Merritt College Transfer Center
The Merritt College Transfer Center provides assistance for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university. To receive transfer updates and news about upcoming events please contact Tanya Ilarde, Transfer Center Director at
For additional information about transferring and a calendar of college visits, please go to

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