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Summer Session Has Begun! Fall Registration is Open. Classes Start Aug. 18

4 June 2014

dh513006_10895The Summer Session began June 16. Register is open for  Fall classes which start August 18.   Click here to apply. For the most up-to-date scheduling changes, check the classes online.

Additional Fall classes, as of May 29, 2014

Course              Course Code         Times/Days/Location                              Instructor

CIS 248NZ            44476                    Lec 4 – 5:15pm   Tues/Thurs  P103               Varnado
Intro to Project Management         Lab 5:30 – 6:45pm Tues/Thurs   P103         Varnado

 

Course              Course Code         Times/Days/Location             Instructor

ART 50                44455                    Lec 10-10:50 a.m.  Mon  A122       Chavigny
Beginning Painting                          Lab 11-11:50 a.m.  Mon  A122       Chavigny

ART 51                44457                    Lec 10-10:50 a.m.  Mon  A122       Chavigny
Continuing Painting                       Lab 11-11:50 a.m.  Mon  A122      Chavigny

ART 54                44459                    Lec 10-10:50 a.m.  Mon  A122      Chavigny
Special Project:  Painting              Lab 11-11:50 a.m.  Mon  A122       Chavigny

ART 81                  44393                    Lec 5:00-5:50pm  Mon    A133      Brazelton

Continuing Ceramics                         Lab 6:00-8:50pm  Mon   A133

ART 84                  44395                    Lec 5:00-5:50pm  Mon    A133      Brazelton
Special Project: Ceramics                Lab 6:00-8:50pm  Mon   A133

ART 208                44391                    Lec 5:00-5:50pm  Mon    A133      Brazelton
Foundations of Ceramics                  Lab 6:00-8:50pm  Mon   A133

SUMMER 2014

June 16 –July 24

New as of 5/29/14

Course              Course Code         Times/Days/Location                                         Instructor

LANHT 46             31401                      9-11:50am, 12:30-4:05pm Mon    Field               Kolevzon
Cycles of Land Use

 LANHT 46             31402                     9-11:50am, 12:30-4:05pm Thurs  Field              Kolevzon
Cycles of Land Use

Course              Course Code         Times/Days/Location             Instructor

BIOSC 7                 31391                Lec 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.   M D247              Colston
Cell Culture                                      Lab 11 a.m.-1:50 p.m. TWTh

COSER 9                31399                 4-7 p.m. MTW P307                               Love

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COURSE

COURSE

CODE

DAYS/TIMES/LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

New as of 5/24/14

BIOSC 7

BIOSC 7                31391    lec  10-12pm       M                            D247      Colston

Cell Culture                         lab  10-12pm      TWTh   

 

COSER 9               31399    4-7pm                   MTW                     P307      Love

Self Development for Human Services Workers

ART 35

Beginning Portraiture

31391  

Lec 10:00 – 10:50am TWTh  A122

Lab 11:00 – 1:50pm  TWTh  A122

Metcalf

ART 36

Continuing Portraiture

31315

Lec 10:00 – 10:50am TWTh  A122

Lab 11:00 – 1:50pm  TWTh  A122

Metcalf

ART 39

Special Projects: Portraiture

31317

Lec 10:00 – 10:50am TWTh  A122

Lab 11:00 – 1:50pm  TWTh  A122

Metcalf

CHEM 30B

Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

31326

Lec 1:00 – 3:05pm  MTWTh   D224

Lab 3:30 – 5:35pm  MTWTh  D235

Hrovat

CIS 205

Computer Literacy

31319

Online course.  Instructor’s email:dweston@peralta.edu

Weston

ENGL 5

Critical Thinking in Reading/Writing

31324

11:00 – 1:05pm MTWTh  D166

Hart

LANHT 501

Urban Community Gardening

31311

Lec 9:00 – 9:45pm TW

Lab 9:45 – 11:50am TW

Meets May 27 – August 13.  Wednesday classes are held in the Lakeside Park garden located at 666 Bellevue Ave.  Call 436-2418 for directions.  Tuesday classes are held in the Landscape Horticulture.  First meeting is May 29 at Landscape Horticulture.

Branca

MATH 201

Elementary Algebra

31309

1:00 – 4:35pm MTWTh  D234

Lawson

NEWLY ADDED COURSES!

FALL 2014

COURSE

COURSE

CODE

DAYS/TIMES/LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR

AFRAM 45

Religion/African-American Church

44360

12:00 – 3:35pm M  A218

Meets 9/8 – 12/8

McKnight

ANTHR 3

Social and Cultural Anthropology

44369

6:30 – 9:20pm  W   A208

Garcia

BIOL 20B

Human Anatomy & Physiology

44382

Lab 8:30 -9:45am    TTh  D204

Lec 10:00 -11:50am TTh  P207

Staff

BIOL 24

Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology

44377

Lec 2:30 – 3:45pm   MW  D200

Lab 4:00 – 5:15pm   MW  D204

Staff

CHEM 30A

General Chemistry

44375

Lec 12:00 – 1:15pm  MW  D228

Lab 2:00 – 4:50pm    W      D235

Schlegel

CIS 205

Computer Literacy

44380

Online course.  Instructor’s email:dweston@peralta.edu. Orientation: TBA

Weston

COMM 45

Public Speaking

44345

11:00 – 12:15pm  TTh  A217

Rodolfo

EMT 211

Emergency Medical Technician

44339

Lec 5:00 – 6:50pm   MW  D119

Lab 7:00 – 9:50pm   MW  D119

Simmons & Brue

LANHT 501

Urban Community Gardening

44347

Lec 9:00 – 9:30am   TW  Field

Lab 9:30 – 10:45am TW  Field

No fee.  Open entry/exit.  First meeting at Landscape Horticulture.  Call 436-2418 for information.

Branca

NUTR 25

Weight Management Principles & Practice

44378

5:00 – 6:50pm  Th  D200

DeBusman

PSYCH 1A

Intro to General Psychology

44361

10:00 – 10:50 MWF  A211

Foster

PSYCH 1A

Intro to General Psychology

44362

Online course.  Instructor’s email: mfeiler@peralta.edu.  Orientation:  Thursday, 8/21, 5-7pm, P103

Feiler

PSYCH 6

Social Psychology

44364

6:00 – 8:50pm  Th  A211

Blackwell

POSCI 5

American Politics and Minority Groups

44368

Online course.  Instructor’s email: atoussant-jackson@peralta.edu.  Orientation:  Thursday, 8/21, 4-6pm, D178

Toussant-Jackson

SOC 1

Intro to Sociology

44365

9:00 – 11:50am

12:30 – 1:45pm  Sat  A211

Meets 9/13 – 12/6

Staff

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50th Anniversary Attendees Discover Merritt Microscopy

1 June 2014

50th anniv. photo
Merritt College was well represented at the District’s 50th Anniversary Event on Sat., June 28 when instructional assistant Peter Werner and faculty member Gisele Giorgi from the Microscopy Department demonstrated to interested participants how their powerful microscopes work. The all-day event, one of several events planned to celebrate the college’s 50 years, drew community members to the District  to learn more about the colleges and other community organizations as well as enjoy food and entertainment throughout the day.

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AJ Students Benefit from Partnership with Oakland Police Department

23 May 2014

OPD Signing No. 8
At a time when the City of Oakland is actively recruiting new police officers and Merritt College is helping Administration of Justice students find career opportunities, a mutually beneficial agreement was recently signed at City Hall by Oakland Chief of Police Sean Whent and Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District Dr. Jose Ortiz.

As part of this academic affiliation, Merritt College will provide an accredited curriculum for the Oakland Police Academy. The program will provide the students with direct interaction and hands-on experience with City police officers. The optimum result will be potentially more than 50 well-trained candidates to meet the public safety needs of the City of Oakland.

“We want to make sure that what we provide at the college is what employers see as relevant in the workplace,” says Dr. Elmer Bugg, Merritt’s Vice President of Instruction. “This partnership allows for us to forge a marriage between academic preparation and career application.  It’s a win-win all around.”

As a bonus, adds Dr. Bugg, the academy students will gain college-level credit for the work they do and could go on to get an associate’s or bachelor’s degree once they graduate from the Academy.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who also participated in the signing, hopes that the program will bring more recruits who are Oakland residents and have a vested interest in the city and knowledge of the city’s culture.

“Our last class had only 16 percent of Oakland residents, and I’d like to get up to 50 percent,” says Quan. “Programs like these give us a steady flow of young people who are interested in the police department.”

Margaret Dixon, chair of Merritt’s Administration of Justice program and a retired Oakland police officer, wants the training to provide the students with the total experience of the profession.

“It’s more than just passing a test,” says Dixon. “We want to support the students once they get into the academy, and we want them to truly understand what they are getting into.”

 

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A Glorious Graduation Ceremony Sends Off Class of 2014 on a High Note!

22 May 2014

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Thanks to the well-organized and efficient planning of the Graduation Committee, led by Lasana Hotep and Margie Rubio, Merritt College’s 2014 graduates were treated to an outstanding ceremony in the beautiful Paramount Theater. “The volunteers worked diligently to make sure they gave the students the quality commencement they deserved to send them to their next destination on a high note. That was the driving force,” says Hotep. “I’m appreciative of everyone, including the inspirational keynote speaker. Thanks also to the students who came out and took advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime moment.” (Pictured: Proud graduate Lakenda Crosby)

 

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Track and Field State Championship Highlighted by Brown’s World Record (See Video!)

21 May 2014

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As Coach Brock Drazen reports, the Merritt College Track and Field team had an eventful state championship this past weekend highlighted by Kemarley Brown’s world leading, national community college record 9.93 seconds wind legal time in the 100m race.  Kemarley (pictured above) came back an hour later with a win in the 200m (wind aided 20.29) and was named male athlete of the meet when all was said and done.

Sometime about 12 hours later, American sprinter Justin Gatlin won a Diamond League 100m race in Shanghai in 9.92 to claim the world lead not before the television crew spoke about Kemarley and his feat from a day earlier.  While big news for our program, school, district and in the USA, this is a HUGE story in Jamaica where you may know that track and field is a national past time.  Kemarley will return to Jamaica and will participate in his country’s national championship. He has been invited just this morning by Nike to compete in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, OR (Track Town USA) in less than two weeks and has been getting nonstop contacts from people around the world.  This has been a thrilling ride for all of us and know that our students have handled the focus with great pride, humility and with abundant pleasure.  Kemarley’s growth and maturity, physically and mentally has been visible in these past two years and I can assure you that the foundation of his success is a built on the many contributions small and large, subtle and obvious of so many people working at Peralta and at Merritt.

Tony Parnell also came up big with a 4th place finish in 10.43, an impressive performance from a hard working, determined guy who trained consistently always with an eye on reaching his maximum potential.  By finishing in the top 4, Tony becomes a community college All-American.  All 4 members of our 4x100m relay, Parnell, Brown, Tom Jacobs and Rajee Orr were also named All-American after finishing 2nd in the relay at state.  It was momentarily disappointing for all of us as we had fended off all community college challengers all season long until this final race (including besting Mt. Sac twice during the season).  Nonetheless, we set a season best mark in the race (40.22) and could only congratulate Mt. Sac  on achieving their season best mark (40.09) to win the title.  I still have to post the 200m race but below are two versions of the 100m and the relay.  Overall, Merritt finished 6th at the meet behind two Norcal teams (American River and Sequoias) and three Socal teams (Riverside, Cerritos and Mt. Sac).  Defeating the likes of SF City again and realizing that neither Chabot nor DVC had anyone make the state championship is a feather in our recruiting cap–and it’s that time of year.

Eight members of the track team are  are graduating this year:  Tony Parnell, Leo Theus III, Tamba Smith, Aliyah Wilkins, Rajee Orr, Kemarley Brown, Gary Moore and Tom Jacobs (Fall ’14).  This will make 32 transferring graduates since 2010 and thanks to our new website, I will be documenting the successes of our track/XC alumni over the next month on our alumni page.

Congratulations to all!

  100m Championship 4 minute version

100m Championship 1 minute version


  4x100m relay

 

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Merritt Students Ask Senators to Restore Cut to Disability Services Funding

15 May 2014

 

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A group of Merritt students with disabililties traveled to the California State Capitol in Sacramento on April 29 with Ron Nelson, Disability Services Coordinator/Counselor, for the State Budget Committee Hearing to ask for restoration of the Disability Services funding that was cut by 40 percent. Each student testified individually to the State Senators about the negative effects of the cuts on their Disability Services.

Beginning in fiscal year 2009-10, funding was drastically reduced for programs which provide equal access to education and support student success for students with disabilities at community colleges. The reduction to Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) amounted to almost 40 percent whereas the community college (CC) system as a whole experienced a cut of only about 12 percent. At the same time, the number of students served by DSPS has increased by 3 percent despite a decline of 21 percent in overall community college enrollments.  

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Congratulations to Club Altazor Transfer Students!

9 May 2014

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Congratulations to the 13 members of the Altazor Transfer Club who are moving on to prestigious schools in the state and country. Special thanks to Prof. Claudio Duran for founding the club and guiding, motivating, and inspiring his students to further their education at top universities! Thanks also to club adviser Isela Santana! For  more information about the club, go to clubaltazor.com.

Arcellana, Vincent | University of California at Los Angeles & Berkeley
Del Toro, José | Cornell University
Guzman, Kimberly | San Francisco State University
Hegler, Terrell | University of California at Berkeley
Martinez , Omar | San Francisco State University
Ochoa, Marisela | University of California at Santa Cruz & Berkeley
Perez, Mayra | Hayward State University
Rodriguez, Paul | University of California at Los Angeles
Salcedo, Mariela | University of California at Davis & Berkeley
Ubilla, Omar | University of California at Los Angeles & Berkeley
Zamam, Paul University of California at Davis
Zamora, Cynthia | Mills College
Zamora, Stacy | University of California at Riverside 

 

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Kids Camp is Now in Session!

22 April 2014

Watch out for  kids in yellow t-shirts that say Kids College! They are part of Merritt’s summer program to learn about college – and have fun at the same time. Started by Dr. Stacy Thompson four years ago,  the camp has grown more popular each year with the kids learning about Landscape Horticulture, Microscopy, Nutrition, and many other topics. Thank you to faculty who generously participate in helping the kids learn how fascinating and important college is! For more information, call (510) 436-2609 . Click here to download the flyer .

 

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Get Started with Orientation!

19 April 2014

The Merritt College New Student Orientation is an opportunity for us to officially welcome you and thank you for choosing us. You will learn about our expectations of you as well as what can expect of us. Learn about all of the support services and recourses that are available to you and let us assist you with completing each of the steps necessary from registration through enrollment into your classes. The overall goal of the Orientation is to assist you in getting off to a great start and providing you with the necessary information for a successful finish.

Many students who are new to college will also attend an assessment session as part of their process to enroll in classes. The purpose of the assessment is to provide students with information regarding their current skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The results of the assessment, along with other information provided by the student, will be used by counseling staff to assist the student in selecting appropriate courses.

FALL 2014 ORIENTATION AND ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Click here to RSVP your Orientation appointment.

ORIENTATION

ASSESSMENT

DATE

APRIL

04/23/2014 (Wed)

04/24/2014 (Thur)

04/30/2014 (Wed)

MAY

05/14/2014 (Wed)

05/15/2014 (Thur)

05/21/2014 (Wed)

05/22/2014 (Thur)

05/28/2014 (Wed)

05/29/2014 (Thur)

JUNE

06/11/2014 (Wed)

06/12/2014 (Thur)

06/18/2014 (Wed)

JULY

07/23/2014 (Wed)

07/24/2014 (Thur)

07/30/2014 (Wed)

07/31/2014 (Thur)

AUGUST

08/06/2014 (Wed)

08/07/2014 (Thur)

08/13/2014 (Wed)

08/14/2014 (Thur)

08/20/2014 (Wed)

08/21/2014 (Thur)

08/27/2014 (Wed)

08/282014 (Thur)

SEPTEMBER

09/03/2014 (Wed)

09/04/2014 (Thur)

09/10/2014 (Wed)

TIME

10am-12pm

10am-12pm

10am-12pm

10am-12pm

10am-12pm

10am-12pm

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LOCATION

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DATE

APRIL

04/23/2014 (Wed)

04/24/2014 (Thur)

04/30/2014 (Wed)

MAY

05/14/2014 (Wed)

05/15/2014 (Thur)

05/21/2014 (Wed)

05/22/2014 (Thur)

05/28/2014 (Wed)

05/29/2014 (Thur)

JUNE

06/11/2014 (Wed)

06/12/2014 (Thur)

06/18/2014 (Wed)

JULY

07/23/2014 (Wed)

07/24/2014 (Thur)

07/30/2014 (Wed)

07/31/2014 (Thur)

AUGUST

08/06/2014 (Wed)

08/07/2014 (Thur)

08/13/2014 (Wed)

08/14/2014 (Thur)

08/20/2014 (Wed)

08/21/2014 (Thur)

08/27/2014 (Wed)

08/282014 (Thur)

SEPTEMBER

09/03/2014 (Wed)

09/04/2014 (Thur)

09/10/2014 (Wed)

TIME

1pm-3pm

1pm-3pm

1pm-3pm

1pm-3pm

1pm-3pm

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ASSESSMENT ONLY

DATE

APRIL

04/29/2014 (Tue)

MAY

05/13/2014 (Tue)

05/20/2014 (Tue)

05/27/2014 (Tue)

JUNE

06/17/2014 (Tue)

JULY

07/29/2014 (Tue)

AUGUST

08/05/2014 (Tue)

08/12/2014 (Tue)

08/19/2014 (Tue)

08/26/2014 (Tues

SEPTEMBER

09/09/2014 (Tue)

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

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NOTE: The Orientation and Assessment schedule is subject to change without notice. For the most current assessment schedule or for additional information, please call the Assessment Center at (510) 436-2562 or visit our website at www.merritt.edu

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Watch the Science Building Grow by the Minute!

9 February 2014

Watch the progress of Merritt’s new Science and Allied Health Center!

Click here to look at the live webcam feed


2013 Progress Report

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