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Explore Human Sexuality in New Online, Late-Start Class (PSYCH 12), Oct. 22

21 September 2018

Now you can take this popular Human Sexuality class online from the convenience of your own home starting October 22. Explore and anayze the many aspects of the topic, from the physiological and psychological point of view to cultural, educational, legal and more. The 3 units are transferable to CSUs. Enroll now (PSYCH 12, Code #45662) by clicking HERE and following the steps. For questions, contact instructor Kim Murphy at



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Find Your Green Thumb and Head to LandHort’s Fall Plant Sale on October 6 & 7

21 September 2018

Landscape Horticulture’s Fall Plant Sale & Fair is rapidly approaching on Sat., Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p .m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from Noon-3 p.m. Plan to spend a few hours on the beautiful grounds and choose from the many carefully nurtured plants waiting for a happy home! 

And while you are on this page, please check out the Landscape Horticulture Nursery website here for more information about the plant sale and a list of all the plants being sold. For information, contact Nursery Coordinator Nia Hill at

Find out more about the Landscape Horticulture Program HERE.




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Student Surveys Coming in October: We Want to Know What You Think!

14 September 2018

As we are continuously trying to improve programs and services at Merritt College, it’s important to us that we get the students’ input. That’s why we will be conducting student surveys in selected classes in October. We would appreciate your participation in this survey to help Merritt College help you! Thanks!

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Find All the News in the First Merritt Connection of the Fall

6 September 2018

It’s baaaack! After a summer break, The Merritt Connection is back in full swing wih its September issue filled with news: FYE’s partnership with East Bay College Fund; a big improvement to the tennis courts thanks to an Eagle Scout with a final badge to earn; the announcement of the Merritt S.O.U.L Cookbook and request for recipes to go in it; the story of an autistic student who persevered with assistance from a Merritt team of faculty and graduated in May; and the Merritt business class who took a summer trip to Tokyo they will never forget.

Click here or on the image to the left to open up and enjoy the issue!



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Thanks for Coming to Merritt S.O.U.L; Don’t Forget to Submit Your Cookbook Recipe

4 September 2018

Thanks to all who came to the Grand Opening of the Fall Merritt S.O.U.L. and enjoyed the food and festivities. Don’t forget to submit your recipe for the planned Merritt S.O.U.L Community Cookbook! Guidelines for the recipes and instructions for submission are all on the website HERE. This is your chance to become an instant cookbook author and contribute to a good cause. Next Merritt S.O.U.L. is September 27. 





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W.O.W. Activities at Merritt Make First Week of Classes a Big Success! (See Photos)

24 August 2018

(SEE PHOTOS) The Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) activities planned by ASMC and Student Life made the first week of school a smooth transition for new and continuing students who could easily get information, have snacks and lunch, and hang out with new and old friends in between classes. See photos below to see some of the activities, from ASMC senators at lively information tables, to a taco truck and all-you-can-eat pizza, to KMEL-LIVE, to a cupcake fundraiser by the Criminal Justice Club and other club tables, to plenty of outside resources.

Credit for a great week goes to ASMC and the ICC for their planning and participation as well as Dr. Herbert Kitchen, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life, and Alejandra Cerda (who captured the week on Facebook Live (see the videos at




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Learn About Lakes, Craters, Birds, & Environmental Careers; 3 Late-Start Classes, Enroll Now!

17 August 2018

If you’d rather be out in nature then sitting in a classroom, there’s still space left in three Natural History & Sustainability classes that start in September and October. All the classes include field trips to scenic sites in northern California to study some form of nature, from birds (Fundamentals of Ornithology (BIOL 80C) to lakes and craters (Ecology of Mono Lake and the Mono Craters (BIO 62T) –and, most importantly, one class, Environmental Careers (ENVMT 1), to show you the wide variety of jobs you can get from your studies. See flyers below (click to enlarge) and enroll by August 30  at For questions, contact NHS Program Director Brad Balukjian at

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Feeling Stressed Already? Add Yoga to Your Schedule! 5:15-6:30, Starts 9/17

16 August 2018

If you’re feeling anxious about the start of school, why not add yoga to your schedule and free your mind of the stresses in your life. You can take any of three levels: Fundamentals (51A), Beginning (51B) or Intermedate (51C). You will learn yoga stretches and postures, conscious breathing patterns, and relaxation techniques. Enroll now at For questions, contact instructor Sabrina Smith at


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Become a Paralegal With Only 27 Units; Enroll Now for PARLG 1 or 6. Earn an AA or Certificate

14 August 2018

If you want a rich, rewarding career with room for advancement, or if you are planning to become a lawyer, you should consider becoming a paralegal and enroll now for the Fall semester and start classes the week of August 20. You can earn your Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies or a Paralegal Certificate. Start now taking the online PARLG 1 class and/or the Hybrid PARLG 6. Click to find all the details  and if you need further information or have questions, contact Linnea Willis at


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Enroll Now in Biosciences 101 and Find a Career in This Exciting Field

12 August 2018

Do you want a career in biotech, histotech, or biomedical research? Start here! This is a project-based, hands-on class. You will use cutting-edge fluorescent microscopes and learn about exciting career-path options. This is also the foundational class for the Microscopy certificate and the Histotechnician certificate. No previous experience necessary.

See all the class details in flyer below and enroll HERE. For questions contact Gisele Giorgi at



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