Academic Programs

African American Studies

The African-American Studies Department instructs students in the culture and history of the African-American people, to promote better communication and understanding among the peoples of our diverse society. Topics of study include early and modern African-American history, as well as modern sociological concerns.


The anthropology program provides students with an understanding of human diversity, giving them the knowledge to engage with the world’s modern multicultural communities. Courses in anthropology introduce students to the different fields of the discipline which include the study of human species, human evolution, and the world’s past and present …

Apparel Design and Merchandising

The Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADAM) Program offers affordable fundamental and advanced training in fashion design and production. Our curriculum is industry-driven and meets current trends and technology in an ever-expanding field.


The art department introduces a diversity of students to the world of art with classes in studio art and art history. Our mission is to create courses to help you fulfill general education requirements, earn a degree in fine art, begin a career in art, or engage with artistic creativity …


The mission of the Astronomy Department at College of Alameda is to introduce students to the Universe and insight into its mysteries.

Auto Body and Paint

Prepare for a well-paying career in Auto Body work or Auto Painting. Why should you become an auto collision repair technician? Because your artistic side has often driven you to be creative, you like working with your hands. You’ve always had a flair and interest in form and color. And you …

Automotive Technology

Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the Automotive Technology curriculum is designed to prepare you for employment as apprentice auto mechanics or to allow you to continue toward a Baccalaureate degree in other advanced schools of technology in preparation for future management and teaching careers.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program is an intensive evening program that you can complete while working during the day. Classes are scheduled in nine-week blocks, five days a week from 4:30 p.m .to 10:30 p.m. (holidays excluded). The coursework can be completed in two years as a full-time student, …


Biology courses satisfy the physical and life sciences requirements for transfer into four-year colleges and universities in majors other than biology and health science, and they satisfy the natural science requirement for an AA degree. You may also take biology courses to meet continuing education requirements in the health professions, …

Business / Accounting

Welcome to the College of Alameda Business and Accounting Department. We provide learning opportunities to help you pursue career and personal lifelong learning goals.  There are three career pathway options in the Business Department: (AA) Accounting, (AS-T) Business Administration and (COP) Office Administration for the Logistic Industry.  On the horizon …