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HELPFUL COLLEGE RESOURCES

There are a variety of resources, programs, and departments at Laney College to help you with your college journey. Click the links below for more helpful information!

Special Programs

Study Skills Resources

Transfer Resources

Peralta College Catalogs

Rate My Professors

Career Exploration Resources

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  1. EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/b2b is a state program that provides counseling, additional financial support, case management and resources for those who qualify. Find out more information and application procedures by visiting their website.
  2. Ubaka-Umoja Program is an African-American centered learning community for ALL students who want to improve their skills in English (ENGL 1A and 5) and Math (MATH 13). The village space is located in Eagle Village, Room 2, next to Building E, across from the Laney Parking Lot. Visit their website for more info.
  3. APASS is Asian Pacific American Student Success program, which has classes in English, Math, ESL and Asian American Studies. Visit http://www.laney.edu/wp/apass for more information.
  4. Gateway to College is an alternative high school program for students ages 16-20 who have dropped out of high school or are behind in credits that wish to start college early to pursue their high school diploma and college goals. Visit http://www.laney.edu/wp/gateway.
  5. Foundation Skills Pathway is a cohort program for students who assess into basic skills English and Math courses and want additional support with English and Math Tutoring, as well as more practice in typing skills and a College Orientation course. Students get their own counselor and enjoy a community cohort model, taking all their classes in the same group. Enrollment must be approved by a Laney College counselor. Email Carolyn Cornelius ccornelius@peralta.edu for more information.

STUDY SKILL RESOURCES

  1. Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org) is an amazing online resources where you can learn ANYTHING from the beginners level, freshen up on old skills or take your previous knowledge to advanced levels. We refer students to this site to prepare to review for their English and Math assessments.
  2. Counseling courses at Laney focus on learning how to navigate the college environment, access resources, and improve study skills. Courses include: College Success (COUN 24), Personal Growth and Development (COUN 30), Career and Life Planning (COUN 57), College Preparedness (COUN 224), Orientation to College (COUN 201). Consult the Laney Catalog and Class Schedule for more details.
  3. The James Oliver Community Writing Center (Building B, Room 261) offers drop-in tutoring for students who need help on reading, writing, and grammar skills or to review papers in any course. Visit their website for their current drop-in hours.
  4. The Math Lab is located in Building G, Room 201 and provides drop-in tutoring for all math levels. Check location for hours and services.
  5. The Tutoring Resource Center in the Laney College Eagle Village, next to Building E, across from the student parking lot, has tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish, and is increasing their subjects each semester. Check the resource center for their most updated schedule.


TRANSFER RESOURCES

The Laney College Transfer Center is located in the Tower, 2nd Floor. Find out more about transfer admission requirements, Associate Degrees for Transfer options, University of California Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) and more! Visit http://www.laney.edu/wp/transfer for more information.

Assist.org http://www.assist.org is the essential transfer website in partnership with UCs, CSUs and California Community College. ASSIST is your FRIEND! Visit frequently and often to research majors and the most up-to-date transfer requirements.

University of California Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) can help you keep track of your requirements for UC and make it convenient to apply to Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs. Visit: https://uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu

CSU Mentor helps you keep track of your requirements for the California State University (CSU) system and keeps you up-to-date on programs with year-round admission. Visit the site at https://secure.csumentor.edu/


PERALTA COLLEGE CATALOGS 2015-2017

Each college has a catalog that explains college policies, degree and certificates offered, graduation requirements, and the course descriptions. You can link to any of the college’s catalogs below.

Laney College Catalog

Berkeley City College Catalog

College of Alameda Catalog

Merritt College Catalog


RATE MY PROFESSORS

Use http://www.ratemyprofessors.com to see instructor reviews and find out what past students think about the instructors’ performance, easiness, and helpfulness.


CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES

There are a number of websites designed to help in your career and life decision-making. You can access the career databases for job outlook and job description information, and you can complete self-assessments that will connect you to careers that fit your personality type.

Eureka.org is a career database with assessments and information that can help you narrow your career interests.
How to create an account on Eureka.org:

  1. Go to http://www.eureka.org. Click “Join/Register.”
  2. Under Students/Clients enter Site ID Code RQGTXQZ, click Next.
  3. Complete the personal information form.
  4. Double click on your counselor/teacher’s name, if listed (this step is optional). Click Next.
  5. Choose a Log in name and Password. Note: Do not put in spaces or special characters. If your desired log in name or password is already taken, you will be directed to try again.
  6. After creating a log-in, take the True Colors Assessment. Review your results and the corresponding jobs. Take other assessments on the site for a more complete profile.

California Career Zone (http://www.cacareerzone.org) is a user-friendly career database with assessments, job descriptions and educational paths to different professions.

O*NET is a great database to research different careers. Find occupations, explore hiring and industry data and trending career fields. Visit https://www.onetonline.org/.