Health, Science and Technology

Biology (BIOL)

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.

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program will prepare you for entry level business positions requiring the use of computer applications, and will qualify you in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database management applications.

Chemistry (CHEM)

There are many reasons to study chemistry. Others want to help people by being doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, etc., and need chemistry foundations for biology, pharmacology, and human physiology.


Dental Assisting (DENTL)

 Our program consists of two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring) of full time study, and will prepare you to obtain your RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) and CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) licensing.

Mathematics (MATH)

The COA Mathematics department strives to inspire learners to build mathematical skills, make connections [between mathematics and the world], and contribute to society.

Kinesiology (KIN)

It is our philosophy that physical fitness, healthful living practices and leisure time pursuits are elements of life that must be taught and reinforced and are essential components of a broad general education.

Astronomy (ASTR)

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


The mission of the Physics Department at College of Alameda is to integrate problem-solving with a firm conceptual foundation and laboratory exercises.


There are many reasons to study geology.  Whatever your motivation for learning geology, a solid grasp of the fundamentals will help you achieve your long-term goals.  This is what CoA geology is about.