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General Information
12500 Campus Dr
Oakland , California 94619-3196

Disability Resource Office

12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619-3196
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About Merritt College

Merritt College is a public institution located in Oakland, California. Known for its strong community ties, this two-year college has been a vital part of the educational landscape in the region for several decades. With a commitment to accessibility and a diverse student body, Merritt College has carved out a niche for itself as a gateway to higher education for a wide range of individuals.

Located in the heart of Oakland, Merritt College offers students a unique experience that combines academic excellence with a vibrant urban setting. Nestled in the scenic hills of the city, the campus provides a tranquil atmosphere for learning, with stunning views of the surrounding area. The college’s commitment to accessibility is evident in its convenient location, making it easily accessible to students from all parts of the city and beyond.

With a strong focus on career and technical education, Merritt College offers a wide variety of programs and courses designed to prepare students for the workforce. Whether it’s in the fields of health sciences, automotive technology, or business administration, students at Merritt College have the opportunity to gain practical skills that will set them on a path towards success in their chosen careers. Additionally, the college has formed strong partnerships with local businesses and industries, providing students with valuable internship and job placement opportunities.

Merritt College prides itself on its commitment to student success. The college offers a range of support services designed to assist students in achieving their academic goals. From tutoring services to counseling and career advising, Merritt College has created a supportive environment that fosters student growth and achievement. The dedicated faculty and staff are always ready to lend a helping hand and provide guidance to students as they navigate their educational journey.

Beyond academics, Merritt College offers a vibrant campus life with a variety of clubs, organizations, and events. Students have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that align with their interests, whether it’s joining a student-led club or attending cultural events. This not only helps students feel connected to the college community but also provides them with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.

Oakland, the surrounding city where Merritt College is located, is a dynamic and culturally diverse urban center. Known for its vibrant arts scene, thriving tech industry, and rich history, Oakland offers students a vibrant and engaging environment outside of the classroom. Students have access to a wide range of recreational activities, including museums, music venues, sports events, and parks. The city’s lively downtown area is also home to numerous dining options and shopping districts, providing students with a rich cultural experience.

In summary, Merritt College serves as an accessible gateway to higher education, offering students the opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge in a supportive and inclusive environment. With its strong ties to the surrounding community of Oakland, the college provides students with a unique and enriching educational experience. From its scenic campus to its commitment to student success, Merritt College is dedicated to empowering students and preparing them for future success in their chosen careers.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations