Welcome to Peralta Summer Institute!

Are you a high school student in the Bay Area eager to explore exciting career possibilities, develop new skills, and gain hands-on experience? Look no further than the Peralta Summer Institute offered by our Career and Technical Education programs across our four community college campuses!

Peralta Summer Institute is a dynamic 6-week career exploration program designed to inform high school students about various career pathways through engaging and fun hands-on activities. Our programs are tailored to provide valuable insights into different fields, helping students make informed decisions about their future career paths. The Peralta Summer Institute runs from June 17th to July 25th, 2024, coinciding with the standard summer term. Our summer programs are open to all high school students in the Bay Area, including incoming 9th graders. The best part? Classes are completely FREE for high school students!

Program Highlights:

  • Explore Career Interests
  • Develop New Skills
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Meet Like-Minded Peers
  • College Experience
  • Earn College Credit
  • Enhance College Applications

How to Apply

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Step 1 – Peralta Summer Institute Interest Form
Complete the Peralta Summer Institute Interest Form. Check your emails or text messages for enrollment communications and next steps.
Step 2 – Peralta Admissions Application

Complete the Peralta Admissions ApplicationThe enrollment fees are waived for high school students. Students who have previously attended a PCCD college and are returning after missing a semester or more must also submit a new application.

Step 3 – Course Registration
Complete the course registration process provided to you through your email or text messages.

Summer Offerings

CoA Peralta Summer Institute 2024

College of Alameda


Merritt Peralta Summer Institute 2024

Merritt College