Adult & Career Education


Students seeking to earn their GED to complete their high school education can now do that—and more!—on the Merritt campus in a new partnership with Peralta Community College District and the Oakland Adult and Career Education Program. Along with having the opportunity to earn a GED, students can take up to 11 units of college credit classes at the same time—all at no cost!

The purpose of the partnership is to increase access for the community and strengthen the relationship for adult education systems beyond high school to expand job opportunities and earning potential. Students who may never have considered going to college because of not completing high school now have a chance to earn a GED (the equivalent of a high school diploma) while enriching their educational experience by taking college courses.

For more information and any questions, contact Dr. Victor Littles, Merritt’s Transitions Liaison, at
(510) 434-3994, or email him at

GED classes are held on the Merritt campus each semester with day and evening sessions available in both English and Spanish. Click HERE to find the schedule for the current semester. Students can come to the first class to enroll.