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If you are a new student and do not have an AS or BA/BS degree, you must take an assessment test to enroll in classes. Special EVENING hours for assessments for CTE students are also offered 7/22 and 8/6 from 6-8:30 PM. To schedule an evening assessment contact: MarkYamamoto: myamamoto@peralta.edu.
CTE Counseling Orientation class also available 8/11 or 8/13 6-9 PM, location TBD. For details contact Mark Yamamoto.

Career Technical Education Students Only Assessment Schedule
7/22 6-8:30 PM
8/6 6-8:30 PM

Other assessment time slots as follows:

7/30 10AM-1PM 8/12 4 PM-7PM 8/19 10AM-1PM
8/6 10AM-1PM 8/14 12PM-3PM 8/21 12PM-3PM
8/8 9AM-12PM 8/15 10AM-1PM


To find out more about the new SSSP enrollment process please go to the following link; Getting started: The Student Success Program at Laney College


Here is a great video of the iDesign Intro to Manufacturing (Survey Course)



Career Technical Education Counseling for evening students in the following programs: Machine Technology and Industrial Maintenance, Environmental Control, Electrical, Welding and Wood Technology. If you are a matriculating student and need to an education plan and orientation to register, please call 510-464-3444 to schedule an appointment.

Appointments will be available from 4:00pm-7:30pm on the following days.

Tuesday Jan.  7 Wednesday Jan, 8
Thursday Jan. 9 Monday Jan. 13
Tuesday Jan. 14 Wednesday Jan. 15


The video you are about to watch details a typical semester in our one-year, vocational woodworking program. Emphasis is on learning the technical and communication skills needed to succeed as a professional. Students work in teams, learning to depend on one another’s skills to get the job done. Each semester culminates with a community service project that is designed, machined and fabricated in our state of the art shop. (Produced by Roy Robles, 5:15, 15.8mb, ver el video en español; You must have QuickTime Player installed to view this video).


Learn cabinet and furniture making at Laney College

1The Wood Technology department at Laney College offers daytime, evening and weekend classes for beginning and experienced woodworkers. You can begin a new and rewarding career as a professional woodworker, enrich your life with a creative and useful hobby and hone your professional skills to a new level!

Courses are taught by working professionals in a well equipped, state-of-the-art woodshop. Class sizes are small and emphasize safety, as well as technique and procedure. Traditional and contemporary woodworking skills are taught in a hands-on, project based format.

Classes include design and construction for the woodworking professional (one and two-year programs), computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD-CAM), traditional Japanese hand tools and joinery, studio furniture-making, beginning and intermediate classes for the hobbyist as well as the opportunity to do special projects.

  • Wood Technology Brochure (PDF – 1.5 MB)

    Wood Technology Brochure