Upcoming Live Zoom Sessions

  • Digital Arts & Interactive Design | JAN. 11 at 4 PM | Register here!
  • Biotechnology at Ohlone | JAN. 12 at 5 PM | Register here!
  • Smart Manufacturing Technology | JAN. 13 at 4 PM | Register here!
  • Computer, Networks, and Emerging Technologies (CNET) | FEB. 22 at 5 PM | Register here! 

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Live Zoom Series:
Career Education


We are hosting a series of Zoom sessions that will provide you more information about career pathways in Biotechnology, SMTech, Cybersecurity and Information Technology, and Digital Arts and Interactive Design. After each session there will be an opportunity for your questions to be answered in real-time. We look forward to connecting with you!

Three EASY Steps to Attend:

  1. Click on the date and time, below, of the session(s) you are interested in. Registration is FREE. Takes 1 minute or less. All you need is your name and email. 
  2. Receive email with link and password.
  3. On the day and time for the event, click on zoom link you received in email and you are all set!

Click on the date and time of the session you are interested in registering for.

    Biotechnology at Ohlone

    • January 12, 2022, 5-6pm
      • Biotechnology at Ohlone
        • Dr. Laurie Issel-Tarver, Professor, Biotechnology
          • Join us to learn more about Ohlone's Biotechnology program. Dr. Issel-Tarver will share insight into Ohlone's impressive biotechnology program, which launched its graduates into careers in leading Bay Area biotech companies. Learn about the Biotechnology Associate's Degree, and certificates in Bio-Manufacturing, Biostatistics, and more! 
    Session Speaker Bio:
    Dr. Laurie Issel-Tarver, is a biotechnology professor at Ohlone College teaching Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology Research Projects, and Genetics. She has a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from LSU and a Ph.D. in Genetics from UC Berkeley. Before teaching at Ohlone, she was a scientific curator at the Saccharomyces Genome Database at Stanford and a scientist at Acacia Biosciences. She coordinates Ohlone's biotechnology program as well as the Learning Alliance for Bioscience (LAB) outreach program with local high schools.

    Smart Manufacturing Technology at Ohlone

    • January 13, 2022, 4-5pm
      • Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMTech)
        • Dr. Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua, Professor of Engineering and Coordinator of the Smart Manufacturing Program
        • Join us to hear directly from Professor Dr. Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua who will introduce Ohlone's SMTech program. Ohlone's SMTech program provides students with knowledge and skills for Industry 4.0 standards, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Additive Manufacturing, and emerging manufacturing processes. She'll share the program features and career opportunities for students who complete the Smart Manufacturing Technology certificate or Associate's Degree.

    Session Speaker Bio:
    Rose-Margaret Ekeng- Itua, is professor of engineering and coordinator of the SMTech program at Ohlone College. She holds a Ph.D. in Cybernetics and is a two-time visiting research fellow at UC Berkeley, where she carried out research on Smart Sustainable Manufacturing and Smart Micro-grids. She believes that the fourth industrial revolution is the new "Ms. Serendipity" and will create a more equitable future for all.

    Digital Arts and Interactive Design 

    • January 11, 2022, 4-5pm
      • Digital Arts and Interactive Design (DAID)
        • Isabel Reichert, Assistant Professor, Digital Arts and Interactive Design (DAID)
        • Monica Cappiello, Assistant Professor, Digital Arts and Interactive Design (DAID)
        • Learn more about Ohlone's Digital Arts and Interactive Design (DAID) certificates and degrees, including Web Design, 3D Modeling and Animation, Video Game Development, Graphic Design, and more. 
    Session Speaker Bios:
    Isabel Reichert, assistant professor at Ohlone College, has over 20 years of experience working as an artist and designer for web, print, and interactive media in the Bay Area. She taught for 15 years a various colleges and universities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Ohlone, she taught courses in art, design, critical theory for California College of the Arts (CCA), UC Santa Cruz, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been screened at international film festivals and her multimedia artwork has been featured in galleries and museums internationally.
    Monica Cappiello, has over 9 years of educational experience including titles such as Dean of Academic Affairs, Full-Time Faculty, and Department Director of Media, Animation and Games. She has worked in the industry for companies such as PBS, Red Giant Studios, Mendez Foundation, and the Pixellex Studio. Several of her works have been awarded at film festivals. Monica has a B.A. in Studio Arts and Digital Media. She also holds a M.F.A. in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. In her free time, she has a digital persona called Academic Phoenix, where she creates digital tutorials ranging from modeling, texturing, lighting and AR. She has over 30K subscribers on YouTube. Furthermore, Monica has volunteered for SIGGRAPH since 2015 taking up multiple roles including VR Theater Director, Immersive Pavilion subcommittee,a and Education Liaison.

    Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technologies (CNET)

    • February 22, 2022, 5-6pm
      • Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technologies
        • Ron Sha, Professor, Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technologies (CNET)
        • Join us to learn about Ohlone's CNET program and the careers available upon completion of your CNET certificate or degree such as Cybersecurity, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Network Professional, Business Analytics, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
    Session Speaker Bio:
    Ron Sha, Head of Ohlone NSA CAE Cybersecurity center & CNET Department, currently teaches Computer Science and Information Technology related courses at Ohlone since 2013.  Ron has over 20+ years of broad technology and business experience working as VP/CIO in various high technology companies and startups in software, manufacturing, healthcare and entertainment industry.  

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    Please email careereducation@ohlone.edu or call call 510-742-2308.