Education in Action

“Columbia College´s Fire Academy is now an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) within the State Fire Training system” On August 20, 2015, The California State Board of Fire Services unanimously approved the accreditation of the Columbia College Fire Academy. Shane Warner, Fire Technology Program Coordinator at Columbia College, with the support of Columbia College´s administration, industry advisors, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – Office of the State Fire Marshal, CAL FIRE, and other local and state fire agencies played a major role in helping the Fire Academy to obtain this prestigious accreditation.  “This is a well-deserved recognition of the…

“IT TAKES A TEAM”

Located on 280 pristine acres of oak woodland, mixed conifer forest, and chaparral, Columbia College in Sonora, CA is the perfect setting to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for a career in the field of Forestry & Natural Resources. Coupled with the High Sierra Institute at Baker Station near the crest of the Sonora Pass, Columbia College offers numerous learning opportunities and varied career options. The Forestry & Natural Resources department is equipped with an assortment of leading-edge technology and equipment essential for developing wildlife, watershed, forestry, forest surveying, mapping and other necessary skills. This equipment, along with…

X-Treme Registration! August 13th – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

With expanded course offerings online and on campus, Columbia College is making registration convenient for new and returning students. The upcoming X-Reg event has everything you need to register for classes—assessment, orientation and advisement…pay fees, buy books…learn about financial aid, campus life, and more.  Newly registered students can win a $20.00 bookstore voucher by completing an X-reg survey during the event (winners to be notified by phone).

Basketball Academy for Boys and Girls

Columbia College Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Hoyt, along with staff and members of the Men’s Basketball squad, will conduct the 13th Annual Basketball Academy for boys and girls grades 3-8. Clinics will include individual instruction on the fundamentals of basketball, as well as valuable game experience for each participant. For more information, or to register, click here. Camp Dates:  July 6-8 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Location:  Columbia College Oak Pavilion  

This could be your classroom

This could be your classroom Want to learn in a wild place? Take summer classes at YCCD’s High Sierra Institute (HSI) in the heart of the Sierra. Individuals 16 to 70 years old from different locales around the state take classes at HSI, often shocked by the beauty that surrounds them and the low cost of the learning experiences. Lodging is free! Registration begins April 22.

Columbia College Art Professor Headed For Europe

Laurie Sylwester – Art Professor at Columbia College has been selected as one of twenty-five Summer Scholars for the “Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscans and Early Romans” a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute. The process was competitive and the scholars come from across the United States. The studies will start in Lugano Switzerland at Franklin University and continue to Bologna, Italy for visits to Archaeological Museums at Marzabotto, Verucchio, and Florence. The studies include Etruscan town planning in Orvieto with a visit to Cannicella Necropolis and other archaeological sites. Studies will continue in Tarquinia with exposure…

Columbia College Community Chorus 2015 Spring Concert

On April 25th at 7:30 pm and April 26th at 3:00 pm, 2015, the Columbia College Community Chorus with orchestra will captivate audiences with their annual Spring Concert at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Sonora.  This year’s program begins with the haunting but uplifting Requiem by John Rutter followed by a set of English madrigals and African-American spirituals. Of course, there is the traditional audience sing-along with My Grandfather’s Clock in a special arrangement by Dr. Hollinger in its first-ever performance. A special treat for this concert is guest harpist, Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn. A native Californian, she earned her Doctor…

April 19th – 39th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting Benefits Columbia College Culinary Arts Program

Spend a spring afternoon strolling through Columbia State Historic Park, visiting quaint buildings filled with exquisite food and fine California wines and supporting a great cause. The Columbia College Foundation will host the 39th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, a benefit to support the Columbia College Culinary Arts Program.   More than 70 wineries and food vendors will set up shop in the State Park’s historic buildings, making it one of the most unique tastings in the West. Guests enjoy a tempting array of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students of the Columbia College culinary…