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Five convenient locations: Angels Camp, Vallecito, East Sonora, Downtown Sonora & Jamestown Only $19 for each class. You may register for several classes but pay only one fee! Register now at  Columbia College (Manzanita building) or online at www.gocolumbia.edu or come to class; we’ll help you register! Open enrollment; start anytime, but earlier is better! Questions? Contact Julie Ingber at 209.728.3603 or Cheryl Divine at 510-449-1669. Presentate a una de las clases y te ayudamos a inscribirte. Para todos los niveles. Questions? Para mas informacion, llama a Cheryl Divine at 510 498-1669 divinec@yosemite.edu, Julie Ingber at 209 728-3603 ingberj@yosemite.edu or…

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT IN GROUND WATER TO SPEAK AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE

A leading international expert in groundwater research, Dr. Ty Ferré of the University of Arizona, will be a featured speaker at Columbia College on Thursday, February 11, from 3-4:30 pm at the Dogwood Forum. The presentation, part of an international lecture series on groundwater science sponsored by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation, will focus on the latest innovations in modeling groundwater conditions, how these impact public policy decisions and, locally, how these decisions can impact both fire recovery efforts and drought conditions the Mother Lode faces. Dr. Ferré‘s talk is geared toward geology, watershed, forestry and natural…

40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting to Benefit Columbia College Hospitality Management Program

This spring the Columbia College Foundation will host the 40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting – a benefit event from 1:00 to 4:00pm SATURDAY, April 9 to support the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program. This is the first year the Columbia Wine Tasting will be featured on a SATURDAY. Guests will savor tempting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students of the Columbia College hospitality management program, enjoy guest food vendors, and sample premium wines from more than 70 wineries, including vintners from Napa, Sonoma, Lodi, Paso Robles, along with a number of local Sierra Foothill producers. “The Columbia Wine Tasting is a…

Columbia College Receives $960,000 State Grant for Apprenticeship Programs

Columbia College has been awarded a two-year $960,000 grant to develop a new hospitality apprenticeship training program in partnership with two major local employers — Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne and Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge near Groveland. The award, just announced by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), is part of the new California Apprenticeship Initiative, aimed at broadening the range of apprenticeship programs available to California workers. The grant will fund development of the Columbia College Hospitality Academy, a pilot project that will give up to 48 students the opportunity to “earn while they learn”…

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to Celebrate the Columbia College Calaveras County Outreach Site

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Columbia College held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Calaveras Outreach facility in Vallecito. Joining the ceremony were members of the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director – Staci Johnston, Calaveras Board of Supervisors, Chair – Cliff Edson and member Debbie Ponte, Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools, Kathy Northington and other local community members. Many hours were involved getting the site ready, such as technology infrastructure and equipment, new carpeting, signage, extending the parking lot, etc. The site offers four classrooms and an area for Student Services support. Spring evening classes at the…

UC Transfer Extention for Students!

Students hoping to transfer to a University of California campus next fall will now have until January 4, 2016, to complete their application. HOW IT WORKS Just go to ucal.us/transferextension to file an application by the January 4, 2016 deadline. You can also complete an application you’ve already started or add more campuses to an existing application. And remember, fee waivers are available to help eligible students cover the cost of applying to up to four campuses.