Spend a fall afternoon sampling some of the West’s best craft beers, enjoying a little bluegrass music and supporting a great cause at The Standard Pour Beer Fest on Saturday, September 19. The brand new event, a benefit for the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program, will feature outdoor tastings from five West Coast breweries – Tioga-Sequoia, Dustbowl, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes and Firestone. The event will take place on the lawn next to The Standard Pour restaurant from noon to 4:00 p.m. Columbia College and the Columbia College Foundation are grateful to The Standard Pour for this new sponsorship, and look…

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…


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