Covid Testing Protocol For Columbia College Postponed

The college learned this morning that the home antigen testing kits are not arriving this week as expected; therefore, the Covid Testing protocol for Columbia College will be postponed until further notice. The kits were ordered in early December; however, due to recent supply chain issues, they were not shipped. The shipment is estimated to arrive on campus sometime next week. An update will be provided by next Friday, January 14. In the meantime, continue to follow the fall semester guidelines until further notice. This includes masking indoors, distancing when guided, remaining home when symptomatic, and completing the Covid Notification forms…

Columbia College Free for Me Campaign

The Free for Me campaign promises free classes and zero fees for every student registered during the spring semester at Columbia College. The college is also giving $250 cash and $250 in bookstore credit to students who submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and who take at least six units.  Press Release-FREE FOR ME Opportunity at Columbia College

APPLY NOW for 150 Cash Awards this Year!

The Columbia College Foundation works with dozens of community donors to offer scholarships and awards to Columbia College students just like you! With one easy application and more than 80 opportunities for 150 cash awards, go online and get started TODAY! APPLY ONLINE: • Log in with your student email; • Visit the Career/Transfer Center in Manzanita for workshops and one-on-one assistance with applications; • Check the website often for updates, workshops, and new opportunities; • Email any questions to the Columbia College Foundation at,

Library Loaning Equipment for Fall Semester

The Library will start loaning textbooks, laptops and hotspots for the fall semester starting the second week in August. Students can search for and request materials using OneSearch, the Library’s online catalog. Details, direct links to popular items and brief tutorials are available on the Library’s website.

Columbia College Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Columbia College welcomes students back to campus with extra financial aid, new scholarships, and face-to-face services Columbia College has ramped up to welcome students for a new semester in August, with all services face-to-face, many classes in person and unprecedented new offers for financial aid, scholarships and extra support. “We want to welcome students back to campus, and let them know this is a great time to pursue their education here at Columbia,” said Interim President G.H. Javaheripour. “All of our services and many more of our classes will be face-to-face on campus this fall,” Javaheripour said. “That’s a huge…

Finish Line Scholars Program NOW OPEN! Apply by June 1, 2021

COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENTS! Are you at least half-way to your degree or certificate at Columbia? Would $5k help you attend FULL-TIME and FINISH in the next year? Check out Columbia’s new Finish Line Scholars Program. Learn more and apply by June 1 for a chance at this new opportunity for Fall 2021! Learn more and apply online at    Questions? Contact the Columbia College Foundation at or call (209) 588-5065 Offered by Columbia College Foundation and California Community  College Finish Line Scholars Program.

Addendum 4/29/21 – Columbia College Hosts Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony

Columbia College will hold a drive-thru commencement ceremony for its Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates on Friday, April 30, at 4 p.m. The drive-thru experience allows graduates and their families to be on the Columbia College campus while adhering to Tuolumne County’s health and safety protocols and providing each student with recognition. Graduates and their families (one car per graduate) will drive through campus in their car to certain “checkpoints” and arrive at their final destination where graduates will be able to briefly exit their cars and walk across the stage to receive their diploma from Columbia…

Columbia College Fire Academy Graduation

Columbia College’s Fire Academy would like to announce the graduation and Certificates of Completion to the successful students of the Fire Technology Program. Students that completed Firefighter 1 and 2 will be awarded their certificates on Thursday April 29, in Carkeet Park.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony itself will be limited to students and a few dignitaries. The certificates are awarded based on the student’s successful completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter 1 and 2 Certification. The students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field…

Columbia College Announces Partial Reopening for Summer 2021

Beginning May 3, 2021, Columbia College is planning for a partial campus reopening. As the college continues to monitor the progression of the pandemic, we are also carefully planning a safe return to in-person services. Now that Tuolumne County has moved into the Orange Tier, access to Columbia College is increasing.  At this time, building access is still limited. Only faculty, staff, students, and prospective students should be utilizing services inside the buildings. We appreciate your patience with the restricted access to campus. To continue mitigating the spread of COVID-19, faculty, staff, and students will be required to wear a face…