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…

Fall 2015 Registration Dates

Fall semester begins on August 24. Priority registration dates are May 18 – June 9 depending upon student’s priority registration level. Open registration begins June 10.  The list of fall classes will be available on April 22 via “Class Search”:

Summer 2015 Registration Dates

Summer Term & Registration Dates: Summer term begins on May 4. Priority registration dates are April 13 – April 21 depending upon student’s priority registration level – Open registration begins on April 22.

Fire Academy Graduation Scheduled for April 30, 2015

Columbia College’s Fire Academy Graduation will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion.  The Fire Academy is one of the college’s signature Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, providing strong job opportunities and critical community service to our service area. Successful Cadets will be honored during the ceremony.

Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration – April 22, 2015

The Columbia College Foundation will host the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Dogwood Forum. Recipients and Donors will be honored at the event. The program includes musical performances, remarks from outstanding students and scholarship donors, and a closing reception with refreshments prepared by the Columbia College Culinary Arts Program. Students, faculty, staff and the public are encouraged to attend.

Columbia College Automotive Program Receives National Accreditation

  The automotive training program at Columbia College has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Columbia College’s automotive program has been accredited in the area of “Automotive Service Technician.” To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used. “This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, former NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders,…