Classes available at Baker Station May – August 2017

Learning Gone Wild The High Sierra Institute offers over a dozen courses. The High Sierra Institute is a partnership between the Yosemite Community College District and the US Forest Service operated under Special Use Permit on the Stanislaus National Forest. Baker Station is situated along Highway 108 in the high Sierra at an elevation of 6,200 feet in the Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest. Classes are held with field studies from May – August 2017. From Sonora:  Take Highway 108 roughly 57 miles east (just under four miles BEYOND the Dardanelle store.). Baker Station sits on the…

COLUMBIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HONORS STUDENTS

Columbia College Foundation Honors Students More than $100,000 in Scholarships AWARDED The Columbia College Foundation and its community partners will present more than $100,000 in scholarships to qualified and deserving students at the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 13.  The event features student and community speakers, musical performances and presentation of the Student of the Year awards. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Foundation and community partners awarded more than 150 scholarships to more 90 students, totaling more $100,000 in support for their educational expenses. Many of these scholarships are contributed by community organizations and…

41st Annual Wine Tasting

 41st Annual Columbia Wine Tasting BenefitS Columbia College Hospitality Management program The Columbia College Foundation will host the 41st Annual Columbia Wine Tasting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, a benefit to support the Columbia College Hospitality Management 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. “The Columbia event provides wine enthusiasts a chance to sample local wineries and foods alongside a number of the state’s favorite producers while visiting unique sites in the State Historic Park,”…

Little Free Library

The Columbia College Foundation partnered with the Child Development Center and Facilities staff to bring a “Little Free Library” to campus.  This new resource is located in front of the Child Development Center and is readily accessible to parents, guardians, children, staff, faculty and the community at large.

Columbia College Awarded $960,000 State Grant for Automotive Technology and Child Development Apprenticeship Initiatives

Columbia College has received formal notification of the intent to award a two-year grant to develop new Apprenticeship programs for Automotive Technology and Child Development training, beginning in January 2017. Columbia College is currently implementing a Hospitality Apprenticeship Initiative with similar grant funding and is excited about expanding opportunities to other industries that are in need of a well trained workforce.  Applications for the Hospitality apprenticeship program are still being accepted. The new award, just announced by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Workforce and Development Division, is part of the new California Apprenticeship Initiative, aimed at broadening the…

CCCCO Statement of Values and Commitment to Undocumented Students

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race, or sexual orientation. The Chancellor’s Office will continue to advocate for educational opportunities for all students in the community college system, regardless of immigration status, at the state and federal level. While the Chancellor’s Office acknowledges local authority and control in the administration of our community colleges, we encourage our local community college districts to consider our system’s values when responding to this situation. We find the following strategies to…

COLUMBIA COLLEGE GRADUATES FIRE TECHNOLOGY PARTICIPANTS

Columbia College’s Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of Certification of Completion to 35 successful students of the Fire Technology Program. The event, which is open to the public, will be held Friday, December 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion at Columbia College. The certificates will be awarded based on the student’s successful completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter 1 Certification. The students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience before applying to the state for Firefighter I Certification. “Some…

EXPERTS OFFER VIEWS OF SIERRA NEVADA TREE MORTALITY AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION LECTURE

WHO:        Columbia College Foundation WHAT:      “A Changing Landscape: Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada” A free community event featuring leading experts in forest ecology WHERE:     Sonora High School Auditorium WHEN:      Thursday evening October 6. Doors open at 6:30 pm; program 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. A leading national researcher and local experts on forest transition will be the featured speakers at a free community event presented by the Columbia College Foundation Thursday evening, October 6. “A Changing Landscape: Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada,” a two-hour evening program at the Sonora High School Auditorium, will be moderated by Columbia College…

Columbia College Transfer Day and College Night offer all students access to college information

(Sonora, CA) – High school and college students will have a chance to speak in-person to representatives from four-year colleges and universities at Columbia College’s Transfer Day/ College Night events scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Both events are free and open to all community members, high school students, and their families.  Free parking is offered on campus all day for these events. The Transfer Day portion of the event will be held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, outside the Tamarack (Library) building on the main Columbia College campus, located at 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. Transfer Day is…