Columbia College Receiving Accreditation Review Visit October 2-5, Open Forums Scheduled

Columbia College will receive an accreditation site visit–from representatives of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges– from October 2 through October 5 as part of the process to reaffirm accreditation.

Modesto Junior College, Columbia’s sister college in the Yosemite Community College District, also will undergo accreditation review at that time.

Open forums at both colleges have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for the public, all employees, students and members of the college community to meet and communicate with the ACCJC Evaluation team.

The forums at Columbia College will be held on Tuesday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and on Wednesday, October 4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both forums are located in the Dogwood building at the college on 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora.

For further details about the forums, please call 209-588-5115.  Information about the accreditation process can be found online at