Columbia College Automotive Tech Students get Tour of Tesla EV Plant

Students from the automotive technology program at Columbia College who toured parts of Tesla’s 5.3-million-square-foot electric vehicle factory and offices in Fremont on Friday,  April 15, shared their perspectives this week on advanced robotics they saw on assembly lines, as well as how the innovations they witnessed are motivating them in their career paths in a changing industry.          

Native Voices – Showcasing Indigenous Hip Hop

A press release has been released by Columbia College regarding the Native Voices event which will be held on Columbia College’s campus in Carkeet Park on Saturday, April 9, 12p – 4p.  See attached press release and flyer for more details.  Native Voice Press Release 3.22.22 Please register here. Call 209.588.5065 or email for more information.

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,

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…