Welcome to Student Services
Columbia College Student Services is a broad range of integrated support programs that promote academic wellness and learning, goal setting and attainment, and life-skill development, in order to build a strong foundation for success. Our programs educate, guide, and provide access to resources that help students navigate their individual, academic, and career pathways. All Student Services programs strive to impart the essential values of critical thinking, respect, accountability, and self-advocacy in meeting the holistic needs of students.
Columbia College Counselors are here to assist continuing, new and returning students with educational, career and personal goals in order to enhance educational experiences at Columbia and beyond.
The mission of the Columbia College Financial Aid Office is to heighten awareness of financial aid opportunities and to ensure availability of financial aid for students who, with out such assistance, would be unable to pursue their educational goals.
The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) of Columbia College makes modifications to its academic requirements as are necessary to ensure students with disabilities compete academically on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. The department provides accessibility through support services, special equipment, specially trained staff and removal of architectural barriers.
The primary program goal of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students challenged by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic and financial assistance in addition to other support services.
The State of California established the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program in the California community colleges as "a unique educational program geared toward the welfare recipient who desires job-relevant education to break the dependency cycle." Services offered include child care assistance, assistance with required textbooks and academic materials, additional counseling support, and more.
The GED test is a national test that may be taken in California by persons who are eighteen years of age or older, or who meet specific criteria for testing at age seventeen. The GED test is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the test receive a High School Equivalency Certificate.
Located in the Juniper Building, Health Services offer a wide variety of basic care to students, including evaluation of minor illness and injuries, free first Aid Kits, free mental health counseling, general health information, and much more.
The Columbia College Job Placement Office offers free employment assistance to all students. The office serves as a source of information on jobs available in the local community and on-campus.
CalWoRKs (California Work opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids) is a program on campus in response to recent federal welfare laws. Support services for students receiving CalWoRKs benefits include but are not limited to individualized case management services, childcare vouchers, career education and job seeking/retention skills, job development, placement and work study opportunities, redesigned special curriculum advantages, and more!
TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program designed to provide students a structured and supportive learning experience that propels the student towards their chosen academic goal in a timely manner. TRiO SSS is designed to increase the student's likelihood of success by guiding the student through intensive, structured activities that help the student stay in college and complete their educational goals quickly, with the highest GPA possible.
The Veterans Benefits Office role is to provide support to veterans and qualified dependents in accessing entitled veterans educational benefits. We also serve as a liaison between veteran students, the Department of Veterans Affairs in the certification process as well as other campus programs and resources.
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View a step-by-step approach to a successful educational experience, whether you're a new or returning student.
Columbia College is committed to helping you succeed and achieve academic success. Our orientation process, either in-person or online, will provide you with an introduction and the necessary tools to get you successfully started.
Find out what sets Columbia College apart from other colleges and universities, and what to expect as a student.
Find out what has changed with the new SSSP program (formally matriculation) and provide suggestions for improved services.