Adult Education Adult Education

Columbia College's Adult Education Program provides students with access to a variety of courses at little or no cost to assist them in reaching their personal, academic, and professional goals. For general inquiries or questions, please email or call 209-588-5244.

Columbia Adult School Transition (CAST) Program

  • Did you know you can earn college credits while completing your GED/high school equivalency?
  • In partnership with the Motherload Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), Columbia offers a dual enrollment program for adult school students as approved by Senate Bill 554.
  • To learn more about CAST, please click here (Para información en español, haz click aquí).
  • To fill out a registration form click here.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Learn or improve your English language skills online.

General Educational Development (GED)

  • Columbia College is no longer offering GED Testing Services or GED Preparation courses. We are partnering with Adult Education providers in our community to provide adult dual enrollment for those who wish to take college courses and seek their Diploma/GED.
  • For those looking for GED Testing or GED Prep, click here for helpful community resources.
  • If you have any questions or need more information, please call 209-588-5244.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 Program

  • Gain a strong foundation in the priniples of phlebotomy.
  • Prepare to pass the National Phlebotomy Certification Examination.
  • 84 hour cours +40 hours of externship.
  • Fully sponsored program at no cost to students. Uniforms, books and supplies included.
  • Click here to register for an information session.

Certified Medical Assistant Program

  • Become a multi-skilled allied health care professional speializing in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting.
  • 187.5 hour course, +120 hours of externship.
  • Fully sponsored program at no cost to students. 
  • Click here to register for an information session.




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