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Welcome! Thank you for considering the International Student Program at Columbia College. Columbia College's dedicated faculty and staff, combined with a small classroom environment, offer students the personalized attention they need to excel in college. 

Columbia College is a public California community college where you can complete the first two years of American university education. Our wide variety of courses can be applied toward an associate degree and lower division requirements for four-year colleges and universities.  

Columbia College is nestled in Sonora, California in the Sierra Nevada Mountain region, and conveniently located near renowned national parks and major cities. 

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General Facts about Columbia College: 

  • School Type: Two-year community college  
  • School Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters 
  • Programs: 51 degrees and 44 certificates 
  • Popular Majors: Allied Health, Business Administration, Child Development, Culinary Arts, Fire Technology, Natural Resources, and Psychology
  • Field trip course opportunities to study California’s wildlife and natural resources 


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