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Columbia College President's Message

Welcome to Columbia College – for your transformational learning journey!

Our mission is to empower you to succeed – and to enhance the economic and human vitality of the Gold Country with high-quality educational offerings, workforce training, support services, and innovative partnerships.

In an increasingly unpredictable world, Columbia College is committed to providing the highest quality of education to our students and community through a broad spectrum of programs and courses delivered in innovative, accessible formats.

Whether your goal is to earn a certificate in a dynamic, high-paying trade, receive an associate degree, or transfer to a university program, our offerings will take you a step closer to transforming your life.

Perhaps you’re undecided about which career or educational pathway to pursue. We’re here to help you find your way! A strong education is one of the best ways you can prepare for an uncertain future. At Columbia, we’re ready to help you meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Our constant effort is to deliver a student-centered education for excellence, exceptional occupational skills training, and support for our students as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Our graduates leave well-prepared to face the challenges of the ever-changing modern world. Our faculty and staff offer students the tools, coaching, and inspiration to re-imagine their futures and clearly understand their career opportunities.

This catalog will offer you a wealth of information about completing your college goals. Starting here, you can map out your plan and discover your own unique career pathway.

Whether you’re the first in your family to attend college, or you’re returning to college to refresh your skills or learn new ones – or you’re the most recent in a long line of college grads, I’m happy that you’ve selected Columbia to be part of your academic and career journey.

On behalf of the Columbia College family, we’re grateful for your enthusiasm for YOUR community college. Let’s get started on crafting your success story today. Go Claim Jumpers!

Dr. Lena Tran, Ed.D., MBA


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