Health Care 

Health career workers, like nurses and nutritionists, are in high demand and Columbia College offers many programs to prepare you. If you know exactly what path you want to study, click on the link below to find that Program of Study information. If you know the general idea of a health related field is what you want to pursue, find the Launchpad below for a list of good classes to get you started in that direction. 

Programs of Study

  • Health Care
    • Allied Health & Pre-Nursing
    • Nutrition & Dietetics (new degree in 2020-2021)
    • Public Health Science
  • Modesto Junior College offers a cohort of their Nursing (RN) program on the Columbia College campus. Please refer to the MJC Allied Health website for more details about this program, as well as other programs at MJC including Medical Assisting, Home Health Aide, CNA and Respiratory Care.

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Launchpad - Getting Started! 

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Here's a great first semester plan!

We call it a Launchpad... a group of classes that will get you exploring and moving toward your goals, even if you are still trying to figure out what those specific goals are!

Launchpad: Health Care (14-15 units)
  • ENGL 1A - English Composition (3 units)
  • MATH 2 - Statistics (4 units)
  • BIOL 50 - Nutrition (3 units)
  • Chemistry course (select one)
    • CHEM 14 & 14L - Fundamental Chemistry for Allied Health & Lab (4 units)
    • CHEM 2A & 2AL - General Chemistry I & Lab (5 units)
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