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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.

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See Something, Say Something, Do Something.  Help keep our students and campus safe. Let the Columbia College Alert Team (CCAT) know if you are concerned about a student.  

Services Offered

A&R Button Admissions and Records Office is the first place you can call for assistance in applying to Columbia College or registering for classes.  Call 209-588-5231 for help. 



CalWORKs (California Work opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids) is a program on campus which offers support services for students receiving TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families). CalWORKs services include, but are not limited to, specialized counseling services, individualized case management services, childcare vouchers, career education and job seeking/retention skills, job development, placement and work study opportunities, and more!


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.

Counseling Services

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 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.

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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.

Financial Aid

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.

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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.

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Located in Pinyon, 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.

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Columbia College Job Placement offers free employment assistance to all students; serving as a source of information on jobs available in the local community and on campus, through an online job board.

Library.button Located in Tamarack Hall, the library provides resources for students including textbooks, article databases, magazines, journals, ebooks, books, movies, and music.  Visit the library and find what you need to be a successful student.  Bring photo ID with you and get your own library card!

Mental Health & Wellness Button Columbia College recognizes that student success is linked to mental health and emotional well-being, so a licensed counselor is available at no cost to enrolled students seeking emotional or psychological support, help, intervention, or guidance. Students can schedule appointments for counseling, attend workshops, find online resources, and participate in special mental health events.  Mental Health Services are located in Pinyon. 

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Educational Opportunity Center programs are designed to reach out across large sections of communities to promote a college-going culture. The Motherlode EOC grant was awarded by Department of Education to Columbia College September 1, 2016. The grant is scheduled to serve 1,000 people per year, across a five-county region of the Sierra Nevada Motherlode: Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador, Mariposa, and Stanislaus counties. 

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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.

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The Veterans Benefits Office provides support to veterans and qualified dependents in accessing entitled veterans educational benefits. This office also serves as a liaison between veteran students and the Department of Veterans Affairs in the certification process, as well as other campus programs and resources.

General Information

Articulation Learn  how selected units in  Advanced Placement (AP) , CLEP (College Level Examination Program), and IB (International Bachelor) transfer to California State University (CSU) schools.

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Priority Registration Button Priority registration allows you to register early so you can get the classes you need to achieve your goals. To be eligible for priority registration you must be fully matriculated, in good academic standing, and hold less than 100 degree-applicable units.

Starfish Icon Starfish creates an online student success environment by connecting students with their instructors, counselors, and other helpful services.

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Find out what sets Columbia College apart from other colleges and universities, and what to expect as a student.

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Find out what has changed with the new Student Equity and Achievement program, and provide suggestions for improved services.

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