Columbia College


11600 Columbia College Dr.
Sonora, CA 95370

(209) 588-5100 Visit the Website

Columbia College is a public community college in Sonora, California. The college is part of the Yosemite Community College District. Columbia College was established in 1968. Located on 280 acres of forestland in the historic Mother Lode, the campus is often described as one of the state’s most beautiful community colleges.

Columbia College provides resources and programs to meet the diverse needs of its students.

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Financial Aid

Learn about financial aid options to help pay for your education.

Transfer Center

Preparing students to transfer to participating four-year colleges and universities.

Career Education

Providing career training courses, certificates and direct pathways to employment.

Interim contact, VPI Brian Sanders


Giving answers and support to undocumented students of all nationalities and backgrounds.

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Veterans Program

Providing various types of aid, benefits and support for current servicemembers and veterans.

Michael Igoe, Director of Access, Retention

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California Community Colleges help all types of students reach their goals.

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High school students

It's a perfect time to start thinking about what you want to study. You can even get a head start on college and enroll in community college classes while still in high school. Ask your counselor for help matching your interests with a major and career path to select the classes you need.

Community College Students

If you plan to continue your studies at a four-year university, schedule an appointment with a counselor at your college's transfer center. Create a step-by-step plan to meet your educational goals on your timeline.


Community college helps returning veterans make a smooth and affordable transition from military service into the highly competitive job market. Military service may even qualify you to earn credit for prior learning.

Foster Youth

Every community college campus has a foster youth liaison to help support students throughout their educational journey. And, with the NextUp program, the colleges also offer eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books, transportation, tutoring, housing and more.

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Columbia College offers more than a degree. They offer a path to the life you want.

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Certificate of Achievement
A.S. Degree
Payroll Clerk
Certificate of Achievement



Fine Arts: Emphasis In Art
A.A. Degree
Studio Arts
A.A- T Degree

Automotive Technology

Automotive Service Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Automotive Service Technician
A.S. Degree
Drive Train Technician
A.S. Degree
Engine Performance
Certificate of Achievement
Under Vehicle Service
Certificate of Achievement

Biological and Physical Sciences (and Mathematics)

Biology, General

Business Administration

Business Administration
A.S. T Degree

Business Administration 2.0

Business Administration 2.0
A.S. T Degree

Business Management

Certificate of Achievement

Business and Commerce, General