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Student Services

Career Services Center

The Career Center offers students and alumni a broad range of services, resources and programs designed to prepare them to successfully achieve their personal and career objectives.

The staff assists students and alumni with the preparation of resumes, cover letters and applications for employment. Listings for full-time, part-time, summer positions and internships are located in the Career Services Center. They also present workshops throughout the semester on resume writing, interview skills, job searching and a variety of other topics.

Counseling Services

College can be stressful, so rest assured, counseling support is available. Licensed professionals are available to provide individual counseling. Services are free and confidential for Columbia College students. Services may be limited. For more information, visit the Counseling Services Web site.

Health Services

The coordinator of health services performs on-campus health evaluations and treatment, making referrals to physicians and dentists in the community when appropriate. Information on health issues is available through various resources and programs scheduled during the semester. Health insurance and free flu shots are also available. On-campus services are free and confidential for all Columbia College students.

Disability Services

Columbia College provides equal access to education for all students. Students with documented disabilities who need academic adjustments or auxiliary aids or services may register with our A.D.A. Coordinator for assistance. (573) 875-7626. For more information, visit the Disability Resources Web site.

Campus Safety

We know security and safety issues are a concern to any student selecting a college. Columbia College has an outstanding safety record and very limited crime. There have been no major reported crimes for the past five years. Columbia College provides 24-hour security services from professionally trained officers. There are outside call boxes, an escort service and well-lit parking lots around campus, including residential parking adjacent to the residence halls. For more information, call (573) 875-7315 or visit the Campus Safety Web site.


Our on-campus dining services are available seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner while class is in session. There is a soup and salad bar, sandwich bar and a dessert bar, as well as several hot meal choices daily. Our meal plan includes an unlimited number of second helpings, with the exception of premium entrees such as steak.

All students residing in Columbia College's residence halls must participate in a either a 14 or 20 Meal Plan. Residents missing meals due to their class schedule may request a sack lunch through the Student Services Office. Non-resident students may sign up for a meal plan in the Student Services Office or purchase a meal ticket at the door. For more information, visit the Dining Services website.

Student Support Services

The Student Support Services office works to ensure the success of at-risk students through tutoring assistance, workshops, career and graduate school site visits, cultural activities and personal and financial counseling. Under federal guidelines, students who are low-income, first generation or disabled qualify for the free services.

Tutoring & Academic Help

Free assistance is available on a walk-in basis from the Writing Center and the Math Center. Tutoring help is also available for a variety of classes, such as anthropology, biology, business courses, chemistry, history, physics, political science, and psychology from Tutoring Across the Curriculum.


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