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About Columbia College-Los Alamitos

Columbia College-Los Alamitos was established in 1997 by invitation of the California Army National Guard. It serves military and civilian adult learners in the area. The venue offers high-speed access to library resources and qualified academic advisors and faculty.

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners.

Students are able to take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Columbia College-Los Alamitos has an agreement with Long Beach City College. This provides students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor's degree at Columbia College.

Location history

Columbia College-Los Alamitos was established in 1997 by invitation of the California Army National Guard. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area.

Columbia College-Los Alamitos is part of Columbia College's network of nationwide venues. The first extended venue was founded in St. Louis in 1973 after an Army education services officer was interested in providing courses to Army recruiters in the area.

Today, Columbia College has more than 30 venues, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The online program at Columbia College also serves students in the Los Alamitos area.

Community information

We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities.

Los Alamitos is a small residential suburban city nestled between Long Beach, Cypress, and Seal Beach. The Joint Forces Training Base occupies approximately half of the land of the city. The Base was built in 1941 as the Los Alamitos Naval Air Station, and it retained this title until the early 1970s.

Units of the California Army and Air National Guards, the US Army, the US Army Reserve, US Air Force and US Marines are located here. The area is also home to several other civilian and governmental entities.


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