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About Patrick Air Force Base campus

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base was established in 1999. The campus provides higher education to working adults and offers high-tech classrooms, qualified academic advisors and faculty and high-speed, online access to library resources.

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. As part of a network of campuses across the country and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians as well as military adult learners.

Students on this campus take a mix of in-seat and online classes.

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base has an agreement with Brevard Community College, which allows students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor’s degree, and beyond, at Columbia College.

Campus history

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base was established in 1999 to be an integral part of Patrick Air Force Base 45th Mission Support Group's educational plan. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area.

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base is part of Columbia College's network of nationwide campuses. The first extended campus 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, the Division of Adult Higher Education at Columbia College includes 30 campuses, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. About half of Columbia College's nationwide campuses are on military bases. The Online Campus at Columbia College also serves students in the Patrick Air Force Base 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.

Brevard County, where Patrick Air Force Base is located, is well-known as Florida's Space Coast. Located 10 miles northeast of Melbourne and three miles south of Cocoa Beach on a barrier island, Patrick is about a one-and-a-half-hour drive away from Disney World, Sea World and other Orlando attractions. It is bound on the west by the Banana River and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.


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