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About Columbia College — Salt Lake

Columbia College — Salt Lake was established in 1975. The venue offers:

  • Outstanding staff and faculty who are industry leaders in their field
  • Modern educational equipment in classrooms
  • A high-tech computer lab, large seminar room and student lounge
  • Academic advising by appointment, phone, fax or e-mail
  • Convenient location with plenty of free parking
  • Meeting rooms available for seminars

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

More than 400 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.

Columbia College — Salt Lake has an agreement with Salt Lake Community College. This provides students with a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor's degree at Columbia College.

Location history

This venue was established in 1975 at Fort Douglas Army Education Center. Columbia College — Salt Lake originally served the educational needs of military personnel at Fort Douglas and the Army National Guard Units in the area. After the base closed in 1989, the venue moved to a leased facility on 400 South Street in downtown Salt Lake City. To accommodate increasing enrollment numbers, the venue relocated to Decker Lake Drive in 1997. In order to improve accessibility and increase visibility, the venue moved again in June 2008 to its present location. Columbia College — Salt Lake is part of the college's network of more than 30 venues across the country.

The location offers 10 degrees and 75 courses in eight-week sessions throughout the year. The venue serves more than 400 students. About 200 Salt Lake students also take online classes through Columbia College.

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.

With nearly 7 million visitors to the Salt Lake City area each year, this fun and unique city boasts something for everyone.

With the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west, Salt Lake City is famous for its skiing attractions. The area is home to nine major ski resorts, three cross-country ski areas and the nation's only recreational ski jumping complex. Having hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake is well known for its outdoor recreation.

Utah also has one of the largest concentrations of computer software firms and biomedical firms.

For more information about community activities, visit the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce.


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