Academic resources and facilities
To enrich the learning experience, Columbia College offers the following
resources and facilities:
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 Elizabeth Toomey Seabrook Writing Center & Tutoring Services
The Elizabeth Toomey Seabrook Writing Center provides free, in-person support services to help students develop and maintain writing skills for academic success. Assistance is given with a range of skills, including idea and thesis development, essay organization, revising and editing, and citation styles.
In-person tutoring services are also available for various academic disciplines, such as accounting and finance, computer information systems, and the sciences. Students enrolled in tutor-supported courses can walk-in for help understanding concepts, working problems and preparing for exams and quizzes.
The Ether L. Bruce Math Center
The Ether L. Bruce Math Center provides free, in-person educational support to students enrolled in Columbia College mathematics courses. Drop-in for tutoring in all mathematics courses numbered below 300.
Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship
Through experiential learning based on curriculum, internships, mentoring, and seed capital for start-ups, the Steven and Barbara Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship assists Columbia College students and faculty by identifying and securing resources to create new businesses or improve existing ones.
Technology Services Help Desk
The computer help desk supports the campus in computer and network use.
It provides a single point of contact for questions concerning telephone
service, e-mail and connecting computers to the campus network.
The computer lab offers access to computers, network and
software technology to individual students. It is also the home of the
college's computer help-desk operation.
Columbia College has entered into a cooperative cross-enrollment
agreement with the University of Missouri-Columbia and Stephens College. A
full-time student may take undergraduate courses at these institutions if
the desired course is not offered during the semester at Columbia College.
The classes taken at the University or Stephens College will be added to the
semester hours at Columbia College.
Individual academic advising
Full-time faculty, serving as academic advisors, assist students in creating a personally relevant plan for educational, career and life fulfillment.
The library's collection of materials supports the
curriculum of Columbia College with over 80,000
items (books, videos, CDs, etc.) and more than 600
magazine, journal, and newspaper titles in paper and
on microfilm. Arthur, the library's catalog, is available
on the Internet. The library classroom is used for
group study and library instruction.
Multiple online databases are available to search for full-text or indexed
articles from professional journals, legal publications,
newspapers and magazines. Students are able to
access the databases from off campus by using
Columbia College's proxy server.
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.