Columbia College - California Reviews
Although I've visited only a few times, Columbia certainly left a noteworthy impression. Not due to a wide range of things to offer, but from the lack thereof. Perhaps it was the large campus that would fool one into this expectation. There are areas of campus in which there's absolutely barren roads stretching along sloped hills, forcing one to have quite the trek in between classes. They had a large focus on very specific trades, but didn't have much to offer elsewhere. Overall, decent if it has what you want, but its otherwise unremarkable.
Many students thrive with different teaching styles- one student may love a teacher while another despises them. Columbia college has great professors, but they also have a selection that have been unsatisfying to my learning experience. Teaching style differs, so that should not be held against a college; however, Each time I come in to the AAC (Academic Achievement Center), they do not have a tutor for my course. This is understandable, but when a simple question is asked that they have no knowledge of, such as primary and secondary sources, is when I consider going somewhere else for tutoring. Overall, I give this beautiful college a 4 because I have learned immense amounts and have enjoyed every semester. This is home.
Columbia College is a quiet and peaceful community college situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The professors care about their students, and create a constructive learning environment. The campus is surrounded by beautiful pine forests, with world-class bouldering nearby. With invigorating classes, good people, and a beautiful location, Columbia College is golden.
Columbia College is a great small college set in Sonora. Instructors are great for the most part, and the classes are small. The campus is beautiful with lots of wildlife and a nice pond to sit and study by. Campus highlights are the coffee shop and bakery that the culinary students sell their pastries in.
Since I am only a freshman, I haven't seen it all. My time here has been great. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are great as well.
Columbia College is a very small and quite college where you can let your mind wander in this beautiful nature setting. The classes are easy to get to and the rooms are small so it is very up close and personal with your teacher. All of the different buildings on campus are easy to get to, so if you do not want to walk miles and miles or ride a bike then this is the perfect college for you.
I believe the value of the degree here depend on which professors you choose. Talk to the counselors and ask them who the hardest professors are then make sure you take them if they are teaching courses you need.
Transferring credits was very easy and the admissions office was very helpful explaining what to do and check in through email to make sure you get what you need.
I have only taken one, nutrition, of the online course here at the school and had a bad experience. It was site was setup extremely non user friendly. The peer to peer interaction is what got me through the course. The teacher was vague and confusing in her direction and took awhile to get back to you.
There are some prospects for students in nearby the college for a career in this field, but since the nursing program began up here in Columbia many of the job opportunities have filled up. I have yet to see a job recruiter on campus for this field.
The teachers at Columbia College were good about sticking to the syllabus and adhering to a schedule that was easy to follow and keep up with for students.
It has some great biology teachers who help understand the material and care about your success. They offer all the assistance you need to succeed and find out whether this is a field that you want to be in.
A lot of the online courses at Columbia College have confusing instructions and vague directions. Several of the courses are given by teachers who are bad at responding to emailed questions.
There are plenty of outdoor places to study around campus with beautiful views. Most of the teachers at this school care a great deal about their students success and are experts in their field. I would not take another online class with the current nutrition teacher because of how unclear the what to do in the class.
This school provides a great baseline for transfer into other programs. The Associates Degrees that you can earn there are applicable in the real world.
The academic experience at Columbia College was incredibly fulfilling. The Science department has wonderful resources and each instructor brings a hands on aspect to learning.
Columbia College has a myriad of wonderful professors and resources. The small classes make learning more intimate and encourage an open forum for discussion. The campus is beautiful and the science department is absolutely sublime.