All Campus Venues
Main Campus Day Resources
Bookstore, Campus Safety, Computer Classrooms, Computer Lab, Copy Machines, Counseling Services, Dining Services, ID Cards, International Student Services Center, Laptop Availability, Library, Lockers, Lost and Found, Mail Service, Math Center, Open Lab Use, Parking Permits, Recreation, Sports, Student Activities Commission, Student Activities and Leadership, Student Health Services, Testing Services, Writing Center and Tutoring Services.
Main Campus Evening Resources
Bookstore, Campus Safety, Computer Classrooms, Computer Lab, Copy Machines, Counseling Services, International Student Services Center, ID Cards, Laptop Availability, Library, Lockers, Lost and Found, Mail Service, Math Center, Open Lab Use, Parking Permits, Recreation, Sports, Student Activities and Leadership, Student Health Services, Testing Services, Writing Center and Tutoring Services.
Online and Nationwide Resources
ID Cards, Library, Textbooks, Online Tutoring Services, Writing Center and Math Center.
To view the most current activity calendar and to add events to the calendar, go to www.ccis.edu/CougarLink.
The Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA), founded in 1963, offers benefits, programs and activities to more than 83,000 members around the world. Its mission is to foster lasting relationships and to sustain the College’s traditions. Columbia College students become members of the CCAA upon graduation. There is no fee or registration process.
The Grossnickle Career Services Center has trained personnel to assist students with all aspects of career planning and development. Specific services are designed to promote professional and personal success including a carefully guided assessment of students’ skills, abilities, values, achievements and interests which can aid in effective career planning. Additionally, the Career Center meets with students and alumni in person, over the telephone or electronically to advise on a broad range of topics from resume and cover letter preparation, job search techniques, interview practice, graduate school assistance and much more. Career Services can also assist students in locating and applying for internships as well as processing internships for credit for eligible students.
Starting in July, 2017, Columbia College will offer a dynamic and easy-to-use online career opportunities database, Handshake. This system is free to all students and alumni and will list jobs and internships all throughout the country. Columbia College offers career assistance to all graduates and works to help students conduct successful job searches; however, employment upon program completion is not guaranteed. For more information contact the Grossnickle Career Services Center or visit our website at www.ccis.edu/careercenter.
CougarMail, powered by Google, is your official Columbia College e-mail account. Each student receives free cloud storage with Google Drive and has access to other Google Apps for Education features, such as GoogleSites and GoogleCalendar. CougarMail is the official means of communication for the college and students are responsible for information sent to this account. It is expected that students will log-on to CougarMail regularly. Students can access CougarMail by logging into CougarTrack or at the Gmail login page. Be sure to enter your full Cougarmail email address and your CougarTrack password.
CougarTrack allows students access to CougarMail (the official means of communication for the college) and to their Columbia College records via the internet. Students may view their Columbia College transcripts, grades, student schedules, and more. Enrollment processes, to include registration and adding and dropping classes, are also available through CougarTrack. Once students have completed an enrollment process online, an e-mail confirmation of their activity is sent, which should be reviewed carefully for accuracy. Contact the Office of the Registrar at (573) 875-7600 with questions.
Student Accessibilty Resources
Student Accessibility Resources strives to provide the most effective academic accommodations to all students registered with our office. Students with documented physical, emotional, medical or learning disabilities may need accommodations to meet their learning potential. A goal of our office is to provide services that allows you to take ownership of your own education, and help you achieve the academic success you are capable of achieving, despite any barriers you face. Student Accessibility Resources can assist with access to an event or program, required classroom academic adjustments, and needed auxiliary aids or services.
Study Abroad Programs
Columbia College encourages students to explore opportunities to study outside the United States. The College maintains exchange partnerships with universities in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom. The College is a member of the Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium (MOSAIC), the Central College (IA) study abroad consortium and Webster University’s (WINS) network. Columbia College also offers a Study Tour to a different country or region of the world each year. These tours typically take place at the end of the spring semester. Trips last 9-14 days, and students may earn up to six credits of optional coursework. In addition, students may participate in study abroad programs offered by other institutions or providers. Any student participating in a study abroad program must submit a Study Abroad Application to the Study Abroad Office. Dr. Brian Kessel, Study Abroad Advisor, counsels students about the availability, value and academic appropriateness of these programs. Students interested in obtaining more information about short-term, semester or internship abroad programs should contact Dr. Kessel at (573) 875-7625 or email@example.com.
Technology Services and Solution Center
The Technology Services office is responsible for academic and administrative computing needs and handles telephone service for residential students. The solutions center supports the campus in computer and network use. It provides a single point of contact for questions concerning telephone service, email, connecting computers to the campus network, and problems with college-owned systems. Telephone: (573) 875-4357.
E-mail, Internet Access, Microsoft Office and Anti-Virus Software
Students are assigned CougarMail e-mail accounts for all college-related communications. Students must authenticate their accounts using their student ID number at: http://accounts.ccis.edu. Students may access CougarMail by logging into CougarTrack or at the Gmail login page. Be sure to enter your full Cougarmail email address and your CougarTrack password. CougarMail is a free service to all students and is a lifetime account for graduates. Internet access is available to students for use as a resource in the student computer lab and lab classrooms, Stafford Library and the residence halls. A wireless network is available for laptop and portable/mobile devices. Students using computers on the College network must have the latest version of anti-virus software. Registered students are eligible for free Microsoft Office 365. A link to free Microsoft Office 365 and anti-virus software is available in CougarTrack, under Help–Technology Solutions Center.
Students who anticipate buying a computer for use at college are encouraged to purchase a standard laptop model through the Columbia College website at http://www.dell.com/ccis.