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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Main Campus Day Resources


The Campus bookstore, located on the main floor of the Student Commons, carries a wide range of textbooks, trade books, art supplies, study materials, college memorabilia, personal grooming products and snacks. Textbooks are available new, used and for select titles they are available for rent and digitally.

Textbooks are available for purchase a few weeks before classes begin to Traditional Day campus and students taking nursing courses at Lake of the Ozarks. When obtainable, used texts are sold for 25% less than the cost of a new text. Rental textbooks for select titles are available for 55% less than the cost of a new text. Students can reserve textbooks online at: http://ccis.bncollege.com or whywaitforbooks.com. Students may receive textbook refunds based on the policies listed below. No refunds will be issued without a valid receipt for all textbooks. Textbooks must be in the original condition.

Refund Policy:

For all courses, a full refund will be given with a receipt if the textbook is returned within the first week of classes.

  • Textbooks must be in original condition, including all components in packages.
  • Merchandise other than textbooks may be refunded with a valid receipt within thirty days.
  • Merchandise must be in original condition, unopened with tags.
  • Refunds will be issued in the original form of payment.
  • The textbook buyback period is during finals week. This is the best time to sell back textbooks.
  • TI-83, TI-84 (or higher) calculators will not be considered for buyback.

The Bookstore hours are posted on the Bookstore door; on their website and available via phone greeting.

Contact Information:

Columbia College Bookstore
Atkins-Holman Student Commons
1009 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

Phone Number: (573) 875-7341
FAX Number: (573) 442-0747
E-mail: ccis@bkstore.com
Website: http://ccis.bncollege.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ColumbiaCollegeBookstore

Texbook Program and Texbook Supply Vouchers

Students taking courses at the College’s main campus traditional “Day” venue in Columbia, Missouri have access to textbooks for those courses through the institutional book vendor. Such students may request a textbook voucher as well as a supply voucher via CougarTrack, the College’s online portal. Students with available financial aid funds will be eligible for such vouchers to be used with the College’s on-site bookstore. These vouchers are not automatically generated and voucher requests must be initiated by a student. Students will be notified of the status of their voucher request via their College email accounts. Students are only given the option for a voucher with financial aid funds if the student has enough financial aid funds to cover the student’s direct costs to the College (e.g., tuition, fees, housing, etc.) and there is a remaining credit balance on the student’s account. Any textbook purchases the student makes with the voucher may not exceed the amount of credit that the student has on the student’s account and any purchases made with a textbook voucher will be charged to the student account. Students may apply for a voucher through the last day to add classes.  

Traditional-venue students who also simultaneously enroll in a nontraditional venue course will follow the nontraditional venue textbook program for nontraditional venue courses.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Campus Activities Board (CAB): The Campus Activities Board, or CAB, is in charge of providing fun and entertaining activities for Columbia College students. CAB brings educational, enriching, and interesting entertainers such as comedians, magicians, hypnotists, and more to campus in order to attract a variety of students. The Campus Activities Board is also responsible for hosting educational, exciting, and entertaining events and various student competitions. All events hosted by CAB are FREE, so be sure to check social media or the bulletin boards on campus to find out more about events, times, and locations for these events!

Campus Safety

The Columbia College Campus Safety Office provides safety and security services for the main campus located in Columbia, Missouri. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: after-dark escorts, parking and traffic control, opening and securing buildings and rooms, campus patrol and safety inspections. They also act as the liaison with local law enforcement agencies and other emergency services. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published by the Director of Campus Safety and may be viewed at: http://www.ccis.edu/offices/campussafety/reportsandstats.aspx.  For more information, visit the Campus Safety website or call (573) 875-7315.

Center for Student Leadership

The Center for Student Leadership is a student-centered department dedicated to leadership and involvement opportunities that enhance personal, interpersonal, and organizational development. The Center for Student Leadership also oversees all registered student organizations. To get involved on campus or to see a list of student organizations visit www.ccis.edu/studentorgs or call (573) 875-7403 for more information.

Computer Classrooms

Two classrooms for instructional use are maintained by Technology Services in Buchanan Hall. Classes using computing resources, such as English, Computer Programming and Accounting, are conducted in these facilities. Students are able to complete assignments outside of class using the computer resources in the student computer lab. In addition, instructional labs are available in the Tenth Street Center and Federal Hall.

Copy Machines

Copy machines are available for student use in the library.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services is located on the second floor of the Atkins-Holman Student Commons (AHSC, Room 210).

Confidential counseling is provided free of charge by licensed professionals to assist students with personal, developmental, or psychological concerns related to personal growth and making academic progress. Students use our services to seek assistance with matters such as anxiety/panic, test anxiety, depression, stress and time management, developing healthy relationships, sleep issues, conflict resolution, grief, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, attention difficulties, and more. Counseling Services is a confidential resource for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment. Our office also provides referrals to community resources when appropriate. For additional information and online resources, see the counseling services webpage: www.ccis.edu/counselingservices Appointments are available Monday - Friday; to make an appointment please call 573-875-7423.

Dining Services

Dulany Dining Hall
Open 7:00am-9:00pm daily.  Students may purchase a meal plan or purchase meals at the following prices: Breakfast $4.25, Lunch $5.25, Dinner $6.00, Special $6.50 (subject to change). Glasses, dishes and food are not to be taken from Dulany Hall. Spouses, family and friends are welcome. Guest prices are as follows: Breakfast: $5.95, Brunch: $11.95, Lunch: $8.95, Dinner: $10.95 (subject to change)

The Cougar Cafe
The Cougar Cafe, located in the Student Commons, is open from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday when classes are in session. The menu consists of a variety of grab and go items, and Starbucks Coffee. Summer and holiday hours will vary.

Enrollment Service Center

The Enrollment Service Center is the one-stop for parking permits, financial aid, bill payment, and registration inquiries. Click here for office hours and contact information.

ID Cards

Main Campus Day and Main Campus Evening students need ID cards to check out library materials, pick up loan checks, attend college-sponsored events, enter residence halls, and eat in the campus dining locations. There is no charge for the first ID. A $20 fee (subject to change) will be charged to the student’s account for the replacement of any lost or stolen card. After three replacements, the charge increases to $40. Contact Student Affairs at (573) 875-7400 for more information.

International Student Services

The International Student Services office serves the international student population at Columbia College through a philosophy of empowerment. Services are designed to provide students with information and support necessary to achieve academic goals and become an active and integral part of the campus community. The Director advises students, faculty, staff and the administration on current issues in international education, immigration regulations and internal policies affecting students. Contact (573) 875-7686 for more information.


The J.W. and Lois Stafford Library provides a place for students to study individually or in groups. The library is open more than 90 hours a week and librarians are available to provide assistance and answer questions at all times for persons visiting the library or by phone, e-mail, chat or text. Library instruction is provided to individuals or to classes. The library classroom is used for group study and library instruction. Computers, printers, scanners and copy machines are available for student use.

The library’s collection supports the curriculum of Columbia College with more than 64,000 physical items (books, videos, compact discs, etc.), 100 print magazine, journal, and newspaper titles, as well as more than 160,000 full-text electronic journals, 208,000 electronic books, 27,000 streaming videos and 134,000 streaming audio discs. All of the library’s electronic collections are accessible remotely 24 hours/day via the library website. Electronic delivery of inter-library loan articles is also available.

Columbia College is a member of the MOBIUS Consortium. This membership provides Columbia College students access to more than 29 million items in more than 75 academic, special or public libraries. Students can borrow books by using the MOBIUS online catalog or visiting a participating library.

Click here for library hours. Hours are subject to change when classes are not in session and during holidays.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (573)875-7381, (800) 231-2391 x7381
E-mail: library@ccis.eduhttps://library.ccis.edu/

Lost and Found

The Campus Safety Office serves as the lost and found depository. Items not claimed will remain with Campus Safety for a period of 30 days, after which the items will be disposed of appropriately. Call (573) 875-7315 for more information.

Mail Services

Students may mail letters and packages at the Robnett-Spence Building. The College’s official address is Columbia College, 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, Missouri 65216. Mail center hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone: (573) 875-7431.

Parking Permits

All Columbia College students must obtain a parking permit for any vehicle parked on campus. Parking permits must be displayed at all times. Parking permits can be ordered online at CCIS.edu/ParkingPermits. Log in to your CougarTrack account to complete the form with the vehicle registration information including vehicle, make, model, year, color and license plate number. It is recommended you have your parking permit mailed to you, at no additional charge. Permits may also be picked up at the Enrollment Service Center in Missouri Hall 205. Proof of identification is required to pick up a parking permit. Call (573) 875-7252 for more information.


The Student Commons, Southwell Sports Complex and common areas are available for a variety of recreational activities. The Fitness Center is located in the Southy Building. Other college facilities, such as Launer Auditorium, the Jane Froman Dance Studio, classrooms, Dulany Hall and space in the Student Commons are available upon approval to any officially recognized student organization for meetings and programs. Reservations are made on a first come, first-served basis. More information is available in the Plant and Facilities Office.

Recreational areas within the immediate region include Cosmo Park, Peace Park, Pinnacles Park, Arrow Rock and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. The Lake of the Ozarks, a major tourist area, is sixty miles south of Columbia. St. Louis and Kansas City are each 125 miles from Columbia on Interstate 70.

Sports Information

Tickets: Tickets for men’s and women’s basketball games are $8 for adults and $5 for all students (K-college). Tickets for Cougar soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse and volleyball games are $5 for adults and $3 for all students. Tickets may be purchased at the event. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. There is no admission charge for students who show their Columbia College ID at home games. Contact Kim Kliegel at (573) 875-7433 or kakliegel1@ccis.edu for ticket information.

Student Computer Lab

Technology Services maintains the Buchanan Hall Student Computer Lab equipped with computers, scanners, monochrome and color high speed laser printers in Buchanan Hall. This lab is open to currently enrolled students on a walk-in basis and offers extended hours. Software used in classroom instruction is available to students for use in completing assignments. E-mail and internet access is also provided. Student email accounts may also be set up here.

Within the Buchanan Hall Student Computer Lab is a multimedia room, which is available for use as a group study room. The room is equipped with two Dell computers and one Apple computer. These computers have video and photo editing software installed. The computer lab is closed anytime classes are not in session, primarily during semester breaks and holidays.

The Tenth Street Center also offers an open lab with computers and high speed laser printers at various times.

The Technology Solutions Center has digital cameras and digital video cameras available for check out. Cameras may be checked out for a period of 24 hours. For more information about camera check-outs, contact the Technology Solutions Center at (573) 875-4357.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is located on the second floor of the Atkins-Holman Student Commons (AHSC, Room 210). Health services are available to day and evening students. Student Health Services strives to provide students of Columbia College with excellent high-quality medical care that promotes student health and academic success in a non-discriminatory and supportive atmosphere. It is staffed by a board certified advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). The nurse practitioner provides a wide range of health care services including diagnosis and treatment of most acute illnesses or minor injuries. Medical care and most services are free to students. Some fees may apply for testing and injections. Appointments are preferred and are available Monday - Friday; to make an appointment please call 573-875-7423. For more information refer to the Student Health Services Website: www.ccis.edu/healthservices.

Student Medical Insurance

Columbia College is concerned about the well-being of its students. Effective fall 2019, all full-time students at the Day campus in Columbia, Missouri are required to maintain health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while they are a student with the College. Additional information about the student health insurance requirement is available here: https://www. CCIS.edu/healthinsurance.

Testing Services

The Testing Center conducts a variety of tests such as the CLEP, DANTES, ACT Residual, English and Math Placement, Online Proctered Exams, MOGEA, and testing for students with disabilities. To contact Testing Services, call (573) 875-7485.

The Ether L. Bruce Math Center

The Ether L. Bruce Math Center, located in 105 Wightman, provides free educational support to students enrolled for credit in mathematics courses offered through Columbia College who can come into the Center for in-person tutoring.

Drop-in tutoring is provided for all mathematics courses numbered below 300, including Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, Algebraic/Geometric Reasoning for Teachers, Beginning through College Algebra, Finite Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I & II, Discrete Mathematics I and Statistics I.  

Students in mathematics courses not on this list are welcome to contact the coordinator at the email address given below to determine when tutoring could be made available for their course.

The center is staffed by experienced professionals committed to helping students broaden their educational opportunities and achieve excellence in their academic careers at Columbia College. 

Services offered on a walk-in basis in a one-to-one or small group format include:

  • Help in understanding concepts
  • Problem-solving development
  • Graphing calculator instruction
  • Exam preparation
  • Strategies for dealing with math anxiety

Click here for Math Center hours and access to handouts. For more information, contact Susan Hughes at (573) 875-7618 or e-mail: sdhughes@ccis.edu.

The Elizabeth Toomey Seabrook Writing Center & Tutoring Services

The Elizabeth Toomey Seabrook Writing Center, located in 101 Wightman, provides free educational support services to help students enrolled at Columbia College develop and maintain writing skills needed for academic success. These services are offered to current students who can come to the center for face-to-face writing consultations, which are offered primarily by appointment. Students can get help with:

  • Brainstorming ideas and developing a thesis
  • Organizing a paper and adding depth to analysis
  • Revising and editing
  • Avoiding plagiarism and mastering various citation styles

Click here for Writing Center hours and essay writing assistance. 

Professional and peer tutors are also available to enhance student learning experiences in various academic disciplines, such as accounting and finance, computer information systems, and the sciences. This free service is available to students who are enrolled in tutor-supported courses and available to come in person for group tutoring sessions. Tutors are available on a walk-in basis at a variety of times each week to help students with the following tasks:

  • Understanding concepts and productively reviewing notes
  • Working problems
  • Preparing for quizzes and exams

To view the current tutoring schedule, click here.

For more information, contact Kate Denehy at (573) 875-7614 or mcdenehy@ccis.edu.

TRiO - Student Support Services Program

The Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) program is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education TRiO program designed to increase retention and graduation of students who are either low-income, first generation, and/or have a documented disability.  TRiO SSS provides a supportive student learning community emphasizing academic literacy and cultural enhancement.

TRiO SSS accomplishes its mission by providing financial, personal, career and academic guidance, peer and professional tutoring, mentoring, and by serving as a referral agent for many departments on campus. Activities are varied from month-to-month and include educational workshops, cultural excursions, and social events. SSS also offers opportunities to develop leadership skills and to participate in community service. In addition to these services, SSS offers a computer lab, study room, textbook and equipment checkout (including laptops) and a student lounge.

Student Support Services is located in Columbia House, 311 North Tenth Street. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 7:00 am- 7:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.  Applications to determine eligibility are available to all interested students. For more information, please call (573) 875-7615, email studentsupport@ccis.edu or visit our website: www.ccis.edu/TRiOSSS. 

Vending Machines

To report lost money or vending machine problems, please visit the Plant and Facilities Operations Office in St. Clair 4.