Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Florida - NAS Jacksonville


Columbia College improves lives by providing quality education to both traditional and nontraditional students, helping them achieve their true potential.


Our vision is to be a highly innovative institution of higher education, dedicated to excellence in both its traditional and nontraditional programs nationwide.

Catalog Effective Date

Provisions of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate catalog are effective July 31, 2020.


Columbia College has been granted a license by the Florida Commission for Independent Education.

Florida was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) member state on October 1, 2017. Columbia College was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can offer distance education programs to students in the state of Florida.


Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students who attend colleges that are not accredited may be unable to sit for professional exams, may not be eligible for financial aid, and have difficulty in transferring college credits.

Location Contact Information

Glenn Powell, Director
Address: 110 Yorktown Avenue, P. O. Box 441325, Jacksonville, FL 32222
Phone: (904) 778-9769, Fax: (904) 771-3449, Email:

Additonal information about Columbia College can be obtained from:

The Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-3200 or (888) 224-6684

Student Costs

For 2020-2021 tuition and charges, please visit the Online, Nationwide, and Main Campus Evening Tuition  page in the catalog.

Board of Trustees

Columbia College is governed by the Board of Trustees

  • David R. Russell, Ph.D., Chair
  • Reverend Dr. Brad Stagg, Vice Chair
  • Genie Rogers, Secretary
  • Carol J. Winkler, Treasurer
  • Ken Akers, Ph.D.
  • Lynne Stuver Baker
  • Lex R. Cavanah
  • Jerry D. Daugherty
  • Daisy Willis Grossnickle
  • Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding
  • Mitchell R. Humphreys, M.D.
  • June Viner Hurdle
  • William J. Johnston
  • Jane Blackman Lossing
  • Jolene Marra Schulz
  • Helen (Dale) Coe Simons
  • Kevin Sprouse
  • Kent Strodtman, Ph.D.
  • Gary A. Tatlow
  • Matt Williams
  • Janet Carter Wright

Senior Administration

  • Dr. Scott Dalrymple, President
  • Dr. Piyusha Singh, Provost and Sr. Vice President
  • Bruce Boyer, Chief Financial Officer
  • David Voskuil, Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing


  • Gary Stanowski, Chief Information
  • Clifford Jarvis, Executive Director of
    Plant and Facilities
  • Suzanne Rothwell, Executive Director
    of Advancement

Criminal Justice Majors Notice

Students who have criminal convictions should investigate the feasibility of attaining a Criminal Justice degree for the purpose of attaining employment in the criminal justice or related fields.


Students may view the latest Columbia College information, including policies, on the Columbia College website at

Important Information

Course Cancellation

Courses will only be cancelled in the event of insufficient course interest or if appropriate teaching faculty cannot be found. Notification of cancelled courses will be sent to the CougarMail accounts of students enrolled in the cancelled course. Students will have the option to move to an online section of the same course if there are openings in those sections. If this is not possible, the student will receive a full refund for the course.

Placement Assistance

While Columbia College offers placement assistance to all graduates, employment upon program(s) is not guaranteed.

Tuition Refunds

The college refund policy complies with the Commission for Independent Education.

Students with financial aid who drop or withdraw from a course(s) need to be aware that their financial aid could be affected. Refunds shall be made within 30 days of the date that Columbia College determines that the student has withdrawn.

The Online, Nationwide, and Main Campus Evening Tuition Structure  catalog page details the standard payment policy, tuition refunds, and other pertinent information that students should be aware of. 

Financial Aid

For those who qualify, financial aid is available through Columbia College and is awarded at the main campus. In addition to the information provided in the 2020-2021 Undergraduate catalog, students can contact the Enrollment Service Center office at (800) 231-2391, extension 7252.

Transfer of Columbia College Credits

Columbia College courses are normally accepted by other regionally-accredited institutions of higher learning. However, all colleges and universities reserve the right to determine those credits they will accept in transfer.


Columbia College uses semester credit hours. Sixty (60) credit hours are required for associate degrees and one hundred and twenty (120) credit hours are required for bachelor’s degrees. Courses are eight-weeks in length and are, generally, three credit hours each.

Course Numbering

Columbia College course numbering system follows standard practices:

1xx - indicates freshman level course
2xx - indicates sophomore level course
3xx - indicates junior level course
4xx - indicates senior level course

Nontraditional Programs

Distance education courses are available through Online Education located in Columbia, MO. All academic and administrative policies and procedures identified in the 2020-2021 Undergraduate catalog also pertain to nontraditional programs.

General Education

The state of Florida requires 45 hours of general education for students completing Bachelor of Arts degrees.

2020-2021 Academic Calendars

For 2020-2021 Academic Calendars, please visit the 2019-2020 Academic Calendars   page in the catalog.

Physical Facilities and Equipment

The location is located on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, on the second floor of Building 110 at the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Langley Street. The location consists of administrative offices and classrooms (24-35 student capacity) and computer lab. The classrooms and lab are equipped with dry-erase boards, VCR/television combination units on mobile carts and equipment capable of projecting CD, DVD, VHS, PowerPoint and other methods of instruction. The computer lab includes 26 desktop computers. The administrative office is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anti-Hazing Policy

In accordance with the House Bill No. 126 of the state of Missouri, hazing is expressly prohibited by Columbia College. Individual students and/or organizations committing an act of hazing shall be subject to disciplinary action by the college and criminal prosecution.

Degree Programs

The Undergraduate catalog combines information for all Columbia College locations. Consequently, it includes information on degree programs offered at one or more of the nationwide locations. All degrees listed are not offered at all locations.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered at NAS Jacksonville Location and Online

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Juistce Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered Only Online

  • Associate in Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Science in Environmental Studies
  • Associate of Science in Health Services
  • Associate in Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations & Advertising
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Innovation and Entreprreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Relations & Advertising
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Certificate Programs Offered at NAS Jacksonville Location and Online

  • Business Administration Certificate in Human Resources Management
  • Business Administration Certificate in Management
  • Business Administration Certificate in Marketing Management

Certificate Programs Only Offered Online

  • Crime Scene Investigation Certificate

General Student Grievance Policy

To view the entire policy, please visit the General Student Grievance Policy section of the Columbia College Policies website.

The Student Conduct  section of the catalog details information regarding the student grievance process, student code of conduct, overview of the conduct process, as well as other pertinent information that students should be aware of.  

  • Complaints about sex discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation are handled in accordance with the College’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and corresponding procedures.
  • Complaints about discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation, not based on sex, are handled in accordance with the College’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy and corresponding procedures.
  • Complaints related to the ADA/Section 504 accommodation process or related to the implementation of approved reasonable accommodations are handled in accordance with the College’s ADA/Section 504 Grievance Policy.

Further Complaint Resolution

On occasion, students may believe that these administrative procedures have not adequately addressed their concerns and or circumstances related to alleged violations of state consumer protection laws, that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of state laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other state accreditation requirements.

Complaint process information is provided below for students who wish to address their concerns to the appropriate agency.

  • The Florida Commission for Independent Education complaint policy.
  • The Higher Learning Commission complaint process.
  • Students in distance education programs or courses should reach out to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) at (573) 526-1577 or review the MDHE complaint process.

State Regulatory Agency Contact Information

Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines St, Suite 1414
Tallagassee, FL. 32399-0400
Phone: (888) 224-6684