Jun 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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, 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, Testing Services, Wellness, Health, and Counseling, Writing Center and Tutoring Services.

Columbia College Global Resources 

Bookstore, Campus Safety, Computer Classrooms, Computer Lab, Copy Machines, 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, Testing Services, Textbooks, Wellness, Health, and Counseling, Writing Center and Tutoring Services.

Activity Calendar

To view the most current activity calendar and to add events to the calendar, go to www.ccis.edu/CougarLink.

Alumni Association

The Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA), founded in 1963, offers benefits, programs and activities to more than 91,000 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.


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 check CougarMail regularly. Students can access CougarMail by logging into CougarTrack or at the Gmail login page.


CougarTrack allows students access to CougarMail (the official means of communication for the college) and to their Columbia College records.  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.

Education Abroad

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 an education abroad program must submit an Education Abroad Application to the Education Abroad office. Students interested in obtaining more information about short-term, semester or internship abroad programs should email educationabroad@ccis.edu

Grossnickle Career Services

Making the successful transition from college to the workplace can be challenging and Grossnickle Career Services Center is here to provide support.

Career Services works with students and alumni in all areas of career development through in-person or virtual meetings, online resources and communications in areas such as: 

  • Assessing abilities, interests and priorities
  • Developing interview skills
  • Internships
  • Learning about graduate school options and the admissions process
  • Mastering job search techniques
  • Resume development
  • Understanding the relationship between choice of major and career plans

Setting up an appointment to talk to a career counselor can be done through Aviso or contacting the office directly by phone at 573-875-7425, email at careerservices@ccis.edu or by stopping by the office in Missouri Hall 223. 

Additionally, Columbia College students have access to a powerful, innovate career management system called Handshake. Handshake allows students to search through thousands of jobs, internships and employers throughout the country, find in-person and virtual hiring and graduate school events, and access resources to help them build resumes and cover letters. Handshake is free and easily accessible on all devices.  Get started with Handshake at www.ccis.edu/handshake.

Student Accessibilty Resources

Student Accessibility Resources (SAR) leads the campus in the creation of inclusive learning environments and facilitates access through innovative services, programs, and partnerships. Disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to our society and to the Columbia College community.  The SAR office collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create a campus environment that is usable, equitable, sustainable and inclusive of all members of the college community.

After admission to the college, students with a disability/condition who want to explore reasonable academic accommodations are encouraged to contact SAR to explore the possibilities and options without feeling a need to commit to utilizing any resources. 

Student Accessibility Resources can be reached at (573) 875-7626 or by emailing SAR@ccis.edu. The office is located in the Student Affairs suite on the second floor of Atkins-Holman Student Commons. For more information please visit Student Accessibility Resources .

Technology Services and Solution Center

The Technology Services office is responsible for academic and administrative computing needs. The solutions center supports the campus in computer and network use. It provides a single point of contact for questions concerning email, connecting computers to the campus network, and problems with college-owned systems. Telephone: (573) 875-4357.

Internet Access, Microsoft Office and Anti-Virus Software

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.