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College Calaveras Center To Open

Columbia College will officially open the doors to its Calaveras Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event at the new facility, which is located in the Glory Hole Shopping Center at 2892 Highway 49 in Angels Camp, 736-5940. Dignitaries from the Yosemite Community College District, Columbia College and local businesses will be on-hand for the ceremony.

The Calaveras Center Community Advisory Committee’s first meeting will precede the center’s grand opening event. The committee consists of a variety of community leaders, representing education, business and industry, and community agencies, as well as interested Calaveras County residents.

“It will guide the development of the center and help shape its course,” said Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, Columbia College Vice President for Student Services. “We enthusiastically look forward to the advisory committee’s active involvement as a community partner as we seek to establish a state funded college center in Calaveras County.”

The Calaveras Center furthers the mission of Columbia College, which is to offer community college courses and student services that enhance educational opportunities, vocational education, and workforce development.

The nearly 4,800 square foot facility provides four classrooms including a computer-training lab and nursing skills lab.

At the Calaveras Center, students can access general education and transfer courses via a day and evening course schedule enabling students to be enrolled as full-time with all classes in Angels Camp. Additionally, Columbia College now offers students enrolled at the Calaveras Center the opportunity to complete the General Education breadth requirements for transfer to a four-year college or university within a two-year period.