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Choose An Area of Study Associate Degrees

for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

• Accounting* • Agriculture:* Agricultural Business Animal Science Plant & Soil Science • Anthropology* • Art (Studio)* • Biology* • Business Administration* • Chemistry* • Civil Engineering* • Communication Studies* • Computer Science* • Criminal Justice* • Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3)*

• Economics* • Electrical Engineering* • Elementary Education (K-5)* • English* • Exercise Science* • Finance* • Foreign Language* • Geography** • Graphic Design** • History* • Humanities** • Imaging Sciences* • Information Systems* • International Affairs* • Kinesiology* • Management* • Marketing* • Mass Communication* • Mathematics* • Mechanical Engineering* • Music**

• Nutrition & Food Science* • Philosophy* • Physical Education* • Physics* • Political Science* • Pre-Allied Health Sciences** • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science* • Pre-Dental Hygiene* • Pre-Health Professions:* Pre-Dentistry Medicine Optometry Pharmacy Veterinary Medicine • Pre-Occupational Therapy* • Pre-Physical Therapy* • Psychology* • Public Relations** • Secondary Education:*v English Mathematics Social Studies • Social Work*

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• Sociology* • Special Education* • Sports & Leisure Management* • Theatre Arts* • University Parallel (No Emphasis)**G * Tennessee Transfer Pathway majors: Columbia State students who select a major within the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, complete required courses and earn an associate degree can transition seamlessly as a junior to any Tennessee public university or to participating Tennessee independent colleges and universities. All credit hours earned will apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. * * University Parallel majors Students wishing to pursue a program of study not listed should select University Parallel, No Emphasis and work with their advisor to develop an academic plan for majors not listed. G


Students planning to pursue a degree in secondary education should major in University Parallel with an emphasis in the subject they plan to teach. Electives could include EDU 201 and EDUC 2210.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

for students who plan to enter the workforce or wish to advance in their career upon completion. •Anesthesia Technology • Business: Administrative Professional Technology Management Medical Office Administration • Computer Information Technology: Cyber Defense Mobile Technologies Networking Programming • Criminal Justice • Engineering Systems Technology • General Technology • Medical Informatics • Medical Laboratory Technology • Nursing • Radiologic Technology • Respiratory Care • Veterinary Technology

Technical Certificates

for students who seek certification in their current or intended profession but do not wish to seek a degree at this time. • Business • Computed Tomography • Computer Networking • Cyber Security • Emergency Medical Services: Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Accelerated Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic • Engineering Systems Technology • Film Crew Technology • Fire Science • Hospitality & Tourism Management • Web Design & Mobile Technologies

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It's Easy To Apply & Enroll q Complete an application. • Visit • Submit Transcripts. • Submit Test Scores. ACT Code: 3953 • SAT Code: 1081 q Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Columbia State’s Federal School Code: 003483 q Schedule an advising appointment through Navigate and register for classes!

Financial Aid An important part of going to college is deciding how to pay for tuition, fees and books. Columbia State offers a comprehensive program of financial assistance in the form of grants, loans and work study. Columbia State’s financial aid office is available to answer questions and help you better understand your options.

Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Reconnect

Make a smart investment by attending a community college. Graduating Tennessee high school seniors can attend Columbia State tuition-free for two years through the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. Learn more at

Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship that provides free tuition for adults to attend a community college. Learn about the eligibility requirements at or call the Center for Adult Learners and Reconnect at 931.540.2655.

Fast Facts 6,313

Top 5 Reasons


Student Enrollment*

Dual-Enrolled Students*

99% Job Placement Rate

2018-2019 A.A.S. & Technical Certificate Graduates

>$20 Million

To Choose Columbia State 1. Close to home with online options. 2. Campus life and leadership opportunities. 3. Associate degree programs that transfer seamlessly to four-year institutions. 4. Outstanding career-entry degrees and certificates. 5. Great value – affordable tuition and financial aid opportunities.


Awarded in Financial Aid in 2019-2020 Academic Year

Number of Degrees & Certificates Awarded in 2019-2020

Degrees & Certificates Offered 57 Associate Degree Programs


Top 150 U.S. Community College 2019 & 2017

2020, 2018 & 2014 AACC Award of Excellence


in Advancing Diversity – Finalist Award

Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs


2019, 2018 & 2017 Tree Campus USA 2018 AACC Award of Excellence in Student Success – Finalist Award

Technical Certificate Programs

2018 AACC Award of Excellence

in Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership – Finalist Award

2018-2019 Licensure Pass Rates 92% 100% 95% 91%

Medical Laboratory Technology

(National Average: 82%)



(National Average: 88.2%) (National Average: 73%)

Respiratory Care

(National Average: 80%) *Fall 2019 Numbers

2017 & 2013 Bellwether Award Finalist 2017-2018 Digital Community Colleges Survey Award 3rd Among Mid-sized Colleges

2016-2017 Digital Community Colleges Survey Award 4th Among Mid-sized Colleges

2015-2016 Digital Community Colleges Survey Award 7th Among Small Colleges

2014 Innovation Award

Presented to Dr. Janet F. Smith, President

Make A Connection!

Academic Organizations Charger Student Radiographer Organization Lambda Beta Lambda Nu NAVTA Phi Theta Kappa Respiratory Care Club Sigma Kappa Delta STEM Club Student Nurses' Association

Clubs & Student Organizations Aggies All Things Education Archery Club Astronomy Club Charger Game Club College Choir Dungeon and Dragons Explorers Film Club Health Information Management and Medical Informatics Internship Readiness Society Media Club Peer Leaders Performance Ensemble President’s Leadership Society PRISM Secular Student Alliance Student Government Association Veterans Student Organization

Intramural Sports Basketball Fishing Club Chess Cornhole Disc Golf

Flag Football Kickball Sand Volleyball Ultimate Frisbee

Get In The Game Columbia State Offers NJCAA Division I Teams

Women’s Basketball • Softball • Women’s Soccer Men’s Basketball • Baseball

Charger Core Principles Leadership • Character • Service • Personal Growth

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Columbia Campus | Williamson Campus | Lawrence Campus | Lewisburg Campus | Clifton Campus 931.540.2722 | TDD Relay Number 800.848.0298 | Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, disability status, or status as a covered veteran in educational and employment opportunities, and is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. Individuals needing this material in an alternative format, e.g., hearing or visually impaired formats, should contact the Disability Resource Center. Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Teaching, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, and technical certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College. CoSCC ADM-01-10-20 Printed by Parris Printing, 211 Whitsett Rd, Nashville, TN (10,000 Copies)