Equip Yourself for the Future

In a year or less, you could launch a new career. Attend Columbia State, and start one of our programs that can offer you a new beginning, provides security and creates stability. You may even qualify for free tuition through the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect scholarship programs.


Technical certificate programs that can be completed in one year or less

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Upcoming Deadlines

Summer 2024
Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2024
Classes begin: May 20, 2024

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Engineering Systems Technology

"I chose Columbia State because they have a good mechanical engineering program and I heard a lot of good things about Columbia State and I actually saw something I wanted to be a part of." Rene Ornela, Columbia State Student

Computer Science
"At this moment, I am an IT systems technician at Acadia Healthcare and I've had the privilege to start as an intern there when I was actually still at Columbia State. Now they've had about three to four successful interns in the last two and a half years." Stephan Curley, Columbia State Alum
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Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Science in Teaching degree, and Technical Certificates. For more information, go to Columbia State Community College Accreditation.