The certificate programs at Columbia College are designed to provide professional work skills to meet the individual’s need. To assure that our programs fulfills the student(s) skills needs, each program uses the classroom equipment, individual instrument kit, textbooks, visual material, and other facilities to make the student(s)s experience the conditions that are typically found in their working place.
- Certificate in Cosmetology
Cosmetology program incorporates 1,500 hours of rigorous, practical, and technical training based on the most innovative curriculum in the industry. This program prepares students to become a beauty professional through hands-on training in hair and nail design, basic makeup artistry and product, retail and marketing strategy. Student(s) can take courses not only to develop or improve skills and techniques but also to explore new industrial trends.
- Certificate in Culinary Arts
This program prepares student(s) to work as cook and service personnel. This program offers students to be a skilled culinarian in the immensely growing foodservice industry. Students learn basic knowledge, hand-on skills, and techniques demanded by the complex culinary industry through classroom instruction and laboratory classes for 1,022 hours in total.
- Certificate in Dental Laboratory Technology
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as dental laboratory technicians whose major task include construction and repair of all types of dental prosthetic appliances. Students are trained in the art of basic crown and bridge fabrication orthodontics. This program required a total of 1,200 hours.
- Certificate in Massage Therapy
This program prepares students for employment as professional massage therapists. The courses provide hands-on training to unskilled and inexperienced student(s) seeking a career related to massage therapy. The Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare student(s) for employment as professional massage practitioners and provide a thorough knowledge of the structure and function of human body, and theory and applications of therapeutic massage. This program offers the theoretical, practical and hands-on experience, and enables the graduate(s) of this program to pass the certification exam, the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) that is offered by Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Through this program, student(s) will be confident and capable of becoming successful massage practitioners in a variety of professional settings.