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Graduation

We offer the following degrees and accreditations:

  • Associate of Arts Degree (AA)
  • Associate of Arts Degree, Business Administration Concentration (BAC)
  • Associate of Science Degree
  • B.C. Grade 11-12

For program requirements see Program and Courses.


Applying for Graduation

Columbia College’s Graduation and Awards Ceremony takes place in the Winter Semester of every year and celebrates the achievement of high school, first and second year students in addition to those achieving Association of Arts and Science Degrees at the College. The Ceremony incorporates the semesterly Scholarship and Book Award Ceremonies and also is the only point in the College year that the three commemorative Scholarships of a value of $1750.00 are awarded.

Students must register themselves for the Graduation Ceremony, with registration usually ending in the first weeks of February. The Student Services team will then confirm eligibility and notify students involved in the Ceremony of the pre-meetings and information required ahead of the big event. Students are encouraged to invite guests to the Ceremony, and professional photography of the event and of individual students in their gowns is available.

The registration form for Graduation, alongside the important deadlines and requirements, is available in Student Services towards the conclusion of the Fall Semester and throughout the application period in the Winter Semester. An online copy and reminders also appear in the College’s weekly e-newsletter, the CC Rider.


Requirements for attending the Graduation Ceremony

High School students are strongly encouraged to register when they have achieved one of the following:

  • Completing or completed the last courses of a High School program (Adult, Senior Secondary, HSCP or Accelerated) prior to the end of the Winter Semester.
  • Completed their High School program aside from one course, which they intend to complete in the Summer Semester.

University Transfer students are strongly encouraged to register when they have achieved one of the following:

  • Will have completed 30 credits at the conclusion of the Winter Semester.
  • Will have completed 30 credits at the conclusion of the Summer Semester.