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Columbus State Community College, commonly referred to as CSCC, was first established in Columbus, Ohiomarker as Columbus Technical Institute in 1963. The college has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current campus of about 28,000 students.

Academic programs

Columbus State offers two-year career programs in more than 50 areas of business, health, public service, human service, engineering technologies, and facility maintenance as well as transfer programs for students who are interested in completing the first two years of a bachelor's degree, then transferring to a four-year university. Degree program offerings are very diverse, including fields such as Nursing, Architecture, Geographic Information Systems, and Nuclear Medicine Technology. Columbus State also offers Automotive Technology, Applied Technology, Aviation Technology, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, Fire Science, Massage Therapy, Veterinary Technology, and Respiratory Care.

Campuses

The 80 acre main campus is located near downtown Columbus, Ohiomarker. It consists of 26 buildings, including the newest facility, The Discovery Exchange which is the bookstore.

In addition, Columbus State operates 10 off-campus centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublinmarker, Gahannamarker, Westervillemarker, Groveportmarker, Marysvillemarker, Grandviewmarker, Grove Citymarker, Delawaremarker, and southeast and southwest Columbus.

The college has decided to build a new satellite campus in Liberty Township of Southern Delaware County. The first building is expected to be completed in 2010. Nearly 2,500-3,017 students will take classes at the new campus.

Online Learning

In 2007, Columbus State became the largest provider of higher education distance learning in the state of Ohio. Online enrollments exceeded 11,000.

Student life

Newspaper

Cougar News is a student-run newspaper. It debuted in February 2005 and was distributed on Wednesdays during autumn, winter, and spring quarters. In October 2008, Cougar News became a Web-only publication, cougarnews.net. Later that year, the name was changed to The Explorer. The Explorer focuses on campus events, sports, and local entertainment.

Literary Magazine

Columbus State annually publishes a literary magazine called Spring Street. It is comprized of poetry, fiction, photography and other visual arts submitted by Columbus State students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 80% of the layout and publishing process is completed by students.

Athletics

The Cougars have four varsity-level sports teams. All of which compete at the NJCAA Division II level. Before the 2007-08 academic year, the college had nine sports, but due to lack of participation and expenses; baseball, softball, track and field, cross country, and soccer were eliminated. At the same time, the women's volleyball and golf teams were promoted from the division III level to their current level, and allowed to offer scholarships to student-athletes. The Cougars are members of the OCCAC, which is an athletic conference for community colleges in Ohio.In a span of three seasons (2003-2005) the volleyball program competed in three consecutive NJCAA DIII national tournaments finishing as high as fourth nationally in 2004. The cougars were paced by five all-Americans during this time.In March 2008, the Columbus State men's basketball team clinched their first ever visit to the NJCAA National Championship in Danville, Il. There Columbus State, Head Coach Pat Carlisle, won three games against highly ranked teams before losing to Mott Community College in the championship game on March 22.

Bridgeview Golf Course

Columbus State's Bridgeview Golf Course and Center is home to the CSCC golf team. It is a nine-hole 36 Par course located on the banks of Alum Creekmarker. "Bridgeview’s learning center offers target fairways, something not offered elsewhere in central Ohiomarker".

See also



http://www.njcaa.org/sports.cfm?sid=5&divid=2&gender=m&slid=2&menu=4&calmenu=11


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