Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College

CBC narrows presidential search to three candidates

Three finalists seeking to serve as the president of Columbia Basin College are scheduled to visit the campus this month for interviews with students, staff and the college’s Board of Trustees. They are seeking to fill the position formerly held by Rich Cummins, who resigned as president of the college in March after 27 years […]

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CBC students continue to pay extra tuition as state grapples to fix software

Plans to install statewide software system at 34 community colleges delayed Each year, full-time Washington community college students pay an extra $115.56 to upgrade their school’s computer software. That includes students at Columbia Basin College. The fee was supposed to lapse this December, but delays and cost overruns will keep the extra charge on the […]

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Bud Stephens, Columbia Basin College’s commercial driver’s license instructor, demonstrates the school’s new $111,000 full motion truck simulator. CBC revived its CDL program last year to meet demand for skilled drivers.

CBC invests in simulator for truck-driving program

The No. 1 job needed in the area is truck driving. That’s what Janese Thatcher, Columbia Basin College’s dean for Computer Science, Engineering and Technical Programs, said she recently learned when looking at the top jobs that companies were hiring for in Benton and Franklin counties. “People running many companies in this area said their […]

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