Technology Toolbox

In Fall 2022, IT implemented the Technology Toolbox program, which indicates technology requirements by department and major. The Technology Toolbox identifies:

  • A laptop or tablet that has faculty-recommended technical specifications designed to optimize career readiness
  • The software you need to succeed in your classes and profession
  • Additional technologies and devices that will be required by courses in each academic program

As a college that prepares future creative professionals, Columbia believes it is essential our students be equipped with the technology that meets the standards for their field. With this in mind, the college has obtained licenses for many software programs students can access, free of charge. Further, faculty in each of our disciplines have recommended specific hardware and software for students to purchase independently.

In addition to tech specs, the website lists links for potential discounts. For students who may need to use their financial aid package to purchase this educational technology can discuss their financial details, please contact Columbia Central at or at (312)369-7140.