Alicia Kolstad

Alicia Kolstad

Coordination of the MAT Program (Making Alternative Transformations) 
The MAT Program at Columbia College supports students in making the transition to college in a supportive learning cohort model.

Guidance 8 Orientation to College
Guidance 18 Life Skills for Higher Education
Guidance 10A Helping Skills
Guidance 10B Conflict Management
Guidance 51 Leadership
Sociology 1 Introduction to Sociology
Sociology 5 Race and Ethnicity
Sociology 12 Sociology of the Family

About

I have been a Columbia College faculty member since 2000. I started my post-secondary education at a community college completing an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. I transferred to San Jose State University and completed a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Behavioral Science with and emphasis in Sociology and a minor in Business concentration in Human Resources Management. I then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education Counseling with an emphasis in pupil personnel services at the post-secondary level. Finally, I completed a Master’s degree in Sociology at Sacramento State University. I teach courses in Guidance including, Leadership, Orientation to College, Life Skills for Higher Education, Helping Skills and Conflict Management. In addition, I teach Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
I have been working within the California Community College System for 26 years. First, as a classified professional at De Anza College and later as a faculty member at San Jose City College. I am passionate about teaching, learning and social justice.