We present column density measurements of a polar crown prominence observed on March 9th, 2012 by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The structure was viewed on the east limb by AIA and erupted about 30 hours after the observations shown here. We estimate column density by approximating the obscured background emission to obtain an optical depth. This can then be combined with the absorption cross sections of neutral hydrogen and helium, along with the He:H abundance ratio, to calculate column density. We perform this calculation for the 171, 193, 211, and 335 Å AIA passbands.