ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE INITIATIVE
College of the Canyons is excited about partnering with Santa
Clarita Valley school districts to promote increased awareness in
science and technology. Through the creation and design of hands-on
activities focused on Electronics and Physics, the College wishes to
support local elementary schools to help educate 3rd, 4th, and
5th grade students and enrich their experiences related to
Electronics and Physics.
Dedicated College of the Canyons faculty members, staff,
administrators, along with various science students will work with
elementary school classrooms to craft and purchase innovative
learning modules or kits filled with exciting kinesthetic activities
designed to stimulate student interest in Electronics and Physics to
support curricular goals associated with grades 3, 4, and 5. To
date, the College of the Canyons team has met with a group of
Newhall District teachers and designed 4th grade lessons centered
on: static electricity, magnetic poles, compass needles, circuits,
electromagnets, and uses of the latter. Equipment to
support these newly devised experiments will be ordered shortly.
The elementary schools represented include Valencia Valley,
Peachland, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Wiley Canyon, Oak Hills, and
Beginning fall 2012, the College plans to also include the Sulphur
Springs and Castaic districts in this ongoing partnership.
Interested contributors to this initiative should contact the dean
for further information.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER
BILL (SB 1440) NOW SUPPORTED BY MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS DEGREES
(May 16, 2012) – The California State University and the California
Community Colleges recently approved SB 1440, the Student Transfer
Achievement Act, which was signed into law by the Governor and took effect beginning fall 2011. The statute establishes
a transfer associate degree for those students who have completed 60 transferable units that include general education and major
preparation courses. Community college students that obtain the
associate degree designated for transfer will be admitted to the CSU
with junior standing.
Based on this statewide mandate, the division
has tirelessly worked to develop appropriate degrees in both
Mathematics and Physics
Associates in Science
transfer to the California State University System in order
to better prepare students for future academic study at a CSU
institution. We are now working on an AS-T in Chemistry, AS-T
in Computer Science, and AA-T (Associate in Arts) in Geography.