News Release Archive
These are outdated news releases and advisories that are posted here for archival purposes. 

October 29, 2001
Cal State Fresno Offers Industrial Technology Program

Cal State Fresno has become the seventh partner at the University Center at College of the Canyons, offering residents the opportunity to obtain a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology without leaving the Santa Clarita Valley. The program will begin with two classes in January.

The nationally accredited industrial technology program allows students to choose areas of specialization, such as management of CAD/CAM systems, industrial control systems, quality systems, transportation systems and networking systems, as well as prepare for a teaching credential in technology education.

Cal State Fresno will accept all California general-education degree and elective requirements from the computer electronics and computer networking programs at College of the Canyons. Students must apply to and be accepted by Cal State Fresno to enter the program.

The classes to be offered in January are IT-137 -­ International Quality Standards and IT-191T -­ Telecommunications Systems I.

Cal State Fresno joins six other universities and colleges that have signed on with University Center, which represents a unique partnership with other educational institutions to bring advanced-degree programs to the Santa Clarita Valley.

Also signed on are Cal State Northridge, Cal State Bakersfield, Chapman University, University of La Verne, Nova Southeastern University and ELS Language Centers. Chapman began classes in temporary quarters at the college in October.

Workers are now preparing the foundation for the interim University Center facility, which is located just south of the Technical Center. A permanent structure eventually will be built on the college property.

October 29, 2001
Spanish Institute Returns; Registration Begins

The popular Spanish Institute will return to College of the Canyons in January with a weeklong series of classes geared toward professionals who have a need to understand the Spanish language.

Classes are scheduled Jan. 14 to 18, and registration begins in early November.

The Spanish Institute, held several times a year, offers participants a near-total immersion in the Spanish language and culture through classes, special events and field trips. It also allows students to learn the language at an accelerated pace.

Although anyone may take the classes, they are especially relevant to those persons working in the medical, teaching, business and law enforcement professions. Classes include Spanish Social Conversation I and II, Spanish for the Medical Professions, Spanish for Teachers I, Spanish for Law Enforcement and Spanish for Business.