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No. COC-NR.02.25.12-UCenOpenHouse
February 24, 2012
University Center to Hold Open House on March 20
homepageCollege of the Canyons will host an open house at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The event is designed to highlight new programs being introduced in 2012 and provide information to prospective students about how they can earn bachelor's or master's degrees without ever leaving the Santa Clarita Valley.
Cited as the solution to the lack of upper-division, graduate school and continuing educations programs in the Santa Clarita Valley, the University Center was created to increase student access to advanced degrees by forging partnerships with four-year colleges and universities.
Open house attendees will be able to learn about the various educational opportunities offered by the University Center’s partner institutions, as well as speak to university representatives, meet with counselors, fill out applications, learn about financial aid options and tour the University Center’s classrooms and facilities.
The University Center hosts 38 programs offered by California State University (CSU) Bakersfield, CSU Northridge, CSU Los Angeles, University of La Verne, Brandman University (formerly Chapman University) and National University.
Available at the University Center for the first time in 2012 are:
  • MS Criminal Justice (National University)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program (National University)
  • BA Sports Psychology (National University)
  • MS School Psychology (University of La Verne)
  • BS Engineering with an emphasis in Manufacturing (CSU Los Angeles)
The open house will take place in the University Center lobby, located on the COC Valencia campus.
Parking in lots 13, 14 and 15 will be free for this event.
For more information about the event and the full lineup of University Center programs,