On March 6th & 13, 2009 over 500 junior high school students from the William S. Hart Union High School District visited College of the Canyons Valencia Campus for the annual College: Making it Happen event. The students were given a tour of the campus and then visited 4 separate interactive program demonstrations. The program demonstrations included Culinary Arts, Land Surveying, Graphic-Multi Media Design, Engineering, Radio/TV/Video/Film, Architecture, Interior Design, Athletic Training, Animation, and Emergency Medical Technician. Students were able to actively participate in each of the programs that they visited throughout the day. At the conclusion of the program visits, the students were treated to lunch in the college's Student Center.
College: Making it Happen was co-sponsored by College of the Canyons and the SCV School and Business Alliance. Thanks in part to additional funding through the 7th and 8th grade career exploration grant, this years event was expanded to include up to 100 students from all of the junior high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District.