What are some of the benefits of participating in the First Year Experience?


  • Students will be introduced to the college experience. Learn about the college’s academic programs and services, explore majors and careers, and meet our faculty.
  • Students will tour the Valencia campus, meet with counselors to choose a major and develop an Education Plan, become connected to the College of the Canyons community, and register for classes.

Learning Communities

  • Students attend classes with other FYE students interested in the same college and career pathway.
  • Cohorts consist of Math and English as well as general education and career techinical education classes.
  • Classes will contain integrated assignments designed to enhance understanding and learning.

Faculty Mentors

  • Students will meet with their faculty mentors during the fall semester to “check-in” and discuss how they are transitioning from high school to college.

FYE designated tracks and workshops (Click on the link below to see the Fall Cohort Schedules)

  • Social Science track: designed for students interested in transfer and careers in psychology, social work, and criminology.
  • Media and Entertainment Arts track: designed for students interested in video and media productions.
  • Liberal Studies track:designed for students planning on entering the education fields and teaching.
  • Science, Technology and Health Sciences track: designed for students planning on transfer and careers in the biological or health sciences.
  • Supplemental Learning Workshops & Guided Learning Activities for English and Math

Early registration, scheduling and guaranteed enrollment in 14 to 16 units for the fall semester

  • English, Math, and a General Education (GE) or Career Technical Education course (CTE).

Enrollment in English, Math, Counseling, and GE or CTE courses for the spring semester

  • Students can get a guaranteed pathway group of classes for Spring as well.
For questions, please contact fye@canyons.edu.