Vice President's Message
The 2017-18 academic year marks the tenth anniversary of College of the Canyons’ amazing Canyon Country Campus. Opened in August 2007, the Canyon Country Campus (CCC) is situated on a 70-acre hillside high-desert property at 17200 Sierra Highway, 9.8 miles east of the District’s Valencia Campus. The mission of the campus is to provide access to quality instructional programs, supportive student services, and meaningful community partnerships in the Santa Clarita Community College District's sizeable service area.
CCC is a comprehensive campus, providing a full array of services befitting a site that is larger than more than eight small college districts in California. Since 2007, more than 50,000 different students have earned course credit here and more than 5,000 classes have been offered on-site. The campus has expanded access to higher education in the Santa Clarita Valley with approximately eighteen associate degree offerings and thirteen certificate programs that can be completed on site. The campus also regularly offers more than 100 classes each semester in high-demand evening, weekend, hybrid, or accelerated formats. Campus enrollment is regularly 4,300-5,000 student per semester with an average of 170 faculty teaching more than 270 total classes in 40 disciplines each semester.
Facilities highlights for the campus include 37 smart classrooms, 5 computer labs, and 3 science labs along with a 15,000 sq. ft. Applied Technology Education Center. Campus facilities house many programs and services, including a library, tutoring center, early childhood education, student study lounge, and many student support services such as counseling, financial aid, admissions & records, student business office, student health center, testing center, and food services. It is remarkable how many programs and services are offered in temporary modular spaces on this campus and it demonstrates the current and future need for campus growth.
The District is also moving forward with construction plans for a state-of-the-art 55,000 sq. ft. Science Building at CCC. Moreover, the Educational & Facilities Master Plan for the District includes substantial plans for programmatic, facilities, technology, and staffing improvements at the Canyon Country Campus. We look forward to the development of permanent classrooms and laboratories at CCC.
Currently, more than 2,000 students and more than 100 instructors attend CCC exclusively, of the approximately 5,000 students and 170-plus faculty on site each semester. Students who attend classes at CCC enjoy quality instruction, supportive and personalized student services, and an easy to navigate facility. Students on campus also benefit from customized and accelerated pathways for academic completion, with courses provided in a wide variety of formats to serve student and community needs.
The Canyon Country Campus has a long tradition of hosting popular community events, such as the biannual Star Parties, Battle of the Bands, Garden Walks, Movie Nights, community mixers, ASG student life events, and a variety of other opportunities to showcase campus offerings and serve the community.
Whether you are a student, an instructor, a staff member, or a community member, the Canyon Country Campus offers an array of services to foster learning and innovation. To learn more about what is available at the Canyon Country Campus, please review our website (www.canyons.edu/ccc), email us at email@example.com, or call (661) 362-3800 for more information.
The Canyon Country Campus is filled with students, staff, and faculty who exemplify the pioneer spirit that will continue to make this amazing site thrive. With their passion and dedication, we are excited about the many opportunities ahead at the Canyon Country Campus!
Ryan W. Theule, Ed.D
Ryan W. Theule, Ed.D.
Canyon Country Campus &
"College of the canyons is a place where it's impossible to remain stagnant. This is a community that is devoted to a love for learning, to developing a habit of doing what is the next big thing - not the next logical thing - but the next meaningful thing to do."
-Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, Chancellor, SCCCD