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NEWS RELEASES


SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

College of the Canyons launched its First-Year Promise program this fall, and to ensure the future of the program, which offers full-time freshman students waived tuition and fees during their first year of study, the COC Foundation has committed to fundraising $500,000 over the next two years.


SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The Santa Clarita Community College District Early Childhood Education Centers participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.


SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

To raise awareness on human trafficking, an issue that has become increasingly prevalent in California, College of the Canyons will host the one-day conference, “It’s Still Happening Right Here! Human Trafficking,” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.


SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will host its fall semester Job & Career Fair providing job seekers with employment opportunities in various industries and career fields.


SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

The College of the Canyons American Sign Language Department will host Elevate! ASL Artist 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

The College of the Canyons Athletics department is inviting all first responders to attend Saturday’s COC football home opener at Cougar Stadium free of charge.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

NASA’s High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) carrying a College of the Canyons payload successfully launched on Monday, Sept. 4 from New Mexico. The payload, designed to trap Interplanetary Cosmic Dust Particles (IDPs), was developed by Astronomy & Physics Club students.


SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

College of the Canyons has partnered with Lincoln Electric to provide certified robotic training to Lincoln Electric clients, establishing the college as the first official Lincoln Electric Education Partner School (LEEPS) in the nation.


AUGUST 31, 2017

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, Kevin Berthia and Kevin Briggs will recount the profound experience that took place at the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.


AUGUST 30, 2017

Representatives from College of the Canyons were among more than 400 education leaders who gathered in Sacramento to develop strategies to expand College Promise partnerships, which offer financial, academic and community support to eligible students throughout the state.


AUGUST 30, 2017

The College of the Canyons Body Mind Wellness Coalition will be hosting its annual Community Resource Fair to raise awareness about the many local services and resources that promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.


AUGUST 25, 2017

The Art Gallery will showcase the work of Los Angeles artists Stephanie Deumer and Arden Surdam in the joint exhibition “Real Shadows for Mere Bodies."


AUGUST 24, 2017

Not only is the Canyon Country campus offering one of its largest class schedules ever, but the fall 2017 semester also marks its 10-year anniversary.


AUGUST 23, 2017

The college has launched the RISE Project to improve access to higher education for current and former foster and homeless youth.


AUGUST 23, 2017

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 29, you can leave your brown-bag lunch at home because the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education (iCuE) Café will resume its weekly lunch service.


AUGUST 15, 2017

The college will offer several Associate Degrees for Transfer (AD-T) at the Canyon Country campus this fall, including Business Administration, Psychology, and Sociology.


AUGUST 9, 2017

The college has partnered with the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, with support from the Archstone Foundation, to host a free Family Caregivers Essentials workshop on Saturday, Aug. 26.


AUGUST 3, 2017

Included among the nearly 2,000 class sections being offered by College of the Canyons this fall are 57 non-credit class sections, a 36 percent increase from last fall.

 
AUGUST 2, 2017
The college has launched a second internship program with the City of Santa Clarita, this one for students interested in building inspection careers. 

AUGUST 1, 2017
Herve Guillard, an adjunct culinary arts instructor, has been awarded a 2017 Idaho Potato Commission Innovation Award for Excellence in Foodservice Education.

JULY 26, 2017
Four college programs have been ranked as Strong Workforce Stars, a new commendation for career education programs whose students show significant gains in social mobility and earning power. ​

JULY 25, 2017
For College of the Canyons students grappling with mental health issues, immediate support is now just a text away.​

JULY 24, 2017
The college has been awarded a $311,432 grant by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to enhance its MakerSpace centers at the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses.​

JULY 21, 2017
Registration is under way for the fall 2017 semester, featuring more than 1,900 class sections in a wide range of academic subjects and career education disciplines.​

JULY 12, 2017
Foundation Names New Director of Development
Sponsorship relations and marketing professional James Kneblik Jr. has been named the College of the Canyons Foundation’s director of development. Kneblik began his new position on July 5.​

JULY 11, 2017
Performing Arts Center Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets for the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center 2017-18 season, featuring a diverse lineup of talented musicians and artists, as well as family-friendly programs, are on sale now. 

JUNE 30, 2017
Transitioning back into civilian life is no easy feat for veterans, but for Tiffany Joa the process was made easier by her “hassle-free” experience at College of the Canyons.

JUNE 28, 2017
The accrediting commission that oversees College of the Canyons has confirmed that the college continues to meet accreditation standards, eligibility requirements and commission policies. ​

MARCH 29, 2017
Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been named the National Pacesetter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

MARCH 21, 2017
Instructors Christine Hirst and Thomas Gavin have been selected by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute to join a NASA airborne astronomy flight this fall.


Important 
 
NOTICES
 
Message Regarding DACA
A message from Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook regarding the Department of Homeland Security's announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will expire March 5, 2018.

DACA Notice
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has released a guiding statement of principles regarding undocumented students.​​

​​Beware of Job Scam
College students across the U.S. are being victimized by a scam advertising phony job opportunities.
Accreditation Renewed
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has reaffirmed the college's accreditation at the highest possible rating.
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Vaccination Information
Are vaccinations required for students? Please follow the link for more information.
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