College of the Canyons is excited to release the new MAP - My Academic Plan - to students. This is an interactive online student education plan tool that will show you the classes you need to take to meet your educational goal. The Plan also provides a timeline for your classes, a weekly format to show your class options, and a progress page to show how close you are to completion.
Below are a few tools to help you get started:
To access your MAP, you will need to log into your My Canyons account and click on "My Academic Plan (MAP)".
As you go to build your Student Education Plan, here are some key things to remember:
You will want to verify your academic program in My Canyons. To do this, you will click on "Check My Progress - Program Evaluation," once logged into your account.
Be sure to add your math and English courses first. Start with what courses you placed into and build the sequence until you reach what is needed for your major or for transfer.
If you plan on transferring, be sure to include your major preparation coursework from ASSIST.org
If you are transferring to a CSU or UC, follow an AA-T or AS-T if available in your program, otherwise, be sure to check ASSIST.org
Lastly, be sure to book an appointment to see a counselor once you have built your education plan. They will check your plan over with you to ensure you are on the right track to meeting your academic goal.
SPECIAL POPULATION NOTICE (Veteran & Financial Aid Students):
If you are a Veteran student or on Financial Aid, you will still need to make an appointment with those respective counselors to complete your education plan for eligibility and certification.
Honors students are encouraged to speak with a counselor once your MAP is completed. Remember to add your major preparation courses from ASSIST.org to your plan.
What is a comprehensive educational plan?
A comprehensive educational plan is a plan that includes classes you plan to take for two or more semesters. These classes should reflect those you need to reach your academic goal.
Why do students who have completed 15 degree applicable units have to complete a comprehensive educational plan?
This is a state mandated requirement outlined in recent legislation: the Student Success Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 1456).
How do I access MAP?
Access “My Canyons.” Go to the “Academic Planning” menu and choose “My Academic Plan.”
What do I do if I need help using My Academic Plan?
You have a few options:
- You can access the tool from home through your My Canyons.
(Within the My Academic Plan, click on the Help.)
- You can visit the Counseling Departments at the Valencia or Canyon Country campuses.
- Contact the Counseling Departments at the Valencia or Canyon Country campuses at (661)362-3288 or (661)362-3811.
- You can visit the Welcome Center for hands on assistance.
- You can call Student Outreach at (661) 362-5891 for answers to your questions.
- Contact Ask Canyons for answers to your questions.
- You can make an appointment with a counselor.
What do I do if I already have classes planned for the upcoming terms?
You can enter those classes into your MAP. You can access the plan in “My Canyons.”
I am not planning to earn a certificate or degree at COC and am taking classes for my own leisure. Do I need to create an educational plan?
Yes. Consider exploring the different programs offered at COC and build an educational plan around the classes you’d like to explore. Remember, you can always change your goal and modify your plan. You are welcome to schedule an appointment with a counselor to explore your options.
I am planning to transfer and COC does not offer a degree program in my transfer major.
Consider working towards the AA in Liberal Arts & Science with one of the following concentrations based on your transfer major:
- Social Science
- Arts & Humanities
- Math & Science
What if I recieve an error message when using My Academic Plan?
If you receive an error message, please contact Admissions and Records (661-362-3280) for assistance.