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School of Personal and Professional Learning

Dean - Ms. Dianne Avery (661) 362-3376
Administrative Assistant - Ms. Angel Robinson (661) 362-3073

Director of Continuing and Adult Education – Mr. Garrett Rieck (661) 362-3770

The School of Personal and Professional Learning at College of the Canyons provides our community with the same learning opportunities as our students. We want community members to grow, thrive and enjoy programs and classes offered through our Personal and Professional Learning classes. Develop new skills, complete your high school education, explore personal interests and more. These courses are offered tuition-free.


Prepare a student for Adobe Certified Associate exam a credential certifying the individual has the entry-level skills to plan, design, build and maintain effective communications using Adobe Photoshop.

GED Preparation: Prepare to pass the four sections required to earn a General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency certificate.

Test Taking-skills: Explores skills necessary to become a successful test take.


Introduce learners to the field of Human Resources. Prepare participants with a solid foundation of the human resources functions, basic knowledge of relevant employment laws.

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Choose from over 20 different courses supporting students in business, management, and other related support services skills.


Introduces the history and government of the United States in preparation for the U.S Citizenship Exam.

Provide resources and strategies to succeed in college as a new or returning student. Academic expectations, financial aid options, budgeting, career educational options, College of the Canyons Resources, goal setting, and online learning.


Computer Applications and Web Technologies

Introduces basic digital office technologies, computer processes, Internet technologies, social media, word processing, spreadsheets, and communications software.

CSEC Training

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Training Certificate allows students to develop a baseline understanding of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) with an emphasis on awareness, identification, and the implementation of prevention and intervention strategies.


Introduces students to basic formulas and techniques in the bakeshop.


CBEST Preparation: The California Basic Educational Skills Test prepare students to pass the reading, writing, and math standardized exam

Instructional Aide Training: Identify the roles and responsibilities of an instructional aide.


Older Adults

Learn at any age. Classes specifically designed for adults 50+ years old.


Develops reading and writing skills by focusing on critical reading and composition strategies.


English as a Second Language

Develop English skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing from beginning low through intermediate high.

English as a Second Language

Prepare for the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) and take CPR and First Aid.


English as a Second Language

Provide students with a fundamental of GNSS technology, Geodesy, field techniques and applications, GNSS data adjustments, processing, and analysis, and map projections.


English as a Second Language

Introduces students to essential arithmetic skills involving fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.


Maya Certification

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills required for the Autodesk Maya
Certified Users Exam.



Develop the skills needed to gain an accurate understanding of basic operation of digital cameras, lenses, and storage media. 


Spanish for Healthcare Workers

Develop basic Spanish listening and speaking skills related to specific topics in the healthcare professions.


Business of Acting

 Students will learn the process of following the industry identifying potential performance opportunities, submission process, and the audition process.


Students will be able to apply fundamental drawing techniques to anatomical renderings in a variety of artistic modalities.



Real Estate


Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge required for the California Bureau of Real Estate examination for real estate sales and real estate broker licenses.


Students will be able to design and demonstrate safe and effective yoga classes for a variety of populations in a lignment with the Yoga Alliance philosophy and standards practice.