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.


Basic Skills GED Preparation and Test Taking Skills

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

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

English as a Second Language

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.


Career Skills

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.


College Skills

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.


Construction Technology

Explores building trade skills in a residential wood frame structure, includes safe operation of tools and equipment, site planning, carpentry, roofing, plastering, plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, and tile.

Counseling Workforce Post Criminal Conviction


Develops the skills needed to successfully transition from being incarcerated to finding employment, learn how to clear one’s record and find employment opportunities.


CSEC Training

Examines the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) with an emphasis on awareness and identification


CBEST: 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.



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

Learn best practices in professional waterwise gardening/landscaping.

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.


Hotel Front Desk


Explores the operations of the front desk and how to offer a quality guest experience from registration to check-out.

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.

Older Adults

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




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.