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Instruction Glossary


    CWEE Orientation

    In order to register for an internship or work experience course at College of the Canyons, you must view and complete the CWEE Online Orientation. Allow yourself about 15 minutes.

    At the conclusion of the orientation, you will submit a Waiver of Liability and your contact information which initiates an email to the Internship office. Once Internship staff receives the email, and you complete the required forms, they will adjust your student record permitting you to register in a specific CWE course (CWE-186, CWE-188 or CWE-189). The online orientation fully explains the process. To expedite the matter, you should have access to a printer, a scanner and email.

    You will need your seven digit student ID#; you can find your student ID# on "MyCanyons". If you are not a COC student, you may submit an application to College of the Canyons through to the Admissions and Records (A&R) website. For assistance regarding your college application, student ID, or your My Canyons account, you can reach A&R at 661.362.3281.

    Click here to begin the CWEE Online Orientation

    Tips for completing documents within the orientations: Once the orientation video ends, click on the "Voluntary Activity Waiver" and complete the document. After you complete the waiver, scroll up to locate the "Internship Orientation Completion Form" or "Work Experience Orientation Completion Form" and complete the form.


    Honors Academic Program

     Welcome to the College of the Canyons Honors Program.  The COC Honors Program provides students with a competitive edge when seeking admittance into a 4-year college or university. As college entrance requirements become more competitive, it is imperative for transfer students to maximize their chances of acceptance. Fulfilling the requirements of the COC Honors Program will demonstrate academic motivation and dedication to potential colleges.


    Personalized Accelerated Learning (PAL) Orientation

    Begin PAL orientation

    Complete this Orientation (approx. 10 min long) to receive a "PAL flag" on your student account, which will enable you to register for PAL classes.

    • You will need to enter your name and student ID number at the beginning of this Orientation.
    • Please do not choose the "Enter as Guest" option.
    • You must complete the orientation through to the end, including the final step of logging into your MyCanyons account, in order to be flagged. 
    • You will be notified by email (please check your student email) when you are flagged.  

    Questions about the PAL program or this Orientation? 


    A hybrid course combines the online and face-to-face formats.

    What Is A Hybrid Class?

    Hybrid classes combine the learning formats of online and on-campus classes. In a hybrid class, you can expect to have some on-campus meetings, as well as complete coursework independently online. 

    After registering for a Hybrid Course...

    Double check the schedule of classes and your Instructor's Orientation letter to know when and where your class meets.
    Check out the resources on this site to learn about your online classroom and tips for being successful online! 

    View Your Instructor's Orientation Letters

    Read your Instructor's letter for information about their course, such as their required textbook(s), instructional materials, important dates, scheduled online meeting times, proctored exams, or other course requirements for your online & distance learning courses.  




    What is ZTC?

    Zero Textbook Cost, or ZTC for short, are digital textbooks available for FREE to students. Many instructors at College of the Canyons have chosen to use these textbooks, which are created by using Open Educational Resources (OER), or openly licensed content, to reduce educational costs for students. As textbook prices rise, more and more courses are utilizing ZTC textbooks to provide a free alternative to commercial textbooks.


    I can take classes with FREE textbooks?!

    Yes! Classes that use Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) textbooks are listed in the class schedule. You can click on a class section to verify that it is a ZTC textbook course. There will be a note explaining that the class uses a no-cost digital textbook.


    How can I find ZTC Classes?

    It's easy! To enroll in a class without any textbook fees, open the schedule of classes and check the box, Search for ZTC sections.” There is a textbook icon with a slashed money sign beneath the box. Once you’ve checked this box, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page to generate the class sections with no textbook costs.


    How will I access my ZTC Digital Textbook?

    Your instructor will direct you on how to access your free textbook. You may also find this information in your course Orientation Letter, and in Canvas. You may also explore ZTC Textbooks for a full list of the ZTC textbooks developed and adopted by College of the Canyons faculty. ZTC classes typically offer instructional material for free in a digital form.


    Can I also get a printed copy of the textbook?

    Printed versions of the ZTC textbooks may be offered at the Bookstore for a fee. Visit for more information. Free printing is also available to College of the Canyons students at the ASG Computer Labs.

    If you need help finding your ZTC textbook, or have any questions, please contact us!