News Releases

Gallery 206 Presents Angela Divina’s ‘Salsa!’

Sept. 11, 2019 – Gallery 206 presents the exhibition “Angela Divina: Salsa!” from Sept. 16 to Oct. 24. The solo exhibition of Divina’s most recent paintings and collages celebrates our relationship to food through the marriage of domestic science and studio painting.

College to Host Fall Job Fair on Oct. 4

Sept. 10, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Career Center will host its annual fall Job Fair on Friday, Oct. 4. The fair is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon in the West P.E. gymnasium at the Valencia campus.

University Center Open House Sept. 17

Sept. 4, 2019 – Have you been putting off getting the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree you need to advance in your career? On Tuesday, Sept. 17, an open house will be held at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center to provide prospective students with information.

Football Kicks Off Season Saturday, Sept. 7

Sept. 3, 2019 – The College of the Canyons football program will kick off the 2019 season at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Saddleback College, in the first of 10 regular-season games.

College No. 1 for Adult Learners in County

Aug. 30, 2019 – College of the Canyons was ranked among the best U.S. colleges for adult learners in Washington Monthly magazine’s ranking of “Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.” Out of the 10 California community colleges that made the list, COC ranks as No. 1 in Los Angeles County, No. 2 in Southern California and No. 53 nationally.

Employees Celebrated for Years of Service

Aug. 28, 2019 – Every year, College of the Canyons honors staff, faculty members and administrators who have reached milestones in years of service to the college. This year’s Service Awards were especially significant as the college celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Wilk to Address Business Advocacy

Aug. 27, 2019 – State Sen. Scott Wilk will present two Chancellor’s Circle workshops that will focus on how businesses leaders can influence and affect change with policymakers and legislators.

Auto Dealer Association Donates to College

Aug. 26, 2019 – College of the Canyons has received a $20,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealer Association in support of the automotive technology program. 

Registration Under Way for Fall Semester

Aug. 14, 2019 – It is not too late to register for one of more than 1,500 classes offered during the College of the Canyons fall 2019 semester. Students and community members can choose from more than 2,000 class sections in a wide range of academic subjects and career education disciplines.

Measure E Bond Sale Yields $85 Million

Aug. 14, 2019 – The second bond issuance of Measure E, the Santa Clarita Community College District general obligation bonds, were sold on August 7, yielding $85 million to assist College of the Canyons in building out the Canyon Country campus and upgrading the Valencia campus.

Exhibit Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

Aug. 14, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Art Gallery presents “Carolyn Castaño: Delineando un Paisaje Femenio – Outlining a Female Landscape” just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

College to Participate in PLACE Initiative

July 23, 2019 – College of the Canyons is the only community college selected to participate in the Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE) initiative, a network of academic-community partnerships focused on civic-engagement and public-humanities work.

College Receives Career Education Grant

July 16, 2019 – Thanks to a recent grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, College of the Canyons will be able to offer more online education classes and lower the cost of textbooks by expanding the use of online textbooks.

Canyons Promise Serves More Students

June 26, 2019 – Canyons Promise, which waives tuition and fees for new full-time college students during their first year of study, will serve more students than ever when the new cohort enters College of the Canyons in fall 2019.

Partnership Created with Hart District

June 18, 2019 – College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union High School District have created a partnership that will offer college classes at high school campuses this fall.

Fire Tech Students Awarded Scholarships

June 4, 2019 – Ten fire technology students have received $1,000 scholarships from Edison International to cover tuition, books and school-related fees.

Performing Arts Center Announces Season

May 15, 2019 – If the 2019-20 Performing Arts Center season is any indication, there’s no reason to leave the Santa Clarita Valley in search of top-quality entertainment. 

Men's Golf Team Wins State Title

May 14, 2019 – The men's golf team won the 2019 California Community College Athletic Association State Championship by a whopping 18 strokes at the Silverado Resort & Spa.

Eight Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

May 1, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Foundation and Alumni Network hosted its annual Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on Thursday, April 25.


District Communications Recognized

April 23, 2019 – The District Communications Office won seven awards from the Community College Public Relations Organization and National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.

Chancellor Honored for Leadership

April 22, 2019 – In recognition of her longstanding support of community colleges and the efforts of the District Communications Office, Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been named the Community College Public Relations Organization PROmoter of the Year.

Basic Needs Center Opens for Students

April 15, 2019 – To help meet the needs of housing and food insecure students, the college's food pantry has been expanded into the Basic Needs Center (BaNC) to serve as a one-stop resource.