News Releases


College to Participate in PLACE Initiative

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 collaborative network of academic-community partnerships focused on civic-engagement and public-humanities work.

College Receives Grant for Online Career Education

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 Sees Record-Breaking Growth

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.

Pathways 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.

Cross Country Summer Series Runs July 11 to Aug. 15

June 19, 2019 – Runners of all ages are invited to participate in the 46th Annual Cross Country Summer Series on Thursday evenings from July 11 to Aug. 15.

Fire Technology 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.

Graduating Student Navigates Barriers, Loss

May 19, 2019 – Two years ago, on the day after Thanksgiving, Almira Javier and her family were joking around during breakfast when her grandfather had a heart attack at the table.

2019 Graduating Class is Largest Ever

May 28, 2019 – College of the Canyons will honor its 2019 graduating class – the largest in college history — during its 50th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 31.

Performing Arts Center Announces New 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.

Four Summer Sessions to be Offered

May 9, 2019 – Students looking to get ahead this summer will benefit from the college’s four summer sessions, which includes an entire online-only session.

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 for Marketing

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 Recognized for Marketing 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 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.