News Release Archive

Outdated releases stored for archival purposes only 

  • 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.

    New Students Invited to Welcome Day Aug. 9

    July 30, 2019 – For many college freshman students, the first day of school can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience. To better assists its incoming class of freshman students, College of the Canyons will host Welcome Day on Friday, Aug. 9.

    College Hosts ‘Meet the Grant Makers’ on July 12

    July 3, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Office of Grants Development will host a “Meet the Grant Makers” panel presentation and seminar on Friday, July 12, offering Santa Clarita Valley’s non-profits an opportunity to learn how to improve their fundraising efforts and see their organizations thrive.

    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.

    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.

    Hard Work Pays Off for Graduating Student

    May 24, 2019 – While college is a faraway thought for most junior high students, Mark Gray was not only thinking about college, but he was saving up for it too. 

    Student Speeds Toward Auto Tech Career

    May 22, 2019 – Zoey White was four classes away from completing her animation degree at College of the Canyons when she decided to switch gears. 

    Registration Open for Youth Summer Soccer Camp

    May 21, 2019 – The College of the Canyons men's and women’s soccer programs invite boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in the 2019 Youth Summer Soccer Camp.

    Registration Now Open for Summer Swim Camp

    May 20, 2019 – The College of the Canyons swim & dive program invites swimmers ages 8 to 18 to participate in the 2019 COC Swim Camp, with two sessions running this summer.

    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.

    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.


    School of Visual & Performing Arts May Lineup

    May 6, 2019 – Community members are invited to enjoy an exciting lineup of music and dance performances from the College of the Canyons School of Visual and Performing Arts in May.

    Art Gallery Presents 23rd Annual Student Art Exhibition

    April 23, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Art Gallery presents the 23rd Annual Student Art Exhibition, an eclectic collection of artwork created by the college’s talented student artists.

    Registration Open for Summer Basketball Camp

    April 19, 2019 – The College of the Canyons men's basketball program invites boys and girls in third to eighth grade to participate in the 2019 Howard Fisher’s Cougar Basketball Camp, with two sessions running this summer.

    Registration Open for Summer Institute

    April 3, 2019 – Registration is now open for the popular career exploration-themed College of the Canyons Summer Institute, with weekly sessions running July 8 to 12 and July 15 to 19. The institute is open to students entering grades 6 through 8 this fall.

    College to Offer Free Pasta Bar to Students on Feb. 7

    January 30, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education (iCuE) will be offering a free pasta bar to students on Thursday, Feb. 7 to help them fuel up for the spring semester.

    College to Offer Google IT Certification Program

    January 28, 2019 – College of the Canyons is one of 25 community colleges in the nation to have been selected by Jobs for the Future (JFF), a workforce development organization, to offer a Google Information Technology (IT) certification program.

    Students Selected to Participate in NASA Lucy Academy

    January 28, 2019 – Two College of the Canyons students were selected to participate in the Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (LSPACE) Virtual Academy, an interactive and team-based student collaboration offered through NASA's Lucy Mission.

    Continuing Education Center to Host Grand Opening

    January 25, 2019 – A special grand opening event for the new College of the Canyons continuing education center on Soledad Canyon Road will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The event will allow students and community members the opportunity to learn more about the centers programs and to register for free classes.

    Chancellor Appointed to Community College Funding Committee

    January 25, 2019 – College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been named to serve on the Community College Student Success Funding Formula Oversight Committee, which will oversee the implementation of Californias funding formula to ensure it meets the needs of the states 2.1 million community college students.  

    Art Gallery's Multisensory Exhibit 'A Better Nectar' to Open Jan. 28

    January 25, 2019 – The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is pleased to present an exciting new exhibition, A Better Nectar, by Jessica Rath with Robert Hoehn. This multisensory installation is based on the artists extensive research into co-evolutionary communication between flowering plants and their pollinators.

    Oversight Committee Affirms Audits of College Bond Spending

    January 17, 2019 – The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its bond measure expenditures. The Santa Clarita Community College Districts Independent Citizens Oversight Committee accepted the audit results, which showed that for the 16th year in a row, the district has properly accounted for all bond expenditures.

    Information Nights Offered for Prospective Students

    January 14, 2019 – To better assist high school seniors with the transition to collegiate life, College of the Canyons will offer information nights on Jan. 15 and 16 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center and on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Canyon High School.

    College Opens Second Off-Campus Continuing Education Center

    January 11, 2019 – In a continued effort to meet the needs of working adults in the Santa Clarita Valley, College of the Canyons has opened a second off-campus education center on Soledad Canyon Road.

    College of the Canyons Introduces Mobile Application

    January 11, 2019 – College of the Canyons has released a new mobile application designed to improve the COC experience for students, staff and community members alike.

    College Partners with Sulphur Springs to Support STEM Learning

    January 10, 2019 – College of the Canyons will partner with the Sulphur Springs School District to help support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) / Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) learning experiences for students in grades 4-6 at five elementary schools.

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