In the Spotlight
College of the Canyons is committed to the long-term, permanent review and assessment of all its practices to ensure, as an entity of academic integrity and learning, it is doing everything it can to ensure that all barriers, by intent or neglect, are removed.
September 9, 2020 – Undocumented students and immigrants are a part of our community
and have so much to contribute to our college. We all benefit when they can adjust
their immigration status and access educational and employment opportunities.
May 5, 2021 – The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family Quarantined Concert Version,” a live virtual musical production based on the eponymous beloved television series on May 7-9.
May 3, 2021 – Former College of the Canyons defensive back Bryan Mills is the latest former Cougar to join the NFL ranks after signing a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend.
April 29, 2021 – Registration is now open for the popular career exploration themed College of the Canyons Summer Institute, with weekly sessions running June 14-18 and June 21-25.
April 22, 2021 – Starting April 26, students can register for the College of the Canyons 2021 summer session, with classes running June 7 through August 14.
April 20, 2021 – College of the Canyons proudly welcomes highly esteemed songwriters for Broadway and film, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, to the School of Visual & Performing Arts’ Virtual Industry Insight Series on Tuesday, April 27.
April 14, 2021 – The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons
will host a virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 28 to help those interested in
advancing their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
April 13, 2021 – College of the Canyons athletic programs returned to campus this week to begin outdoor team strength and conditioning activities, guided by a stringent return-to-campus procedural plan designed to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and support staff.
April 13, 2021 – If you watched NASA’s exciting Mars Perseverance rover landing on February 18, you definitely won’t want to miss the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus spring 2021 virtual Star Party on Friday, April 23.
April 9, 2021 – The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association (CCCATA) has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
April 5, 2021 – More than 200 short-term classes are still open to students looking to enroll in the College of the Canyons spring 2021 semester.
March 31, 2021 – College of the Canyons has been ranked No. 18 nationally by "The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education" magazine for the number of Hispanic students enrolled.
March 30, 2021 – Students have until Saturday, May 1 to apply for the Canyons Promise program for the 2021-22 academic year.
March 26, 2021 – Women’s tennis standout Mary MacAdam has committed to Ottawa University Arizona, becoming the first player in program history to continue competing with a four-year program.
March 25, 2021 – For the fifth time in a row, the College of the Canyons Aerospace and Sciences Team has been selected to participate in NASA’s High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) program.
March 23, 2021 – Former College of the Canyons football player Kilian Zierer has been named to the 2019-20 California Community College Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Honor Roll.
March 22, 2021 – The 2019 state championship women's golf team has been named a 2019-20 California Community College Athletic Association Scholar Team Award winner.
March 18, 2021 – The college will receive $370,149 in funding from the Department of Education to expand its Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative in partnership with the California Consortium for Equitable Change in Hispanic Serving Institutions Open Educational Resources program.
February 25, 2021 – The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
February 18, 2021 – The Theatre Department’s devised production “Virtuality: the 2020 Tournaments" was presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Feb. 10 to 13.
February 3, 2021 – The Information Technology Department was recognized with two statewide awards for its outstanding support in transitioning college operations and instructional programs to a remote environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 29, 2021 – College of the Canyons has won a 2021 Bellwether Award for its innovative approach to assessment and course sequence redesign in English and mathematics, which paved the way for groundbreaking legislation and benefited community college students statewide.
January 29, 2021 – The college has received a $9,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita to establish a scholarship fund for culinary arts students and the Basic Needs Center (BaNC).
January 26, 2021 – Launched in 2016, the college's Aerospace and Sciences Team – which includes High Altitude Student Payload and RockSat-X – continues to secure its reputation of being selected for space flight on NASA student platforms and successfully competing at the university level.