In the Spotlight
Explaining the Fall Semester
What to Expect this Fall
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.
June 19, 2020 – The last few days have given us great news for our Dreamers, Undocumented, DACA, and LGBTQIA students.
June 1, 2020 – All of us are disheartened, angered and saddened that unjust actions
and treatment continue to happen in our nation. As an institution of higher education,
we must come together with others to work to better serve our community.
September 16, 2020 – College of the Canyons was one of two California community colleges recognized as one of "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting" by Washington Monthly magazine for its commitment to inspiring students to vote and actively participate in community decisions.
September 14, 2020 – College of the Canyons will continue with distance education
through the end of the Spring 2021 semester, Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook announced
in a message to the campus community.
September 11, 2020 – College of the Canyons has received a $20,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealer Association (GLANCDA) in support of the college’s automotive technology program.
August 25, 2020 – With campuses largely closed to students and the public for the
fall 2020 semester, a wide range of student services are available remotely to support
August 21, 2020 – The School of Personal and Professional Learning will offer a tuition-free personal trainer certificate program and new math support classes this fall.
August 14, 2020 – The college provided a three-hour training session for 45 William S. Hart Union High School District instructional coaches and administrators to help them transition to online learning.
August 10, 2020 – Dr. Omar Torres has been named chief instructional officer at College of the Canyons.
July 30, 2020 – Emergency grants through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic
Security (CARES) Act are still available for College of the Canyons students.
July 30, 2020 – Legendary baseball coach Mike Gillespie, who led the baseball program at College of the Canyons to three state titles before winning an NCAA National Championship with USC and later reestablishing the baseball program at UC Irvine, died July 29. He was 80.
July 28, 2020 – College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been
named to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s “Valley 200” list.
July 21, 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered playhouses and theaters across the country, the College of the Canyons Theatre Department has found a way for the show to go on.
July 20, 2020 – College of the Canyons has moved most of its courses to online and
distance learning for the fall 2020 semester, ensuring students can access the classes
June 24, 2020 – Governor Newsom and state legislative leaders reached an agreement
on an amended state budget that prevents specific cuts to California community colleges.
June 9, 2020 – Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been appointed to L.A. County's
Education Sector Work Team, which create a framework for reopening of colleges and
June 3, 2020 – If Leonardo Martinez were to trace his journey from graduating from
Saugus High School to his College of the Canyons graduation on June 5, the line would
be anything but linear.
June 3, 2020 – Lianne McMahon will be become the first person in her family to graduate college when she receives her associate degree in nursing on June 3.
June 1, 2020 – The College of the Canyons Class of 2020 is truly unlike any other in the college’s 50-year history.
May 29, 2020 – For the 60 graduates of the College of the Canyons Registered Nurse Class of 2020, entry into the world of nursing will be baptism by fire.
May 20, 2020 – To provide as little of a disruption as possible for students faculty and staff, College of the Canyons has announced that the fall 2020 semester will be primarily remote and online.
May 8, 2020 – The College of the Canyons District Communications Office has won three
Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.
May 8, 2020 – College of the Canyons has received a $4,750 grant from the California
Arts Council to fund an arts integration program.
May 7, 2020 – College of the Canyons has been allocated approximately $3.1 million in CARES Act Emergency Grants for students with needs related to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
April 28, 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic escalated and personal protective equipment
remained scarce, MakerSpace turned on its lights and fired up its 3-D printing machines.
April 27, 2020 – When COC made the decision to transition most of its in-person courses to remote delivery, recreating an online classroom environment proved no easy feat.
April 8, 2020 – To assist students during the transition to remote instruction, College of the Canyons launched a laptop lending program that has supplied 200 laptops to students.
April 2, 2020 – The college moved one step closer to energy independence when its
Bloom Energy Corp. fuel cell system went online for the first time.
March 31, 2020 –The nursing program has donated essential equipment to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in light of the global shortage of personal protective equipment for health care professionals.