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.
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.
November 25, 2020 – On Monday, Nov. 30, College of the Canyons will host a virtual soft opening of its Multicultural Center, which will provide safe and brave spaces for historically minoritized and marginalized groups on campus with the goal of increased diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the college’s fabric.
November 20, 2020 – The College of the Canyons Theatre Department’s recorded production of “Woyzeck” will be available to stream online for free from Friday, Nov. 20 to Saturday, Dec. 12.
November 12, 2020 – College of the Canyons is one of 30 community colleges selected
by the Bellwether College Consortium as a finalist for a 2021 Bellwether Award, which
is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most competitive and prestigious recognitions
for community colleges.
November 9, 2020 – Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center continues to meet the needs of student veterans.
November 9, 2020 – College of the Canyons closed its Early Childhood Education Center for three weeks effective Monday, Nov. 9 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
November 6, 2020 – The College of the Canyons Basic Needs Center (BaNC) and Rotary Club of the Santa Clarita Valley have partnered to host a Thanksgiving holiday food drive for students.
October 27, 2020 – College of the Canyons has been ranked nationally No. 22 and 26 in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for enrolling the largest number of Hispanic students and granting the most degrees, respectively.
October 26, 2020 – Three College of the Canyons architecture and interior design students have been selected to participate in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Los Angeles 2x8 Student Competition, Exhibition and Scholarship program.
October 7, 2020 – The Santa Clarita Community College District and the College of the Canyons Foundation have announced the appointment of Michelle Rey to the post of Executive Director.
October 6, 2020 – The MakerSpace at College of the Canyons donated 100 face shields
to UCLA Health Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
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 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 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.
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.