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Call to Action: Be a Voice for Progress

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.

Supporting Undocumented Students

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.

News Releases icon News Releases

College Receives NSF Grant for Native Bee Research

July 30, 2021 – College of the Canyons has received a $74,707 Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide opportunities for underrepresented community college students to engage in undergraduate research focusing on native bees.

Fall Rush Event to Offer Express Registration

July 26, 2021 – College of the Canyons will host a weeklong Fall Rush event Aug. 2 to 6 to assist new students with the registration process.

College Announces Student Hiring Spree in the Fall

July 14, 2021 – In preparation for the college’s expansion of on-campus instruction and activities, the Santa Clarita Community College District has allocated over $500,000 of its Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) package for the 2021-22 academic year to fund student jobs at the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. 

Recent Graduate Wins First-Place National Award

July 13, 2021 – College of the Canyons student Lauren Doan has been honored with a first-place award and $1,500 scholarship from the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) Lambda Epsilon Chi National Honor Society.

College Employee Wins Senate President Award

July 7, 2021 – Michael Monsour, an enrollment services analyst at College of the Canyons, was selected as the 2021 4CS Senate President Award recipient by the California Community Colleges’ Classified Senate (4CS).

Student-Athlete Shines on Two Teams

July 1, 2021 – When College of the Canyons track & field student-athlete Sean Tomer lost the ability to compete due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he didn’t despair.

Bond Refinancing Saves Taxpayers $2.9 Million

June 28, 2021 – College of the Canyons refinanced $36.8 million of outstanding general obligation bond debt. The district’s taxpayers will have cash flow savings of $2.9 million.

Edison Awards Fire Technology Scholarships

June 21, 2021 – Nine College of the Canyons fire technology students have received $1,000 scholarships from Edison International to cover tuition, books and school-related fees.

Law Enforcement Technology Program Announced

June 18, 2021 – College of the Canyons is launching a first-of-its kind Law Enforcement Technology program focused on the emerging trends and potential applications for new technologies in criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations.

Low Observable (Stealth) Program Set to Launch

June 16, 2021 – This fall, College of the Canyons will be the only community college in the state to offer a Low Observable (stealth) coatings application program.

Paralegal Graduate Is Ready to Give Back

June 4, 2021 – Josephine Chavez Carr, 46, still can’t believe she graduated from College of the Canyons with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies on June 3. 

Former Foster Youth Determined to Beat Statistics

June 3, 2021 – When April Barcus walks across the College of the Canyons graduation stage on June 5 to receive her associate of arts degree in paralegal studies and political science, she will be one step closer to beating that statistic.

The Graduating Class of 2021 by the Numbers

June 1, 2021 – College of the Canyons will honor its 2021 graduating class during a special ‘Grad Walk’ celebration, which will be held from June 2 to 5 in the Honor Grove.

Registration for Fall Semester Now Under Way

May 26, 2021 – With hundreds of in-person classes available during the fall 2021 semester, College of the Canyons is offering students and community members the opportunity to get back on track toward earning a degree or preparing for a new career.

Former Cougar Signs With Seattle Seahawks

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.

Summer Registration Now Open

April 22, 2021 – Students can now register for the College of the Canyons 2021 summer session, with classes running June 7 through Aug. 14.

Athletic Programs Return to Campus

April 13, 2021 – Athletic programs returned to campus to begin outdoor strength and conditioning, guided by a stringent plan to ensure the health and safety for all.

Peters Named Athletic Trainer of the Year

April 9, 2021 – The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer and current Associate Athletic Director Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.

College Ranked 18th by 'Hispanic Outlook'

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.

Women's Tennis Transfers First Player

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.

College Selected for 2021 HASP Mission

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.

Zierer Named to Athlete Honor Roll

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.

Women's Golf Team Earns Scholar Award

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.

Grant Received to Advance OER Efforts

March 18,  2021 – The college will receive $370,149 from the Department of Education to expand its Open Educational Resources initiative in partnership with the California Consortium for Equitable Change in Hispanic Serving Institutions Open Educational Resources program.

Bond Audit: District in Full Compliance

February 25, 2021 – The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.

College Wins Two Tech Awards

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.

College Wins National Bellwether Award

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.

College Receives Rotary Club Donation

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).

Aerospace Team Selected to Work with NASA

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.