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Fall Star Party Returns on October 29

October 21, 2021 – The Canyon Country Campus’ marquee event will return on Friday, Oct. 29 for an educational and inspiring evening under the stars.

Danielle Salcedo Named Athlete of the Month

October 20, 2021 – College of the Canyons freshman cross country runner Danielle Salcedo has been named the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Female State Athlete of the Month for September.

Career Services to Host Hiring Fest Oct. 22

October 13, 2021 – To help address the current labor shortage, College of the Canyons Career Center will host a Hiring Fest on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 7, 2021 – In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, College of the Canyons will host the 2021 Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Cultural Journey virtually from October 11 to 15.

Football Continues Community Invite Series

September 23, 2021 – College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.

College Receives Grant to Support Anti-Racism

September 14, 2021 – In partnership with the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California community colleges.

College Recognized for Student Voting

September 10, 2021 – College of the Canyons is one of four California community colleges recognized for being among "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting" by Washington Monthly magazine for its commitment to inspiring students to vote.

$1.49 Million Grant to Fund New STEM Program

September 7, 2021 – College of the Canyons has received a $1.49 million grant award from the National Science Foundation to fund a new scholarship program to increase retention, transfer, and graduation rates among science, technology, engineering and math majors in key student populations.

Short-Term Classes Available in Fall 2021

September 2, 2021 – Although the fall semester at College of the Canyons began Aug. 23, more than 400 short-term classes are still open in popular subject areas.

What Students Can Expect in 2021-22

August 25, 2021 – Free parking, COVID-19 grants, Zoom zones, hybrid classes, and campus jobs are just a few of the things College of the Canyons students can expect during the 2021-22 academic year. 

EMT Student Applies Skills, Saves Uncle's Life

August 17, 2021 – Five months after enrolling in the College of the Canyons Emergency Medical Technician program, Jonathan Nasrallah found himself in a worst-case scenario, which prompted him to use his newly acquired skills and knowledge to save the life of a family member. 

Board Approves New Vaccination Requirements

August 13, 2021 – The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees approved a resolution that requires the use of face coverings and vaccinations or weekly testing to access College of the Canyons campuses and facilities.

Disabled Students Program Changes Name

August 11, 2021 – Disabled Students Programs & Services at College of the Canyons has announced that it will now operate as the Academic Accommodation Center. 

College Receives Grant for Native Bee Research

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

College Announces Student Hiring Spree in 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 more than $500,000 of its Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund package to fund student jobs on campus.

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.

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 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.


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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 Our Undocumented Students

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.


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