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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 22, 2021 – Students can now register for the College of the Canyons 2021 summer session, with classes running June 7 through Aug. 14.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
February 25, 2021 – The college district received the best rating possible in an independent audit of its general obligation bond expenditures.
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.