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.
February 18, 2021 – The Theatre Department’s devised production “Virtuality: the 2020 Tournaments" was presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Feb. 10 to 13.
February 9, 2021 – The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present a public artist talk with Kumasi J. Barnett to accompany his solo virtual exhibition “Kumasi J. Barnett: The Amazing Black-Man and Other American Stories” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.
February 8, 2021 – In honor of Black History Month, the Multicultural Center at College of the Canyons will host a series of virtual events throughout February that highlight and celebrate Black culture.
February 3, 2021 – The Information Technology Department will be recognized with two awards at the 2021 California Community College Chief Information Systems Officers Association Virtual Technology Summit on Thursday, Feb. 11 for its outstanding support in transitioning the college’s 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 that eliminated developmental courses in those subjects for students at all California community colleges unless they help them achieve their educational goals.
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 (HASP) 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.
January 20, 2021 – The college's noncredit program was presented an Honorable Mention award by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ 2021 Exemplary Program Award.
January 15, 2021 – The Canyons Promise program is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year.
January 7, 2021 – Jasmine Ruys has been named vice president of student services at College of the Canyons, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
January 5, 2021 – Although College of the Canyons was limited to remote instruction during the fall 2020 semester, it was clear that not everything could be properly taught over Zoom.