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COC Receives $1.37 Million Grant to Support ECE

October 5, 2022 – College of the Canyons has received a $1.37 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Child Care Assistance Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program to directly benefit the college’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECE).

Community Invited to 2022 Homecoming Celebration

October 4, 2022 – The College of the Canyon Athletic Department and Associated Student Government (ASG) are inviting community members to attend the 2022 Homecoming Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Cougar Stadium.

COC to Host Manufacturing Day on October 6

September 26, 2022 – College of the Canyons will host Manufacturing Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 6 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

CPRM Department Receives Prestigious National Award

September 19, 2022 – For the second time, the College of the Canyons Contracts, Procurement, and Risk Management (CPRM) department received a 2022 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). 

College NOW! Courses Added to Fall 2022 Schedule

September 13, 2022 – College of the Canyons has added 12 College NOW! classes for high school juniors and seniors to the fall 2022 class schedule to help them get a ‘jumpstart’ on earning transferable college units or career exploration. 

College to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of EMT Program

September 12, 2022 – On Thursday, Sept. 29, College of the Canyons will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, which is the second oldest program of its kind in Los Angeles County.

COC to Offer More Than 400 Short-Term Classes

September 9, 2022 – More than 400 short-term classes are still open to students looking to enroll in the College of the Canyons fall 2022 semester.

COC Football Continues Community Invites in 2022

September 9, 2022 – College of the Canyons football is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougars football during the 2022 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s home opener vs. Southwestern College free of charge.

COC Recognized for Student Voting

September 6, 2022 – College of the Canyons is the only California community college named among "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.

Wissmath Named Women's Basketball Coach

August 17, 2022 – College of the Canyons has named longtime coach and physical education instructor John Wissmath head coach of its women’s basketball program.

College Partners in National Science Grant

August 1, 2022 – College of the Canyons is one of five community colleges across the nation partnering in a $7.5 million National Science Foundation grant that was awarded to Madison Area Technical College.

College Awarded $300,000 Innovation Grant

July 22, 2022 – College of the Canyons has been awarded a $300,000 Perkins Reserve Innovation grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to fund a network technology innovation and improvement project.

Accelerated TK Credential Pathway Launched

July 6, 2022 – In response to an anticipated increase in demand for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) teachers, College of the Canyons will launch an accelerated Early Childhood Education TK credential pathway for currently credentialed teachers.  

College Awarded Rising Scholars Grant

June 30, 2022 – College of the Canyons has been awarded a $372,000 Rising Scholars Network grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to increase services provided to justice-involved students.

College's Accreditation Reaffirmed

June 24, 2022 – A two-year institutional review process culminated with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges reaffirming accreditation for College of the Canyons with commendation and no compliance requirements.

Performing Arts Center Unveils New Season

June 16, 2022 – The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center season will feature an exciting and eclectic lineup of talented musicians and performers for its 2022-23 season.

Payment Plan Option Introduced

June 9, 2022 – College of the Canyons has introduced a payment plan option for students who are unable to pay their full balance when registering for classes.

Grant to Fund New Welding Program

April 25, 2022 – College of the Canyons has received a $646,354 grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education to fund a Welding Education Smart Technology program.

College Lauded for Equitable Course Placement

April 22, 2022 – College of the Canyons has been named a 2022 Champion for Excelling in Equitable Course Placement in Campuswide English Enrollment, Latinx English Enrollment, and Black English Enrollment by The Campaign for College Opportunity.

Nearly $1 Million Received for New Tech Center

March 24, 2022 – College of the Canyons has received nearly $1 million in federal funding that will help launch an Advanced Technology Center, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and Computer Numerical Control production lab that will help meet the high demand for skilled employees in fast-growing industry sectors. 

College Hosts Accreditation Team Visit

March 23, 2022 – College of the Canyons virtually hosted a visiting team from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, marking the final step in a two-year self-study and application process to reaffirm accreditation.

College Receives $250,000 Apprenticeship Grant

March 3, 2022 – College of the Canyons has received a $250,000 grant from the California Apprenticeship Initiative grant to fund construction pre-apprenticeships to train students with workforce-ready skills and serve the needs of the local construction industry.

College Wins Cal LAW Diversity Award

March 2, 2022 – The College of the Canyons Pathway to Law School program – providing pathways to law school for students at the community college level – was awarded the California Leadership-Access-Workforce Diversity Champion award.

College Receives 2nd Highest Math Score in Nation

February 24, 2022 – College of the Canyons received the second highest team score in the nation for the American Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League Test, a competition that measures the problem-solving skills of students across the nation.

College Awarded $1.5 Million for Employee Training

February 14, 2022 – The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute has received a $1.5 million contract from the California Employment Training Panel to provide worker training to client companies in the Santa Clarita Valley that seek to retain an up-skilled workforce.

Committee Affirms Audits of Bond Spending

January 18, 2022 – The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee accepted the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2020-21 fiscal year.

 

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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 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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