Courts Side with Education

June 19, 2020

The last few days have given us great news for our Dreamers, Undocumented, DACA, and LGBTQIA students.


Message from the Chancellor

June 1, 2020

All of us are disheartened, angered and saddened that unjust actions and treatment continue to happen in our nation. As an institution of higher education whose mission to create opportunity for all is grounded in the principles of equality and inclusion, we must come together with others to work to better serve our community. We have a chance to stand up, to speak up, and to advocate on behalf of the change that is needed to stop injustice and tragedy. While that work is already under way through multiple initiatives, we have much more we can do. And we will.

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News Releases

Proposed Budget to Protect Funding

June 24, 2020 – Governor Newsom and California legislative leaders reached an agreement on an amended state budget for 2020-21 on June 22 that prevents cuts to apportionments and categorical programs for California community colleges.

Chancellor Joins Education Sector Work Team

June 9, 2020 – Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been appointed by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Economic Resiliency Task Force to the Education Sector Work Team, which will focus on creating a framework for the reopening of colleges and universities in the County.

Physics Student Found Path at COC

June 3, 2020 – If Leonardo Martinez were to trace his journey from graduating from Saugus High School to his College of the Canyons graduation on June 5, the line would be anything but linear. 

Nursing Student Overcomes Setbacks

June 3, 2020 – Lianne McMahon will be become the first person in her family to graduate college when she receives her associate degree in nursing on June 3. 

Honoring the Class of 2020

June 1, 2020 – The College of the Canyons Class of 2020 is truly unlike any other in the college’s 50-year history.

From Graduation to the Frontline

May 29, 2020 – For the 60 soon-to-be graduates of the College of the Canyons Registered Nurse Class of 2020, entry into the world of nursing will be baptism by fire.

Fall 2020 Semester to Be Remote

May 20, 2020 – To provide as little of a disruption as possible for students faculty and staff, College of the Canyons has announced that the fall 2020 semester will be primarily remote and online.

Virtual Graduation Announced

May 14, 2020 – In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, College of the Canyons will be holding a virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Friday, June 5.

Summer Registration Under Way

May 12, 2020 – College of the Canyons will offer a robust schedule of four summer sessions to help students reach their goals during this unprecedented time. Classes start June 8.

District Communications Recognized

May 8, 2020 – The College of the Canyons District Communications Office has won three Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.

College Receives Arts Integration Grant

May 8, 2020 – College of the Canyons has received a $4,750 grant from the California Arts Council to fund an arts integration program.

CARES Act Emergency Grants Available

May 7, 2020 – College of the Canyons has been allocated approximately $3.1 million in CARES Act Emergency Grants for students with needs related to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

MakerSpace Supplies 3D Face Shields

April 28, 2020 – As the coronavirus pandemic escalated and personal protective equipment remained scarce, MakerSpace turned on its lights and fired up its 3-D printing machines.

Adjusting to Remote Learning

April 27, 2020 – When COC made the decision to transition most of its in-person courses to remote delivery on March 16, recreating an online classroom environment where students and faculty could hold discussions, collaborate and create proved to be no easy feat. 

Easter Meal for First Responders

April 13, 2020 – On Sunday, April 12, College of the Canyons classified staff members provided 70 Easter lunches for first responders at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the L.A. County Fire Department COVID-19 testing site in Santa Clarita.

Laptop Lending Program Launched

April 8, 2020 – To assist students during the recent transition to remote instruction, College of the Canyons launched a laptop lending program that has supplied 200 laptops so far to students currently enrolled in spring classes.

New Fuel Cell Is Up and Running

April 2, 2020 – On Tuesday, March 24, the college came one step closer to energy independence when its new Bloom Energy Corp. fuel cell went online for the first time. 

Nursing Program Donates Supplies to Henry Mayo

March 31, 2020 – In light of the global shortage of personal protective equipment for health care professionals handling coronavirus cases, the College of the Canyons nursing program has donated this essential equipment to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Canyons Promise Accepting Sign-ups

January 21, 2020 – The Canyons Promise program is now accepting sign-ups for the 2020-21 year.