Advisory: Door-to-Door Solicitors
College of the Canyons received a report about two men posing as College of the Canyons students and selling discount cards that they claimed helped them offset the cost of their college tuition. Variations of this practice occur regularly, with the perpetrators claiming to be students raising money for college projects or activities.
College of the Canyons does not endorse this activity, nor does it ask its students to go door-to-door to solicit monetary donations for any reason. We encourage anyone encountering this type of activity to report it to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 255-1121.
Posted May 8, 2017
Guidance Regarding Undocumented Students
As one of the state's public community colleges, College of the Canyons is part of the largest system of higher education in the nation, the California Community Colleges. This system is led by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, a 17-member body which has the legislatively granted authority to develop and implement policy for the colleges.
In addition to being governed by state laws and regulations, College of the Canyons is also bound to follow federal statutes, such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows children of undocumented immigrants to pursue higher education in the United States. With speculation about possible immigration policy changes being prompted by the recent presidential election, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office released a guiding statement of principles to colleges regarding undocumented students. College of the Canyons is making the statement available here for the benefit of students and community members with questions about DACA. The college intends to follow these guidelines and remain in full compliance with state and federal law while continuing to offer access to higher education for the benefit of our community.
Additional information about the college's programs and services is available through the Admissions & Records Office at both campuses:
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Canyons Hall, First Floor
Canyon Country Campus
17200 Sierra Hwy., Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Quad 1, Building C
Regular Business Hours
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Posted Dec. 7, 2016
Advisory: Facts About Bats and Rabies
The Santa Clarita Valley is home to a variety of species of bats, as is Los Angeles County in general. Although most people never seebats they generally sleep during the day and come out at night to feed on insects there have been reports of bats interacting with people. Healthy bats avoid humans and other animals. On rare occasions, a healthy bat may wander into homes and buildings while following insects.
If a bat has rabies, it can spread it to people or pets through bites. Only about 1 percent of bats in nature have rabies. However, bats that fly during daylight or have encounters with people and pets are more likely to be rabid; about 10 to 15 percent of these bats test positive for rabies in Los Angeles County. Of the 34 rabid bats found in Los Angeles County in 2015, half of them were found in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Encountering a bat may be a startling experience and a potentially dangerous situation, but you can safely handle the situation by following a few simple steps.
If you encounter a bat:
- Stay calm. The bat's intentions are not to harm you, but it will bite in self-defense.
- Isolate the bat. Make sure no pets or people are near the bat.
- Do not touch the bat (or any other wildlife) with your bare hands. Wear thick gloves when you approach the animal, since an infected bat can transmit rabies through biting.
- It is illegal to keep, injure or kill bats. Do not attempt to rehabilitate the bat on your own or harm any bats when trying to exclude them from your house. If you find a bat in your home or on the ground, you may contain it and call Animal Control.
If you are bitten by a bat:
- Bats that bite a person or pet should be tested for rabies.
- The bite mark from a bat can be very small and hard to see.
- Bats that are found indoors near a sleeping person, young child, adult who cannot speak, or pet should be tested for rabies. In these cases, try to gently trap the bat without touching it (such as covering it with a bucket).
- Call Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control at (661) 257-3191 or (562) 940-6898, or Los Angeles County Public Health at (213) 989-7060 during normal business hours or (213) 240-7941 after hours.
- You should also talk to your doctor and/or veterinarian.
- Rabies Fact Sheet (Los Angeles County Public Health)
- Rabies Overview (California Department of Public Health)
- Bats and Rabies Public Health Guide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Updated Feb. 19, 2016