Frequently Asked Questions
1. When did the campus open and how does it help meet student and community needs?
2. Where is the campus located, and what facilities and services are available on campus?
3. How has the campus expanded in recent years?
4. What are the hours of operation at the campus?
5. Can high school students attend the campus?
6. What kind of degree or certificates are available at the Canyon Country Campus?
7. Can Students pay their enrollment and student fees at the Canyon Country Campus?
8. Is there any difference between the classes taken at the Canyon Country and Valencia campuses?
9. Is there sufficient parking at the campus?
10. Where do I get my parking permit?
11. Are there food services on the campus?
12. Where do I get information on Financial Aid?
13. How do I get my books if I attend classes at the Canyon Country Campus?
14. Are campus security officers available at night?
15. Is there wireless internet available on campus?
16. How do I get a student ID card?
17. Do I need to take assessment tests before enrolling?
18. Can I get to the Canyon Country Campus by bus?
The Canyon Country Campus Office (CCC), part of the College of the Canyons, opened on August 27, 2007, and celebrated its Fifteenth Anniversary in Fall 2022. The campus was built to increase access to higher education in the Santa Clarita Valley. At the time, studies had shown that about 32% of the nearly 21,300 students attending College of the Canyons resided in and around Canyon Country. The Campus opened in Fall 2007 serving 3,000+ students, and has grown substantially over the years. CCC is a comprehensive campus, providing a wide variety of instructional and student support services based on student and community interest. The campus offers quality instruction and support services to help students achieve their academic goals, and in the last fifteen years more than 70,000 students have earned course credit on campus and more than 9,000 classes have been offered on-site. Please visit our website for additional information at www.canyons.edu/ccc. top
The campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, about 1.7 miles north of the Soledad/Sierra Highway intersection. The campus is 70 acres in size and includes a combination of modular and permanent buildings housing classrooms, labs, and student support services. Instructional space includes general education classrooms, computer labs, an Early Childhood Education Center, an Advanced Technology Education Center (automotive, construction and water technologies), and a state-of-the-art Science Center. Student support services include Counseling, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Business Office, Student Health & Wellness, Library, and Tutoring Center, as well as offices for specialized support programs including CalWorks, EOPS/CARE, Inspire Scholars, Veteran’s Resource Center, Employment Center, and many others. There are various areas on campus for students to study and congregate including dedicated group study rooms, ASG computer lab, Student Study Lounge and open and inviting areas both indoors and outdoors. There are also offices for administrative staff, faculty, Campus Safety, Computer Support Services and Technology Center, campus Communication Center (Switchboard) and Reprographics center. For a full listing of campus services, hours and office locations, please visit our Campus Services & Department Hours page here. top
The Canyon Country Campus has experienced substantial growth in just the past few years, with two notable highlights. First, the Takeda Science Center opened for initial classes in Fall 2021. The four-story structure is situated at the center of campus on Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook Drive, a campus road named in 2018 to honor the Chancellor’s 30+ years of service to College of the Canyons. With nineteen state of the art classrooms and labs, this facility is an important part of expanding student access, engagement, and success on campus. Next, a new 55,000 sq. ft. Student Services & Learning Resources Center opened in Spring 2023, and added classrooms, tutoring and library space, a number of student support resources, and department services. We continue to look ahead towards future projects, to include a Health and Natural Sciences building that will allow for additional instructional programs and a well-defined central campus. top
The campus is generally open from 7:30am to 10:30pm, Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 4:00pm on Fridays, and Saturdays when classes are scheduled. Most Student Service offices are open 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday, with some departments offering services on Fridays. For the most updated department hours and locations, please click here. top
The Canyon County Campus offers over 30 Associate Degrees and Certificates of Achievement,
including a full complement of courses including college skills, general education,
career skills, and transferrable classes, allowing students to achieve a general education/liberal
arts transfer degree or certificate through a combination of on-site and online classes.
Click here for more details on available programs that can be completed at the Canyon
Country Campus: CCC Classes and Pathways. Click Find your classes for more information on currect/upcoming classes.
We encourage you to meet with a counselor to discuss any questions you may have about your path and class plans. Additional resources for students are available directly on our website. top
Yes. Student fees may be paid in person at the Canyon Country Campus by visiting the Student Business office located in the Student Services & Learning Resources Center (CCSS-202). Other options for payment include:
Online payments - You may pay online with a credit card or by logging into your MyCanyons account and going to Make a Payment. We accept the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Click here to pay online with a credit card.
Mail a payment - You can mail us your payments (checks, cashier checks, or money orders). Please include student ID and name. Do not mail cash.
In-Person at the Valencia Campus - located in the Canyons Hall Building.
No. The classes held in Canyon Country are of the same high quality that students have come to appreciate from the Valencia campus. There are no differences in the content from one campus to the other. College of the Canyons is noted for its outstanding delivery of education and that is not, in any way, based on where a class happens to be located. Indeed, roughly 2,000 students each semester choose to take all of their College of the Canyons classes at the Canyon Country Campus. top
There are three primary student parking lots on campus, Lots 1, 2, and 3, as well as additional designated parking in Lot 6 (Dr. Dianne Van Hook Drive). Student parking for the Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) is in Lot 2. Parking immediately adjacent to ATEC is limited to staff and disabled parking. Staff parking includes Lot 4, 4B and 5, with additional designated parking in Lots 3 and 6. The campus will ultimately feature approximately 1,500 parking spaces, phased in as building and student population progresses. Most semesters, the campus has an evening shuttle service which is available to transport students, faculty and staff from the classroom areas to the parking lots upon request. top
College of the Canyons has VIRTUAL parking permits. A physical pass, sticker, or printed document to verify your permit is no longer needed. Officers will scan license plates to verify the permit. To simplify the process, permit purchase and vehicle registration is done online through iParq. For further information, please visit the Student Business Office in person, or online at Parking Pass Information. top
Vending machines with food, snack and drink items are also located on campus, as follows: third floor Science Center (food, snack, cold/hot drinks); third floor Student Services Center (snacks, cold drinks, school supplies); Quad 3 walkway (snacks, cold drinks, school supplies); Quad 700 (snacks, cold drinks, school supplies), and additional cold drink machines throughout campus. The Basic Needs Center (BaNC), located in Quad 1-A offers free snacks and other items for students in need. Please visit their website for more information at Basic Needs Center (BaNC). top
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Services & Learning Resources Center, room CCSS-202. Students should keep in mind that they can apply for financial aid at any time during the year and can access complete financial aid information online. To speak with a financial aid representative, please call (661) 362-3215 during our open office hours. To contact a financial aid representative by email, please send an email from your MyCanyons student email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high volume of emails, please allow up to 3 business days for a representative to respond to your email. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information and open office hours at www.canyons.edu/financialaid. top
The Canyon Country Campus currently does not have a permanent bookstore, but additional information about buy-backs, rentals, and delivery schedules is available on the bookstore's website at: coc.bncollege.com. Or use the "Order Textbooks Now" on yor MyCanyons account. top
Yes. Campus Safety officers are available at night. The Campus Safety office is located in CCC-511. For assistance, contact Campus Safety at (661) 362-3977, or contact our Communication Center at 661-362-3831. Most semesters, we have Campus Escort cart service available Monday-Thursday, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Campus escorts pick up/drop off at various locations on the campus and in parking lots. Call either Campus Safety or the Communication Center for details. top
Yes. The Canyon Country Campus offers Wi-Fi (Guest, Student, and Staff) throughout the campus. Click here for directions on how to connect to the WiFi, and to more easily complete phone calls and texts on campus by enabling your WiFi Calling function on your phone. top
Student ID cards are available at the Campus Life & Student Engagement office located in Quad 1-A. Your first COC Student ID card is free, and duplicate or replacement ID's can be purchased for a $5.00 fee. Students are required to show their Student ID card to use the Library, TLC and ASG services. For additional information, please contact Campus Life & Student Engagement at 661-362-3898 or visit their website at Campus Life & Student Engagement (canyons.edu). top
Good News! Assessment services are now available for students to complete ONLINE! When you assess, you will need to know your COC ID number (7 digits starting with a 0), so please be sure you have set up your CanyonsID account before starting. For the latest information and steps to complete the assessment process, please click here: Assessment (canyons.edu). top
The Santa Clarita Transit Department offers bus service to the Canyon Country Campus via Route 5. The on-campus bus stop is located across from room CCC-400 along Campus Circle. For the most current transit schedule, please visit www.santaclaritatransit.com. Bus passes are available for purchase at Campus Life & Student Engagement office, Quad 1-A. For additional information, please contact Campus Life & Student Engagement at 661-362-3898, or visit their website at Campus Life & Student Engagement (canyons.edu). top
Health services on campus are located in the Student Services & Learning Resources Center, room CCSS-123. Numerous clinical services are offered for physical, sexual, mental and basic dental health, for little to no cost. For more information, please visit https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/health/ or contact the Student Health & Wellness Center at (661) 362-3812. top
The Canyon Country Campus regularly hosts popular community events, including a vibrant "Science Talks" series that includes biannual community Star Parties, Garden Walks, and engaging programming in a variety of STEM science disciplines from expert faculty, staff, and external speakers. In addition, the Campus Life & Student Engagement office, along with the Associated Student Government (ASG), provide thoughtful student programming, activities and campus events that help to get students engaged and involved in the campus environment. For the latest information about campus events, please check out website’s Events page. top
When looking at your class schedule, there will be a label next to the room number. For example, CCLB-305, CCC3-305 and CCSS-401. CCLB represents the Takeda Science Center, CCC will represent the Classes on the upper campus and CCSS represents Student Services & Learning Resources Center. Directories/signs are also posted around campus to guide you to the correct building number and location. top
Safety goggles are sold in the vending machines located in the following locations:
- On the third floor in the Science Center, to the left of the elevators
- On the third floor of the Student Services & Learning Resources Center
- In Quad 3, near rooms CCC-300/301
For general Campus information, please contact the Communications Center at (661) 362-3963.