Dual Enrollment Program

Dual Enrollment

Welcome to the College of the Canyons Dual Enrollment Program.  The Dual Enrollment Program helps high school students to get a jump start on college by earning college and high school credit at no cost. In addition to saving time and money, dual enrollment courses help prepare students for the rigors of college level studies. 

What is Dual Enrollment?

Through our partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, College of the Canyons offers courses at high schools that allow qualified students to earn college and high school credit while meeting high school graduation requirements.  Dual enrollment courses are offered during the regular high school day, currently during period 1 or period 7 and are restricted to high school juniors and seniors, with the exception of Castaic High School's iCAN Academy (Board Policy 5010). Dual enrollment students may not enroll in more than 15.0 units per semester. 

Note: Not all high schools offer the opportunity for students to take Dual Enrollment classes.  Students should first check with their high school counselor or Career & College Readiness Specialist to determine if a Dual Enrollment class is offered at their campus. 

Student Benefits

  • ​Earn college credit toward a degree, certificate and/or transfer credit to a four-year college/university while attending high school.
  • Explore career fields and pathways prior to college.
  • Build self confidence in college level rigor and eases the transition from high school to college.
  • Save money and tuition on textbooks - this program is completely FREE!  

Dual Enrollment Student Checklist

Step 1 -  Application

Applying is easy and FREE! Complete and submit the California Community College application using the CCCApply website.

Helpful Tips:

  • Castaic High School iCAN (Canyons Academy North) students:
    * Education section of application: type in Castaic High School (it is not included on the pull down list)
    * Supplemental Questions section of application: Select Enrolled in Canyons Academy North (iCAN) at Castaic High School while taking College of the Canyons classes.
  • Golden Valley, Saugus and Valencia High School students:
    * Supplement Questions section of application: Select either Currently high school student in the William S. Hart Union High School District and part of Dual Enrollment.  OR Currently high school student participating in both College NOW! and Dual Enrollment.

Within 24 - 72 hours of submitting your application, you will receive a College of the Canyons welcome email with your COC student ID number. Once you have received this email, you will need to create a My Canyons student account at my.canyons.edu. 

Important Information:

  • The application is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer, not your phone.
  • Utilize Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.  Do not use Safari.
  • Start Application Now!

Step 2 - Dual Enrollment Admissions Form

Obtain a Dual Enrollment Admissions Form from your high school counselor or Career & College Readiness Specialist. 

  • Complete student information, student and parent/guardian signatures and Authorization to Consent to Medical Treatment Form. 
  • Bring the Dual Enrollment Admission Form to your high school's Dual Enrollment Orientation without the required High School Counselor and Principal signatures.  College of the Canyons staff will obtain the required high school staff signatures prior to registration.

Step 3 - Attend Orientation 

Attend an orientation at your high school.

  • College of the Canyons staff will review the admissions and registration process; fees and textbooks; support services; communication with the college; and how to be a successful college student. 
  • Dual Enrollment Admissions Forms will be collected.
Scheduled Site Orientations Dates
Castaic High School June 4 - 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
Golden Valley High School May 29 - 12:15pm
Saugus High School May 29 - 8am
Valencia High School May 28 & May 30 - 12:19pm

 Registration & Textbooks

  • College of the Canyons staff will register students prior to the start of the William S. Hart Union High School District fall semester.
  • Textbooks will be issued during High School Registration​ Day in August. Consult with your high school for date. 

 Fall 2019 Dual Enrollment Class Schedule

Location Class Information Class Information Class Information Class Information
Castaic High School
iCAN Academy
Counseling 070
M/Th or T/F
1:20pm - 3:00pm
8/13/19 - 12/19/19

Counseling 111
M/Th or T/F
1:20pm - 3:00pm

Cinema 120
M/Th or T/F
1:20pm - 3:00pm

Health Science 100
M/Th or T/F
1:20pm - 3:00pm

Golden Valley High School Early Childhood Education 101
M T W Th
7:00am - 7:55am
8/13/19 - 12/6/19
     
Saugus High School Counseling 110
M T Th F
6:55am - 7:50am
8/13/19 - 12/6/19
Manufacturing 090
M T Th F
6:55am - 7:50am
   
Valencia High School Administration of Justice 101
M T Th F
7:00am - 7:55am
8/13/19 - 12/6/19
Counseling 110
M T Th F
2:10pm - 3:00pm
   

For more information about the Dual Enrollment Program, call 661-362-5891 or email outreach@canyons.edu