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 participating 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. 

  • ​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!

Student Benefits

  • Earn college credit toward a degree, certificate and/or transfer credit to a four-year college/university while attending high school.

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:
    * 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:
    * Supplemental 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.

  • Complete required information and obtain high school counselor and principal approval.
  • Submit completed form to Dual Enrollment liaison at your high school.
    • Castaic: Mr. Hodge, Counselor
    • Golden Valley: Mrs. Cardenas, Counselor
    • Saugus: Mrs. Kunda, Counselor
    • Valencia: Mrs. Olinger, Career & College Readiness Specialist

Step 3 - Complete Online Orientation

  • Complete the one-time Online Orientation accessed through your My Canyons account.

 Registration & Textbooks

  • College of the Canyons staff will register students who have completed the admission requirements prior to the start of the William S. Hart Union High School District fall semester.
  • Textbooks will be issued to students through their high school library once enrolled. 

Fall 2019 Dual Enrollment Class Schedule

Section Course ID Title Units Days Start Time End Time Start Date End Date  Location
  COUNS-070  Distance Learning & Strategies for Success 1 M/TH or T/F 1:20pm  3:00pm 8/13/19 12/19/19 Castaic High
iCAN Academy
  COUNS-111 Intro Clg & Strategies for Success 1 M/TH or T/F 1:20pm  3:00pm 8/13/19 12/19/19 Castaic High
iCAN Academy
  CINEMA-120 Film Aesthetics 3 M/TH or T/F 1:20pm  3:00pm 8/13/19 12/19/19 Castaic High
iCAN Academy
  HLHSCI-100 Intro to Health Professions 3 M/TH or T/F 1:20pm 3:00pm 8/13/19 12/19/19 Castaic High
iCAN Academy
45481 ECE-101 Child Growth & Development 3 MTWTH 7:00AM 7:55AM 8/13/19 12/6/19 Golden Valley
45847 COUNS-110 Career-Life Planning 3 MTTHF 6:55AM 7:50AM 8/13/19 12/6/19 Saugus
45848 MFGT-090 Measurements & Computations 3 MTTHF 6:55AM 7:50AM 8/13/19 12/6/19 Saugus
45482 ADMJUS-101 Intro to Admin Jus 3 MTTHF 7:00AM 7:55AM 8/13/19 12/7/19 Valencia
45882 COUNS-110 Career-Life Planning 3 MTTHF 2:10PM 3:00PM 8/13/19 12/6/19 Valencia

Faculty

Dual Enrollment Handbook


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