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26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355, United States

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Facts about California

  • Located on the west coast of the US; borders with Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west
  • State capital is Sacramento and largest city is Los Angeles
  • Total population is around 39.5 million, the largest population of any single US state and approximately 12 percent of all US residents
  • State motto is Eureka!
  • You will likely spend between $9,800 – 11,100 on room and board per academic year while you study in California.
  • About 45 percent of California’s total surface area is covered by forests
  • Of the thousands of companies headquartered in Silicon Valley, those in the Fortune 1000 include Apple Inc., Adobe, eBay, Google, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Netflix and Yahoo!
  • California cultivates at least half of the fresh fruit produced in the US
  • It has the largest trees (giant sequoia), the tallest trees (coast or California redwood) and the oldest trees (bristlecone pine) in the world
  • Per capita energy use is one of the lowest of any US state
  • Fastest growing solar energy market in the US – with several solar power plants and the capacity for 1.2 gigawatts, the equivalent of two large conventional power plants
  • Several dams across the state provide hydro-electric power
  • Contains both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States
  • Known for its car culture, California’s well-known Golden Gate Bridge was once the longest suspension bridge main span in the world
  • Famous actors and actresses born in California include Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood and Gwyneth Paltrow

Choose to study in California and you really will be spoilt for choice in all kinds of way – from great universities, to activity-packed cities, and diverse post-graduation employment prospects.

Top Reasons to Study in College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons (COC) is your gateway to a complete American university education.

  • 99.9% of COC international students, who follow their education plan and want to transfer, transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • COC is located in Santa Clarita – a safe, beautiful community located nearby some of California’s most famous attractions, such as Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Disneyland, and many more.
  • College of the Canyons’ cost of attendance is consistently less than surrounding community colleges.
  • College of the Canyons offers flexible class schedules, with more than 60 fields of study.
  • Our International Service & Programs office has a trained staff that is dedicated to the student’s needs as well as help with the process along the way.
  • At COC we enroll students all year long with multiple enrolling dates.
  • We have an easy application process with no application fee.
  • Here at COC, we offer high quality education at a low cost.
  • At College of the Canyons, we understand that it’s not easy to leave your family and friends at home to study in America, and our staff is trained to help you manage those concerns.
  • From the day we receive your application until the time you graduate or transfer to a four-year university, we will help you with things such as the visa process and finding housing. College of the Canyons wants you to be comfortable in your academic and social communities.
  • International Services and Programs (ISP) sponsors learning and social activities on and off campus, offering opportunities for making friends in America and from other countries throughout the world.

University details

About College of the Canyons

We believe in the following values:

  • Teaching and Learning
    We honor and reward high performance in teaching and learning.
  • Respect for All People
    We foster a climate characterized by civility, collegiality and acceptance. We expect honesty, integrity, social responsibility and ethical behavior.
  • Partnership with Community
    We create relationships providing the foundation of success for chosen current and future partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities, businesses, government, and social agencies. These partnerships advance the educational, intellectual, artistic, civic, cultural, and economic aspirations of our surrounding community.
  • Excellence
    We set the highest standards for ourselves and support the professional development of faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Creativity and Innovation
    We are an innovative and creative community college. We encourage members of the college community to be entrepreneurial, forward thinking, creative, persistent, spontaneous and welcome changes that will enhance the college’s ability to fulfill its mission.

Strategic Goals: Access, Engagement and Success Foundational Institutional Commitments

  • Teaching and Learning
    College of the Canyons will provide a positive environment and necessary resources to support excellent teaching, student learning, and the completion of students’ goals including attaining degrees and certificates and transfer.
  • Student Support
    College of the Canyons will provide student support to facilitate equitable student success and maximize opportunity for all students.
  • Cultural Diversity
    College of the Canyons will promote, encourage, and celebrate the diversity of students and staff in our campus community.
  • Human Resources
    College of the Canyons will select and develop high-quality staff.
  • Institutional Advancement
    College of the Canyons will generate support, resources, networks and information to enhance the college’s success.
  • Institutional Effectiveness
    College of the Canyons will use outcomes data on progress being made towards college goals – including student learning outcomes, administrative unit outcomes, and other accountability measures – on a regular basis to inform planning and decisions.
  • Financial Stability
    College of the Canyons will provide support, direction and oversight for all district financial resources to ensure fiscal compliance, proper accounting and positive audits and develop financial resources to maintain and improve programs and services consistent with institutional commitments (mission, goals, and objectives) and in alignment with our enrollment management plans.
  • Technological Advancement
    College of the Canyons will utilize state-of-the-art technologies to enhance programs, services and operations.
  • Physical Resources
    College of the Canyons will provide facilities that are clean, efficient, safe, and aesthetically pleasing to support College programs and services.
  • Innovation
    College of the Canyons will dare to dream and make it happen!
  • Campus Climate
    College of the Canyons will enhance and support a sense of community and cooperation on campus.
  • Leadership
    College of the Canyons will assert its leadership to increase educational, economic, and cultural opportunities for the community including businesses, industry, arts groups, and community-based organizations in the region.

Career at College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons faculty, staff and administrators help make it one of the best colleges in California and the nation.

Campus life

Our Mission
It is the mission of Campus Life & Student Engagement to develop, promote, and provide educational, social, and cultural co-curricular activities that promote Campus Life & Student Engagement, complement academic life for the student beyond the classroom.

These various opportunities enhance and develop student leadership, personal growth, interpersonal organizational skills, and civic responsibility.

The overall aim of Campus Life & Student Engagement is to engage students with the College and promote student success, retention, and persistence.

What We Do

  • Services Provided
    – ASG Computer Labs
    – Campus Vendors
    – Canyon Country Campus Services
  • Programs Offered
    – Associated Student Government (ASG)
    – Clubs & Organizations
  • Campus Events
    – Welcome Week
    – Honor Graduate Reception
    – Grad Fair
    – Commencement Ceremony
  • We Make
    – Student ID Cards
    – Department Badges
  • We Sell
    Discount Movie Tickets
    Discount Theme Park Tickets
    Photo Print Cards

Ranking & Accreditation of College of the Canyons

Institutional Self-Evaluation

College of the Canyons is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 331 J St., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The public is invited to submit comments about College of the Canyons to our accrediting body by completing a third-party comment form on the ACCJC website. The college is expected to undergo its next comprehensive visit in spring 2022.

In addition to the current ACCJC college-wide accreditation, specified programs at College of the Canyons are also accredited and/or authorized by the following external organizations:

  • Automotive Technology – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • Center for Early Childhood Education – National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Los Angeles County EMS Agency, State of California and National Registry of EMTs
  • Medical Laboratory Technician – National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Nursing – National League for Nursing, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN-CNEA) and California State Board of Registered Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies – American Bar Association (ABA)

Programs at College of the Canyons


  1. Advanced Diagnosis and Performance AS
  2. Architectural Drafting & Technology AS
  3. Automotive Technology AS
  4. Construction Management Technology AS
  5. Construction Technology AS
  6. Interior Design AS
  7. Land Surveying AS
  8. Water Systems Technology AS
  9. Welding AS
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  1. Business Administration 2.0 AS-T
  2. Business – Accounting Technician AS
  3. Business – Accounting AS
  4. Business – Human Resources Management AS
  5. Business – Marketing AS
  6. Business – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management AS
  7. Economics AA-T
  8. Human Resource Management AS
  9. Marketing AS
  10. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management AS
  11. Web Development AS
  12. Web Publishing and Design AS
  13. Real Estate AS
  14. Recreation Management AA
  15. Hotel and Restaurant Management AS
  16. Hotel and Restaurant Management-Hotel Management AS
  17. Hotel and Restaurant Management-Restaurant Management AS
  18. Computer Applications AS
  19. Construction Management AS
  20. Paralegal Studies AA / (GE Sheet)
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  1. English AA
  2. English AA-T
  3. American Sign Language Interpreting AA
  4. Philosophy AA
  5. Philosophy AA-T
  6. Liberal Arts & Sciences AA – Health Science Emphasis
  7. Liberal Arts & Sciences AA – Humanities Emphasis
  8. Liberal Arts & Sciences AA – Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis
  9. Liberal Arts & Sciences AA – Math & Science Emphasis
  10. French AS
  11. Spanish AA
  12. Spanish AA-T
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  1. Physical Education
  2. Kinesiology AA
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  1. Biological Sciences AS
  2. Biology AS-T
  3. Computer Science AS
  4. Computer Science AS-T
  5. Environmental Studies AA
  6. Environmental Science AS-T
  7. Geography AA-T
  8. Geology AS-T
  9. Mathematics AS
  10. Mathematics AS-T
  11. Engineering AS
  12. Liberal Arts & Sciences AA – Math & Science Emphasis
  13. Nursing – LVN to RN AS
  14. Nursing – Registered Nurse AA
  15. Public Health AS-T
  16. Medical Laboratory Technician Program AS
  17. Fire Technology – InService AS
  18. Fire Technology – PreService AS
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  1. Anthropology AA-T
  2. Communication Studies AA
  3. Communication Studies AA-T
  4. Early Childhood Education AS-T
  5. Elementary Teacher Education AA-T
  6. Global Studies AA-T
  7. History AA
  8. History AA-T
  9. Political Science AA-T
  10. Psychology AA
  11. Psychology AA-T
  12. Social Justice AA-T
  13. Social Science AA
  14. Sociology AA
  15. Sociology AA-T
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  1. Animation Production AA
  2. Art AA
  3. Art History AA
  4. Computer Animation AA
  5. Filmmaking AA
  6. Graphic and Multimedia Design AA
  7. Journalism AA
  8. Music AA
  9. Studio Arts AA
  10. New Media Journalism AA
  11. Photography AA
  12. Sound Arts AA
  13. Technical Theater AA
  14. Theater AA
  15. Theater Arts AA
  16. Theater Performance AA
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