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College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd

Valencia, CA 91355-1803

www.canyons.edu

Admission Office

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

(661) 362-3280

Fax : (661) 362-5566

admissions@canyons.edu

Contact : Steve Erwin

Dean, Enrollment Services

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4117

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 23,581

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,680

In-State Tuition : $1,432.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,742.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 30

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 20

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Social Sciences : 30.0%
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Health Professions : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General C

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping A C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A C
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Hospitality Administration/Management, General A
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management A
Real Estate A C
Retail Management C
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General A C
Small Business Administration/Management A C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism A
Speech Communication and Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects A C
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science A
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A C
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design A C

Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician A C
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager A C
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector C
Carpentry/Carpenter C
Electrician C
Plumbing Technology/Plumber C

Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs C

Engineering
Pre-Engineering A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD A C
Surveying Technology/Surveying A C
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician A

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant A C
Child Care and Support Services Management C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature A
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation A
Spanish Language and Literature A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

History
History, General A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies C

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology A
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies A
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General A C
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager A

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Geology/Earth Science, General A
Physics, General A

Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder A C

Psychology
Psychology, General A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science A
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician A C

Social Sciences
Geography A
Political Science and Government, General A
Social Sciences, General A
Sociology A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Cinematography and Film/Video Production A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Graphic Design A C
Interior Design A C
Music, General A
Musical Theatre A
Photography A C
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology A C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Internships

Cross-Registration

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Double Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

2304 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : performing arts center, proscenium performing arts stage, black box theater

Geographic Location : 36 miles from Los Angeles.

Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 23,581

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,680

Degree-seeking undergrads : 12,920

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Part Time students : 62.0%

Percentage of males : 49.0%

Percentage of females : 51.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Asian : 10.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 51.0%

White : 29.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Cougar News (Online)

Student Newspaper URL : http://cougarnews.com

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Cougars

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Minority students services

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Applicants must take institutional English, ESL, chemistry, and mathematics placement tests.

A note from the college

Limited admission to nursing program. Nursing applicant selections are made using both multi-criteria screening and random screening.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: College of the Canyons shall grant associate degree credit for successful completion of examinations in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who present scores of three or better may be granted up to eight semester units of elective credit for each examination (refer to the table of equivalencies).

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By single units, 1 course = 1 unit)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

--

All

Biology

3

6

--

All

Calculus AB

3

5

Math 212, Physics 110 and 220

All

Calculus BC

3

10

Math 213, Physics 110 and 220

All

Chemistry

3

6

Chemistry 201

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

English 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111 Psychology 101H, Sociology 101H

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

English 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111 Psychology 101H, Sociology 101H

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

French 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

German 202

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

Psychology 102, 230

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

Spanish 202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

Spanish 202

All

Statistics

3

4

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

6

--

All

World History: Modern

3

6

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of loans / jobs : 100.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 20

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Thomas Bilbruck

Financial aid office phone : (661) 362-3242

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Noncustodial (divorced/separated) Parents Statement

Business / farm supplement

Institution's own financial aid form

Other: Dream Application

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $349.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,432.00

$1,432.00

$1,432.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,742.00

$9,742.00

$9,742.00

Room only:

--

$16,580.00

$8,780.00

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$3,784.00

$3,225.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$858.00

$938.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$2,512.00

$23,734.00

$15,455.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$10,822.00

$32,044.00

$23,765.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,742.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,580.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $349.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 50

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students