College Of The Canyons

College Of The Canyons

College of the Canyons is a public two year community college that operates within the Santa Clarita Community College District. The College covers 153 acres of undulating hills in the city of Santa Clarita in northern Los Angeles County, California.

College of the Canyons is one of the fast growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, the college consistently ranks among the top 50 community colleges in the nation.

College of the Canyons offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in more than 50 academic programs as well as credentials in over 35 certificate programs. It enrolls more than 17,000 students each term.

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College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita , CA 91355-1899
General Phone: (661) 259-7800

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College of the Canyons Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts535French language, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, library assistant, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant, home health aide
Business and Management81business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, international business, sales and marketing, retail
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Science40biological and physical sciences
Family and Social Work22child development
Art Studies15art studies
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial photography, cinematography, photography
Office and Administration11administrative assistant
Design10interior design, graphic design
Law7legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science, web design, computer networking
Media6journalism, radio and television, digital communications, animation and special effects
Real Estate and Construction Management5real estate
Engineering Technician5water quality and recycling tech, manufacturing tech, surveying tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Production Trades4welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Hospitality2hospitality management, hotel management
Medical Support and Technology0health service and sciences, medical assistant
Therapy and Counseling0psychology
Education and Teaching0early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping
Mechanics and Repair0automobile mechanics
Construction Trades0building inspector, construction manager
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Canyons in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree93353
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years043
Award of less than 1 academic year66
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

College of the Canyons Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Canyons had a total enrollment of 17,499 students (10,937 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 6%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 10%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 23%
20-21 14%
22-24 9%
25-29 8%
30-34 7%
35-39 9%
40-49 15%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown8%

College of the Canyons Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 48 %

College of the Canyons Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Clarita, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of the Canyons Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 604
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,940
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
College of the Canyons participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 890300)

College of the Canyons Faculty

College of the Canyons has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year79$88,86088$84,314
All faculty totalacademic year79$88,86088$84,314

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of the Canyons Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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