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College of the Canyons

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (20)
Business & Management (11)
Humanities (10)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (9)
Engineering & Technology (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Law (5)
Social Sciences (5)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Education & Training (4)
Medicine & Health (4)



College of the Canyons is a vital, enduring, cultural, educational, and economic force in the region. It boasts modern facilities, an outstanding and enthusiastic staff, innovative programs, and advanced technological solutions. 


The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center allows students to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a collection of public and private universities, improving access to education by eliminating the need for residents to commute long distances to obtain advanced degrees. More than 40 degree programs are available through the University Center, which has seen approximately 3,000 students earn degrees since 2002.


It is the mission of the Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Office at College of the Canyons to provide access to quality data for planning and to assist departments with using data to inform decision-making processes.

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Student services

The Student Business Office offers support for all of your billing, payment and refund needs.

Housing services

Any student or faculty, full or part time, who have concerns about students' accommodations who are enrolled in DSPS should contact the DSPS Office at (661) 362 - 3341, or visit us in Seco Hall 103 at your earliest convenience.

DSP&S provides accommodations to its students contingent upon documentation on the type of disability the student has. The purpose of accommodations is to provide "otherwise qualified" students with disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in their studies. Below is a list that includes (but is not limited to) the accommodations provided at College of the Canyons.

Library services

The Library has a physical facility on each COC campus: Valencia and Canyon Country.

The Valencia Campus library holds the majority of the print and media collections. The facility also provides group study spaces and computer terminals. 

The Canyon Country Campus library is a one-room facility that holds a small print and media collection and offers a half-dozen computer work stations for use.

Medical services

Students and their dependents have access to a low cost, voluntary group medical-surgical hospital insurance plan. Applications are available at the Student Health & Wellness Center or online at the Student Insurance Agency.

Student Life

Campus life

The college is located in Santa Clarita, Calif., about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, and covers a 367-square-mile service area. It offers nearly 170 associate degree and certificate programs, and serves 32,000 students per year at campuses in Valencia and Canyon Country, as well as online.

Santa Clarita, California, United States


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