Established in 1969, College of the Canyons operates within the Santa Clarita Community College District on 153 acres in the city of Santa Clarita. Over the span of 40 years, the college has been transformed from a small community college serving several hundred students in the Los Angeles County into one of the nation’s fastest-growing, largest community colleges serving more than 25,000 students each semester.
This sort of growth has created demands for new academic, occupational and athletic programs, training partnerships with businesses and the facilities to house them.
The college offers associate of arts and associate of science degrees in 58 academic programs as well as credentials in 39 certificate programs. Programs include audio and radio production, biotechnology, child development, dance, film and video production, fire control technology, industrial manufacturing, music, nursing, paralegal studies, television production, theatre arts and video game animation.