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Van Hook’s Abrupt Departure Raises Questions From Community Members

The sudden departure of longtime College of the Canyons (COC) Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook has raised questions among supporters and critics alike. With only three members of the five-person COC Board of Trustees present Wednesday, Van Hook was placed on administrative leave starting next week after a unanimous vote. Board member Sebastian Cazares did not attend, and the Trustee ...

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COC Board Member Chuck Lyon Resigns

Chuck Lyon, a College of the Canyons Board of Trustees member, announced Wednesday that he would be resigning from the board, effective immediately. “It was just time to go,” Lyon said in a phone call with KHTS. Lyon declined to share what prompted his decision, which followed a closed-session meeting with the COC Board on Wednesday With nearly four decades ...

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Registration Ongoing For COC Fall 2024 Semester

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The College of the Canyons fall 2024 semester will offer more than 1,780 sections of high-demand “core” classes in a wide range of academic subjects and disciplines, as well as various noncredit offerings. The fall 2024 semester, running from Aug. 19 to Dec. 7, will mainly offer the class sections that most students need to either graduate or meet prerequisites ...

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2024-2025 College Of The Canyons PAC Spotlight Series Announced

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) Spotlight Series will feature a diverse lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly events as part of its programming. Highlighting the initial lineup of the Spotlight Series are performances by: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — Sept. 14, 2024 at 8 p.m. The Perondi’s Stunt ...

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Survey Finds COC Viewed As ‘Good Place To Work’ Despite Leadership Concerns

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The results of a Campus Climate Survey at College of the Canyons (COC) to evaluate staff needs and experiences have been released. They reveal a spectrum of insights into campus climate, employee engagement, and leadership effectiveness. Despite some concerns about leadership, the majority of employees consider the college a positive work experience, with 82 percent of respondents recommending it as ...

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COC To Launch First Bachelor’s Degree Program

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College of the Canyons will launch its first bachelor’s degree program in January 2025. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Building Performance (BASBP) program is an extension of COC’s architectural drafting and technology associate of science degree program. The first of its kind in California, the new degree will provide a cost-effective pathway to careers involved with creating high-performance buildings ...

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COC Employee Climate Survey Results ‘Surprising’ To Governing Board

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A recent employee climate survey at the College of the Canyons revealed areas of needed improvement in the eyes of its staff, as well as points of success. A campus climate survey is an employee poll that gauges an organization’s overall perception, identifying strong and weak areas that require attention to work with employees to make positive changes for the ...

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COC, County To Host Veteran Townhall

The County of Los Angeles Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Supervisor Kathryn Barger, will host a Veterans Townhall Meeting on Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. at College of the Canyons. This townhall meeting will discuss diverse resources and benefits for veterans, their families and caregivers. Hosted by the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans ...

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COC Hosts Pinning Ceremony For 2024 Nursing Graduates

College of the Canyons (COC) held a pinning ceremony Tuesday for those who were graduating with an associate’s degree in Nursing.  On Tuesday, over 60 nursing students received their pins at the pinning ceremony at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, celebrating the completion of their education. The ceremony started off with the Nursing Program Director Tammy Bathke ...

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From COC To The University Of Cambridge

 When Nicole Brooks leafed through the College of the Canyons Fall 2022 class schedule, a British Literature course caught her eye. The course sounded like just what the new mom and UK transplant needed to fill her time while her husband was at work.  “I like reading and I wanted some connection,” said the 35-year-old. “I wanted to be around ...

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