College of the Canyons Lets You Get Ahead While Staying at Home

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Community

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has undeniably reshaped ways of life around the world, and educational institutions are no exception. Since March 23, College of the Canyons has been operating remotely, which is a first in the college’s 50-year history! This would not have been possible had it not been for the dedication of our staff, faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees to be flexible and innovative in the face of a crisis.
While the spring 2020 semester took an unexpected turn, we are looking ahead to the future with determination, preparation and creativity, because that is what our community expects from us.
To continue assisting our students with reaching their goals during this unprecedented time, we will be offering a robust summer schedule of four sessions from June 8 through August 13. At least three of those summer sessions will be held entirely in online and remote learning formats, in light of the current limitations imposed by COVID-19 and shelter-in-place mandates.
Summer is an especially good time for students to catch up or get ahead in their course work. Many high school students enroll in our summer courses to get a jumpstart on college because COC waives enrollment fees.  Students completing 10th grade this semester are classified as incoming juniors and eligible to take classes this summer and benefit from the cost savings of not paying the $46 per-unit enrollment fee.
Current high school seniors also see a benefit when enrolling in the summer after graduating high school.  For the fall semester, they are classified as “returning students,” giving them earlier registration appointments and the potential to choose classes sooner before they fill up.
Students forced to return home from four-year universities by the coronavirus can also take advantage of our summer sessions.  With a wide range of transferable courses available, they can complete required general education classes at an affordable price.
Residents who have been furloughed or laid off, or those who want to upgrade their skills while working from home can access free classes through the School of Personal and Professional Learning (PPL).  PPL classes provide lifelong learning classes to residents of all ages and skill levels, at no cost.
PPL’s Career Skills courses offer students the opportunity to continue growing their management, communication and entrepreneurial skills, while computer courses equip students to thrive in the digital workplace. Courses can be combined to earn certificates that show employers you are ready to be challenged with new opportunities.
While registration for summer classes has already begun, it’s not too late to enroll! Registration is ongoing until classes are filled.
Don’t wait to register for the classes you need to get you ready for the future. There has never been a better time to start working toward your goals.
For more information about classes and registration, please visit our website at



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