This Spring, Take a Class at COC!

by | Feb 24, 2021 | Community

It is hard to believe that it has almost been a year since life as we know it was completely changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many changes and uncertainty, students told us it was hard to plan for the future. At College of the Canyons, we worked quickly to transition to remote learning in order to continue meeting the needs of our students.
Helping our students stay on track to complete their goals remains our top priority, and we are offering a wide variety of classes this spring designed to do just that!
While the spring 2021 semester has already begun, is it too late to register for a class? Absolutely not! We are offering more than 200 short-term classes, in a wide variety of subjects, such as Business, Sociology, Math, Welding, Photography, Sociology, Psychology, Business, and Culinary Arts.
Do any of these classes transfer to four-year schools? As an accredited institution, COC’s courses transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. This spring, students can still enroll in a class to help them transfer to a four-year school or gain certification in a specialized field.
What are the benefits of taking short-term classes? A benefit of taking short-term classes is that they allow students to complete a course a month and maintain momentum toward completing a degree. By taking a course a month, students can focus solely on one class, which increases their chances of academic success. If you can’t commit to a full semester, a short-term class might be for you!
How will classes be taught this semester?
Due to the ongoing pandemic, these classes will be taught online through Canvas or Zoom video conferencing, or a combination of the two platforms. This remote format gives students more flexibility and control over their education, especially when juggling work and family responsibilities. Many of the 8-week short-term classes have start dates throughout the months of February, March and even in April.
How can I sign up?
Visit https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/enrollmentservices/ to get started. Registration for short-term classes will remain open until classes are filled.
Students who choose to enroll in a short-term class at the college will also have the added benefit of being classified as a “returning student” prior to the upcoming summer session registration period. 
What other types of classes are available this spring?
For those looking to learn a new skill, explore personal interests or complete high school education, classes are still available at the College of the Canyons School of Personal and Professional Learning (PPL). PPL classes provide lifelong learning classes to residents of all ages and skill levels, at no cost!
From English as a Second Language (ESL), to career skills courses in time management and strategic job search, there is something for everyone. The School of Personal and Professional Learning at COC provides lifelong learning classes to residents of all ages and skill levels, at no cost.
Registration is still underway for more than 40 PPL classes, some which have start dates as late as May 10!
Will there be more classes added later in the spring semester? Yes! Make sure to check www.canyons.edu regularly to view new class offerings.
It’s never too soon to get a start on your future! Remember – the decisions you make today set the stage for the future!

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