College of the Canyons (COC)
is a public two-year community
college located in Valencia in the Santa Clarita Valley of Los Angeles County, California. The current
enrollment of COC is about 15,000 students (with 182 full-time faculty) on a 153-acre campus. The college offers a variety of
A.A. degree and certificate programs, including Child Development, Fire Control Technology , and Industrial Manufacturing.The college officially began in 1969, operating on the campus of Hart High School in
1970, the college purchased a permanent campus site of "rolling hills and tree-dotted
arroyos" for a permanent campus, and has continually been expanding and building, all while trying to ensure that "the structures
… blend with the natural attributes of the location, creating a relaxed and comfortable physical environment."