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Community Education Courses to Debut at Canyon Country Campus

| Articles, Canyon Country Magazine, Spotlight News | February 9, 2014

Beginning this spring, the College of the Canyons Community Education department will offer a series of personal and professional development courses at the college’s Canyon Country campus.

The College of the Canyons Community Education department provides a wide breadth of valuable educational services designed to meet the needs and interests of all community members.

Community Education students range in both age and skill level, and include working professionals, business minded entrepreneurs, parents, traditional junior high, high school and college students, older adults and other community members seeking educational, vocational, and personal enrichment.
With classes offered at both the Valencia and Canyon Country campus, and online, students will find courses in subjects including art, computer skills, food preparation handling, driver’s education and traffic school, English as a Second Language (ESL) and a range of other subjects.
Community Education courses do not earn college credit, and are designed to provide students with a positive learning experience focused on the exchange of information and personal enjoyment.
Included among this semester’s selection of Community Education courses being offered at the Canyon Country campus are the following:

Introduction to Painting (Oil/Acrylics)
Four class meetings
Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to noon
Feb. 22 to March 15

Introduction to Computer Basics
Two class meetings
10 a.m. to noon
Feb. 22 & March 1
Introduction to MS Word 2010
Two class meetings
Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to noon
March 8 & March 15

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Introduction to MS Excel 2010
Two class meetings
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 22 & March 29

“Community Education courses provide wonderful opportunities for the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to learn new skills, interact with students with similar interests and enrich their daily lives,” said Diane Stewart, Dean of Community Education at the college. “We are very excited to bring these learning opportunities to the Canyon Country campus.”

For more information about the College of the Canyons Community Education department or to register for an upcoming class please visit www.canyons.edu/communityed.

Canyon Country Campus Update
Enrollment at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus continues to surge, with more class sections continually being added in order to meet demand.

During the fall 2013 semester nearly 5,400 students attended classes at the Canyon Country campus. Meanwhile, the 40 class sections offered at Canyon Country during the winter session represented the campus’ largest winter schedule since 2008.

In addition, an estimated 315 class sections will be offered at the Canyon Country campus during the spring 2014 semester — representing a high mark for spring.

To help put this all in perspective, the number of full-time equivalent students taking classes at the Canyon Country campus is on par with several of the state’s smaller community colleges!

For more information about the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus please visit www.canyons.edu/CCC.

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