COC preps for summer registration event

College staff from key student services departments will again be available to provide personalized, on-site assistance on May 23.

College of the Canyons students looking to get ahead this summer will have the opportunity to do so thanks to this year’s summer class offerings, which are divided into four sessions from June to August.

Some of the new courses that will be offered during the summer include classes pertaining to computer science, mythology, architecture, automotive technologies, real estate and more, school officials said in news release Thursday, adding, summer courses will be offered at both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses, as well as online.

“The majority of class sections offered will be courses that most students need to either graduate with an associate degree, meet prerequisites for transfer to a four-year school or gain the skills required to obtain employment in a high-demand field in the local workforce,” the release stated.

Students and community members looking to enroll in a summer course are encouraged to attend the college’s student registration and orientation event, “Summer Rush,” from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the college’s Canyon Country campus.

During the “Summer Rush” event, college staff from a variety of key student services departments will be available to provide personalized, on-site services designed to help students apply, register and enroll in a ‘one-stop shop’ format, according to school officials. Drop-in counseling and new student advisement workshops will also be available.

“Summer is a great time for students to take classes that can help them with transferring to a university, job training and advancement or for leisure,” said Omar Torres, associate vice president of academic services at the college. “In addition, students currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities might also benefit from the numerous classes offered by COC which will enable them to advance in their fields of study.  With so many classes, there is one that fits most students’ needs.”

High school juniors and seniors have also been invited by COC to take advantage of the chance to earn college and high school credit while taking classes with waived enrollment fees. The news release stated high school students can begin registering May 21, but the summer schedule of classes is already posted online so students can begin exploring the classes that interest them.

Summer 2019 enrollment fees at all California Community Colleges will remain at $46-per-unit as mandated by the state of California, officials said. More information about the 2019 summer session can be found by visiting or contacting the Admissions and Records office at 661-362-3280.

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