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The California Community College system is comprised of 116 public community colleges with 2.1 million students and is the largest system of higher education in the United States. California’s community colleges are the largest provider of workforce training in the world with more than 200 programs – crafted in collaboration with business and labor and taught by industry professionals – ranging from craft brewing to engineering to automotive technology.  Some 80,000 California community colleges students transfer seamlessly to a University of California or California State University campus every year. And every year, nearly 40,000 California community college students earn an Associate Degree for Transfer that guarantees them admission as juniors to a Cal State campus and other participating universities.
 
 
I Can Afford College- sponsored by the California Community Colleges, the website provides information on funding a community college education. 
College of the Canyons (COC) is the California community college located in Santa Clarita and serves a 367-square-mile area. COC offers nearly 170 associate degree and certificate programs and has 32,000 students attend per year at the Valencia, Canyon Country, and online campuses.
COC Outreach and Welcome Center - High school students should visit the Outreach and Welcome Center to learn about taking the early college programs of dual enrollment, College Now!, and concurrent enrollment. Early College Programs provide eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take courses for job certifications, associate degrees, and transfer requirements to four-year colleges and universities.
  • The Dual Enrollment Program provides high school students the opportunity to take COC courses taught by COC instructors during the regular school day at a participating Hart District high school.
  • The College Now! Program offers COC courses taught by COC instructors outside the school day at a participating Hart District high school.
  • The Concurrent Enrollment Program offers COC courses taught by COC instructors outside the high school day at COC's Valencia, Canyon Country, and online campuses.  
 
 
Canyons Promise Program - The Canyons Promise program provides incoming first-time college students for the fall semester the opportunity to attend College of the Canyons tuition-free for their first two years (fall and spring semesters only). The program is exclusively for first-time college students who enroll full-time. The program provides students with financial support, high-touch academic/counseling support, and peer support to increase student success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assist.org - provides major and campus-specific articulated transfer agreements between the California Community Colleges, the California State University system, and the University of California system.
Transferring to a University of California campus does not require an associate degree but still requires a minimum of 60 units, general education requirements, and major-specific requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
TAG or Transfer Agreement Guarantees - Transfer guarantee agreements with 6 UC campuses: UCD, UCI, UCM, UCR, UCSB, UCSC. Students can only apply for a TAG at one campus.
 
TAG Matrix - provides a list of participating campuses and campus-specific requirements to qualify for the TAG.
 
Assist.org - provides major and campus-specific articulated transfer agreements between the California Community Colleges, the California State University system, and the University of California system.