College of the Canyons, popularly referred to as COC, is a public two-year community college that functions within the Santa Clarita Community College District, USA.
Local voters endorsed the formation of the college in 1967. It formally opened in 1969, operating in non-permanent quarters on the campus of William S. Hart High School in Newhall. In 1970, the college acquired a permanent campus site along the east side of Interstate 5, Southern of Valencia Boulevard and also north of McBean Parkway. The college relocated to a collection of modular structures on the site in 1970 as permanent facilities were being developed. Over the years, educational facilities have been designed to ensure that they blend with the natural features of the place, creating a relaxed and also comfortable physical environment.
The college is situated on 153.4 acres of rolling, tree-dotted hills in the incorporated town of Santa Clarita in northern Los Angeles County, California.
The two-year Registered Nursing Training program at College of the Canyons is built to prepare the student with the knowledge necessary to assume the responsibilities of an entry-level Registered Nurse (RN). Upon graduation the student is awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing and is qualified to take the National Licensure Examination to become a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Total program cost is USD $8,890
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Scholastic eligibility is determined through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office approved formula which calculates the student’s probability of successfully completing the ADN program. The formula uses the following criteria:
- Core Biology GPA – all Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology courses taken at the college level.
- Core Biology repetitions – the number of times a student has repeated a Core Biology course including withdrawals.
- English GPA – all credit English course grades regardless of the level of the course.
- Overall GPA – the college GPA as it appears on college transcripts excluding non-credit and not-for-credit courses.
- Students must have a minimum required score of 70 to be eligible for admission.
To be more competitive for admission, students are encouraged to:
- Complete all courses without repeating or withdrawing
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all Biology courses
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all English courses
- Minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA
Qualified applicants will be required to take a state-approved nursing assessment test. Students must rank at the required level to be eligible for admission into the program. Currently, this is a 62% (TEAS V) composite score based on the California Community College Chancellor’s Office recommendation. Valid photo ID must be presented at time of test.
Final selections are made using both multi-criteria screening for ranking and random selection. Qualified applicants not selected must reapply in order to be considered. The Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Professions Office do not retain applications.
Students not meeting eligibility criteria are given a remediation plan. After successful completion, students are eligible to reapply for random selection. If the remediation plan is not complete by the deadline, the student is no longer eligible to apply to the program.
College of the Canyons
Address: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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