College of the Canyons plays an increasingly vital role in the Santa Clarita Valley, whose diverse population relies on its relevant, cutting-edge academic and workforce-training programs. Business and industry depend on the many training, economic development and business-assistance initiatives, and partnerships with numerous organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions contribute to the community’s strength and vitality.
College of the Canyons not only provides an educated, well-trained workforce, it takes an active role in ensuring that businesses stay at the forefront of their fields. The college itself makes a significant contribution to the local economy.
Thank you for selecting College of the Canyons for your educational pathway. We strive to provide each student with robust academic knowledge and the relevant, market-driven, technical skills to give you the competitive advantage in an ever-changing U.S. economy. Our world-class instructors use state of the art technology in each class, to ensure every students is prepared to transfer, enter the workforce, or enhance their current job skills.
Every aspect of College of the Canyons lives and breathes innovation, pushes to offer the best services to our students, and ensures each student has the support they need to reach their goal. Whether it is our top-notch faculty, award winning tutoring and learning center, our competitive athletic and academic teams or our stunning campuses, we ensure we put students first in all we do.
To get started at College of the Canyons, click the link below. If you need support at any time, please reach out to our Welcome Center in Canyons Hall at the Valencia campus, email us or call us at (661) 362-5891.
We look forward to seeing you join our campus community!
Working at College of the Canyons
College of the Canyons can proudly say we have made a difference in our community and to generations of its residents. We provide a rich and rewarding experience for our employees through our highly competitive compensation and benefits, a comprehensive professional development program, top-notch leadership, and being known as a leader in our field of education. We offer the opportunity to perform meaningful work that benefits our students, the ability to interact with highly educated faculty and staff and attend countless campus activities, all in a park-like setting.
We take our mission as a “community” college seriously and make sure we are responsive to the needs of our district residents. We accomplish this by partnering with a variety of organizations, schools and business and industries in our valley to make sure everyone has the up-to-date education and training they need. Our employees take great pride in the work they do and the institution they serve.
Innovative Compassionate Excellence Fairness
The Human Resources Department is an innovative strategic partner that works collaboratively to promote the mission of the district and provide support for the learning environment. We create equitable employment practices to attract and retain the best qualified and dynamic employees. We encourage and embrace a diverse and inclusive campus community that enriches and supports the lives of our fellow employees and students.
Future Instructors In Training
The Future Instructors in Training Program (FIT) provides a unique opportunity for qualified individuals to explore and develop a career in community college instruction through an internship program with the Santa Clarita Community College District. The FIT Program seeks to address diversity needs of the region by preparing our interns to become exemplars, as community college faculty, of the inclusive and sensitive teaching practices reflective of the diversity of our students and the community.
We are always looking for dynamic instructors that can offer our students new perspectives as well as long developed experience. The FIT Program combines pedagogical trainings with mentorship and hands-on classroom experience, providing invaluable training through participation in projects and assignments that allow for the practical application of academic knowledge and the development of skills necessary for a career in higher education.
It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about a career in teaching! The FIT Program is designed to inspire, recruit, and prepare career professionals and graduate students for the opportunity to join the instructors of today in community college teaching, to be come the instructors of the future. The program is open to all qualified applicants who meet the State Minimum Qualifications in the subject area in which they are interested in completing their internship.
A three-week evening “Intership Preparation Course” designed to provide essential training in teaching methodology;
A semester internship, where each participant based on their educational background, demonstrated aptitude and career goals, is paired with a mentor from among COC’s dynamic faculty; and
Select events during the semester.
Following successful completion of the Internship, FIT participants graduate with the preparation and tools necessary to pursue adjunct teaching positions with College of the Canyons!
Schedule for the Internship Preparation Course: TBD
Seminars typically occur Tuesday – Thursday from 6:00pm-9:00pm
We will begin accepting applications as of now. Please continue to visit our website for more information.
QHow do I find out what positions are available at COC?
College of the Canyons lists all academic and classified positions on our website and at the California Community College Registry website. Click on the "Employment Opportunities" link to view all open positions or to navigate to the California Community College Registry website. top
QHow can I ensure I am notified about future openings?
To receive automatic notifications of future openings, please log-in to our employment website and click on "Email Alerts." You can select to be notified about future opening ins a particular department or discipline or to be notified about all future openings.
QHow do I know if I meet the minimum qualifications for an open position?
The minimum qualifications for each position are stated in the job announcement. Applicants must ensure that their application materials adequately reflect the education and prior work experience required for the position. For faculty positions, please click on the "Academic Employee Minimum Qualifications" link for more information. top
QI received my education outside the United States and the position I am applying for has a minimum education requirement. What do I need to do?
Degrees and units earned outside the United States must be professional evaluated. The District recognizes equivalency evaluation from approved companies who are current members of NACES.org. Click on the "Foreign Degrees and Units" link for more information. top
QIf I have questions regarding a position posted on the website, should I contact the hiring department directly?
No. Please direct all questions to the Human Resources Department. top
QHow can I find a job on campus if I am a COC student?
Our Career Services department provides a variety of career and employment related services including student employment. You can access a link to our Career Services site by clicking on the "Employment Opportunities" link. You can also submit an application for the Student Employment Eligibility pool by clicking on the Student Employment link on the Employment Opportunities page. top
QWhat is the process to verify employment for a current employee?
Please fax your request, along with the employee's signed authorization to release the information, to the Human Resources office at (661) 362-5570. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for us to respond. If you have already faxed your request and have not received a response, please call our department at (661) 362-3427. top