College of the Canyons seeks community input on college programsMai Nguyen Do February 20, 2019 1 COMMENT
College of the Canyons is rolling out a survey to learn how to best communicate with the community about new classes and programs on campus.
The 10-minute survey will help the college develop and market new, no-cost programs within its continuing education division for community members who are looking to develop professional skills for use in the workplace.
“Over the past year, we have been gathering feedback from our local business partners and their employees to learn what their biggest needs are,” director of educational partnerships at the college Justin Wallace said. “As COC continues to roll out new courses, it is important for the college to obtain feedback on what the community needs are so they can be responsive.”
Recently, College of the Canyons created new courses for human resources certificates, health fitness and wellness, cybersecurity and professional skills in response to community feedback.
Some continuing education classes, such as citizenship courses and General Education Development courses, are financially supported by the state government of California and are offered tuition-free to students.
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.