ERIC Number: ED485444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Commission Review of a Proposal by the Santa Clarita Community College District To Establish the Canyon Country Educational Center. Commission Report 04-19
California Postsecondary Education Commission
In this report, the Commission considers a proposal by the Santa Clara Community College District to establish an educational center in the community of Canyon Country. The district was created in 1968 when the communities of Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country, Agua Dulce, and Val Verde voted overwhelmingly for its establishment. It serves a geographic area of 367 square miles in the northwest portion of Los Angeles County. The College of the Canyons is the only full-service community college campus serving a region that consists of about 213,000 residents. This population base is projected to expand at an annual rate of nearly 3.0% over the next 25 years, which will result in an additional 168,000 residents by 2030. Strong population and economic growth, along with a rapidly expanding labor market, have resulted in great demand for college services. In response to growing demand, the district added nearly 700 course sections since 1997, and it used funds from voter-approved bond measure to purchase additional modular facilities. The Commission concurs with a proposal of the California Community College Board of Governors to establish a state-approved education center in the city of Santa Clarita as a permanent off-campus center of the College of the Canyons.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Community Colleges, Off Campus Facilities, Enrollment Projections, Educational Planning, Program Proposals
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.