The Hotel Restaurant Management curriculum at COC focuses on the development of critical thinking skills through exercises that require effective analysis, problem-solving, and communication. The program will teach students how to identify and attend to the details of service operations; how to effectively organize a service delivery system; how to communicate to the employees, managers, and owners; how to interact and work with guests and diners; and how to develop their management and leadership skills. Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment in the hospitality management industry.
College of the Canyons is part of the California Community College system of 116 colleges serving more than 2.1 million students.
The college is located in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, and covers a 367-square-mile service area. It offers 242 associate degree and certificate programs and served 33,481 students per year at Valencia and Canyon Country campuses in 2019/20.
In addition to meeting the academic needs of students seeking transfer and career technical education, the college also plays a key role in developing the economy of its service area. On average, the Economic Development Division generates approximately $4 million per year to provide cutting-edge training for thousands of employees at numerous local companies.
The college participates in several innovative partnerships that have redefined the traditional role of community colleges. It collaborates with nearly every social service agency in the community, school district, the city of Santa Clarita, chamber of commerce, and many local businesses.