Academic Employee Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for each position will be stated in the job announcement. The minimum qualifications for all Academic positions are set by the State Chancellor's Office. The State Chancellor's Office minimum qualifications may be found at the following link:
(Note: Above link will redirect you to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website.) 

Applying Through Equivalency

Individual districts are permitted to establish local equivalencies which are at least as stringent as the state minimum qualifications. An applicant who does not meet the state’s minimum qualifications may still be able to qualify based on one of our established equivalencies.
The Minimum Qualifications and Equivalencies Committee (MQE) of the Academic Senate developed Minimum Qualifications and Equivalencies Committee Procedures that outline the process for establishing equivalencies to the minimum qualifications at COC. A list of equivalencies accepted at College of the Canyons may be viewed by clicking on the following links. Please note that not all academic disciplines accept every equivalency. Please refer to the specific job announcement to see which equivalencies will be accepted for a specific position.
If you are applying under an accepted equivalency, you may do so by clicking on the link below and filling out one of the Requests for Equivalency forms. These forms must be uploaded with your application materials.

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