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Comprehensive Institutional Self-Study Report

Welcome to College of the Canyons' Accreditation Self Evaluation. This site is designed to provide public access to all accreditation-related records. Documents will be posted as they become available. Additional information about the accrediting commission and accreditation process is available at right. Linked documents are in PDF format and will open in a new window or tab.​


Accreditation Reaffirmed

Letter from Accrediting Commission, June 23, 2017​

Letter from Accrediting Commission, Feb. 6, 2015​

Visiting Accreditation Team's Final Report​


Fundamentals of Accreditation

Eligibility Requirements

Accreditation Standards

Guide to Evaluating Institutions

Manual for Institutional Self Evaluation

Rubric for Evaluating Institutional Effectiveness

Guide to Evaluating Distance Education

Substantive Change Manual

Criteria for Substantive Change Proposals

Style Sheet for Self-Evaluation Draft

2014 Self-Evaluation Timeline​

Accreditation Steering Committee and Writing Teams

2014 Self-Evaluation Report Preparation

Evidence Collection, Letter to Standard Teams, September 2013​​

Public Comment​

Reports & Records


2014 Commission Report (May)

2014 Commission Report (March)

2014 Substantive Change Proposals:

2012 Progress Report on Student Learning Outcomes

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College of the Canyons is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More​



Team Member Bios



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Omar Torres

Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Accreditation Liaison Officer