University description (as per official university website)
We invite you to use this Website to learn more about Caņada College and what it can do to help you accomplish your educational, career, and personal goals. I especially encourage you to read the individual stories of accomplishment. We take great pride in our students, faculty, and staff. They are the Caņada College family.
Caņada College is a unique community college. Because it is one of the smallest community colleges in the Bay Area we are more like a private college. Our class sizes are small and our faculty has one mission - to help you achieve your academic goals. You won't find yourself in a large lecture hall being taught by a graduate student. Many members of our faculty have earned Ph.D.'s and they enjoy mentoring students. That's one reason we are historically one of California 's best community colleges when it comes to transferring students to four-year schools.
While we are small, we have a full array of courses that transfer to universities as general education requirements. We also have the first University Center developed in California . It offers bachelor's degrees in nursing, business administration, liberal studies, and child and adolescent development in addition to teaching credentials for elementary and secondary schools and an accelerated executive master's degree in business administration. More than 1,000 students are on campus earning degrees in this unique program funded by the California Legislature. Our original and largest partner in this effort is San Francisco State University .
Caņada College also opens doors for adult learners looking for a career change. You can pursue a career in medical assisting, radiologic technology, multimedia, early childhood education, fashion design, interior design, human services, accounting, business technology, and many other fields that are described on this site. Whether you need to start your new career by first learning English or you already have a bachelor's degree, Caņada College can help you on the path to a new career.
High school students also have a place at Caņada College . Did you know that local high school students can take courses for free beginning their sophomore year? Ambitious high school students can essentially finish their first two years of college at no cost, saving thousands of dollars. We also know that the high school learning environment isn't right for everyone. Our Middle College High School program allows students from the Sequoia High School District to earn their diploma and also gain college credits. College classes are also available to students at Sequoia High School through our Upward Bound Program at that school. Our professors also teach courses at East Palo Alto High School .
Whether your goal is to complete high school, earn a professional certificate, associate's degree, or to eventually transfer to a four-year college or university, Caņada College is here to help you. We offer a seamless learning environment that can take you from high school to a university degree without ever leaving our campus. I welcome you to our campus.
Financial aid is money for college. It is provided by taxpayers in order to make sure that everyone who wants a college education has the financial ability to pay for college expenses. Taxpayers contribute to financial aid because helping people with the cost of education guarantees a strong economic future for the country and provides a higher quality of life for the educated individual.
Financial aid is also a partnership between you, the student, and Caņada College. If you receive financial aid, it is expected you will treat your education with the same kind of responsibility that you would a job. You must enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal.
Most financial aid is awarded to students based on demonstrated need. The financial aid application process is set up to measure in a fair way how much each individual student needs. Many of the rules associated with receiving financial aid have been developed to make sure you, as a student, are treated fairly and also to guarantee you take your share of responsibility in the partnership.
These on-line resources provide information about the financial aid services at Caņada College. Please read carefully so you become familiar with the process of applying for financial aid, know what programs are available, and understand what you must do to remain eligible.
We understand that the rules that govern the financial aid programs are often confusing. Our Financial Aid Office staff is available to answer your questions and provide special assistance if and when you need it. Please let us know if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance as a non-English speaking student. We have Spanish-speaking staff and provide information in other languages. We will be happy to assist you.