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National University Brings New Programs to University Center at COC

The Interim University Center at College of the Canyons has added three additional programs through National University, Sherman Oaks. This spring saw the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Domestic Security, Master of Science in Homeland Security and a Single Subject Teaching Credential.
These programs are in addition to the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health that National University already offers at the Interim University Center. All programs through National University are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing "National University recommends more teachers for credentialing state-wide than any other single institution in California," according to Adriana Schaefer, Director of Student Services for National University, Sherman Oaks. The Interim University Center currently offers twelve bachelor’s degrees, seven credentials, nine master’s degrees and one doctorate degree in majors such as liberal studies, communication and areas of education and business administration.  The University Center boasts more than 15,000 students and 550 graduates in its short history, and plans to build a permanent University Center on the College of the Canyons campus. “Through these new programs and all of the other current and future bachelors, masters and doctoral programs, we are committed to expanding higher education opportunities to meet the needs of our community,” said Dr. Barry Gribbons, Vice President, Institutional Development, Technology and Online Services at COC.

An information meeting for the Single Subject Teaching Credential has been scheduled for April 20, 2006 at 4:00 pm in the University Center.  Additional information meetings will be scheduled for all programs, and dates will be posted on the Interim University Center’s website at as they are scheduled. To learn more about other degree programs being offered at the Interim University Center, call (661) 362-5474.  Additional information is available on-line at