Location: San Mateo County, California
Total Students: 6,900
Percentage of International Students: 15%
The Associated Students of Cañada College (ASCC) is the student government at Cañada College. The ASCC board consists of a maximum of 22 elected and appointed student representatives who organize and promote campus wide programs, protect student rights, and represent the student voice on campus committees.
Cañada was one of the first community colleges in California to partner with four-year universities to offer bachelor’s degrees on-site through its Center for International and University Studies.
The Mathematics, Science and Engineering Transfer Scholarships (M-SETS) program provides 140 scholarship awards to academically talented, financially needy students working to transfer to a four-year university to complete an undergraduate degree in an engineering, math or science major. M-SETS awards are offered for up to three years of full-time academic study at Cañada College and in the first semester that a student transfers to a four-year university.
Because of the school’s excellence in STEM education, it has developed partnerships with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and San Francisco State University. The COMETS Project (Creating Opportunities for Minorities in Engineering, Technology, and Science) is a collaboration between Cañada College’s Engineering Department and San Francisco State University School of Engineering. The project is sponsored by NASA’s Office of Education through Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award for the Integration of Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum (CIPAIR).
The college offers more than 40 instructional programs under three instructional divisions: Business, Design & Workforce; Humanities & Social Sciences; and Science & Technology.
Assists students to develop and carry out both short- and long-term employment and career goals
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
A state funded program that helps single parents receiving county assistance from CalWORKs and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, formerly AFDC) succeed in college.
Counseling Center Services
Counseling services for Academics, Transfer, Career, & Personal
Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Ensures educational access so that students with disabilities have every reasonable opportunity to meet their educational goals, provide educational support so that students with disabilities can demonstrate their skills, and create a learning environment in which students with disabilities may become independent, interdependent and integrated in our global community.
Phone- (650) 306-3318
The college is located on 131 acres (0.53 km2) in the western part of Redwood City. The Cañada College library is part of the county-wide Peninsula Library System which connects the college library with dozens of other local libraries. Librarians provide free research and citation help to students and the library provides use of computers and study rooms.
Artist Deborah Butterfield designed a bronze sculpture of a horse which sits in the quad.
Moisés Alou, Major League Baseball player
Cara Black, author
Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative, earned an associate degree from Cañada College in 1975002E
Bob Melvin (born 1961) – Major League Baseball player and manager
Stevie Nicks (born 1948), singer-songwriter and part of the music group Fleetwood Mac, attended Cañada College in 1966-1967.
Harold Reynolds (born 1960), Major League Baseball player and MLB Network sports analyst.
Ken Rinaldo, installation artist working with technology and professor at Ohio State University, graduated from Cañada College in Computer Science.
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