Business Units

Centers for Applied Competitive
Technologies (CACT)

Elevating Advanced Technology Companies

Advanced technology companies need a partner, now more than ever, in their business--an organization that can respond with workforce training and technical solutions.  How do you find the resources to learn, compete and grow?

Employee Training Institute (ETI)

ETI provides on site, customized training in most technical skills and business topics such as Print Reading, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Project Management, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), Supervisory skills, Management and Leadership, and many others.

Fast Track Institute (FTI)

The fastest way to prepare for "in-demand" jobs!

The Institute provides fast-paced, intensive, job preparation programs for job seekers, mid-career professionals, recent high-school graduates and other community members looking for an opportunity to quickly jumpstart their career.

Health Workforce Initiative

Healthcare businesses can access the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) that is dedicated to serving California's healthcare companies with innovative solutions that are unique and customized to your business. We identify the workforce needs of California's health care delivery systems and develop solutions through a comprehensive problem-solving process that includes assessment and analysis, planning and development, and implementation and evaluation.

Information Communication
Technology/Digital Media

ICT/DM is an umbrella term, widely used outside the U.S. and in the United Nations, to encompass all rapidly emerging, evolving and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, information systems and digital media technologies.

Being part of the California State initiative “Doing What Matters”, this division will collaborate with private industry, educational institutions, faculty and other workforce entities to identify and act on opportunities that will benefit business, students and the California economy. 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Providing Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners with the Tools of Success

How do you learn, compete and grow as a small business in a tough and competitive economy? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons (COC) helps prospective and existing small business owners start new businesses, tackle current business challenges, and develop the tools and methodologies necessary to successfully manage and grow their businesses.