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VALENCIA - College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. is deficient in five areas, according to according to
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3. a review of civil rights guidelines for vocational education vocational education, training designed to advance individuals' general proficiency, especially in relation to their present or future occupations. The term does not normally include training for the professions. ordered by the chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
A committee that reviewed the guidelines earlier this year found that the college needed to make its programs more accessible to the disabled, encourage students to explore nontraditional careers and insert multilingual text in its publications.
``We are responding to each and every one of the issues raised by the visiting team,'' said Phil Hartley, vice president of instruction and student services. ``We are providing them with plans, with a timeline and the responsible individuals of those problems.''
After the four-day review in March, the committee presented the college's president with a letter in May, outlining its findings and requesting that the college respond by formulating a compliance plan. The plan has been prepared.
``We are going to try our best,'' Hartley said. ``Some we will be able to do immediately - some (will take) a little longer.''
The state chancellor's office said the review was to help the state's 107 colleges to maintain compliance with civil rights guidelines.
``It was essentially part of a routine process that our site teams have,'' said Kyle Orr, spokesman for the chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
One of the bigger problems on the campus dealt with numerous physical barriers that prevent or make it difficult for people with disabilities to access programs and services.
``We are aware of which physical barriers still remain on campus as defined by current (Americans with Disabilities Act Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. civil-rights law, enacted 1990, that forbids discrimination of various sorts against persons with physical or mental handicaps. ) law,'' Hartley said. ``We have started barrier removal projects. All public facilities and even restaurants face these things "These Things" is an EP by She Wants Revenge, released in 2005 by Perfect Kiss, a subsidiary of Geffen Records. Music Video
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The college is hoping for state funding for the work, which includes widening walkways and restroom doors, improving sidewalks for wheelchair access and improving doorway sills Sills , Beverly Originally Belle Silverman. Born 1929.
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Other barriers included the lack of signage to direct the disabled and insufficient visual emergency alarms.
Communication barriers included a lack of phone registration technology for the hearing-impaired.
In its report, the review committee was concerned that the ``college has not systematically considered the needs of individuals with disabilities when expanding services through new technologies.''
Another review issue said the college has gender imbalances and is not doing enough to promote student diversity in the vocational programs Noun 1. vocational program - a program of vocational education
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To overcome that, the college was asked to ``focus on efforts to help students overcome their own sex role stereotyping,'' and urged better gender equity in traditional male- and female-dominated courses such as nursing and welding welding, process for joining separate pieces of metal in a continuous metallic bond. Cold-pressure welding is accomplished by the application of high pressure at room temperature; forge welding (forging) is done by means of hammering, with the addition of heat. .
Earlier recommendations resulted in the college's computer ``boot camp'' for girls that will be recognized at an conference next month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, .