Welcome from the President

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From here, you can go anywhere!

Welcome to Cañada College! I am pleased that you have chosen our College to pursue your educational goals and career aspirations.

For more than 50 years, Cañada College has provided enriching and life-changing educational opportunities for the residents of San Mateo County.  With the support and guidance from award-winning faculty and staff, students can pursue certificates and degrees for career training or as a transfer gateway to four-year colleges and universities. At Cañada College, we recognize that the skyrocketing cost of college is one of the most significant barriers to college access and completion. The San Mateo County Community College District’s Free College initiative provides students, who demonstrate financial need, to be exempt from paying enrollment and other fees associated with college enrollment. I encourage you to complete the Free Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) or the CA Dream Act Application today!

Here at Cañada College, you will have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of courses in more than 75 academic degree and certificate programs in the sciences, technology, medical, social sciences, humanities, art and design fields. Cañada College offers courses to meet your schedule: day, evening, weekend and online. The College also provides innovative student support services in counseling, orientation, certificate and degree planning, transfer assistance, and tutoring. Part of a college experience is becoming involved both in and outside of class and I encourage you to join in co-curricular activities, including student government, intercollegiate athletics, student clubs, honors societies and many others. Cañada offers many opportunities to connect with students, faculty, industry experts and others with whom you can share and exchange ideas. I encourage you to get to know your instructors and visit them during their office hours if you have any questions or need additional help.

I am honored to be a part of the caring Cañada community that stands ready to help you reach your goals and fulfill your dreams. We are happy to support you along your academic journey. From here, you can go anywhere!


Kim Lopez

President, Cañada College