New students gather for Orientation

Whatever your goal is- get there faster with PRIORITY REGISTRATION!

Receive priority registration at AHC so you are able to get the classes you want.  In order to receive priority registration, students are required to complete these 3 steps in the following order:

STEP 1               Online Orientation 
STEP 2              
English/Math Placement
STEP 3              
Academic Advising Workshop (AAW)  

ORIENTATION: All new students are required to complete an orientation.  You will learn about student support services, college success tips, and other important "need to know" information.  To access the online orientation, log onto your myHancock account and go to your "student" tab.  The orientation is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ENGLISH/MATH PLACEMENT: Your reading, writing, and math skills will be determined through one of the following options: (1) Your high schools grade point average and successful completion of 11th or 12 grade math and English course(s), or (2) complete our START placement test through our Testing Center.

ACADEMIC ADVISING WORKSHOP (AAW): All new students are required to attend an AAW.  At the workshop, you will meet a counselor who will assist you in understanding your placement, identifying your academic goal, and help you develop a first semester plan.  See below for AAW dates/times.

The three steps for priority registration must be completed by November 14, 2017 

No reservation is required. Seating is limited on a first-come, first serve basis.  Dates/Times are subject to change. 


    academic Advising Workshops

Santa Maria Campus     
 August 1  Tuesday  1-2:30 p.m.  A-103
 August 2  Wednesday  10-11:30 a.m.  A-103
August 3 Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. A-103
August 7 Monday 10-11:30 a.m. A-103
August 8 Tuesday 1-2:30 p.m. A-103
August 9 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-103
August 10 Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. A-103
August 14 Monday 10-11:30 a.m. A-103
August 15 Tuesday 1-2:30 p.m. A-103
August 16 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-103
Lompoc Valley Center    
August 4 Friday 1-2:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
August 10 Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
August 15 Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. Bldg 1-202/203
August 25 Friday 2-3:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
September 7 Thursday 10-11:30 a.m. Bldg 1-202/203
September 19 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
October 4 Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
October 17 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
November 3 Friday 10-11:30 a.m. Bldg 1-202/203
November 8 Wednesday 12-1:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
November 16 Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
November 29 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. Bldg 1-202/203
December 7 Thursday 2-3:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
December 14 Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203

Questions?  Call the Counseling Department.

Santa Maria campus: (805) 922-6966 ext. 3293
Lompoc Valley Center: (805) 735-3366 ext. 5200

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Janel Case
Biomedical Engineering

Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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