The Counseling Department offers informational workshops to educate students and assist them in reaching their academic/career goals.  See below for more details.    


All new students must complete an orientation and a AAW in order to receive priority registration. Priority registration is extremely beneficial at a college campus. You will have the opportunity to register for classes much sooner than other students. In the 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.  In the AAW, you will meet with a counselor who will assist you in understanding your assessment results (START test) and help you develop a first semester plan as a new student. View a list of on campus orientation/ AAW dates.


The Counseling Department has developed this workshop to help students understand his/her academic and/or progress standing.  Students will learn strategies to get back on track and regain good standing with the college.  The workshop will also cover the consequences of being on probation such as unit limitation, financial aid eligibility, and priority registration.  Students who receive a probation email notification are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop.

Santa Maria Campus 
September 6 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
September 21  Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
October 4 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
October 19 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
November 1 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
November 16  Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
November 29 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
December 7 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
December 20 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103


Lompoc Valley Center    
July 7 Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. 2-102
August 8 Monday 2:30-4 p.m. 2-102
August 30 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. 2-203
September 8 Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. 2-101
September 21 Wednesday 11-12:30 p.m. 2-104
October 4 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. 2-203
November 8 Tuesday 12:30-2 p.m. 2-202
November 23 Wednesday 10:30-12 p.m. 2-201



The University Transfer Center (UTC) provides informative workshops to assist students in the transfer process. View a list of scheduled workshops.


During the nursing workshops you will learn about our CNA, LVN, and RN requirements. This includes, prerequisites, application deadlines, AHC graduation requirements, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requirements, and nursing priority registration. This workshop is intended for all students interested in AHC's nursing program. Prior to attending the workshop, students are required to complete an AHC admission application. In addition, students will receive an abbreviated Student Education Plan. 

Santa Maria Campus, A-103   
July 6 Wednesday 12-1 p.m.
July 21 Thursday 12-1 p.m.
August 4 Thursday 11:30-12:30 p.m.
August 16 Tuesday 11:30-12:30 p.m.
September 28 Wednesday 5-6 p.m.
October 21  Friday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
November 15 Tuesday 12-1 p.m.
December 12 Monday 5-6 p.m.


Lompoc Valley Center, Bldg 1-202
July 13  Wednesday 12-1 p.m.
August 2 Tuesday 12-1 p.m.
October 12 Wednesday 5-6 p.m.
December 15 Thursday 12-1 p.m.


Interested in transferring to a BSN program? Attend this workshop and learn more about the following routes to a BSN program:
*Basic Nursing or Pre Licensure program
*ADN (RN) to BSN

In addition, you will learn about common prerequisites, CSU and UC general education requirements, admission application deadlines, and TEAS testing.

 Santa Maria Campus, A-103
July 15 Friday 12-1 p.m.  
August 11 Thursday 10-11 a.m.  
September 14 Wednesday 5-6 p.m.  
October 18 Tuesday 12-1 p.m.  
November 14 Monday 3-4 p.m.  
December 5 Monday 5-6 p.m.  


Lompoc Valley Center, Bldg. 1-202  
July 13 Wednesday 10-11 a.m.
September 21 Wednesday 5-6 p.m.
November 9 Wednesday 5-6 p.m.



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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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