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 attend an 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 AAW you meet with a counselor who will assist you in understanding your assessment results (START test) and help you develop a 1st semester plan as a new student. View a list of dates for an AAW.


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


Discover who you are for the career you want!  This workshop series is designed to help you figure out your top career choices, your soft skills, resume building and even interviewing tips.  To fully benefit from the experience, we strongly encourage you to attend each workshop. 

  fall 2015 

   Santa Maria Campus
WORKSHOP 1: Career Assessments
September 22nd Tuesday 1:30-3 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
September 28th Monday 1:30-3 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
September 30th Wednesday 10:30-12 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
October 16th Friday 1:30-3 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
WORKSHOP 2: Personality Types   
October 13th Tuesday 3-4 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
October 21st Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. A-207 (Career Center)
October 23rd Friday 1:30-2:30 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
WORKSHOP 3: Soft Skills/Employability
October 29th Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m. A-103
November 4th Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. A-403
November 6th Friday 1:30-2:30 p.m. A-103
WORKSHOP 4: Resumes
November 13th Friday 1:30-3:00 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
November 17th Tuesday 3-4:30 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
November 23rd Monday 10:30-12:00 p.m. A-207 (Career Center)
WORKSHOP 5: Interview Skills
November 20th Friday 1:30-2:30 p.m. A-103
November 30th Monday 10:30-11:30 a.m. A-103
December 1st Tuesday 3-4 p.m. A-103


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. 

fall 2015

Santa Maria Campus, Bldg. A-103 (Student Services)
September 8th Tuesday 5-6 p.m.
October 19th Monday 12-1 p.m.
November 18th Wednesday 10-11 a.m.
December 8th Tuesday 5-6 p.m.
Lompoc Campus
August 26th Wednesday 1-2 p.m. -Room 2-104
October 21st Wednesday 1-2 p.m. -Room 2-104
December 2nd Wednesday 5-6 p.m. -Room 2-104



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.

fall 2015

Santa Maria Campus, Bldg. A-103 (Student Services)
September 15th Tuesday 5-6 p.m.
October 28th Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
November 10th Tuesday 3-4 p.m.
December 7th Monday 5-6 p.m.



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