Credit and Community Education Classes Offered Next Spring in Lompoc Valley

Registration is under way for all spring classes.

Allan Hancock College is offering 108 credit classes at its Lompoc Valley and Vandenberg AFB centers during the spring 2013 semester.  Most of these are semester-length classes that begin the week of January 22.  Others are Term 3 eight-week classes that also begin January 22, Term 4 eight-week classes that begin March 25 and Fast Track classes lasting eight weeks or less that begin throughout the semester.

Credit classes offered in the Lompoc Valley include accounting, agribusiness, administration of justice, astronomy, art, biology, business, computer business information systems and computer business office technology chemistry, early childhood studies, economics, English, environmental technology, film, graphics, history, humanities, math, music, philosophy, physical education, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and more. 

These classes are in addition to the more than 900 spring credit classes being offered at the Santa Maria campus, in the Santa Ynez Valley, at off-campus sites, and online. 

Another 17 Community Education classes are being offered at several Lompoc locations, including the Lompoc Valley Center.  No enrollment fees are charged for these classes, however, some classes require a $5 materials fee.

Community Education classes at the Lompoc Valley Center include:

  • Preparing for the GED Tests
  • Sewing Studio-Open Lab
  • Quilting
  • Expressions in Colored Pencil
  • Watercolor painting
  • Digital Photography, Level 1
  • Digital Photography, Level 2
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Introduction to Excel

Community Education classes offered at other Lompoc sites include:

Anderson Recreation Center

Intro to English A1


Intro to English B1


Intro to English C1


Intro to English D1

College Park Apartments

Intro to English A1


Intro to English B1

Dick DeWees Community Center

Painting in Oils & Acrylics

Life Options & Vocational Resource Center (LOVARC)

Vocational skills Training

Vocational Training Center-Lompoc

Vocational skills Training


Independent Living Skills (2)

To view all spring classes, visit the AHC website at and click the Class Search link on the home page.

Registration for spring credit classes continues through Jan. 25, 2013.  All students register online via myHancock, which is accessed from the college website’s home page.  Click the Student tab, then Register/Add/Drop/Search Classes

New students and those without a user name and password must first apply for admission to the college before registering for classes.  To access the online admission application from the website home page, click the Apply & Register link and select the appropriate application.

For more online registration information, click the Apply & Register link, then Application & Registration Information.

The general public is welcome to attend college classes at Vandenberg AFB – classes are not restricted to base personnel.  Students not residing on base who enroll in classes at the college’s Vandenberg AFB Center will be issued an access permit for the duration of the class(es).

The enrollment fee for California residents is $46 a unit, meaning a typical three-unit class costs $138.  Other minimal fees apply.

Many new, continuing and returning students must be assessed.  This is done through START (Student Testing, Advising, Retention and Transition) placement testing.  START (Student Testing, Advising, Retention and Transition) is a placement test for English and math and a basic orientation to college programs and services.  Many new students and some continuing and returning students are required to take the START assessment.  START’s purpose is to assist those students who are planning to obtain a degree or certificate, those planning to transfer to a university or those unsure of their educational goals.  Assessment test results do not determine admission to the college.  Anyone who is 18 years or older and able to benefit from instruction is eligible to attend Allan Hancock College.  High school juniors and seniors may enroll in college classes through Hancock’s College Now! program. 

Students with certain qualifications, including students taking classes for life-long learning or those with degrees, are exempt from assessment.  For a complete list of exemptions to assessment and for the dates and times of assessment sessions, please refer to the college’s Testing Center Web page (Quick Link “Testing” from the home page), or call the Lompoc Valley Center at (805) 735-3366 ext. 5090.

For more information about credit classes and registration, call the Lompoc Valley Center at (805) 735-3366 or the Vandenberg AFB Center at (805) 734-3500 or (805) 605-5915.  For information about Community Education classes, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3209.

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