Hundreds of Spring Classes Offered in Santa Maria

More than 790 semester-length classes are being offered.

DECEMBER 12, 2013 -- Hundreds of spring classes are being offered at the Allan Hancock College Santa Maria campus next spring.  Many begin the week of Jan. 21, 2014.  Registration for all spring classes is currently under way and continues through Jan. 24, 2014.

More than 790 semester-length classes are being offered.  Others are eight-week “term” classes beginning Jan. 21 (Term 3) or March 24 (Term 4).  Dozens of Fast Track classes, which last less than eight weeks, begin throughout the semester.  Spring courses range from accounting, agribusiness and auto body to sociology, speech, theater and welding.

Spring classes are also being offered at the Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg AFB, and Solvang centers, and online.

Fast Track and Term courses are designed for students who prefer shorter, more intense study.  Eight-week classes offer the credit of a full semester course. 

“For some students, the eight-week time frame fits their schedules better,” said Rebecca Alarcio, director of Public Affairs and Communications.  “Others enroll in eight-week classes because they enjoy the intensity and focus of the shorter courses,” she said.

To view all spring classes, visit the AHC website at and click the Class Search link on the homepage.  Search options include subject, location, instructor, number of credits, and more.

Registration for spring credit classes continues through Jan. 24.  All students register online via myHancock, which is accessed from the 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 homepage, click the Apply & Register link, then select the appropriate application.

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

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 prior to enrolling.  This is done through START (Student Testing, Advising, Retention and Transition).  START is a process developed by Allan Hancock College to help students succeed in college.  The assessment is not an entrance exam.  Anyone 18 years or older who can 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 assessment requirements, dates and times of testing and a complete list of exemptions to assessment, please refer to the AHC Testing Center Web page (Quick Link “Testing Center” on the drop down menu), or call 922-6966 or toll free 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3364. 

For registration information, call (805) 922-6966 or toll free 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3248.

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