Hundreds of Fall Classes Offered in Santa Maria

Registration is under way for fall credit classes.

JULY 3, 2014 -- This fall, 820 credit classes are being offered at the Allan Hancock College Santa Maria campus, and another 332 classes will be offered at the college’s Lompoc Valley, Solvang and Vandenberg AFB centers, online and at off-campus sites.  Most classes begin the week of
Aug. 18.  Students can choose from 17-week, 8-week and short-term classes that are one or two days.  Some classes are Saturdays only.  The college also offers more than 160 online classes.

Details about all fall classes are available at; click the Class Search link on the home page.  Class Search provides real-time information available 24/7.  For details about a specific class, click its blue CRN.

Fall classes at the Santa Maria campus range from auto body technology to global studies to paralegal studies and more.  More than 200 degrees and certificates are available.

Registration for fall credit classes continues through Aug. 18. 

Eight-week classes are scheduled for both the first half of the semester (Term 1) and the second half (Term 2).  Term 1 classes begin the week of Aug. 18 and end Oct. 10.  Term 2 classes run Oct. 13 through Dec. 5.

To register online, visit and click Apply and Register.

For details about classes offered at locations other than Santa Maria, click Class Search and then search by location.

All California residents pay a $46 per credit enrollment fee.  In addition, all students pay a $19 health fee.  Students attending classes at the Santa Maria campus also pay up to $10 a year for the Student Center fee.  Other minimal fees may apply.

Financial aid is available.  To see if you quality, contact the Santa Maria campus financial aid office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3200 or

All new and returning students (those students not enrolled in the previous semester) must apply to the college by completing an online admissions application, accessed by clicking the Apply and Register link.

Print copies of the fall 2014 Schedule at a Glance are available at all college sites and local public libraries, while supplies last.  The Schedule at a Glance contains a basic listing of fall credit classes being offered at the time of publication.  Students must still access the online Class Search to obtain the details they will need in order to plan their fall class schedule.

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 AllanHancockCollege.  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 (see “Student Services” on the drop down menu), or call 922-6966 or toll free 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3364. 

For more registration information, call the Admissions & Records office at 922-6966 ext. 3248.  The toll free number in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3248.

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Last Modified Jun 30, 2017