Mission and Values
Allan Hancock College provides quality educational opportunities that enhance student
learning and the creative, intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse
Allan Hancock College will be the recognized leader in student success through excellence
in teaching, learning, and services in an environment of mutual respect.
ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE SHARED VALUES
We at Allan Hancock College express our values in all that we do. Our commitment is
to find innovative ways to enhance student achievement and to always put students
first. We operate in a culture of mutual respect and lifelong learning, developing
relationships among students and employees to enrich our collective appreciation for
diverse ideas, thoughts, and experiences. Our culture is supported by a philosophy
that shared governance and academic freedom are primary vehicles in promoting excellence
in all teaching, learning, and services through open and honest communication.
Equal Access to All
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Board of Trustees of the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District recognizes
that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding
and respect, harmony and creativity while providing positive images for all students.
The district is committed to the active promotion of campus diversity including recruitment
of and opportunities for qualified members of underrepresented/protected groups, as
well as the provision of a work and learning environment conducive to open discussion
and free of intimidation, harassment, and unlawful discrimination. The board commits
the district to equal opportunity/access for qualified persons in all aspects of its
employment program including selection, assignment, promotion and transfer, and with
respect to all necessary classifications. The board also assures that all employees
and applicants for employment will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color,
ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, status
as a Vietnam-era veteran, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Alternate Media Statement: Allan Hancock College will provide, upon request, alternate translation of its general
information documents in large print, Braille, E-text, etc., through our Learning
Like all community colleges, Allan Hancock College faces new challenges and opportunities
every day. To deal effectively with these challenges, and to develop a meaningful
road map to guide it over the next years, the college has developed its latest Strategic Plan PDF.
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UCSB Transfer Student
I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.
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