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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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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