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Mission and Values

Our Mission

Allan Hancock College fosters an educational culture that values equity and diversity and engages students in an inclusive learning environment. We offer pathways that encourage our student population to achieve personal, career, and academic goals through coursework leading to skills building, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer.

Graduates stacking their handsVISION STATEMENT

Allan Hancock College makes the following commitments to our students, our community and each other:

  • We will change the odds for students by continuing to provide quality instruction while improving time to completion.
  • We will work to build inclusive communities that promote trust and social justice. Allan Hancock College is committed to equity and diversity by ensuring our actions are based on an awareness of the social and historical context of inclusionary practices.
  • We will work to address student financial challenges, including food and housing insecurities.
  • We will prepare our students emotionally, physically, and intellectually to pursue fulfilling careers that foster economic mobility.
  • We will provide an educational culture that values, nurtures, connects, and engages students.
  • We will provide opportunities that enhance student learning and promote the creative, intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.
  • We will partner with the community to offer relevant and timely programs and services.
  • We will ensure a positive community presence by responding to community needs, including outreach to nontraditional students.
  • We will strive to ensure fiscal integrity and responsible management of resources.


Student Success
Academic Freedom
Mutual Respect
Lifelong Learning
Shared Governance

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 Allan Hancock Joint Community College District (“District”) is committed to equal opportunity in employment and all access to institutional programs and activities. The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its employment opportunities, services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or military and veteran status of any person, or because they are perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

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 Assistance Program.

Strategic Plan

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.

Campus Locations:

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
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Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
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