College Achievement Now (CAN)

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If you are a current CAN student you are eligible to:

Meet with a CAN Counselor

Meet with a CAN Peer Tutor / CAN Peer Coach / CAN Specialist


Who we are

The College Achievement Now (CAN) - TRIO (Student Support Services) program is a federally-funded college retention, graduation, and transfer program. There are more than 2,800 TRIO programs nationally created to help 800,000 students overcome class, social and cultural barriers.

The program provides a variety of services to students who are first generation college students, economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities evidencing academic need. CAN-TRIO provides academic tutoring, academic and personal counseling, mentorship, financial guidance, and other supports necessary. Our staff is committed to supporting student success! CAN students are bright, motivated, and goal-oriented scholars who are looking for support to achieve their goals.

What We Do

The purpose of our program is to increase retention rates at Allan Hancock College, as well as increase transfer rates to a four-year, higher learning institution. We aim to help students achieve and maintain academic success. Our students are expected to keep a satisfactory overall GPA, attend scheduled events, meet federally mandated objectives, and to complete their Hancock education in less than four years. See our “Program Benefits” section for more information about our services.

general information

THE APPLICATION PERIOD is ongoing.  In general, admittance to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Our funding determines the number of students we serve, which is a total of 140 actively enrolled Allan Hancock students. See our “How to Apply” and “FAQ” sections for more information about the application process. Applications can be picked up at building A, room 211 (upstairs from Financial Aid), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 AM - 4:30 PM; Tuesday 8am - 7pm; and Friday 8AM - 4pm.


Contact information

Santa Maria Campus, Building A, Room 211
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3434

Fax: 805-922-8716 


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Last Modified Nov 6, 2019