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College Achievement Now

Welcome to College Achievement Now (CAN)-TRIO Program

Who we are

The College Achievement Now (CAN) - TRIO (Student Support Services) program is federally-funded college retention, graduation, and transfer program. There are more than 2,800 TRIO programs nationally created to help over 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. 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 pursue a degree, transfer, keep a satisfactory overall GPA, attend scheduled events, meet federally mandated objectives, and to complete their Hancock education in less than four years. 

general information

THE INTAKE 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 400 actively enrolled Allan Hancock students. All applications must be submitted online. 

CAN-TRIO Staff are available to active CAN-TRIO Scholars for appointments in-person, telephone, and/or zoom. 

Please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3434 or email to schedule your preferred method of appointment and have your H# ready.

You may also schedule an appointment online:

Schedule an appointment

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a  counselor, please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3434 to schedule your preferred method of appointment.  Please have your H# ready.

You may also schedule an appointment online:

Schedule An Appointment

Counselors are available via telephone or Zoom.  

If you scheduled a phone appointment, a counselor will call you the day/time of your appointment.  A counselor may call you from an unknown number.

If you scheduled a Zoom appointment, an email with the Zoom link will be sent to your Hancock email.  If you don't have a Hancock email, the Zoom link will be sent to your personal email account on file. 

Planning to use a smart phone for your Zoom appointment?  Be sure to download the Zoom App prior to your scheduled appointment. For students using other devices (desktop/iPad/lap top), we encourage you to use Chrome or Firefox.

CAN-TRIO staff are available to answer quick questions via the following methods: 

To speak to a staff member by telephone, please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3434 and have your H# ready. Your call will be answered in the order received.

Email your question, concern, or inquiry to CAN-TRIO We encourage you to use your Hancock email account and in the email, include your H#. You should receive a response within one business day. 



Our services are available in person, online, or by phone during the following days of the week and times:

Semester Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact information

Santa Maria Campus, Building A, Room 211
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3434
Fax: 805-922-8716

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