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Welcome to Community Education

Noncredit classes at Community Education help you build important job skills, improve your basic computer skills, learn English as a second language, and more! Our students learn skills that prepare them for promotions or for new careers, and often transition into for-credit college courses.

In-Person SUMMER and FALL Registration starts on Monday May 3, 2021.

To look for classes, apply to Community Education, or register for noncredit courses, use the buttons below:

Find a Noncredit Class Submit an ApplicationRegister for ClassesAllan Hancock College is providing limited onsite services. For more information, you may visit the AHC COVID-19 webpage.

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To view courses offered for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 in PDF form, use the following links.

*Advisory: Due to COVID-19 Community Ed courses have gone remotely.

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The location REMOTE ERT (Emergency Remote Teaching) designation will identify summer classes that are transitioning from being scheduled on-campus to being taught remotely, via Zoom.

Click on a program link below for more information on classes, including CRN# for registration, date, time, location, and instructor.

View complete listing of all Community Education Summer 2021 classes here. Listings by program are also available below.


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For a full schedule of classes, information on programs, and instructions on how to apply and register, view a digital copy of the Summer Spectrum online.   In-person SUMMER and FALL registration starts on Monday, May 3rd.

Starting on Monday, March 8, 2021, Community Education will be open for in-person and remote services as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturdays

SUMMER and FALL registration starts on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Community Education offers free noncredit programming in:

  • Basic Skills
  • Citizenship
  • English as a Second Language
  • Home Economics
  • Health and Safety
  • Parent Education
  • Courses for Older Adults
  • Courses for Adults with Disabilities
  • Short-Term Vocational Education
  • Workforce Preparation

The noncredit program provides adults the opportunity to learn English, earn a vocational certificate, prepare for the High School Diploma equivalency (i.e. GED or HiSET) or U.S. citizenship tests, upgrade job skills, strengthen basic skills, and/or transfer to credit programs.

Community Education also offers low cost fee-based programming: College for Kids, Career Training, Personal Development, Fitness, and Music. Community Education has also partnered with Ed2Go to provide career-related fully online courses. Click on "Courses Offered" below to see all Ed2Go class offerings through AHC. You can visit our AHC Ed2Go page to see our Ed2Go start dates, class syllabus, and to register online.

Receive support in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language, citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes. 
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Visit the Noncredit Counseling site

Community Education offers noncredit certificates to prepare students for employment or to be successful in college-level credit courses. 

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Noncredit Counselors:

Do you have questions for the noncredit counselors? You can:

AHC Community Education Staff:

AHC Community Education staff are available to answer all your questions.

Noncredit Advisory Committee - Informational Link

For more information on noncredit courses or programs call 805-347-7553 or email

En Español: Para obtener información en español sobre COVID-19, visite la página de sobre el Novedoso Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

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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Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg AFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

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