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Dear Students,

In response to the evolving situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Noncredit Counseling department will be serving students remotely. At this time, our team is currently looking at moving our counseling services to an online or alternate modality to ensure that we can continue to provide support our noncredit students from Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez Valley. We will be providing services through the following modalities:  

If you call our office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3740 during business hours, you will be able to leave a voicemail and we will respond as soon as possible.

Please email your questions to If you prefer to send an email to one of our team members, see below for their email addresses. Most questions will be answered within three business days.

Mayra Morales, Professor of Counseling/Faculty Counselor 

Dayana Zepeda, Associate Professor of Counseling/Faculty Counselor  

Lucerito Salgado, Noncredit Counseling Coordinator 

Cranium Cafe:
If you are already an AHC student and know your username and password for your myHancock portal, you can use Cranium Café to chat with a counselor or the coordinator.

If the counselor’s/coordinator’s light is green and says “Online Now”, you can click “Knock on Door”.

Welcome to Noncredit Counseling!

The mission of the Noncredit Counseling department is to help students enrolled in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language, citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes to navigate the educational systems of the college from admission until students reach their educational goals. 

Our Services:

Estudiantes Unidos Spring 2020

Every spring and fall semester the Noncredit Counseling department puts together Estudiantes Unidos. This event provides noncredit students an opportunity to learn about AHC programs and services available to them as noncredit students and/or as credit students. This year the students will receive an AHC goody bag, food, orientation, and will participate in an activity.

Santa Maria Campus
 Date Time Location
 02/06/2020  9:30-11:15 a.m. & 7:30-9:30 p.m.  G106A&B
 02/10/2020  9:30-11:15 a.m. & 7:30-9:30 p.m.  G106A&B
 02/13/2020  7:30-9:30 p.m.  G106A&B
Lompoc Valley Center
 Date Time Location
 02/11/2020  9:30-11:30 a.m.  2-203
Santa Ynez Valley Center
 Date Time Location
 02/11/2020  6:30-8:30 p.m.  R2
Atkinson Center
 Date Time Location
 02/12/2020  9:30-11:30 a.m.   AC1

Food Share Because We Care

Every Thursday of the Month, Hancock College students can pick up free non-perishable food and produce at the college.

View Food Share site for more information

Book Lending

This semester we will be lending books to students who are currently enrolled in noncredit ESL and GED classes. If you need a book, please stop by our Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Ynez office for an application. It will be first come first serve basis. 

Below are the books we have available to lend to students. 

  • Future Intro 
  • Future 2 
  • Future 3 
  • Future 4 
  • GED: Language Arts - English or Spanish 
  • GED: Mathematical - English or Spanish
  • GED: Social Studies - English or Spanish 
  • GED: Science - English or Spanish

Book Lending Contract

calculator lending program

This semester we will also lend TI-30XS calculators to GED students who need them. Please be aware the number of calculators is limited. It will be first come first basis. Again, if you need a calculator, please stop by our Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Ynez office for more information or to get an application.

Calculator Lending Contract


Santa Maria
Topic  Date Time Location
Topic  Date Time Location
 ESL Conversation   Workshop  Every Tuesday during Spring 2020, except   for 3/17   11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  2-111
 Wellness Workshop  Every Thursday during Spring 2020, except   for 3/19  5 p.m.- 7 p.m.  2-111


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Santa Maria Campus
Building S
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3740

Lompoc Valley Center
Building 2-111
1-805-922-6966 ext. 5178

Santa Ynez Valley
Building R1
1-805-922-6966 ext. 6604

Campus Locations

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Directions to SM Campus
Map of SM Campus

Parking at Hancock Locations

Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
Directions to LVC
Map of LVC

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

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

Santa Maria Campus

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

Directions to VAFB Center