Hancock Offers Short-Term Saturday Classes at Vandenberg AFB in Fall, All Courses Are Open to the Public

Saturday classes also available at the college's Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center

VAFB CenterJULY 5, 2017--Lompoc Valley residents can register for a pair of six-week business classes offered by Allan Hancock College at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The two college-credit classes meet only on Saturdays during the upcoming fall semester. The courses are open to the public.

“The fast-track classes are perfect opportunities for people who live or work in the Lompoc Valley,” said Rick Rantz, dean of Academic Affairs. “Students can earn college credits by attending just six Saturday classes.”

For people looking to for an introduction into business management, Hancock is offering Business Organization & Management (BUS 104). The six-week class provides an overview of the principles that determine the lines of authority and responsibility in a business firm, and the overall planning, organization and principles. The three-credit class meets on Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., August 26 through September 30.

Students can also master the skills essential to working in customer service by registering for Customer Service: Series (BUS 389). The six-week course meets Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., October 7 through November 18.

The two Saturday classes take place in the 38,385 square-foot Education Center, which opened to the public in 2014. The facility includes an auditorium, 20 lecture classrooms, conference rooms, a library and computer labs. Hancock’s administrative space is located on the second floor in Room 216. The Vandenberg AFB center offers counseling, financial aid and cashiering services.

“The education center is beautiful and offers plenty of parking and amenities for our students, faculty and guests. Plus, the process to gain access to the base is quick and easy as long as you have the appropriate items,” added Rantz.

In order to access the base, students are required to provide proof of registration in the course held at Vandenberg AFB with either a registration document or receipt. A student must also show a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration and proof of insurance in order to receive a gate pass on the first day of class at the main gate visitor’s facility.

Registration for fall credit classes is now under way. The pair of Saturday classes at Vandenberg AFB are two of almost 1,000 classes still available for the fall semester. The majority of credit classes begin the week of August 21.

The college will also offer Saturday classes at the Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center in the fall. The classes are one to 17 weeks long, and include a variety of topics from Introduction to Animal Science (AG 152) to History of the World Theatre (DRMA 110) and Industrial Safety (ENVT 153).

All students register online via myHancock, which is accessed from the college’s website at www.hancockcollege.edu; click the Student tab, then Register/Add/Drop/Search Classes. Students can register until the day before a specific class begins.

New students and those without a user name and password must first apply for admission to the college before registering for classes. To access the online admission application, click Apply & Register and then select the appropriate admission form.

The enrollment fee for California residents is $46 per unit, meaning a typical three-unit class costs $138. Other minimal fees apply.

For more information about the VAFB Center, contact (805) 734-3500 ext. 3250. For questions about enrollment, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248.

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Caption: Allan Hancock College is offering two six-week classes that meet on Saturdays at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Center. The classes are open to the public. Class registration is under way on the college’s website at www.hancockcollege.edu.

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Last Modified Oct 23, 2018