United Central Coast
In October 2023, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo county leaders convened to announce UnitED Central Coast, a regional effort addressing higher education needs.
In January 2024, Hancock submitted a Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Professional Studies program to the state, aiming to supply local businesses with entry-level professionals for various sectors.
The degree review involves a scoring committee from the community college system, with recommendations expected in early June 2024. Pending approval, the degree is set to launch in fall 2025.
Below is a recording of the October 2023 event during which a Power Point slide deck was shown to an audience containing state and local elected officials, industry representatives, faculty, and students.
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