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Bachelor Degrees at Community Colleges

Central Coast businesses understand the importance of Allan Hancock College's baccalaureate degree initiative. The Bachelor's Degree in Applied Professional Studies addresses a critical issue that hinders local industry growth—the challenge of recruiting qualified individuals from our local community due to the lack of affordable, in-person baccalaureate degree options within our region.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Applied Professional Studies is an applied career technical education program that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete and succeed in a constantly evolving job market. 

Upon approval of this degree, local businesses, organizations, and schools will have access to highly skilled, local professionals who are more likely to stay in our community. These graduates will be prepared to lead in operational settings as entry-level professionsals in a diverse range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, professional services, space/launch enterprises, and health care.

Show your support for AHC's Bachelor's Degree


The Initiative

In October of 2023, Allan Hancock College kicked off a community-wide educational effort on the baccalaureate degree program. Watch the You Tube video below for full details.

Letters of Support

In addition to adding your name to the form included above, we encourage you to write a letter of support. Various templates are available for your convenience - just click the button below!

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