Dear International Student,
Congratulations on making the decision to further your education, and thank you for
your interest in Allan Hancock College!
We believe that Allan Hancock College is a place to continue your education and go
anywhere your imagination will take you. At Allan Hancock College you can begin your
work for a university (baccalaureate) degree or obtain the vocational training you
need to get a job in today’s fast-paced job market. Allan Hancock College provides
a great college education in a small-town environment.
As a community college, Allan Hancock College offers international students a number
of advantages. For example, it offers the first two years of a university degree at
a very affordable price. Most courses transfer seamlessly to four-year universities
throughout the United States. Allan Hancock College has even arranged for guaranteed
and/or preferential admission for its students to many California colleges and universities,
including the University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Davis;
University of California, Santa Cruz; and the California State University, Fresno,
If, however, you are interested in acquiring the skills necessary to move directly
into a career, you can train in one of our many vocational programs, including nursing,
computers, medical assisting, computer graphics/animation, environmental technology,
multimedia, machine technology, law enforcement, fire fighting, and many, many others.
Our classes prepare students to enter the career of their choice.
You will love studying in Santa Maria. Allan Hancock College is located on California’s
scenic Central Coast, about midway between the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Santa Maria, with a population of about 85,000, is bordered by the hills of the Los
Padres National Forest, the Pacific Ocean, and large agricultural fields that produce
some of the world’s finest vegetables and gourmet wine grapes. Temperatures range
from 55 to 80 degrees year-round.
We look forward to meeting you and discussing with you how Allan Hancock College can
help you realize your educational goals.