AHC Counseling


Welcome to Counseling!

The Counseling Department serves a diverse student population with academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling needs.  The counseling faculty and staff are committed to empower and educate students on how to achieve their academic goals by developing a comprehensive student education plan and referrals to campus and comunity resources.

Meet with a Counselor in General Counseling - Santa Maria

Meet with a Counselor in General Counseling - Lompoc

Counselors can help you with:

  • Developing a Comprehensive Student Education Plan using DegreeWorks
  • Interpretation of English and Math Placement
  • Transfer Planning
  • Career Planning
  • Personal Counseling
  • Campus and Community Referrals
  • Academic/Progress Probation Counseling
  • Student Success Strategies

Counseling sessions are offered in the following ways:

Face-to-Face Appointments

  • Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. Prior to scheduling your appointment, official external transcripts from all colleges/universities attended must be on file with Admissions and Records including military transcript, AP, CLEP, and IB scores.  Students requesting a comprehensive student education plan are required to schedule an appointment.  

Phone Appointments

  • The Counseling Department also welcomes 30 minute phone appointments.  In order to schedule a phone appointment, students are required to submit an Authorization to Release Information Form which allows a counselor to disclose student information over the phone.  The student is required to submit the form every year in order to continue to receive counseling services via phone/email.  Refer to the form for more details. 


  • Counseling walk-ins are available without an appointment.  Students are taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Walk-ins are designed to answer quick questions not exceeding 10 minutes.  Students are encouraged to contact the Counseling Department the day you wish to come in for walk-in hours. 

Online Counseling

  • The Counseling Department also welcomes online counseling services.  Currently, online counseling is available to Hancock students only.  An admission application must be completed prior to receiving online counseling services.  The email must include the student's ID number (H#).  The respose time will depend on the volume of emails.  Most questions will be responded to within three business days.  Online counseling is only available during fall and spring semesters.  Please email your questions to counseling@hancockcollege.edu

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Counseling Hours:

Monday         8-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday        8-6 p.m.
Wednesday   8-4:30 p.m.
Thursday       8-4:30 p.m.
Friday            8-4 p.m.


Santa Maria Campus
(805) 922-6966 ext.3293

Lompoc Campus
(805)735-3366 ext. 5374

Vandenberg AFB Campus

Santa Ynez Campus
(805)922-6966 ext.3355


(805) 922-9586





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Last Modified Nov 16, 2017