The Counseling Department offers informational workshops to educate students and assist them in reaching their academic/career goals.  See below for more details.    


All new students must complete an orientation and a AAW in order to receive priority registration. Priority registration is extremely beneficial at a college campus. You will have the opportunity to register for classes much sooner than other students. In the orientation, you will learn about student support services, college success tips, and other important "need to know" information.  To access the online orientation, log onto your myHancock account and go to your "student" tab.  In the AAW, you will meet with a counselor who will assist you in understanding your assessment results (START test) and help you develop a first semester plan as a new student. View a list of on campus orientation/ AAW dates.


The Counseling Department has developed this workshop to help students understand his/her academic and/or progress standing.  Students will learn strategies to get back on track and regain good standing with the college.  The workshop will also cover the consequences of being on probation such as unit limitation, financial aid eligibility, and priority registration.  Students who receive a probation email notification are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop.

Santa Maria Campus 
February 7 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
February 15 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
March 7 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
March 15 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
April 11 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-403
April 19 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403
May 9 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. A-103
May 17 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. A-403


Lompoc Valley Center    
January 13 Friday 2-3:30 p.m. 2-101
January 27 Friday 12:30-2 p.m. 2-101
February 8 Wednesday 12:30-2 p.m. 2-201
March 14 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. 2-101
April 13 Thursday 11-12:30 p.m. 1-202
April 25 Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m. 2-101
May 10 Wednesday 1:30-3 p.m. 2-101



The University Transfer Center (UTC) provides informative workshops to assist students in the transfer process. View a list of scheduled workshops.


During the nursing workshops you will learn about our CNA, LVN, and RN requirements. This includes, prerequisites, application deadlines, AHC graduation requirements, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requirements, and nursing priority registration. This workshop is intended for all students interested in AHC's nursing program. Prior to attending the workshop, students are required to complete an AHC admission application. In addition, students will receive an abbreviated Student Education Plan. 

Santa Maria Campus
January 11 Wednesday 12-1 p.m. A-103
January 17 Tuesday 12-1 p.m. A-103
February 15 Wednesday 5-6 p.m. A-103
March 17 Friday 12-1 p.m. G-106A
April 10 Monday 12-1 p.m. A-103
May 24 Wednesday 5-6 p.m. A-103


Lompoc Valley Center
January 18 Wednesday 12-1 p.m. Bldg. 2-101
March 14 Tuesday 5-6 p.m. Bldg. 2-104
April 21 Friday 12-1 p.m. Bldg. 2-101
June 7 Wednesday 5-6 p.m. Bldg. 2-101


Interested in transferring to a BSN program? Attend this workshop and learn more about the following routes to a BSN program:
*Basic Nursing or Pre Licensure program
*ADN (RN) to BSN

In addition, you will learn about common prerequisites, CSU and UC general education requirements, admission application deadlines, and TEAS testing.

 Santa Maria Campus
January 10 Tuesday 12-1 p.m. A-103
February 16 Thursday 12-1 p.m. A-103
March 22 Wednesday 12-1 p.m. A-103
April 28 Friday 5-6 p.m. A-103
May 23 Tuesday 12-1 p.m. A-103


Lompoc Valley Center
January 13 Friday 12-1 p.m. Bldg. 2-102
March 8 Wednesday 5-6 p.m. Bldg. 2-101
May 16 Tuesday 12-1 p.m. Bldg. 1-202



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