News and Announcements

September 19, 2017Employers: Meet More Than 3,000 Potential Future Employees at Hancock's 13th Annual Career Exploration Day

More than 100 exhibitors and 2,000 students attended last year's event… Read More »

September 13, 2017Bulldog Bow-WOW Kicks Off Fall Semester at the Lompoc Valley Center

This fun, free event will be held 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. outside of building 2… Read More »

September 11, 2017Allan Hancock College Concert Band Presents Annual Fall Pops Concert

A pre-concert verbal description of the music will begin at 7:15 p.m.… Read More »

September 05, 2017Statement from Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. on DACA Decision

The statement was issued to Allan Hancock College students, faculty and staff… Read More »

September 05, 2017Bulldog Bow-WOW Kicks Off Fall Semester

Events take place at the Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center… Read More »

September 01, 2017Hancock Welcomes the Santa Ynez Valley Community Back to School With an Open House at New Center

The open house will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 4:30-8 p.m.… Read More »

August 30, 2017Lompoc Valley Center Career Week to Direct Community Toward Career Success

Workshops begin Tuesday, Sept. 5… Read More »

August 25, 2017Employers: Meet More Than 3,000 Potential Future Employees at Hancock's 13th Annual Career Exploration Day on October 6

The event will be held in the Commons on the Santa Maria campus… Read More »

August 18, 2017Hancock Promise to Give Graduating High School Students Their First Year Free at AHC Starting Fall 2018

The four-step plan will provide continuous support and guidance for students from elementary school through college… Read More »

August 17, 2017Hancock Welcomes 15 New Full-Time Faculty to Start Fall Semester

Since 2016, Hancock's full-time faculty size has increased by 27 percent… Read More »

August 17, 2017Hancock Hello Welcomes 500 First-Year Students

Campus tours, workshops and counseling services among activities offered at the new student orientation… Read More »

August 17, 2017Less Than One Week Remains to Register for Fall Classes at Hancock

Fall semester begins Aug. 21… Read More »

August 15, 2017Ronald Schram Named Allan Hancock College's Interim Police Chief

Schram has nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience… Read More »

August 15, 2017Phillips 66 Donates $25,000 to Fuel STEM Education at Hancock

The gift will support the college's STEM Week of Discovery program… Read More »

August 14, 2017Hancock's Community Education Offers Registration Assistance for Noncredit Students

Workshops will be held at the college's Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center… Read More »

August 10, 2017"Myanmar: Moments in Life" Exhibit by Photographer Theresa Gingras Opening in Ann Foxworthy Gallery at Allan Hancock College

Images will be on display Aug. 23-Sept. 29… Read More »

August 09, 2017Tibetan Monks to Create Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala at Allan Hancock College

Opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5… Read More »

August 09, 2017Registration Continues at Hancock for Fall Classes in the Lompoc Valley

Sign up for a class today!… Read More »

August 07, 2017Allan Hancock College to Host Hancock Hello for New Students Aug. 15

Orientation introduces students and parents to campus and services… Read More »

August 03, 2017Online College Classes Offer Students Flexibility and Convenience

Fall classes begin Aug. 21… Read More »

July 28, 2017Incoming Freshmen Invited to Discover STEM Education at Hancock

The event is free for first-year students… Read More »

July 27, 2017Hancock Receives Regional Equity Award From Association of Community College Trustees, Eligible for National Award

Hancock is only college in California to receive an ACCT regional award this year… Read More »

July 24, 2017Register Now for Fall Community Education Courses

Registration now open for fall Community Education courses… Read More »

Hancock Dean Selected for Inaugural Statewide Leadership ProgramJuly 24, 2017Hancock Dean Selected for Inaugural Statewide Leadership Program

Dean Yvonne Teniente to Attend Statewide Leadership Program Sponsored by Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA)… Read More »

July 21, 2017New Grant Gives the Power of Making to the Community

Allan Hancock College will collaborate with the Santa Maria Public Library and the Santa Maria Discovery Museum… Read More »

July 20, 2017Significance and Impact of Career Education Programs at Allan Hancock College Bolstered by new State Campaign

The launch event was held at the State Capitol in Sacramento… Read More »

July 19, 2017Registration Continues for Fall Classes at Hancock

Hundreds of courses to choose from… Read More »

July 18, 2017Hancock to Open New Santa Ynez Valley Center at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School August 14

Credit and noncredit classes will be offered… Read More »

July 14, 2017Plenty of Options for Students at Hancock's Lompoc Valley Center This Fall, Classes Begin August 21

Nearly 100 classes still available!… Read More »

July 07, 2017State Budget Paves Way for Hancock's Much-Anticipated Fine Arts Complex to Move Forward

The college hopes to break ground in spring 2019… Read More »

July 07, 2017Tickets Available for 16th Annual Joe White Memorial Dinner and Auction, Aug. 26 Event Benefits Hancock Athletics Department

Fundraiser will be held at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, doors open at 5 p.m.… Read More »

July 05, 2017Hancock Offers Short-Term Saturday Classes at Vandenberg AFB in Fall, All Courses Are Open to the Public

Saturday classes also available at the college's Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center… Read More »

June 30, 2017Plan Ahead: Fall Class Schedule for Community Education is Online Now

Registration begins July 24… Read More »

June 28, 2017Hancock Students Honored at SkillsUSA National Championship

More than 6,000 students competed at the annual conference… Read More »

June 28, 2017College is Possible at Hancock, Applying for Financial Aid is Free

Don't let the cost of college get in the way of your future!… Read More »

June 24, 2017Allan Hancock College Receives Full Accreditation Reaffirmation

The college has been fully accredited and in good standing since 1952… Read More »

June 23, 2017Hancock Forms Committee to Review Campus Police Department Options, Committee Includes Three Current or Former Police Chiefs

Group will review options and provide feedback to college staff… Read More »

June 20, 2017Registration Continues for Fall Classes at Hancock

Hundreds of classes to choose from… Read More »

June 19, 2017Long-time PCPA Costume Designer Donates Collection of Sketches to Allan Hancock College

Hundreds of sketches donated span the length of almost three football fields… Read More »

June 14, 2017New Community Relations Program Takes Flight at Hancock

Inaugural meeting for the Community Ambassador Program is slated for August… Read More »

June 14, 2017Board Welcomes New Student Trustee With Big Dreams

Yesenia Beas officially sworn in for one-year term… Read More »

June 14, 2017Hancock Expands Program to Allow More High School Students to Complete College Credit Classes This Fall

Concurrent Enrollment classes will be offered at 10 area high schools… Read More »

June 12, 2017Summer Career Lab Opens to Help Community Build Better Futures One Resume at a Time

Career lab will be open June 12-Aug. 4… Read More »

June 12, 2017Badge of Honor: Hancock Campus Safety Officer Daniel Meraz Sees Hard Work Pay Off With Dream Opportunities

Meraz is the first recruit sponsored by the Allan Hancock College Police Department… Read More »

June 09, 2017Industrial Technology Students Continue to Benefit From Generosity of Santa Maria Model A Ford Club

Ten Hancock students awarded a record $8,000 in scholarships… Read More »

June 08, 2017Twenty-Seven Recruits Graduate From Hancock's Law Enforcement Training Academy

Recruits completed nearly 830 hours of training… Read More »

June 07, 2017Allan Hancock College Community Education is Offering Hundreds of Noncredit Classes for the Whole Family This Summer

Nearly 160 classes are available!… Read More »

June 06, 2017Wide Selection of Online Courses Provide Convenience to Hancock Students

Registration continues through Aug. 20… Read More »

June 02, 2017Allan Hancock College Student Jenny Chiao Receives Prestigious $20,000 STEM Scholarship From PG&E

Chiao will pursue her bachelor's and master's degrees at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo… Read More »

May 31, 2017State Leaders Encourage California Dreamers to Apply for Financial Aid

California Community Colleges and higher education leaders have teamed up with state lawmakers to urge California Dream Act-eligible students to apply for financial aid… Read More »

May 31, 2017Register Today for Allan Hancock College Baseball and Girl's Basketball Summer Youth Clinics Offered in June

Registration for all camps can be completed online… Read More »

May 31, 2017Allan Hancock College Offers Something For Everyone This Summer

Six- and eight-week classes begin June 12… Read More »

May 26, 2017Class to Remember: Record 993 Students Graduate From Allan Hancock College

The 96th annual Commencement took place on the college's Santa Maria campus… Read More »

May 25, 2017Celebrating Student Success: Allan Hancock College Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships Worth More Than $500,000

Hundreds of students, family, donors, faculty, staff and community members were in attendance… Read More »

May 24, 2017A Look Inside the Numbers: Allan Hancock College's Record-Breaking Class of 2017

Commencement will be held Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m., in the Commons… Read More »

May 22, 2017Registration Under Way for Hancock Summer and Fall Classes in the Lompoc Valley

Visit Class Search for course details… Read More »

May 19, 2017Twenty-nine Cadets Graduate from Hancock's Fire Academy

Nearly half of the graduates already have jobs secured with Central Coast fire departments… Read More »

May 19, 2017Sweet 16: Hancock Students Achieve State's Highest Transfer Acceptance Rate to Cal Poly for 16th Straight Year

Transfer rate for Hancock students more than triples state average… Read More »

May 18, 2017Six Hancock Athletes Sign With Four-Year Universities

The student-athletes will play at Division I, Division II and NAIA schools… Read More »

May 18, 2017Online College Classes Offer Students Flexibility and Convenience

Sign up for a six or eight week online class today!… Read More »

May 17, 2017Hancock Honors 21 Retiring Faculty and Staff

The retirees contributed 468 years of service to the college… Read More »

May 15, 2017San Luis Obispo and Righetti High Schools Earn Top Prizes During Allan Hancock College's High School Welding Contest

Nearly 100 high school students from seven area schools participated in the competition… Read More »

May 15, 2017Hancock Community Education Gives In-Person Help for Summer Class Registration

Four workshops offered May 23, 24, 31 and June 1… Read More »

May 15, 2017Allan Hancock College Foundation To Award a Record Number Scholarships Worth More Than $500,000 at Reception on May 25

Scholarships range from $250 to $10,000 this year… Read More »

May 11, 2017Five Hancock Students Qualify For SkillsUSA National Championships

SkillsUSA is a national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education… Read More »

May 08, 2017New Summer College for Kids Combine Learning With Fun

Classes begin June 12… Read More »

May 08, 2017Apply Today for Financial Aid at Allan Hancock College

Hancock students received more than $30 million in financial assistance last year… Read More »

May 08, 2017Hancock Concert Band to Hold Spring Pops Concert Saturday, May 13

A pre-concert discussion of the music starts at 7:15 p.m.… Read More »

May 05, 2017More Than 1,500 Reasons to Register for Summer and Fall Classes at Allan Hancock College

Summer classes begin June 5; Fall classes start the week of August 21… Read More »

May 03, 2017Hancock Celebrates Student Success at Second Annual College Signing Day

More than 100 students attended the event… Read More »

May 02, 2017Losing A Legend: Former Allan Hancock College Trustee President Henry M. Grennan Passes Away

Grennan served on the board of trustees for 12 years… Read More »

May 02, 2017Apply Today For Hancock's Dental Assisting Program For Fall Semester

Two-semester program begins in August… Read More »

May 01, 2017Hancock Jazz Band Announces Annual Spring Concert on May 18

Performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Unity Chapel of Light Church in Orcutt… Read More »

May 01, 2017Detroit Lions Sign Former Hancock Player Josh Thornton

The cornerback will attend the Lions' rookie camp next month… Read More »

April 28, 2017Hancock Wins Five State Awards for Design and Advertising

Important recognition from fellow public affairs and design peers… Read More »

April 28, 2017Hancock Honor Students and Advisor Win State Awards

The ultimate recognition for all of their hard work and dedication… Read More »

April 28, 2017New Student Club at Allan Hancock College Makes Donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley

The first big presentation by a fairly new Hancock club… Read More »

April 26, 2017New Course Enhances Medical Assistants' Skills and Employability

To prepare new graduates and experienced medical professionals for state board-approved certification exams… Read More »

April 21, 2017City of Santa Maria Officially Declares April 26, 2017 "Allan Hancock College Foundation Day" in Honor of Foundation's 40th Anniversary

The Foundation has been supporting Hancock students since 1977… Read More »

April 18, 2017Hancock Faculty Recital Set For Thursday, May 4

Featuring Hancock's own music department faculty members… Read More »

April 17, 2017Wide Variety of Summer Classes Offered in Santa Maria

Complete your general ed, or try something out for fun this summer… Read More »

April 14, 2017Hancock to Host Yell Mujer Conference April 29 to Empower Female Students to Be Bold for Change

Teaching young women to be confident in themselves and to aim for success! … Read More »

April 14, 2017Allan Hancock College Foundation Awards Scholarships to Help Students Transition From Noncredit to Credit Classes

Providing relief for undocumented students looking to start or continue their education… Read More »

April 14, 2017Nineteen Students Graduate From Hancock's CORE Custody Academy

A group of dedicated, hard-working individuals… Read More »

April 12, 2017Hancock Basketball Player Dominic Jackson Signs With Texas A&M International

Hard work pays off for an outstanding student athlete… Read More »

April 11, 2017Hancock Youth Dancers Present "Pinocchio" in a Magical Moments Production

The classic tale to be told through a variety of music and different forms of dance… Read More »

April 11, 2017Renowned Guest Performers Featured in Hancock's Folklorico!

A celebration of Mexico's lively and diverse culture… Read More »

April 17, 2017Allan Hancock College Singers to Perform Classic Show Tunes and Broadway Hits During Spring Concert on May 11

A little something for everyone to enjoy… Read More »

April 07, 2017Hancock Student Victor DeAlba Receives Prestigious Coca-Cola Gold Scholarship

Recognition for years of hard work… Read More »

April 07, 2017Gene Haas Foundation Donates $30,000 to Hancock's Machining Manufacturing Program for Second Straight Year

Helping students gain access to better equipment, host events and workshops, and attend competitions… Read More »

April 07, 2017Hancock's Friday Night Science Event To Feature New Demonstrations, Exhibits and Stage Show On May 5

Combining fun, learning, and fundraising… Read More »

April 07, 2017There Is Still Time to Support Hancock Clubs in Inaugural Love Your Club Crowdfunding Campaign

Help a club at Hancock reach their goal… Read More »

April 06, 2017Soaring To New Heights: Hancock Track and Field's Brent Dionisio Seeks Redemption and State Title

After a brief hiatus, Dionisio returns as a patient and focused athlete ready to take the win… Read More »

April 05, 2017Interested In a Career In Healthcare? Apply Today For Hancock's Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding Programs

California has the highest employment rate in both medical assisting, and medical billing and coding… Read More »

April 04, 2017Three Hancock Women's Soccer Players Sign With Waldorf University

The first women's soccer players to sign with four-year universities in four years… Read More »

April 03, 2017Allan Hancock College To Celebrate Partnership With Fresno State, Hosts Bulldog Day April 12

Not just for those who gave been accepted, but also interested in what Fresno State has to offer… Read More »

March 31, 2017Hancock's Summer and Fall Credit Class Schedules Available Online April 10; Registration for Both Semesters Starts May 1

Register for summer semester, or fall-- or both!… Read More »

March 29, 2017Former NASA Astronaut Encourages Students to Dream Big

An inspiring event that hosted a crowd of nearly 800… Read More »

March 29, 2017Hancock To Honor 1972 State Championship Baseball Team During Special Pregame Ceremony Thursday, March 30

The team that won the college's first baseball state championship 45 years ago… Read More »

March 29, 2017New State Data Show Big Wage Gains For Students Who Earn Associate Degrees Or Certificates at California Community Colleges

Earning a degree or certificate from a California community college can lead to a well-paying career… Read More »

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Upcoming Events


August 23, 2017
"Myanmar: Moments in Life" Exhibit

An exhibit from photographer Theresa Gingras on her summer visit to Southeast Asia will be held in the Ann Foxworthy Gallery from Aug. 23-Sept. 29. The gallery is located in the Academic Resource Center (building L-South) and is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m., and on Fridays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free, however parking on campus is $2 per vehicle.

September 26, 2017
Men's Soccer -- Home Game

vs. Victor Valley

September 27, 2017
Women's Water Polo

@ L.A. Valley, Western State Conference game

September 28, 2017
Acupuncture and Massage Therapy -- LVC

Come find balance, or just feel better by receiving acupuncture and massage therapy on Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 30, at the Student Health Services office, building 1-109, at the Lompoc Valley Center. Acupuncture can help with stress, smoking cessation, headaches and much more. This event is free for registered students.

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