College for Kids
College for Kids (CFK) program was started in 1984 and is sponsored by the Community
Education Department to make available educational opportunities to the youth of our
communities. Our goal is to give children in the area an enjoyable and challenging
learning experience and to develop a hunger and thirst for knowledge and learning
experiences at an early age. Classes are offered year-round and include youth dance,
science, cooking, art, language, and more. Grades are not given. The program does
not provide high school or college credit.
The program is self-supporting and does not receive financial support from taxpayer-generated
funds. All of the classes are fee-based (fees vary), and registration must be completed
in person at Community Education (Bldg. S) on the AHC Santa Maria campus.
Pre-registration is required! Register in person by completing and submitting the
Fee-Based/College for Kids Registration Form PDF. Submit the form along with the class enrollment and material fee(s); use only one
form per each student (the form may be duplicated). Registrations are processed in
the order they are received in the Community Education office on a first-come, first-served
Parents are not allowed to sit in or audit classes without prior permission of the
Refunds and Cancellations
If we cancel a class before the first session, a full credit will reflect on your account.
If you drop a class before the first class meeting, you are entitled to a refund only if you request a refund. (See How Do I Receive My Refund instructions.) You will receive a full refund of your class fee and materials fees.
Exceptions to the deadline may be allowed for extenuating circumstances occurring
before the first day of class. To petition for an exception for a refund after class
starts, please submit a letter of appeal and appropriate documentation to the Community
Education office. No refunds will be granted for classes that you drop after the first day of class.
How do I receive my refund?
To obtain a refund, please complete the Refund Request form at the Community Education
office (bldg. S) within the established guidelines mentioned above.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which will facilitate instruction
and the learning process. Disruptive students will be dismissed from the program.
No refunds will be given.
The age requirements for each course vary from 4 to 18 years. Please read the schedule
carefully to ensure the student's age falls within the age boundaries listed. All
classes are coed unless noted otherwise.
Days, Times, and Holidays
Classes meet Monday through Saturday at varying times and start on varying dates.
Please read the class schedule carefully. Classes start throughout the semester.
Special Needs Students
Allan Hancock College is committed to offering assistance to children with special
educational needs who want to enroll in the College for Kids program. Please call
Community Education Dept. at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3209 to discuss needs at least 14
days prior to the class start date.
Students enrolled in the college's noncredit and fee-based programs must be aware
that some classes/activities have an inherent potential risk of injury. Participation
in these classes is voluntary and you assume the risk of injury and responsibility
for any risks that may be associated with the activities. Further, be advised that
noncredit and fee-based students are not required to pay a health fee, and therefore
do not have coverage under the college accident insurance policy for injuries that
result from participating in the noncredit and fee-based programs.
Transportation to and from the college and field trip locations are the responsibility
of the parents. Allan Hancock College is not responsible for students' actions while
not in class. Parents should walk their children to and from each class. Parents
should pick up children at the college in a timely manner. If a child remains more
than 15 minutes after a class, the instructor will take the student to the Community
Education office, bldg. S, or Campus Police and a parent or guardian will be called.
Fee-Based/College for Kids Registration Form PDF
CFK Parent/Guardian Guidelines PDF
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