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 are required to attend an Educational Planning Workshop (EPW) where you will meet with a counselor to create your first year plan using DegreeWorks.  The counseling team will make sure you get off to a good start!  Pre-registration is required, seating is limited.  Bring a copy of your current high school transcript to the workshopFollow the link to register for an EPW    


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 
September 11 Wednesday 12-1 p.m. A-403
September 24 Tuesday 2-3 p.m. A-403
October 9 Wednesday 11-12 p.m. A-403
October 22 Tuesday 2-3 p.m. A-403
November 8 Friday 10-11 a.m. A-403
November 18 Monday 2-3 p.m. A-403


 Lompoc Valley Center
September 27 Friday 2-3 p.m. Bldg 1-202
October 12 Monday 12-1 p.m. Bldg 2-104
November 4 Monday 10-11 a.m. Bldg 1-202
December 5 Thursday 12-1 p.m. Bldg 1-202



The Counseling Department has developed this workshop to help students enrich their time management skills.  The workshop will provide students with tools and guidance and learn how to use their time more effectively.  In addition, this workshop will cover common obstacles to effective time management that will help students assess their won time and priorities.

Santa Maria Campus 
September 3 Tuesday 5:30-7 p.m. A-103
September 18 Wednesday 1:30-3 p.m. H-104
October 1 Tuesday 5:30-7 p.m. A-103
October 16 Wednesday 3-4:30 p.m. H-104
October 29 Tuesday 5:30-7 p.m. A-103
November 13 Wednesday 1:30-3 p.m. H-104


 Lompoc Valley Center
September 9 Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Bldg 2-101
October 7 Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Bldg 2-101
November 4 Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Bldg 2-101



The Counseling Department has developed this workshop to help students develop/improve their study skills.  The workshop will also provide an activity that focuses on self-awareness and how it may relate to study styles/habits.  By attending this workshop, students will learn strategies to perform better and be successful in and out of the classroom.

Santa Maria Campus 
September 17 Tuesday 5:30-7 p.m. A-403
September 19 Thursday 1:30-3 p.m. A-403
October 8 Tuesday 5:30-7 p.m. A-403
October 17 Thursday 3-4:30 p.m. A-403
November 14 Thursday 1:30-3 p.m. A-403


 Lompoc Valley Center
September 23 Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Bldg 2-101
October 21 Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Bldg 2-101
November 18 Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Bldg 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
August 26 Monday 12-1 p.m. A-103
September 17 Tuesday 5-6 p.m. A-103
October 16 Wednesday 5-6 p.m. A-103
November 14 Thursday 12-1 p.m. A-403
December 6 Friday 12-1 p.m. A-403


Lompoc Valley Center
October 28 Monday 11-12 p.m. Bldg 2-101
 November 8 Friday 2-3 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
August 27 Tuesday 12-1 p.m. A-403
September 9 Monday 5-6 p.m. A-103
October 16 Wednesday 12-1 p.m. A-401
November 21 Thursday 12-1 p.m. A-403
December 13 Friday 12-1 p.m. A-103


Lompoc Valley Center
October 15 Tuesday 2-3 p.m. Bldg 2-101
November 6 Wednesday 5-6 p.m. Bldg 2-204



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