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Male dental assisting student

Dental Assisting

The dental assisting program provides technical skills needed to work in a dental office and participate as a member of the dental health team in general chairside and specialty procedures and techniques.

medical assisting students

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program prepares students to work in a medical office. Classes are offered toward a Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting or Certificate of Achievement in Medical Billing and Coding.

Nursing instructor teaches students


The Nursing program is separated into the three areas of education that build on one another: Nursing Assisting (CNA), Licensed Vocation Nursing (LVN), and Registered Nursing (RN).

Dear Students,

Applications will go live on the date they are suppose to.  Please know that ALL applications will need to be mailed to the address below:

Allan Hancock College
ATTN: Health Sciences, M132
800 S. College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Notifications will still go out as planned on the date in the application.  You can email Health sciences (health sciences for all questions and we will get to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

The Health Sciences Team

All students may apply to any Health Sciences programs being offered during the same application period; however, you will not be able to participate in more than one program during the same semester/year.  If you choose to apply to more than one program it will be up to the office to place you in a spot most needed.  Please only apply to the program(s) you wish to be placed in.


Santa Maria Campus, M-100 building
Telephone extension: 3384 
Fax number: 922-1403


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dean: Margaret Lau

Department Chair: Mary Nelson

Department Program Technician: Tawnya Karstrom