Noncredit Counseling


The mission of the Noncredit Counseling department is to help students enrolled in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language, citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes to navigate the educational systems of the college from admission until students reach their educational goals.

***Currently, the Noncredit Counseling Department is going through a transitional student appointment scheduling period.  Soon, we will be implementing a new student appointment scheduling system; therefore, during this transitional period, we currently encourage you to schedule your counseling appointment by directly calling our department.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Our services

  • Orientation
  • Assessment and Placement
  • Counseling and Advising (academic, career, and personal)
  • Student Educational Planning (SEP)
  • Follow-up Services
  • Registration Assistance 
  • FAFSA/CA Dream Act Assistance 
  • Workshops 
  • Campus Tours 


NEW! - Computer Lending Program

This semester we will be lending books to students who are currently enrolled in noncredit ESL and GED classes. If you need a book, please stop by our Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Ynez office for an application. It will be first come first serve basis. 

Below are the books we have available to lend to students. 

  • Future Intro 
  • Future 2 
  • Future 3 
  • Future 4 
  • GED: Language Arts - English or Spanish 
  • GED: Mathematical - English or Spanish
  • GED: Social Studies - English or Spanish 
  • GED: Science - English or Spanish 

 NEW! - Calculator Lending Program

This semester we will also lend TI-30XS calculators to GED students who need them. Please be aware the number of calculators is limited. It will be first come first basis. Again, if you need a calculator, please stop by our Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Ynez office for more information or to get an application. 


Estudiantes Unidos Fall 2019

Every spring and fall semester the Noncredit Counseling department puts together Estudiantes Unidos. This event provides noncredit students an opportunity to learn about AHC programs and services available to them as noncredit students and/or as credit students. This year the students will receive an AHC goody bag, food, orientation, and will participate in a self-reflection activity.

Monday, Sept. 9 9:30 a.m.  G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
Tuesday, Sept. 10 9:30 a.m.  AC1LAB, Atkinson Center 
Wednesday, Sept. 11 7:30 p.m. G106A&B, Santa Maria campus 
Thursday, Sept 12 9:30 a.m.  G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
  6:30 a.m.  G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
  7:30 p.m.  G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
Friday, Sept. 13 9:30 p.m.  3-114, Lompoc Valley Center 
Monday, Sept. 16 7 p.m.  G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
Tuesday, Sept. 17 6:30 p.m. G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
Wednesday, Sept. 18 6:30 p.m.  G106A&B, Santa Maria campus
Thursday, Sept. 19 7 p.m.  R2, Santa Ynez Valley Center 


NEW! - Noncredit Certificate Week 

This semester, we will have an informational table outside of building S for students to ask questions about noncredit certirficates, to review their positive attendance hours, and to petition for a noncredit certificate. We encourage instructors to please spread the word with their students to stop by our table and ask questions. 

office hours 

Santa Maria Campus


8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  


Contact information

To schedule an appointment or to check for drop-in counseling hours, please contact our Noncredit Counseling locations below.

Building S
800 South College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-6966 ext. 3740

Building 2-111
One Hancock Dr.
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 922-6966 ext. 3740


located at Santa Ynez Valley

Union High School, R1
2975 East Hwy 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 922-6966 ext. 3505

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