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Welcome to Noncredit Counseling!

Since March, the Noncredit Counseling department has been serving noncredit students from Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez Valley remotely. This semester we will continue to assist students via telephone, email, online chat, and/or video-conferencing.

In addition, one of our staff members will be offering limited on campus appointments every Wednesday inside of the Counseling office in building A. Please call ahead time to set up an in person appointment. We know this is a time of uncertainty and concern for many of you, and we want to reassure them that we are here to support you. 

Our team is committed to continue offering excellent services while also protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We thank you and appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times. Please stay healthy! 

Need an Appointment with a Counselor? 

You have two ways to schedule a counseling appointment. You can call any of the Noncredit Counseling office extensions or use the link below to schedule your Noncredit Counseling appointment .

  • Santa Maria campus office 805-922-6966 ext. 3740 
  • Lompoc Valley Center office 805-922-6966 ext. 5178
  • Santa Ynez Valley Center office 805-922-6966 ext. 6604

*Note: Our team will be returning your phone call from an off campus phone number.  A counselor/staff member may call you from a blocked or unknown number. 


Prefer to Email your Question?

Please email your questions to We encourage you to use your Hancock email account if you have one. If you prefer to send an email to one of our team members, see below for their email addresses.  

Lucerito Salgado, Noncredit Counseling Coordinator

Mayra Morales, Professor of Counseling/Faculty Counselor

Dayana Zepeda, Associate Professor of Counseling/Faculty Counselor

Noncredit Counseling Peer Advisors

Have a Quick Question? 

Our team is available to answer your quick questions. You can speak to any of our team members by using the Cranium Cafe online chat. Please click the link below. 


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.


Remote Hours

Santa Maria Office 
Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lompoc & Santa Ynez Office 
Monday: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.


Campus Locations

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Directions to SM Campus
Map of SM Campus

Parking at Hancock Locations

Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
Directions to LVC
Map of LVC

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
Directions to SYVC
Map of SYVC

Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg AFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

Directions to VAFB Center