Staff Report

Students still have nearly 175 classes to choose from this summer at Allan Hancock College. A majority are six- and eight-week classes that begin the week of June 11. Students can register online for classes until the day before a class begins.

Dozens of general electives that satisfy requirements at Hancock, as well as at four-year universities within the University of California and California State University systems are available for students and can be completed in eight weeks or less. Many students find the summer an opportune time to knock out general education courses such as mathematics, biology, English and speech in a shorter period of time.

There are a variety of career-specific classes available in the eight-week period such as athletic training, emergency medical services, environmental technology and viticulture. The college also offers plenty of options for life-long learners or people looking to gain new skills. Students can learn how to use Word Processing in CBOT 131; CPR in EMS 306; or even how to dance salsa in DANC 175.

Registration is also simultaneously open for nearly 800 fall courses, which begin the week of August 20.

Details about all available classes can be found at; visit the Class Search link on the home page. Class Search provides real-time information available 24/7.

All students register online via myHancock, which is accessed from the college’s website at; in the menu, select Students, then Registration/Add/Drop, located in theRegistration section.

All California residents pay a $46 per credit enrollment fee. In addition, all students pay a $17 health fee for the summer term. Students attending classes at the Santa Maria campus also pay up to $10 a year for the Student Center fee. Other minimal fees may apply.

Students should be aware of the dozens of Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) classes the college is offering each semester as part of a pilot program. ZTC classes have zero costs for textbooks associated with them. A special icon appears in the online class schedule to indicate a ZTC class. As part of the program, students can complete the required courses for three associate degrees for transfer without purchasing a single textbook.

Financial aid is still available. Each year, nearly 65 percent of Hancock students receive some form of financial assistance. To see if you quality, contact the Financial Aid office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3200 or