Staff Report

Allan Hancock College is encouraging students to earn additional college credits by enrolling in short-term fall classes starting Oct. 11.

Registration is underway for more than 70 short-term fall classes in English, sociology, art, business, history, viticulture and more. Many of the classes are offered online and can be completed in just eight weeks. The short-term class offerings also include classes that meet only once and others that meet on the weekends.

Several of Hancock’s short-term fall classes also meet the general education requirements for students attending UCSB and Cal Poly. UCSB students can view a list of open classes at Cal Poly students can view a list of eligible classes at

Students taking short-term classes can earn between 0.5 and 3 units depending on the class. Registration is now open and continues until the day before a class starts. 

Hancock’s Community Education is also offering short-term noncredit classes starting Oct. 11. Offerings include Conversation for Beginning ESL, Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint, and classes in a new Childcare License and Preparation program. To view a full roster of available Community Education classes, visit

A full listing of the short-term credit classes is available at Registration is ongoing and short-term classes begin Oct. 11.