Staff Report

There is still time to register for nearly 700 fall classes at Hancock College, which begin the week of Aug. 20. These include almost 500 classes at the Santa Maria campus, nearly 100 at the Lompoc Valley Center and approximately 130 online.

Hancock also offers Saturday-only classes at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Center, including six-week courses in Essentials of Management and Hollywood & the American Film. Classes at the VAFB Center are open to the public as well as military personnel.

Registration for all Hancock classes is available around the clock via the myHancock portal linked in the upper right section of the college’s homepage at Log in to the portal, select Students, then Registration/Add/Drop, in the Registration section.

For many classes that begin Aug. 20, the online registration deadline is Aug. 19. For a specific class registration deadline, visit the college website.

First-time students must attend an orientation and take the START placement test before registering. For more information on these steps, call the Santa Maria counseling office at 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3293 or select Apply and Register on the college website.

All California residents pay a $46 per credit enrollment fee and a variety of other fees, but financial aid is available. More than 60 percent of Hancock students receive financial assistance each year. For information, call 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3200, or email

For more registration information, call 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3248.