Registration for all spring classes at Allan Hancock College, including the hundreds of spring classes offered at the Santa Maria campus, is currently under way and continues through January 22.

Interested in starting a new career? Sign up for spring courses that range from accounting, agribusiness, and auto body to chemistry, dance, economics, Spanish and welding.

Nearly 1,000 semester-length classes are being offered beginning January 23. Other eight-week classes begin either January 23 or March 22 and dozens of short-term classes that last less than eight weeks begin throughout the semester. Short-term and eight-week courses are designed for students who prefer shorter, more intense study. Eight-week classes offer the credit of a full semester course.

“For some students, the eight-week time frame fits their schedules better,” said Nohemy Ornelas, vice president of student services. “Others enroll in eight-week classes because they enjoy the intensity and focus of the shorter courses.”

High school students can take advantage of Hancock’s Concurrent Enrollment program. Students at Cabrillo, Orcutt Academy, St. Joseph, Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley, Lompoc, Righetti and Santa Ynez high schools can register for a class taught at the high school and simultaneously receive high school and college credit. Classes include Elementary Statistics (MATH 123), Symphonic Band (MUS 140), Elementary French (FRCH 101) and American Government (POLS 103).

Spring Community Education classes begin the week of Jan. 23 and are offered throughout the community and at all campus locations. Courses offered include Stress Management (HEAL 7104), Spanish in the Workplace (VOCE 7018B), Preparation for Citizenship (CITZ 7000A) and Green Gardening (VOCE 7622). Students can register online now, or receive registration assistance in person at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus.

Spring classes are also being offered at the Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg AFB, and Solvang centers, and online. To view all spring classes, visit the AHC website at and click the Class Search link on the homepage. Search options include subject, location, instructor, number of credits, and more.

For more details on registration, contact the college’s Admissions and Records office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3248 or