Staff Report

Registration for summer and fall credit classes at Hancock College is now open, and for the third straight year students who plan ahead can register simultaneously for summer and fall classes in early spring.

This summer, the college will offer nearly 275 classes that run eight weeks or less. About 150 classes will be offered in Santa Maria, another 90 will be online, and 30 more will take place at the Lompoc Valley Center. Six- and eight-week courses start Monday, June 11.

Fall classes begin the week of Aug. 20. The college will offer more than 1,000 courses during the fall semester, including 170 online and 100 at the Lompoc Valley Center.

The summer and fall class schedules are now available at; find the Class Search link on the home page to search by term, subject, time, location or credits, among other options.

Free print copies of the summer and fall 2018 Schedule at a Glance will be available in the coming weeks at all college locations and local public libraries in the Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Ynez valleys and the Five Cities area, while supplies last. However, all students should use the online class search for real-time information and details.

Fees for the summer and fall semesters are due at the time of registration, but some fees for qualified low-income students may be waived.

Call the Financial Aid office at 805-922-6966, ext. 3200, for details or go to and select Financial Aid on the home page.

For credit class registration information, call Admissions & Records at 805-922-6966, ext. 3248.

This summer, Hancock College Community Education will offer dozens of classes including art, computer skills and applications, citizenship, GED test preparation, English as a Second Language, and many others. These classes are free, though some may require a minimal materials fee. The college also offers a wide variety of College for Kids classes to help children stay busy and learn over the summer.

For more information about Community Education classes, call 805-922-6966, ext. 3209.