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Study at Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College or AHC is a California public community college located in Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County. Approximately 11, 000 credit and more than 5, 500 non credit and community services students enroll in AHC each semester. The college has a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education for eligible students to receive Pell Grants and other federal support. The athletic program at Allan Hancock College consists of a combined 16 men's and women's varsity sport teams and it includes:
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Men's and women's basketball
  • Men's and women's cross country
  • Men's and women's golf
  • Men's and women's soccer
  • Softball, men's and women's tennis
  • Men's and women's track and field and women's volleyball
The sports teams of AHC are known as the ‘Bulldogs'.

Profile of Allan Hancock CollegeAllan Hancock is found in Santa Maria, California. Santa Maria is a small city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Allan Hancock.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, drama and performing arts, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Allan Hancock Selectivity

Allan Hancock accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Allan Hancock is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 13, 176 in 2007 at the school. A large number of students at Allan Hancock are 40 years old or older.

Allan Hancock Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Allan Hancock Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts764liberal arts and sciences, social services, speech and rhetoric, Spanish language, English, international relations
Security and Law Enforcement304fire-fighting, criminal justice and police
Nursing and Emergency Medicine233registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, EMT paramedic, home health aide
Business and Management127accounting, business, business management, sales and marketing
Beauty and Cosmetology124cosmetology
Medical Support and Technology101medical assistant, dental assistant, pharmacy tech
Family and Social Work78child development, human services, foodservice management, family and consumer science, food and nutrition
office and Administration47administrative assistant, data entry
Therapy and Counselling34substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Drama and Performing Arts31drama, dance, theatre design
Science17physics, chemistry, biology
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science, information technology, computer graphics, computer science, computer networking, web design, webmastering
Mechanics and Repair13automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, heavy equipment maintenance, communications install and repair
Photography and Commercial Art11commercial photography, cinematography
Engineering Technician10architectural drafting, drafting, hazardous materials tech, engineering technology, engineering technician
Music8music, music management
Design5graphic design, interior design
Media5animation and special effects, digital communications
Law3legal secretary
Art Studies3art studies
Education and Teaching2teacher aide, early childhood special ed
Agricultural Science and Management2various agricultural courses
Production Trades1machinist, welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical Education
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science, environmental studies
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Medical administration0health unit coordinator
Construction Trades0plumbing, apparel and textiles, apparel and textile marketing, electrician
Contact: Allan HancockAllan Hancock College

800 S College Dr

Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

General Phone: (805) 922-6966


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