Welcome to Community Education, where learning is lifelong!
The Community Education program's mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities
- College transfer
- Career preparation
- Adult enrichment
Community Education offers noncredit courses in the following 10 instructional areas:
Basic Skills, Citizenship, English as a Second Language, Family and Consumer Sciences,
Health and Safety, Parenting, courses for Older Adults, courses for Adults with Disabilities,
Short-Term Vocational, and Workforce Preparation. Noncredit classes are supported
by the state Chancellor’s Office and are free to the public. The noncredit program
provides adults the opportunity to learn English, earn a vocational certificate, prepare
for the GED or citizenship tests, upgrade job skills, strengthen basic skills, or
transfer to credit.
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"Being a Santa Maria Beauty College student at Allan Hancock College has been some of the most fun days of my life. The staff are friendly, and I'm always excited to see classmates who share the same dreams as I do and are always helpful."
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