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College Achievement Now

Welcome to College Achievement Now (CAN)-TRIO Program

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Available hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: TBD
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: TBD

If there is no one to assist you during the above hours, please email or you may also call us at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3434 for assistance.

CAN-TRIO Staff are available to active CAN-TRIO Scholars for appointments in-person, telephone, and/or zoom. 

Please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3434 or email to schedule your preferred method of appointment and have your H# ready.

You may also schedule an appointment online:

Schedule an appointment

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a  counselor, please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3293 to schedule your preferred method of appointment.  Please have your H# ready when you call general counseling.

You may also schedule an appointment online:

Schedule An Appointment

Counselors are available via telephone or Zoom.  

If you scheduled a phone appointment, a counselor will call you the day/time of your appointment.  A counselor may call you from an unknown number.

If you scheduled a Zoom appointment, an email with the Zoom link will be sent to your Hancock email.  If you don't have a Hancock email, the Zoom link will be sent to your personal email account on file. 

Planning to use a smart phone for your Zoom appointment?  Be sure to download the Zoom App prior to your scheduled appointment. For students using other devices (desktop/iPad/lap top), we encourage you to use Chrome or Firefox.

CAN-TRIO staff are available to answer quick questions via the following methods: 

To speak to a staff member by telephone, please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3434 and have your H# ready. Your call will be answered in the order received.

Note: CAN-TRIO staff may be working remotely, thus, they may contact you through a blocked or unknown number.

Email your question, concern, or inquiry to CAN-TRIO We encourage you to use your Hancock email account and in the email, include your H#. You should receive a response within one business day. 


Who we are

The College Achievement Now (CAN) - TRIO (Student Support Services) program is federally-funded college retention, graduation, and transfer program. There are more than 2,800 TRIO programs nationally created to help over 800,000 students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers.

The program provides a variety of services to students who are first generation college students, economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities evidencing academic need. Our staff is committed to supporting student success! CAN students are bright, motivated, and goal-oriented scholars who are looking for support to achieve their goals.

What We Do

The purpose of our program is to increase retention rates at Allan Hancock College, as well as increase transfer rates to a four-year, higher learning institution. We aim to help students achieve and maintain academic success. Our students are expected to keep a satisfactory overall GPA, attend scheduled events, meet federally mandated objectives, and to complete their Hancock education in less than four years. See our “Program Benefits” section for more information about our services.

general information

THE INTAKE PERIOD is ongoing.  In general, admittance to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Our funding determines the number of students we serve, which is a total of 400 actively enrolled Allan Hancock students. See our “How to Apply” and “FAQ” sections for more information about the process and an online and downloadable Student Information form. Student information forms may also be picked up at building A, room 211 (upstairs from Financial Aid).


Our services are available in person, online, or by phone during the following days of the week and times:

Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Special Hours:

Friday, August 13: TBD - open until 5 p.m.

Monday, August 16 - Thursday, August 19: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact information

Santa Maria Campus, Building A, Room 211
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3434
Fax: 805-922-8716

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