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Noncredit Community

Welcome to Community Education

Allan Hancock College is providing limited onsite services. For more information, you may visit the AHC COVID-19 webpage.

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 Community Education offers free noncredit programming in:

  • Basic Skills
  • Citizenship
  • English as a Second Language
  • Home Economics
  • Health and Safety
  • Parent Education
  • Courses for Older Adults
  • Courses for Adults with Disabilities
  • Short-Term Vocational Education
  • Workforce Preparation

The noncredit program provides adults the opportunity to learn English, earn a vocational certificate, prepare for the High School Diploma equivalency (i.e. GED or HiSET) or U.S. citizenship tests, upgrade job skills, strengthen basic skills, and/or transfer to credit programs.

Community Education also offers low cost fee-based programming: College for Kids, Career Training, Personal Development, Fitness, and Music. Community Education has also partnered with Ed2Go to provide career-related fully online courses. Click on "Courses Offered" below to see all Ed2Go class offerings through AHC. You can visit our AHC Ed2Go page to see our Ed2Go start dates, class syllabus, and to register online.


Noncredit Counselors:

Do you have questions for the noncredit counselors? You can:

Community Education Staff:

Community Education staff are available to answer all your questions.

*Advisory: Due to COVID-19 Community Ed courses have gone remotely.

The location REMOTE ERT (Emergency Remote Teaching) designation will identify Fall classes that are transitioning from being scheduled on-campus to being taught remotely.

Click on a course link below for more information including CRN# for registration, date, time, location, and instructor.

View a complete listing of all Community Education classes. Listings by program are also available below.

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Apply to Hancock

Get in-person help with registration for a noncredit or fee-based class by visiting Community Education in building S on the Santa Maria campus. 

Receive support in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language, citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes. 
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Visit the Noncredit Counseling site

Community Education offers noncredit certificates to prepare students for employment or to be successful in college-level credit courses. 

More Certificate Information

For more information on noncredit courses or programs call 805-922-6966 ext. 3209 or email

En Español: Para obtener información en español sobre COVID-19, visite la página de sobre el Novedoso Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Campus Locations

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Directions to SM Campus
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Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
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Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
Directions to SYVC
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Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg AFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

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