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Hours and Location


Santa Maria Campus
Bldg. L (ARC – Academic Resource Center)
Phone: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3501

Lompoc Valley Center (LVC) 
Bldg. 1, Rm. 110E (1st floor of the LVC Library)
Phone: 1-805-735-3366 ext. 5224 or 5322


Hours - Fall & Spring

Santa Maria Campus 
Monday – Thursday:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lompoc Valley Center (LVC)*
Monday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

*The LVC Library is open to all AHC students Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.. The hours above reflect Writing Center services at the LVC.

After hours services

Paper Submission for Review is available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See the Paper Submission section for more information. Please note: Paper Submission for Review is a service only offered during the Spring and Fall semesters. 

The Writing Center Chat Box is available for extended hours throughout the semester. Please visit the AHC Writing Center homepage to access the chat feature. 

  • Chat Box Extended Hours - Spring 2024: 
    • Monday - Thursday: TBD
    • Sunday: TBD

Hours - Summer

Santa Maria Campus 
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lompoc Valley Center (LVC)  
To be determined...

The ARC and LVC are closed during campus holidays and between semesters. For more information about important college dates, please view the ACADEMIC & EVENTS CALENDARS webpage. 

Hours - Winter

Both Santa Maria and LVC Writing Centers are closed for the winter session. We will reopen for the spring semester on 1/22/24. For alternative writing support, please access the free NetTutor and/or Brainfuse online tutoring services available on Canvas. 

other services available

  • Our online Writing Resources, including our handouts on writing-related topics, are available to support you 24/7.
  • For research support, contact an AHC librarian.
  • To access peer-tutoring for most classes, visit the tutorial center website.
  • To access the computer lab, see the Open Access Computer Lab's website.
  • The Writing Center supports students at all levels and all stages of their writing process.