Allan Hancock Jr College

Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation.

Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Solvang, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology.

The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.

In every sense, Allan Hancock College is a college for the community. Over 98 percent of its students come from the local area. The college puts great emphasis on the success of its students and challenges them to excel. In return, Hancock students consistently enjoy one of the best, if not the best, acceptance rates to University of California and California State University campuses, including Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and UCSB.

Hancock's well known and much accomplished athletic program offers intercollegiate football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, golf, volleyball, cross country, and track and field.

Hancock received reaffirmation of accreditation through 2023.
View official letter from ACCJC

Accreditation Status

Allan Hancock College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) , Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: .

The business program at Allan Hancock College introduces students to how business operates and prepares them for positions in the business world. Students also learn why many business graduates choose to start their own businesses rather than work for others.

The business curriculum explores business strategies that allow managers to compete in today's dynamic, global marketplace. Business in the 21st century requires that managers connect people, technology, and ethics in order to form strong partnerships with customers, employees, and other organizational stakeholders.


Business Department, Building K
Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3239

Fax number: 805-347-1256 (Santa Maria Campus)
805-735-3976 (Lompoc Valley Center)


Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer: closed during the month of July

The library's mission is to support all Allan Hancock College students and staff with both immediate research needs and the development of information literacy skills, to enhance lifelong learning. In addition, the library is the campus “center of learning,” with a welcoming atmosphere conducive to studying and learning.

The mission of the Friends of the Allan Hancock College Library is to enhance existing and planned library resources and programs, and to serve as partners in fostering appreciation for the library.

Enrollment and Nonresident Tuition Fees

Enrollment fee - $46 per unit

Nonresident tuition for international students and non-California residents $234 per unit
plus $ 46 per unit enrollment fee. Beginning Fall 2018, the non-resident tuition will be reduced to $216 per unit.

(These fees above may increase each year due to state legislation and Board action.)

Health Fees

$20 - Fall and Spring Semester
$17 - Summer Semester and Winter intersession

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) does NOT pay this fee.

Health fees are charged to all students. All health fees collected are used exclusively to provide health services. The health fee covers the following benefits:

  • student accident insurance
  • free health consultation by the college nurse
  • mental health counseling
  • substance abuse prevention

Health Fee Exemptions

(Education Code Section 76355)
You are exempt from paying the Health Fee if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • You depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization, provided that you present documentary evidence of such affiliation.
  • You are a student who is attending Allan Hancock College under an approved Apprenticeship Program.
    (Board Policy 6300)
  • You are a continuing EOPS student as of Fall 2016.
  • You are a prisoner of the Lompoc Federal Corrections Institute (FCI)
  • You are a resident of the Atascadero State Hospital

Student ID Cards

Photo ID Cards

$2 - Photo ID Card

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) does NOT pay this fee.

Students may purchase a photo ID card by paying a $2 fee at the time of registration. An Allan Hancock College ID card is required to use the Writing Center, Computer Resources Centers, Library services, Open Access Computer Labs, Math Center, Language Lab, Physical Fitness and other labs and classes.

In addition to the privileges listed above, students may use the photo ID card to purchase tickets at a discount for performances of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) and receive free admission to all AHC home athletic events. There is a $2 fee for replacement of a lost photo ID card. Photo ID cards are available during the semester at the Santa Maria campus Admissions & Records office and at the Lompoc Valley Center administrative office during regular office hours.

Basic ID Cards

No charge

A basic ID card, without a photo and at no cost to the student, may be obtained at the time of registration, or any time during the semester, at the Admissions and Records office or at the administrative office at the Lompoc Valley campus during regular office hours.

At the Community Education office (bldg. S on the Santa Maria campus), photo ID cards are available to credit and Community Education students until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. Non-photo IDs are available until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Student Center Fee

$1 per unit , up to a maximum of $10 per academic year for classes held at the Santa Maria campus

Student Representation Fee

$1 per semester (May be waived)

The Student Representation fee of $1 provides support for student representatives to lobby for legislation, such as bills that will keep enrollment fees at the lowest possible level. However, you may for religious, political, financial, or moral reasons refuse to pay the Student Representation fee. Any student who does not wish to pay the Student Representation fee must press the waiver button online or sign the Student Representation Fee waiver statement located on the Cashier Services online screen, under the forms section.

Parking Fee

$20 - Fall & Spring Semesters
$10 - Summer Sessions

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) does NOT pay this fee.

Permits are needed for campus parking 8am to 10pm, Monday - Thursday and 8am to 4pm, Friday (Santa Maria campus, South Campus and the Lompoc Valley Center only).

Four-wheel and two-wheel motor vehicles $10 summer session and $20 fall and spring semesters ( click here for information regarding purchasing a parking permit )

One-day permit $2

There is no parking fee on the south side of the Columbia Business Center (CBC), at the Workforce Resource Center (WRC), or at the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) and Solvang centers. A special no-charge permit is required by the Air Force for entry onto the base. For classes held at the Vandenberg AFB students must go to the Visitor Center at the main gate prior to entering. You must bring your class schedule, current drivers license, and proof of your vehicle insurance.

Physical Education

A usage fee is charged to those who enroll in some P.E. classes held off campus. See online course description for details and specific fees.
The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) does NOT pay this fee.

Materials Fee

See online course description for individual courses requiring a materials fee.
The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) does NOT pay this fee.

Payment of Fees

Students who register for classes must pay all registration fees by the established deadlines or they will be dropped from their classes, regardless of payment type (cash, check, cashiers check, money order, credit card/debit card or voucher paid by outside agency). An email reminding you of payment will be sent to your myHancock email address. Please note that we can not accept a credit card payment over the phone. You may print out the Credit Card authorization form located in the Forms section of our web page and fax to the number listed on the form.

Student payment options:

  1. Online with a credit card/debit card at the time of registration or by established deadline (see below)
  2. In person by established deadline (see below). Students may pay in person on the Santa Maria campus at Cashier Services, bldg. A; Community Education, bldg. S; or at the Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg AFB and Solvang center offices during cashier hours. Call the center of your choice for hours.
  3. Complete credit card/debit card authorization form and fax to the number listed on the form. Form can be located on the Cashier Services web page under the Forms link. Due to PCI compliance we are unable to accept emailed credit card authorization forms.
  • Santa Maria Campus:(805) 922-6966
    • Cashiers (bldg. A): ext. 3270 or 3628
    • Community Education (bldg. S): ext. 3209
  • Lompoc Valley Center: (805) 735-3366
  • Vandenberg AFB Center: (805) 605-5915
  • Santa Ynez Valley Center: (805) 922-6966 ext. 3355

Students' who have a balance due of $50 or less will not be dropped from classes, but unpaid balances will result in a hold on your account and inability to register for the next term.

It is still the students' responsibility to drop any courses they no longer want to attend.



  • (805) 922-5891
  • 210 Nicholson Ave
  • Santa Maria, CA 93454