The Allan Hancock College spring 2011 class schedule is available online now and registration for spring credit classes began Monday, November 29.  Spring credit and Community Education classes begin Jan. 24, 2011.

Online credit class priority registration is Nov. 29-Dec. 3; open online registration begins Dec. 4 at 8 a.m.  See the chart below to see if you qualify for priority registration.

Spring 2011 Priority Registration – Credit Classes
Program Status/Units Completed* at AHC Registration Date
Day 1 Learning Assistance Program, EOPS program, nursing priority students, and any member or former member of the United States Armed Forces within two years of leaving active duty. Nov. 29, 8 a.m.
Day 2 50 + units completed Nov. 30, 8 a.m.
Day 3 30 – 49.5 units completed Dec. 1, 8 a.m.
Day 4 12 – 29.5 units completed Dec. 2, 8 a.m.
Day 5 1 – 11.5 units completed Dec. 3, 8 a.m.
Units completed are units which have been annotated to the student’s transcript with a final grade of D or better.  Completed units do not include courses in progress.

To view details about spring classes, go to the AHC website home page,, and click the Class Search link under “Spring 2011.”  Class search allows all students, both credit and Community Education (noncredit), to search for the spring classes in which they wish to enroll.  Students can search by term, subject, time of day, location, units, instructor and more.  Additional class details are available by clicking a class’s blue CRN (course record number).

Copies of the printed spring 2011credit Schedule at a Glance will be available at all college locations and various community sites beginning Nov. 29.  It will contain a basic listing of credit classes at the time of publication.  However, students must access Class Search to obtain the detailed information needed for their eventual online registration.

All students register for spring classes online via “myHancock,” which is accessed from the college website’s homepage.  Click the Student tab, then Register/Add/Drop/Search Classes.

New students and those without a user name and password must first apply for admission to the college, which is also completed online.  Click the appropriate credit or Community Education admissions application link from the website homepage.

All California residents pay a $26 per unit enrollment fee.  A typical semester-length class is three units.  In addition, all students pay a $17 health fee per semester.  Students attending classes at the Santa Maria campus also pay up to $10 a year for the Student Center fee.  These fees represent the lowest college costs in the nation.

Some fees for qualified low-income students may be waived.  In addition, there are many financial aid programs to help students meet college costs.  Call the financial aid office at 922-6966 ext. 3216 for details or go online to, click Financial Aid in the Student Services drop down box.

Online registration for Community Education (noncredit) classes begins December 4.  Community Education students may also apply and register in person, by mail or by fax.  For more information, call 922-6966 ext. 3209.

For credit class registration information, call Admissions & Records at 922-6966 ext. 3248.

The toll-free number in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242), followed by the four-digit extension.



Allan Hancock College is again publishing a separate Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes.  The spring 2011 Spectrum, which will be distributed to district homes beginning December 3, will have the familiar look of past Spectrum schedules, with a slightly new look inside.  Copies of the Spectrum will also be available at all college locations and many community locations, while supplies last.

Spring Spectrum classes are online now on the college website’s home page under Spring 2011 “Class Search.”

Spring classes begin January 24, 2011.  Online registration for Spectrum classes begins December 4.  Go to, log on to myHancock, click the “Student” tab, then “Register/Add/Drop/Search Classes.”  Students may also register in person beginning December 6 at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

All new students and students without a user name and password must first apply to the college before registering for classes.  Access the online admission application by clicking the link under “Apply Community Education (Spectrum) Fall 2010 & Spring 2011” on the home page.

For more registration information, view the documents posted under “Tips for Successful Registration,” also on the home page.

For information about Spectrum classes, call 922-6966 ext. 3209 (toll free in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties: 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3209).