While some Hancock students are finishing up their last finals this week, many are already gearing up for the wide variety of shorter classes offered during the summer months at the college. There is still time to register for summer classes, which begin June 6 and 13.
More than 275 classes are still available in a variety of subjects ranging from agribusiness to anthropology, art, early childhood studies, American Sign Language and psychology.
Dozens of general electives that satisfy requirements at Hancock, as well as at four-year universities within the University of California and California State University systems are available for students and can be completed in eight weeks or less. Many students find the summer an opportune time to knock out general education courses such as mathematics, biology, English and speech in a shorter period of time.
There are also a variety of career specific classes available in the eight-week period such as athletic training, emergency medical services, environmental technology and viticulture.
Students have until the day before classes begin to sign up. Registration is also simultaneously open for nearly 1,000 fall courses, which begin August 22. Students who already registered for fall classes have until July 8 to pay their fall fees, or they risk being dropped from classes.
Details about all available classes can be found at www.hancockcollege.edu; click the Class Search link on the home page. Class Search provides real-time information available 24/7. For details about a specific class, click its blue CRN (Course Reference Number).
To register online, visit the college website and log on to the myHancock student portal. Click the Student tab, then Register/Add/Drop/Search Classes.
All California residents pay a $46 per credit enrollment fee. In addition, all students pay a $16 health fee for the summer term. Students attending classes at the Santa Maria campus also pay up to $10 a year for the Student Center fee. Other minimal fees may apply.
Financial aid is still available. Each year, more than 60 percent of Hancock students receive some form of financial assistance. To see if you quality, contact the Financial Aid office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.