Allan Hancock College Community Education is honoring more than 170 noncredit students in a special ceremony Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.

More than 170 noncredit students will be honored in a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at the patio area between buildings A and G on the Santa Maria campus. The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016.
More than 170 noncredit students will be honored in a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at the patio area between buildings A and G on the Santa Maria campus. The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016.

The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016. The certificates are offered through the Community Education department and include computer applications, English as a Second Language, floral design, green gardening, income tax preparation, and clothing construction and alterations. Students complete a designated number of classes and hours to fulfill the requirements to receive a noncredit certificate.

“Earning a certificate sets students on a career path, whether it’s transferring into credit classes successfully or qualifying for a specific vocation or profession,” said Lucerito Salgado, noncredit counseling specialist and event coordinator. “This ceremony is a way to recognize our students’ work and accomplishments toward achieving those goals.”

The college’s Student Success and Support Program, along with Community Education, will host the recognition ceremony at the patio area between the Student Center and buildings A and G on the Santa Maria campus. A reception will follow at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Lucerito Salgado at (805) 922-6966, ext. 3745, or email lucerito.salgado@hancockcollege.edu.