allan-hancock-college55cacf1d53875Do you need to know it – fast? Study anthropology, applied design and multimedia, child psychology and more – within the span of a few days or up to eight weeks – thanks to Allan Hancock College’s spring 2016 Fast Track. These classes are popular with individuals who want or need to complete classes at a faster rate.

Fast Track classes meet eight weeks or less – many are only one or two days (or on weekends!) – and they begin throughout the semester, while another 80 Fast Track classes begin in March.

The classes still available include anthropology, business, early childhood studies, emergency medical services, English, graphics, multimedia arts and communications, speech communication, paralegal studies, welding technology and more. Classes are offered at the Santa Maria campus, Lompoc Valley and Vandenberg AFB centers, and online.

Registration for eight-week classes is now under way and continues through

Mar. 27. Registration for classes less than eight weeks is taken up to the day prior to the start of class.

All students register online via myHancock, which is accessed from the college’s website at; click the Student tab, then Register/Add/Drop/Search Classes.

For class details, click the Class Search link on the home page and search for classes beginning in March. Other search options include subject, location, instructor, number of credits and more.

High school students can take advantage of Hancock’s Concurrent Enrollment program. Students at Cabrillo, Orcutt Academy, St. Joseph, Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley, Lompoc, Righetti and Santa Ynez high schools can register for a class taught at the high school and simultaneously receive high school and college credit.

Spring Community Education classes begin the week of Jan. 23 and are offered throughout the community and at all campus locations. Courses offered include Stress Management (HEAL 7104), Spanish in the Workplace (VOCE 7018B), Preparation for Citizenship (CITZ 7000A) and Topics of Parenting (PARN 7002A). Students can register online now, or receive registration assistance in person at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus.

New students and those without a user name and password must first apply for admission to the college before registering for classes. To access the online admission application, click Apply & Register and then select the appropriate admission form.

For more registration information, log on to the Hancock homepage and click Apply & Register.

The enrollment fee for California residents is $46 per unit, meaning a typical three-unit class costs $138. Other minimal fees apply.

For registration and other details, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3248 or toll free in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3248.