Allan Hancock College is offering two short-term classes that meet on Saturdays at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Center. The classes are open to the public. Proper identification and proof of registration in the class are required to gain access to VAFB. Class registration is under way on the college’s website at www.hancockcollege.edu
Allan Hancock College is offering two short-term classes that meet on Saturdays at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Center. The classes are open to the public. Proper identification and proof of registration in the class are required to gain access to VAFB. Class registration is under way on the college’s website at www.hancockcollege.edu

Lompoc Valley residents can still register for a pair of short-term college credit classes offered by Allan Hancock College this spring semester at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Allan Hancock College is offering two short-term Saturday classes at the Vandenberg Air Force Base Center. Both classes are open to the public.

“The fast-track classes are perfect opportunities for people who live or work in the Lompoc Valley,” said Rick Rantz, dean of Allan Hancock College’s extended campus. “They can earn college credits by attending just six or eight Saturday classes.”

For people looking to for an introduction into sales and marketing, Hancock is offering Sales and Marketing (BUS 303). The six-week class provides an overview of sales and marketing strategies including pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods and services. The three-credit class meets on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour break from April 1 through May 6.

The college is also offering an eight-week introductory course for people who want to become better communicators and learn the theory and practice of presenting speeches for various situations and audiences. Public Speaking (SPCH 101) will meet on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break from March 27 through May 20.

The two Saturday classes take place in the 38,385 square-foot Education Center, which opened to the public in 2014. The facility includes an auditorium, 20 lecture classrooms, conference rooms, a library and computer labs. Hancock’s administrative space is located on the second floor in Room 216. The Vandenberg AFB center offers counseling, financial aid and cashiering services.

“The education center is beautiful and offers plenty of parking and amenities for our students, faculty and guests. Plus, the process to gain access to the base is quick and easy as long as you have the appropriate items,” added Rantz.

In order to access the base, students are required to provide proof of registration in the course held at Vandenberg AFB with either a registration document or receipt. A student must also show a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration and proof of insurance in order to receive a gate pass on the first day of class at the main gate visitor’s facility.

Registration for short-term classes is now under way. All students register online via myHancock, which is accessed from the college’s website at www.hancockcollege.edu; 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 before registering for classes. To access the online admission application, click Apply & Register and then select the appropriate admission form.

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

For more information about the VAFB center, contact (805) 734-3500 ext. 3250. For questions about enrollment, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3248.