allan-hancock-college55cacf1d53875Registration continues for nearly 100 short-term classes that start the week of March 27 at Allan Hancock College. The fast-track courses can be completed in eight weeks or less, including more than 50 online options. Tutoring is available at the college for nearly every class.

“The short-term classes are a great opportunity for students to cross off another general education or major-related class in half the time it typically takes to complete a course,” said Student Services Dean Yvonne Teniente-Cuello.

The short-term classes can also be options for students, who attend four-year universities such as Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo or University of California, Santa Barbara. Many of the online courses meet GE and college requirements for the University of California and Cal State University systems.

Nearly 50 classes will be offered on the Santa Maria Campus. The options include classes on wine and food pairing (AG 305), workplace diversity (BUS 369), salsa dancing (DANC 175), speech, welding, early childhood studies, film, graphics, multimedia and more.

Registration for all classes is now open and continues until the day before the start of the class, which in many cases is March 26. A few classes only meet one evening per week or on Saturdays.

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.

New students and those without a user name and password must first apply for admission to the college, which is a quick and easy process, 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 registration and other questions, 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.