From learning more about computers to citizenship, getting ready for the GED to painting with watercolors, from beekeeping to English as a Second Language (ESL), there are nearly 160 courses to meet vocational needs, personal development, lifelong learning, classes for children and much more this summer through Allan Hancock College’s Community Education department.
“It’s all about meeting the community’s needs,” said Sofia Ramirez-Gelpi, academic dean at Hancock. “We are trying to engage the community and get people excited about broadening their skills and horizons.”
Classes run from three to eight weeks with a majority beginning the week of June 12. Registration for summer classes stays open until the day before a specific class begins.
Students who need help prepping for the General Educational Development (GED) tests can practice test items and develop exam-taking skills.
Crafty students with a fetish for fabrics are invited to learn the art of Quilting or finish sewing projects with tailored assistance from instructors at the Sewing Open-Studio Lab.
The college’s beekeeping course will keep students busy as they discover how to maintain a healthy hive during summer months. The course also provides networking opportunities with other Central Coast beekeepers for the latest buzz on best practices.
College for Kids courses, which are intended for children 4 to 18, have various start dates. This summer, children can take one- to six-week classes on dance, digital photography and sewing. The college will offer new courses this summer like Math Boot Camp, Seed to Table Family Cooking and Explorations in Math, Engineering and Computer Science.
The full schedule of classes is available online. To view, visit www.hancockcollege.edu; click Class Search then select Summer 2017 and Community Education. Printed copies of the summer 2017 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes are available at all campus locations. Some courses are fee-based.
Students are encouraged to register two weeks before the class start date to avoid class cancellation. In person registration assistance is available at the college’s Santa Maria campus.
For more information, call (805) 922-6996 ext. 3209.