SANTA MARIA — Spring classes at Allan Hancock College are set to begin next week, as campus officials encourage local students to enroll in courses and take advantage of the various services and support programs offered.
There is still time to register for courses. In order to ensure the safety and health of AHC students, faculty and staff, most spring classes will continue to be held remotely online. The college also offers support services and programs online and in-person that are designed to help students overcome the challenges posted by online learning, according to a news release.
“Many students continue struggling with the impacts of the pandemic on their education, careers and personal lives. We want them to know that Hancock is here to support them in any way we can,” said Hancock Superintendent/President Dr. Kevin G. Walthers. “The services and programs available to students can help them continue their educational journeys and meet their goals of graduating, transferring, starting or re-starting a career.”
In addition to financial aid for qualifying students, local mid-year high school seniors still qualify for the Hancock Promise, allowing them to attend their first year at AHC free of tuition and fees. Students in the program can also qualify to earn a free $100 or $200 textbook voucher upon entering the program.
Students will have access to the college’s Laptop Loaner program, which allows them to borrow a school laptop for remote online classes at no cost. In addition, they have access to the Books for Bulldogs program, which allows them to borrow textbooks for the entire semester. The college is also offering virtual tutoring, library and counseling services, as well as a virtual welcome center, among other programs.
“We are looking forward to the day when we will be able to have all our students back on campus. But until we are able to do that safely, we will continue to provide these critical services and programs to help our students stay on track and continue their education at Hancock,” said Dr. Walthers.
To learn more about spring classes at Hancock and to apply and register, visit www.hancockcollege.edu/spring.
— Mitchell White