Allan Hancock College

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Allan Hancock College is a public community college in Santa Maria, California, located in northern Santa Barbara County. Allan Hancock College has been ranked among the top 120 community colleges in the country and in the top five community colleges in the state of California.

Allan Hancock offers undergraduate majors in 48 fields of study. Many of these fields are divided into different departments offering specific degrees or certificates. Total annual enrollment at Allan Hancock is about 38,000 students, of which nearly 10,000 are noncredit students.

General Information

Admission Office
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966
Fax: (805) 922-3477

Contact: Adela Esquivel-Swinson
Director, Admissions and Records

Main Address
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Total undergrads: 16,065
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,481

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Special requirements for allied health and drama programs. Students required to make separate application for admission to nursing, drama, police academy programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A,C

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Dance A,C
Design/Visual Communications A
Drama/Theater Arts C
Fashion Design A,C
Film Production/Cinematography C
Film Studies A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Photography A
Theater Design/Stagecraft C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Marketing A,C
Management Information Systems A
Management Science A
Office Clerical Services A

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects A
Graphic Communications A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Photographic/Film Technology A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance C
Electrician C
Painting/Wall Covering C
Pipefitting C

Early Childhood Education A,C
Elementary Education A
Physical Education A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Electromechanical Technologies A,C
Engineering Technology – General A
Environmental Engineering Technology A,C
Hazardous Materials Management C
Robotics A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Apparel/Textile Marketing Management C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Fashion/Fabric Consultant A,C
Housing Studies A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Computational Mathematics A
Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Police Science C

Social Sciences
International Relations A
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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