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  • Study finds job search for college grads getting tougher

    May 19, 2011 9:42 PM

    Only half of recent college graduates have landed jobs that require a degree. That's the latest from a study at Rutgers University. With college graduations around the corner, many seniors will either continue their education or enter a workforce with limited jobs. Employment rates have dropped sharply in... more »
  • "Friday Night Science" to entertain, educate crowds in Santa Maria

    February 25, 2011 6:50 PM

    "Friday Night Science" is bringing physics to life at Allan Hancock College Friday night, with some help from a 40-foot erupting volcano, lightning bolts, smoke cannons and dozens of other hands-on science experiments. Organizers hope to show students and families that science can be fun. The event is free... more »
  • Need a job? Find out about free training offered in Santa Maria and Lompoc

    February 22, 2011 1:23 PM

    Santa Barbara County residents who are out of work can take free classes offered in Lompoc and Santa Maria to gain some new skills in high demand occupations. They have the option of being taught computer skills which includes social media marketing for businesses. They can also be... more »
  • College could face record budget crunch

    February 3, 2011 10:02 PM

    Tough times for Allan Hancock College. The school could face one of the worst budget crunches in its history if a plan by Governor Jerry Brown goes through. Hancock is just one of many community colleges that could be hit hard by the governor's proposed budget cuts. If the... more »
  • Locals speak out on controversial Dream Act

    December 9, 2010 9:41 PM

    Democrats have delayed a vote on controversial legislation that would pave the way to citizenship for many young illegal immigrants. It's called the Dream Act. It would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, if they enroll in college or join the... more »
  • Dream Act would grant citizenship for illegal immigrants in college

    December 9, 2010 1:44 PM

    Young illegal immigrants on the Central Coast could have a pathway to citizenship if the Dream Act passes. The House passed the bill last night 216 to 198. The bill grants hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance... more »
  • Career Fair showcases many industries

    October 8, 2010 9:21 PM

    With the news that the U.S. lost more jobs last month, today's Career Exploration Day at Allan Hancock College was pretty timely. More than 1600 people showed up. The college says that's about 200 more than last year. More than 50 companies were there, representing manufacturing, agriculture, and law... more »
  • Local agencies get long-awaited funding after state budget passes

    October 8, 2010 9:11 PM

    California Lawmakers have finally passed a state budget after a record 100 day impasse. The state senate passed the budget 27-9, bridging a 19 billion dollar budget deficit. The budget package contains no new taxes or fees, but the plan also *delays nearly two billion dollars in payments to... more »
  • Career Fair focuses on top jobs

    October 8, 2010 1:01 PM

    Representatives from more than 50 companies , including employers from manufacturing, agriculture, law enforcement and the medical field, will be at Allan Hancock College this morning for Career Exploration Day. They will be speaking with students and the public about job opportunities within their industries. The event runs... more »
  • More college students requesting food stamps

    September 27, 2010 7:58 PM

    You've probably heard someone joke about being a starving college student. Well, it's no joke for some. It seems now more than ever college students are requesting food stamps. Andrea Ramos and Monica Caryette attend Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. Ramos has three young children and Caryette has... more »
  • More college students requesting food stamps

    September 27, 2010 4:42 PM

    The stereotype of a starving college student seems to be the case now more than ever because of the tight economy. At Allan Hancock College, school administrators say they've seen a major increase in the number of students needing help. They estimate at least 2,500 of the 11,000... more »
  • Health insurance changes impacting young people and children

    September 23, 2010 7:22 PM

    Big changes to health insurance coverage took effect on Thursday. Some of those new provisions affect many of us, especially young adults and children. Children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage and young people can now stay on their parents health insurance longer. Over at Allan Hancock College... more »
  • Local student wins statewide photography award

    September 22, 2010 3:32 PM

    For the second time in three years, an Allan Hancock College student has been selected as a winner in "College Seen" which is an annual statewide photo competition. The seven winners were all from different colleges. In fact, they were selected from a pool of 442 entries by... more »
  • Ambulance simulator part of popular EMS program

    September 8, 2010 1:13 PM

    An ambulance simulator is just one of the training tools students use in the Emergency Medical Services program at Allan Hancock College. It's a highly popular and highly impacted program. This year, the school says it had about 100 people apply for 35 spots. The program is part... more »
  • Training programs boost confidence for the unemployed

    July 19, 2010 10:22 PM

    Despite drops in the unemployment rate at the state and national level, local cities are still seeing increases. San Luis Obispo County jumped from just above 9.5 percent in May to 10 percent last month. Within the county, Paso Robles rose from around 11 percent to nearly 12 percent.... more »
  • Medical assistant program could land you a job

    June 23, 2010 10:02 PM

    If you're looking for a job, listen up. Healthcare professionals say there is a high demand for medical assistants. This fall, Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria will bring back its medical assistant training program. If you want to join one of the fastest growing careers in the medical... more »
  • Hancock graduate excels in new science program

    June 4, 2010 6:47 PM

    Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria is holding its 89th commencement ceremony on Friday. Around 680 students are graduating, they've completed requirements for more than 930 associate in arts or associate in science degrees. In addition, about 2,000 people are expected to join the graduates at the ceremony. Among... more »
  • Hundreds graduating from Allan Hancock College

    June 4, 2010 12:58 PM

    It's a big day at Allan Hancock College, it's graduation day. The 89th graduating class will celebrate commencement Friday afternoon on the Santa Maria campus. About 2,000 people are expected to join the graduates at the ceremony. The college says that 683 students are eligible for graduation, having completed... more »
  • Kissing a pig for a good cause

    April 28, 2010 8:18 PM

    Puckering up for a porker was the fate of one lucky person in Santa Maria and it was all for a good cause. The honor went to Kim Graham, the Police Chief at Allan Hancock College. She got to kiss "Duke." It was part of the "kiss a... more »
  • Allan Hancock's "Kiss a Pig" contest

    April 28, 2010 1:01 PM

    Puckering up for a porker will be the fate of Allan Hancock College President Jose Ortiz or one of eleven other Hancock volunteers who have been raising money for the last two weeks. The "Kiss a Pig" contest wraps up on Wednesday. The person who raised the most funds... more »
  • Becoming a firefighter more difficult due to the economy

    March 22, 2010 6:50 PM

    The economy has impacted many jobs including firefighters along the Central Coast. Getting a job as a firefighter takes hundreds of hours of training. Fire departments want those applying to have a diverse range of training now more than ever. The stakes are also higher, so those with associate or... more »
  • Students learn efficient business practices

    March 19, 2010 9:19 PM

    Getting more, by doing less. It's a business principal students are learning at Allan Hancock College. The school's machine technology program is teaming up with local businesses to teach students the principles of lean manufacturing. It's a process that stresses eliminating waste and improving efficiency. Students built paper airplanes,... more »
  • Hancock College students set to rally against budget cuts

    March 4, 2010 2:16 PM

    Students at Hancock College will rally this afternoon, hoping to get the attention of lawmakers in Sacramento. They are angry about state budget cuts to education. Class sections have been reduced, part-time faculty laid off, and counselor hours and support services slashed. Allan Hancock College is facing more than $2... more »
  • Allan Hancock College kicks off "Bulldog Bow-WOW"

    February 10, 2010 8:24 AM

    Hundreds of new and continuing students will help kick off Allan Hancock College's spring semester. During Wednesday's "Bulldog Bow-Wow," students will learn about the latest programs and services the college is providing. The event will be held at both the Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley Center campuses. Santa... more »
  • New botanical garden at Allan Hancock College

    December 21, 2009 2:50 PM

    Students at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria have a new learning and leisure space. Staff, faculty, and volunteers helped plant more then 50 varieties of shrubs, flowers, and succulents in a new botanical garden. It's located just behind the college's new science building. Instructors say the 9,600... more »
  • Allan Hancock College puts on 19th annual The Nutcracker

    December 9, 2009 4:33 PM

    In holiday tradition, Allan Hancock College's Youth Dance will once again perform The Nutcracker on Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20. This year's performances will mark the 19th year the college has put on the ballet. The performance showcases over 70 performers and dancers from Allan Hancock College and the... more »
  • Female CHP officers speak to students at Allan Hancock College

    November 26, 2009 12:08 AM

    A California Highway Patrol helicopter drops in on students at Allan Hancock College. Officer Pilot Diane Clark and Paramedic Flight Officer Dawn Hoff landed their CHP chopper on campus Tuesday night as part of a presentation for the Women in Public Safety Careers class. The goal is to... more »

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