Recent Alumnus 2012-03-07T06:06:04Z
Biology Majors Are Treated Pretty Well – Title says it all. Biology majors, as well as engineering majors, physics majors,chemistry majors, etc. get treated quite well.The biology classrooms are easily the most up-to-date, well-equipped classrooms on campus. It makes me feel kind of sorry for the other departments, actually. The animation class is held in a room that looks roughly five seconds away from collapsing in on itself.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-07T06:00:41Z
I'm sort of perversely fond of Hancock's computer network. It manages to be so consistently bad in so many different ways. Fun drinking game: how many times has Blackboard/MyHancock/etc gone down this month? One shot per network malfunction=liver failure within the year. Printing on campus actually seems to work pretty well. Wireless access is variable-to-good. Don't bother bringing your computer to classes, you won't need it and its presence probably won't be appreciated.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-07T05:48:35Z
It Could Be Worse – There is a decent enough level of ethnic diversity at Hancock, and a surprisingly high number of international students, considering the area and the size/resources of the school. However, there is absolutely no intellectual vitality present on the campus. It's a wasteland out here. Granted, many of the students here do have full-time jobs and/or families to support, but there are also plenty of slack-jawed young idiots who eat up resources that could be better invested in students that actually care about getting an education. Many of the students here are intellectually lazy and completely lacking in any motivation or drive, at least academically speaking. If you care even a little bit about your grades and are marginally more intelligent than a slime mold, chances are you are going to be the designated "smart person" in your class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-07T05:25:45Z
Depends on the Class – Online classes at Hancock are a lot like in-person classes, in that some of them are awful, some are great, and most are middling. However, I'd say that with the exception of my online psychology and history classes, the online class turned out to be much more difficult than the in-person class. Depending on the instructor, an online class can either have a lot of interaction between the students and the instructor, or none at all. Some of my online classes felt pretty close to the "real thing". In others, the students literally taught themselves all of the material, and there was no instructor presence whatsoever.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-07T05:19:10Z
Good Flexibility, Not Enough Classes in Certain Subjects – If I were rating Hancock on class/curriculum flexibility alone, they'd get an A. It's a decent place to explore your academic interests, as no one cares what combination of classes you take. However, be forewarned that it is extraordinarily difficult to get into many classes. My education has been delayed by a good two years because certain core classes that I had to have for transfer filled up before I was allowed to sign up for them. Hancock's current sign-up system for classes is credit-based, so the longer you've been going there, the better your chances of actually getting into the class that you want.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-07T05:13:58Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Difficult on Pretty Much Every Level – Getting fee waivers for classes is as simple as filling out some paperwork. The process is automated, and, shockingly, runs pretty smoothly. Getting any other aid? Not so much. Oh, it's possible, just be prepared to spend more time and energy navigating the financial aid process at Hancock than you spend on your actual classes. The financial aid office is useless. The employees are fond of offering contradictory information, if they supply any at all. No coherent or complete information about the financial aid process is supplied by the school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-27T19:54:12Z
Attending Allan Hancock is one of the best choices I made not only are the schedule classes easy to work with but the staff is so friendly and helpful. One of my teachers once said "we work for you".
College Senior 2012-02-25T22:27:36Z
A Lot to Choose from – This campus provides many facilities that I have taken advantage of. For example there is the math center which provides tutoring and instructor help for the math courses. This helped me very much my freshman year and provided a quiet organized meeting place for my math study group. There is also the health services which I have used when sick, the student center for coffee on long days, and the writing center which has many computers and private rooms for group meetings.
College Senior 2012-02-25T22:24:59Z
Self Disipline – I have taken about seven online classes within my three years at Hancock and I very much enjoy them. They allow me to schedule my classes around my time and take on the coursework as I see fit. They are definatly different than being in classroom because you must manage your time on your own. I believe this takes an organized, well-managed person.
College Senior 2012-02-20T03:16:00Z
Overall Very Helpful – The career center does a good job at setting up field trips to universities and letting you know your options.
But, I use the MESA counselor because she specializes in my major and I feel more comfortable with her as my counselor rather than a general counselor.
College Senior 2012-02-20T03:13:10Z
Good Group of Students – The student body at Hancock College is filled with a variety of different people. People who are just starting out in life, or who have a family, or who were in the military. It consists of all different races and people with different incomes.
I love this school because it gives you a chance to succeed and do something with my life.
College Junior 2012-02-16T17:49:02Z
they have a great dance department that helps me grow as a artist
College Junior 2012-02-16T17:47:58Z
i enjoy to grow as a person and this school helps me do it
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-15T18:29:39Z
Half and Half – Seems like half the school are young, straight out of high school with the goal of transferring. The other half of the student body seem like they are older, career orientated people who are there to refresh skills.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-15T18:20:41Z
At this point in my life I take a lot of online classes and I am in my 30's so social scene is not really important to me, but it seems fine.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-15T18:19:39Z
Easy to apply, easy to get appointments with counselors and staff.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-04T09:07:23Z
The computer lab and printing on campus was reliabile. The wireless access was good.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-04T09:03:23Z
Transferring for me was a good experience. My credits where on target to Cal Poly wants and I didn't have any hassles. I talked with my counsalor for my classes and curriculum for school. I received a list of classes I needed and I followed it and made my transfer.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-04T08:54:07Z
School was sit up for all different education. The academic that I was in was Ag. Business and the school work with me so I could transfer to Cal Poly.The Transfer program was really helpful. Campus life was good, I played tennis for the school and made some really good friends and had good opportunities for me.
College Junior 2012-01-31T18:12:20Z
The Dance Department Is the Best. I Grow Everyday!!!! Dance department staff push you to your best of the best.,,
College Junior 2012-01-31T18:10:37Z
Its Been Interesting – I love the dance department but everything else is kinda so so.
College Junior 2012-01-18T22:56:08Z
Summary of My School – I've enjoyed going to the junior college. It's been new, inviting, and a great learning experience.
College Junior 2012-01-14T10:19:20Z
campus facilities are extremely helpfull to the students. Our school has a great lerning center as well as a wonderful library. We have a great athletics program at Ahc. We have football, soccer, softball, basketball, etc. The teams work very hard athletic and academic wise. We have a new science buiding where we have labs and have outstanding nursing and dentistry programs. The only downside is that there is not many campus activities. Definitley need to work more on that part of school. But otherwise, everthing is great.
College Junior 2012-01-14T10:10:30Z
Great Opportunities – My school has a lot of positive things. Its not that largest school, but there is definitley great changes coming. Studens come to school to get an education and having helpful resources is always a great thing. AHC provides us with a great library in which students go to study or simply to have some quiet time. Im very impressed with the large varitey of books that they have. The school librarians are always so helpful to the students. We also have a learning center where the school provides us with many computers so students can go to complete homework or do research. We also have amazing programs such as, science, math, engineering, architecture, English, computer science, art, music and dance programs. In my opinion my school is doing such a wonderful job in helping students out and it keeps growing and getting better.
College Junior 2012-01-14T09:47:47Z
College Review – Allan Hancock college is a great community college.My fellow peers and professors are very kind. I like it here because all the teachers are always willing to help us students out as well as counselors.They are a huge help. A lot of students dont have "school pride" right now, but i hope that changes, because this is a great school that deserves more acknowledgment from the students. AHCC is providing me with a great education and im very thankful for that. This school is doing a good job in preparing me to go to a university. Im enjoying every minute of this great expirience.
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