It is with great pride that DSNs Paula Hodge and John Cordova share the exciting news of a new interdisciplinary, industry-recognized national certification: The Healthcare Technology Specialist Certificate Program and digital badge awarded by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The journey that led to its development with involvement from three colleges (College of the Canyons, Santa Barbara City College and Saddleback College) is part of the Industry Drive Regional Collaborative (IDRC) grant funded by the California Community College Chancellors Office.
Article originally posted on Oxnard College website.
Oxnard College ranks #17 nationally on a 2017 assessment of the Top 50 Dental Hygiene programs in the United States. The report, published this summer by The Best Colleges.org, compiles institutional and student success data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The analysis weighs four criteria in equal measure: Admissions Rate (25 percent), Retention Rate (25 percent), Default Rate (25 percent), and Graduation Rate (25 percent). Oxnard College is one of only three institutions in California to make the Top 50 national list. As the 15th highest scorer, OC places behind Taft College (#6) and Foothill College (#15); New York University’s Dental Hygiene Program ranks first.
Employers: Meet More Than 3,000 Potential Future Employees at Hancock's 13th Annual Career Exploration Day
More than 100 exhibitors and 2,000 students attended last year's event
Article originally posted to Allan Hancock College website.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017--Allan Hancock College will host its 13th annual Career Exploration Day on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Santa Maria campus. The outdoor event will take place in the Commons, which is in the center of campus. In previous years, the event drew more than 2,000 high school and college students. This year, more than 3,000 students are expected this year after the college invited junior high school students to attend in the afternoon as part of the Bulldog Bound program, a component of the new Hancock Promise.
Article originally posted on Lompoc Record
Lompoc’s first Pathways to Preparedness Summit was held this past Wednesday at the Dick DeWees Community Center. A year in the making, the Economic Development Committee (EDC) partnered with Hancock College, Lompoc Unified School District, the County of Santa Barbara and the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce to host the summit.
EDC Chairperson Maria Hall welcomed the group of more than 70 business owners, leaders in education, and community members interested in workforce development. She outlined the EDC’s mission and its four priorities for 2017/2018: Broadband connectivity, marketing, workforce and aesthetics. The Workforce subcommittee’s goal is to support local education initiatives and partnerships that enhance development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce. The summit was a result of this goal.
Allan Hancock College Receives the 2017 Pacific Region Equity Award from the Association of Community College Trustees
LAS VEGAS, NV – The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) will award Allan Hancock College the 2017 Pacific Region Equity Award during ACCT’s Leadership Congress in Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 25-28, 2017.
“To have our work and effort be recognized by our peers and colleagues is a tremendous honor,” says Allan Hancock College Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. “The true credit belongs with our board of trustees, faculty, staff and administrators. They are dedicated to changing the odds for our community and ensuring everyone has an opportunity to succeed.”
For the fourth year in a row, Cuesta College’s Registered Nursing (RN) graduates scored a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the state board that allows individuals to practice nursing. The Cuesta College RN graduating classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 achieved a 100 percent first-test pass rate, meaning every student who graduated in the corresponding spring semester and took the NCLEX, passed it the first time they sat for the exam.
According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the average pass rate for the state of California in 2016/17 was 87 percent.
Article originally posted on Allan Hancock College website.
The ceremony was held at the Public Safety Training Complex at the Lompoc Valley Center
DECEMBER 8, 2017--Twenty-four recruits saw their sacrifice, hard work and dedication over the last 21 weeks pay off on Friday as they graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Law Enforcement Academy. The college held the graduation ceremony for Class #113 at its state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.
“There’s no better training place for first responders in California or the entire West Coast than this facility here,” said Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D., Hancock superintendent/president. “When something goes wrong at your house and someone responds in this area, the nurse or firefighter or EMT or police officer who responds is likely an Allan Hancock College graduate who received the best training possible.”