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 Courses and Programs in Hanford

 COS Hanford

The COS Hanford Educational Center offers a wide variety of courses which range from transfer to vocational classes. Our transfer classes include general education requirements including, but not limited to: history, political science, English, math, communications, etc. In addition, if a student is interested in pursuing a Registered Nursing program, all the prerequisites are offered at COS Hanford.​

At each of the College of the Sequoias campuses, we also offer anchor programs--meaning that those classes ​and programs are only offered at that campus. For COS Hanford, the anchor programs Police, Fire, Industrial Maintenance and Electrician Training.  ​



 General Education Courses

The COS Hanford Center offers a number of general education requirement courses in day, evening, and distance education formats.
If you are planning to transfer to either a CSU, UC, or private college it is important to meet with a counselor. Appointments can be made by calling the Hanford Hub at 583.2500.

CSU System:
 The California State University System has 23 campuses, 430,000 students, and 42,000 faculty and staff. This system is the most diverse and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. They offer unlimited opportunities to help students achieve their goals. They prepare graduates who go on to make a difference in the workforce. They engage in research and creative activities leading to scientific, technical, artistic, and social advances. Moe than 2 million students have graduated from CSU campuses and have gone on to shape the future of California and our nation.

UC System:​
The University of California System consists of 10 campuses which grant bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. (Note: UC San Francisco, UCSF, offers mostly graduate health professional programs.) The UC System is world renowned for its academic excellence and research emphasis. However, the UC System gives the highest priority for transfer admissions to community college transfer students. UC campuses accept only full-time day students at the undergraduate level-no part-time enrollment or evening classes are available. All campuses (except UC Berkeley) operate on the quarter system. Three quarters, fall, winter, and spring, make up the regular academic year.
Seven UC campuses currently offer guaranteed admission to a California Community College student who meets the requirements. These include the following schools: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz
For more information on the TAG Program, see your counselor.

Transfer 4-year Private Colleges
 There are many private colleges as well for you to choose from. Locally, Fresno Pacific University (which offers some classes at the COS Hanford Campus) and Brandman University (which has a campus in Hanford) send representatives to meet with students about admissions and academic requirements.





 Career Technical Education

​​The COS Hanford campus offers four Career Technical Education Programs.  They are: 

Fire Science/Fire Academy


Police Academy

Industrial Maintenance Program



Electrician Training