Design and Construction at Alisal Campus

Construction Management and Architecture

Associate of Science

Sustainable Construction
Sustainable Design 

Construction Management
Green Building
Sustainable Design 

Hartnell College Scholarships 

The construction industry is steadily shifting to more environmentally sound materials and methods in all areas of building, including residential, commercial, industrial, and civil construction. The centerpiece of our Sustainable Construction program is the “Field Practice” class in which students work on a “green” construction project together. Students may select a special emphasis in Green Building, Sustainable Design, or Construction Management. In addition to the Associate of Science Degree (60 units), Certificates of Achievement (18 units, plus basic math and English competency) are available in these same areas of emphasis, which can be completed over two semesters.
The sustainable construction field offers a wide range of career opportunities, including craft, trades, and field construction workers; construction manager; sustainable building designer; green building specialist, auditor, commissioner, inspector, or certification manager; remodeling contractor; construction project estimator; facilities manager; environmental planner; energy efficiency upgrades installer; building permit processor; and other similar positions.

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Construction program, a student should be able to:
• demonstrate construction experience and knowledge to prospective employers in the industry.
• analyze and interpret construction blueprints and other job orders.
• compare and contrast conventional construction materials and methods with green building.

The creation of the Hartnell Center for Sustainable Design & Construction was made possible in 2007 through a unique collaboration of the construction industry and the leadership at Hartnell College.

Guided by the Construction Task Force and over 50 industry partners working on three Employer Advisory Groups, the Center is focused on developing skilled and environmentally savvy graduates who will become our Next Generation of American Builders.
Through promotion of both sustainable design and construction, graduates of the Hartnell Construction Management program will be prepared to provide the leadership needed in our communities to build a new regional green economy.

Our Mission
Center students are trained for entry into Residential, Commercial, Industrial or Heavy Civil construction, a truly unique offering for any College. In addition to excellent curriculum which integrates “green” materials, processes and philosophy, much of the training is hands on, project based learning.

Hartnell student construction crews, including the Hartnell Community Response team, can be found throughout the Salinas Valley region building projects including low cost green housing units with CHISPA, new buildings for Rancho Cielo, or repair and reconstruction of burned facilities at the Boy Scouts Pico Blanco camp.

The Hartnell faculty are carefully selected from each of their respective disciplines and are currently or have recently been working with their particular construction specialty. They bring a wealth of information and skills as well as industry contacts and mentoring possibilities, and represent the best that industry has to offer.

Future Plans
The Center plans to build on our early success by forging stronger and more creative partnerships with our two key stakeholders: the industry and the community.

Who to contact

Dean of Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 831-755-6960
2 - Hartnell College Alisal Campus
Office: AC-A103
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
Professor Sustainable Design and Construction
Phone: 831-770-7079
2 - Hartnell College Alisal Campus
Office: A-109
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 831.770.6195
1 - Hartnell College Main Campus
Office: E -E105
Building: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901