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Hartnell College 2018 Graduation Ceremonies!
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Focusing on the needs of the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College provides educational opportunities for students to reach academic goals in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.
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Academic & Service Excellence

We commit to excellence in teaching and student services that develop the intellectual, personal, and social competence of every student.
Maria Hernandez receiving the Matsui $25,000 CSin3 Scholarship.

We develop relationships within the college and community, locally and globally, that allow us to grow our knowledge, expand our reach, and strengthen our impact on those we serve.
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Our student-athletes prepare vigorously in the classroom and on the playing field in order to represent Hartnell College.
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Hartnell College is committed to developing the talent of our students.
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CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet

Csin3 Cohort 5 is ready!
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The Hartnell College Child Development Center Lab serves as a model and sets standards for the larger community regarding quality education for children and provides quality educational opportunities for the youngest citizens of our diverse community.
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Hartnell College Student-Athletes Thrive at a State level

80% of Hartnell student-athletes had a full time status for both Fall and Spring semesters compared to 66% of all other Community Colleges
Students enrolled in the TRIO program at Hartnell College
TRiO Program creates a supportive environment for low-income, first-generation students. It motivates our students to ensure they continue to attend class, study and seek help at the Panther Learning Lab, continually increase their GPA, meet deadlines and think hard about their long-term goals.
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The central focus of Hartnell College is student learning, and we strive to create a stimulating learning environment.
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It is our hope through the process of preparing for college enrollment that students realize all the wonderful opportunities that await them at Hartnell College.
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Ethics and Integrity

We commit to respect, civility, honesty, responsibility, and transparency in all actions and communications.
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We believe that education should be accessible to all and is a sound investment for the individual and the community.
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Stewardship of Resources

We commit to effective utilization of human, physical, financial, and technological resources.
The New Science Building at Hartnell College
The new state-of-the-art STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is enhancing the learning experience of our students​ now- and for years to come.
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Continued teamwork helps give our students the support they need to graduate from Hartnell College, continue their education, and become the future leaders of tomorrow.
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Hartnell College will be nationally recognized for the success of our students by developing leaders who will contribute to the social, cultural, and economic vitality of our region and the global community.
2 Male Hartnell College Nursing students working with a pregnant mannequin.
As a result of expanded and improved educational pathways, there was a 53% increase in the number of associate degrees in nursing students dually enrolled in a baccalaureate degree in the nursing program.
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What’s Happening at Hartnell

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Sep 12, 2018
The Western Stage is in rehearsal for "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," a raucous comedy whose cast includes two of our students, Gabriel Alvizo and Jacob Juarez, and former student TJ Toribio is designing the set. "American Night" follows Juan Jose as he studies for his citizenship exam... Read more
Sep 11, 2018
Hartnell College faculty and staff welcomed Dr. Sonja Lolland, our new vice president of academic affairs, at a reception on Sept. 4. Dr. Lolland has 20 years of experience in California community colleges. For the past two years, she was vice president of academics and student services for two... Read more
Sep 11, 2018
At 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, Hartnell students, staff and faculty paused in the campus Student Center to consider the enduring impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The Remembrance Ceremony was an opportunity for students to reflect on events that many were too young to... Read more
Aug 24, 2018
Nine Hartnell employees and one student last month attended a cross-cultural training in Soledad to learn about the way of life and needs of indigenous migrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca who have settled in the Salinas Valley.   Held Aug. 24 at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church,... Read more
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Aug 21, 2018
On August 14, I had the honor of moderating Congressman Panetta's Town Hall meeting held at the Monterey County Supervisor's chambers in Salinas. A special treat was in store for me after the meeting. A 1952 graduate of Hartnell introduced herself to me following the Town Hall. Mrs. Joyce Gordon... Read more
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Aug 21, 2018
Congratulations to our Hartnell College students, Oscar Ramirez-Perez, Jonah Sale, Selina Espinoza, Jacqueline Cruz, Denise Sanchez, and Maria Lopez for presenting their psychological research, at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention on August 11, 2018 in San Francisco, CA... Read more
Aug 15, 2018
The August 23, 2018 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education will feature the 'Top 100 Associate Degree Producers' report about community colleges that have experienced the most success in awarding degrees to minority students. This report, based on U.S. Department of Education data, examines... Read more
Aug 15, 2018
I am serving my 5th term on as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community College Facility Coalition ( and a former Panther is member of the board. Edralin “Ed” Maduli is a proud graduate of Hartnell College and is currently the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services for... Read more
Mitigated Negative Declaration
Aug 9, 2018
In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Hartnell Community College District has undertaken environmental review for the proposed North County Education Center, and intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration. The Hartnell Community College District invites all... Read more
Aug 3, 2018
In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Hartnell Community College District has undertaken environmental review for the proposed Soledad Education Center, and intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration. The Hartnell Community College District invites all... Read more
Nov 7, 2017
Hartnell College has adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Act, (Public Contract Code Section 22000 et seq.) This Act is commonly referred to as “The Informal Bidding Act”. In accordance with the Act, Hartnell College will maintain a list of qualified contractors who will be asked to... Read more


Press Releases

Jan 16, 2018
Hartnell welcomes students, faculty, and staff to spring 2018 SALINAS, Calif.  – The Hartnell... Read more
Jan 12, 2018
Hartnell College reaffirms its support for DACA-protected students SALINAS, Calif.  – In light of... Read more
Dec 6, 2017
Hartnell College honors those who left a mark on the institution A Walk of Honor to be dedicated... Read more