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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

Nov 9, 2018
Mi CASA will collaborate with the Salinas Valley Adult Education Consortium, Hartnell College Admissions and Records and Immigrants Rising to present "Access Guide to Hartnell College for Undocumented Students" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 in B-208 on the Main Campus. Partcipants will learn... Read more
Nov 7, 2018
Hartnell will host its 33rd Annual Transfer Day/ College Night events on Nov. 7, and our Transfer and Career Center is eagerly preparing for it to be a success. Because space is limited, please take a moment to let them know whether you will participate by completing this program... Read more
Nov 3, 2018
On Nov. 3, Hartnell celebrated the achievements and contributions of former athletes, coaches and volunteers by inducting them into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Following a luncheon ceremony in the Student Center, plaques featuring each new honoree were unveiled in the Gymnasium. Inductees also were... Read more
Nov 2, 2018
Music faculty member Sandy Rudo has invited nationally recognized vocal coach Paula Baack to conduct workshops with Hartnell students on Oct. 26. Baack will work with students in the applied voice and choir classes, as well as with the Chamber Singers Ensemble. She has performed leading or... Read more
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Nov 2, 2018
The Hartnell College Gallery is accepting multimedia artwork, music, poetry, short stories and performances, including theater and dance, for its free 22nd Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration that opens Nov. 2. Traditional and innovative interpretations of the holiday are... Read more
Oct 31, 2018
Hartnell’s Vocational Nursing Class of 2019 will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Steinbeck Hall. To schedule your appointment or for more information, visit and enter sponsor code: Hartnell, or call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767. If you have questions about... Read more
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Oct 27, 2018
On Oct. 6-8, The Western Stage celebrated the closing weekend of "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," Richard Montoya's outrageous comedy, and will be making way for Karen Zacarias’ imaginative "Legacy of Light," to be presented Oct. 27-Nov. 11. The play is an intellectual joyride... Read more
Oct 23, 2018
Faculty and students of the Hartnell Ceramics Lab invite members of the campus and greater communities to purchase hand-crafted work at their Fall Ceramics Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23-24 in the Student Center. Proceeds will go to the Hartnell College Foundation and be directed to... Read more
Oct 23, 2018
Mi CASA (Center for Achievement and Student Advancement), in collaboration with the Associated Students of Hartnell College and the Office of Student Life organized and hosted four days of well-attended, impactful events on Oct. 16-19 in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Office Undocumented Student... Read more
Family Science Day, October 21, 2018
Oct 21, 2018
Hartnell’s student clubs in a variety of STEM-related subjects will join with faculty to host Family Science Day 2018 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in and around Building S. This popular community event will feature such hands-on activities as homemade slime, Play-Doh teeth molds, paper... Read more
Oct 21, 2018
An estimated 800 people participated in Family Science Day 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in and around Building S. Forty-five students from eight clubs and nine staff and faculty presented hands-on science and technology experiences for children, including four planetarium shows.... Read more
Oct 18, 2018
The Hartnell College Veterans Program invites the campus community to its Sixth Annual Veterans Appreciation Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Student Center. Students are encouraged to attend and learn about job opportunities, including over the holiday season. It also will... Read more


Press Releases

May 18, 2018
Hartnell announces its 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Fifteen to be honored on November 3  ... Read more
May 9, 2018
Alfred Diaz-Infante to be honored at Party in the Library 2018   SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell College... Read more
May 4, 2018
Western Food Safety Summit is May 9 at Hartnell Dynamic industry leaders and topics on food safety... Read more