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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.
CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet
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.
CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet
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 science building is a long awaited project that will enhance the learning experience of our students 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

Mar 13, 2018
The Hartnell Speech Team wrapped up its regular season at the California Community College State Championships in Sacramento, March 8-11, 2018.  The team has qualified three students for the Phi Rho Pi National Community College National Speech tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, April 9-15... Read more
Feb 22, 2018
It was 42 years ago that I had the honor of being a member of a national championship baseball team at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pomona. It was the first national championship in university history. Since then, Cal Poly has earned 14 national championships across multiple... Read more
Feb 22, 2018
Last week, we were so happy to have Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli for a Piano and Organ, a Symphonic Duo Concert, in their annual visit to Hartnell.  This time, they were in good company with Soprano Elise Caluwaerts.  Attesti is from Cortona, Italy and is a pianist of... Read more
Feb 15, 2018
The Salinas based project Faces of DACA held an open forum on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – we had the honor of hosting the event at our Mainstage. Alumnus and founder of Faces of DACA, Daniel Diaz created this project and built a website to tell the stories and portray the faces of 30 DACA... Read more
Feb 15, 2018
It was recently released that Hartnell Associate Degree in Nursing Program was ranked #22 out of 131 in California.  Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond.  Past and present first time NCLEX... Read more
Jan 29, 2018
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Center for Achievement and Student Advancement (Mi CASA) received a special visit from their Cabrillo College partners.  Cabrillo College Interim Director of Student Success and Equity, Dr. Nereida Oliva, who is also part of the Hartnell College Ethnic Studies... Read more
Jan 29, 2018
Hartnell College was honored to host a press conference with special guest Congressman Jimmy Panetta Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Steinbeck Hall, to provide students and the community with the latest information on efforts to pass permanent legislation in Washington D.C. to provide... Read more
Jan 23, 2018
In spring of 2015, we included an article on twin brothers Fernando and Ricardo Valenzuela-Acharte. (See page 2 at this link). Along with their mother Silvia, the young men were given the opportunity to come to the United States in 2010 – but had to leave their father and older brother behind... Read more
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Jan 16, 2018
On Friday, January 12, 2018, Bright Futures Education Partnership presented Community Bright Spots at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center (Steinbeck Center). Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Romero Jalomo and Vice President of Community Development at Taylor Farms, Margaret D’Arrigo led the program... Read more
Jan 16, 2018
In light of the recent injunction against the Trump Administration’s rescission of the DACA program, Hartnell College reaffirms its support for DACA-protected students.  Hartnell College remains committed to supporting our DREAMer students in the achievement of their higher education dreams.... 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

Feb 26, 2016
SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce that the California... Read more
Feb 16, 2016
SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell Community College District welcomes Francesco Attesti and... Read more
Feb 8, 2016
SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District is happy and proud to announce the name of... Read more