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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

Aug 7, 2018
As a member of LULAC Council #2055 I was proud that on August 4 Hartnell hosted the scholarship ceremony for 2018 high school graduates who will be attending colleges and universities for fall 2018. As a result of successful fundraising activities the Council was able to award $500 scholarships to... 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
Jul 25, 2018
Notice of Public Hearing Subject: Main Campus Energy Management System Upgrades Date: August 7, 2018 Location: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901, Steinbeck Hall On August 7, 2018, the Hartnell College Board of Trustees will convene a public hearing regarding its consideration of an energy... Read more
Jul 24, 2018
On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, we hosted a press conference announcing a $1 million award from the State of California via the office of Assemblymember Anna Caballero. This award will allow Hartnell to prepare a skilled workforce for employers in Monterey County and provide resources to support... Read more
Jul 13, 2018
On June 27, 2018 the Agricultural Business and Technology Institute hosted the Forbes 2018 Ag Tech Summit Field Demos at Hartnell College, Alisal Campus. Dean Clint Cowden, Director Rosie Armstrong, and Program Assistant Belen Gonzales were part of the coordinating team. Approximately 250 guests... Read more
Jul 13, 2018
Hues of Red, White, and Blue filled our Steinbeck Center on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, as Hartnell College hosted the Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony. More than 70 new U.S. citizens participated and the room was filled with proud family and friends. It was an honor to have Congressman Jimmy... 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

Mar 8, 2018
Hartnell College welcomes Vocal Artist Melanie DeMore   SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell Community... Read more
Feb 28, 2018
Hartnell College Athletics Hall of Fame 2018 Call for nominations   SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell... Read more
Feb 26, 2018
1,414 students get into honor roll lists for their academic achievements in fall 2017   SALINAS,... Read more