Late-start classes provide students with more possibilities

Publish Date: 
Feb 8, 2017

Late-start classes provide students with more possibilities

SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell Community College District Office of Academic Affairs has opened dozens of late-start classes for spring 2017 semester to deepen and broaden our reach in support of enrollment. All classes in the attachment can be used to meet General Education (GE) requirements. The major start dates are:

  • Start Dates: Week of January 30 to February 4, 2017

    • Last week to add: this week!

  • Start Dates: Week of March 20-27, 2017

    • Last week to add March 27 to April 5, 2017

These stepping-stones accommodate students who miss the beginning of the semester because of life complexities, or for other reasons. Hartnell is also committed to assist students who are already enrolled, and need other courses.  Some students who had their schedule modified after the semester started will find these alternative start dates beneficial in their journey to complete the individual education plan.

This structured late-start model serves as a well defined alternative gateway and pathway for students whereby promoting access, success, and accelerated completion.

To register for late-start classes, students should go to or log in to PAWS account. For questions about what classes to take, make an appointment with a counselor.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit