Academy for College Excellence (ACE)

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The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) is an award winning program designed to help students achieve more in college and in their lives.Through teamwork, students gain skills that will help them be successful when taking courses, choosing their career, and managing school, work, and their personal lives

The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) will give you the tools you need to succeed. ACE will support the ACE student to:

  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Learn stress management techniques
  • Identify your strengths and goals
  • Discover your learning style (how you learn best)
  • Learn study skills and time management skills

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to our 2017-2018 ACE cohort

This group of ACE students recently participated in a week long leadership training (foundation course).  During this training the students learned critical skills, such as communication, teamwork, working styles, amongst other skills, that will help them be sucessful students and individuals.  

This leadership training was co-facilitated by Dr. Hortencia Jimenz and Adjunct Faculty Rosa Vidales.  


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EDU 110 Team Building  EDU 110 Team Building

EDU 110 Student Recognition on last day of course



Who to contact

Director of Student Affairs, Special Programs
Phone: (831) 770-6126
Hartnell College Main Campus
Office: Building D, Room 383
Building: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901