The 13,600 sf Castroville Education Center will be a higher education resource for Castroville and all of  North Monterey County serving up to 250 students annually. It will serve as a community hub, partnering with industry, high school and middle and elementary schools to create a stringer pathway to college. This center will serve the community through offerings of general education-requirement courses for an associate and an associate-for-transfer degrees and technical certificates.

  • Community Center with unique areas of focus for programs and partnerships
  • Early college credit courses with North Monterey County High Schools
  • Industry Courses
  • Smart Classrooms
  • Dry and Wet Science Laboratories


Floor Plan

Associate Degree Transfer to a 4-year College or University

Expanded Programs

  • Plant Science (E.G., Agriculture Plant Science for transfer to CSUMB)
  • Food Safety and Agriculture Production Classes
  • Agriculture Automation and Technology
  • Engineering Certificate
  • English as a Second Language Programs
  • Student Support Services/TRiO

Hartnell Meta Majors


Beyond the Classroom – the Hartnell College Castroville Education Center has a Vision to serve the community

  • Childcare and After-School Programs
  • Alumni Role Models and Forums
  • Workshops and Meetings
  • Leadership Institute