Message from the Director 

  I am honored and excited to serve as the Director for the Soledad Education Center on behalf of Hartnell College. Being a first-generation student growing up in the small town of Castroville, I know how far and unattainable college can feel. My goal is to serve the whole family and make higher education accessible to the Soledad community.

  Courses offered at the Soledad Education Center will allow students to attain a degree for transfer, certificate, and/or build on their English skills through credit and noncredit courses. Support services will be available in English and Spanish for enrollment support,  Admissions and Records, Financial assistance, Academic Counseling, tutoring, and more. Special programs such as TRiO, EOPS, and the Teacher Pathway will also be present. The Center will also serve as the hub for the Rising Scholars Program which serves currently incarcerated housed at the two prisons located in Soledad as well as the Monterey County Jail and Youth Center. The on-site community room will be available for local groups and agencies to meet and network. 

Our Fall 2022 semester begins August 29th. We look forward to serving you. 


Ana González


Who To Contact

  • Ana González
    Director of Academic Affairs |South County Education Services

    Phone: 831-755-6719
    Building: SEC
  • Ariana Hernandez
    Administrative Assistant|Soledad Education Center

    Phone: 831-759-6051
    Building: SEC
    Office: Front Office


En el centro de Soledad encontrara ayuda en Español.
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Soledad Education Center
1505 Metz Road, Soledad, CA 93960
Drop-in: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Soledad Service Hours
Building & Lobby Hours Wifi Available
  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
 Admission & Records Financial Aid
  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Study Hall
  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-7:30pm Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Online Counseling
  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm
  • Click Here to schedule appointment

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