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. 

Courses and services will be available remotely starting this summer 2021. We look forward to serving you. 


Ana González


Classes are currently online!
Though our campuses remain closed to protect everyone’s health and safety, Hartnell College continues to provide online instruction, academic support and student services.       
It includes : Four classrooms, both wet and dry science laboratories, as well as a Student Success Center, a courtyard and a community room!                 
To apply, click here: Apply Now 
If you need more information pertaining to South County Education Service to please email us at 




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Who To Contact

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

    Phone: 831-755-6719
    Building: Soledad
  • Dina Uribe
    Program Assistant I | Office of Continuing Education




Aquí nos sentimos orgullosos de hablar Español.
Soledad Education Center
1505 Metz Road, Soledad, CA 93960
News and Announcements 
  • Stay home and stay healthy!
  • Summer 2021 Deadlines:
    • Register/Add Classes between: April 22-May 13
    • FAFSA & CA DREAM ACT: April 23
    • CA Promise Grant: May 7
    • Payment Deadline: Thursday, May 13
  • Fall 2021 Deadlines:
    • Register/Add Classes between: April 22-May 27
    • FAFSA & CA DREAM ACT: May 7
    • CA Promise Grant: May 21
    • Payment Deadline: Thursday, May 27
Monterey County Emergency Rental Assistance  
If you have lost income due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, you may be eligible for rent and utility assistance.
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