• Major Choices

    Now you can major in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, etc.

    SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce that the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Academic Affairs Division has approved the Associate in Science Degree for Transfer in Engineering.

     

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  • A Curlicue Circuit

    A Curlicue Circuit

    An engineering circuit with an artistic twist built during Circuit Analysis (EGN-6).  This circuit was built by engineering student Kayla Vuong.

  • Crystal persuasion at Hartnell

    Crystal persuasion at Hartnell

    Today’s task for Melissa Hornstein’s engineering students at Hartnell? Build 3-D models of atoms.  The course is Materials Science, basically chemistry for solids. These complex crystalline structures are the building blocks of metals, some packed closely, some spaced well apart.  Dr....

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  • The importance of Counseling

    The importance of Counseling

    Do you know if you are signed up to take the right classes?  This is a flowchart of engineering and engineering support courses offered at Hartnell with their prerequisites.  Consult STEM counselor Brook Foley every semester before you register for the next to make sure you are on track....

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  • Society of women engineers

    Society of women engineers

    Connect with a network nearly 38,000 women strong and gain a diverse offering of resources for collegiate and professional advancement.  Join the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) club at Hartnell.

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  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    The Engineering Club at Hartnell is a local chapter of SHPE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.  Club meetings are Fridays at 1:15pm in S211.  New members are always welcome.

  • Summer engineering internships

    Summer engineering internships

    For their summer internship, engineering students Veronica Medina and Jazmin Guido are using anemometers to do a wind velocity assessment at the Hartnell Alisal campus in order to determine the optimal location for the placement of a wind turbine.

  • Engineering Degree for Transfer is One of Few Offered in California

    Engineering Degree for Transfer is One of Few Offered in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce that the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Academic Affairs Division has approved the Associate in Science Degree for Transfer in Engineering.

     

    Hartnell is one of the...

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  • Engineering in the field

    Engineering in the field

    Engineering student Estefania Palacios works with the solar pathfinder during an engineering lab.

  • Godzilla vs. bridge

    Godzilla vs. bridge

    This creative bridge was built by students during Introduction to Engineering (EGN-1).

  • Engineering students build tiny house at Hartnell College

    Engineering students build tiny house at Hartnell College

    For their summer internships, engineering students Roxana Ramos and Jose Zarate designed and participated in a team that constructed the Hartnell Tiny House.

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  • Engineering students vs. bridge

    Engineering students vs. bridge

    Using only popsicle sticks and Elmer's glue, engineering students enrolled in Introduction to Engineering (EGN-1) designed a bridge that can support the forces and stresses applied by an engineering student!

  • Crystal persuasion at Hartnell

    Crystal persuasion at Hartnell

    Today’s task for Melissa Hornstein’s engineering students at Hartnell? Build 3-D models of atoms.  The course is Materials Science, basically chemistry for solids. These complex crystalline structures are the building blocks of metals, some packed closely, some spaced well apart.  Dr....

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  • Engineering students build tiny house at Hartnell College

    Engineering students build tiny house at Hartnell College

    For their summer internships, engineering students Roxana Ramos and Jose Zarate designed and participated in a team that constructed the Hartnell Tiny House.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Engineering is the practical application of math and science to solve problems.  Engineers are problem-solvers who make things work faster, cheaper, and more efficiently. Technologies developed by engineers improve the ways that we live, communicate, work, travel, stay healthy, and entertain ourselves.  From computer chips to cellphones and buildings to automobiles, engineering makes every aspect of our modern life possible.

Hartnell College offers a two-year lower division engineering program that prepares students for transfer in all engineering disciplines to colleges and universities in California and across the United States. The first two years of the engineering curriculum at most colleges and universities have a shared core of mathematics and physics, with specialization in several areas.  As there are different disciplines within engineering, the Engineering Faculty Discipline Review Group (FDRG) has developed four different model curricula and each one feeds into one or more majors at the baccalaureate level. The four discipline clusters are:

  1. Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Computer Engineering and Software Engineering

The required core curriculum follows the Intersegmental Model Curricula (ISMC) developed by the Engineering Liaison Council (ELC) between community colleges and four-year public colleges and universities.

For detailed requirements for individual four-year institutions, students should contact the transfer institution and/or meet with a counselor for specific transfer course requirements in their major.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Engineering program, a student should be able to:

  • employ science and mathematical skills required for occupational needs.
  • design a system, component, or process with supervision of a licensed engineer to meet desired needs.
  • analyze engineering problems and make appropriate decisions with supervision of a licensed engineer.
  • demonstrate appropriate technical communication skills (written, verbal and drawing).
  • work effectively in a team, exercise initiative and function in a leadership role.

If you are an engineering student at Hartnell and you need advice about what to register for, or, if you have any issues whatsoever with registration (full class, class conflict, etc.), please come see Dr. Hornstein!

 

Who To Contact

  • Dr. Melissa Hornstein
    Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Instructor
    mhornstein@hartnell.edu
    Phone: (831) 755-6889
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S228
    STEM Center Building
  • Dean Shannon Bliss
    Dean of Academic Affairs- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
    sbliss@hartnell.edu
    Phone: ​831.755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S220
    STEM Center Building
  • Alicia Ramirez
    Administrative Assistant III
    aramirez@hartnell.edu
    Phone: (831) 755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S215
    STEM Center Building

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