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Focusing on the needs of the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College provides educational opportunities for students to reach academic goals in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.
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Academic & Service Excellence

We commit to excellence in teaching and student services that develop the intellectual, personal, and social competence of every student.
Maria Hernandez receiving the Matsui $25,000 CSin3 Scholarship.

We develop relationships within the college and community, locally and globally, that allow us to grow our knowledge, expand our reach, and strengthen our impact on those we serve.
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Our student-athletes prepare vigorously in the classroom and on the playing field in order to represent Hartnell College.
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Hartnell College is committed to developing the talent of our students.
CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet
CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet

Csin3 Cohort 5 is ready!
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The Hartnell College Child Development Center Lab serves as a model and sets standards for the larger community regarding quality education for children and provides quality educational opportunities for the youngest citizens of our diverse community.
CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet
Hartnell College Student-Athletes Thrive at a State level

80% of Hartnell student-athletes had a full time status for both Fall and Spring semesters compared to 66% of all other Community Colleges
Students enrolled in the TRIO program at Hartnell College
TRiO Program creates a supportive environment for low-income, first-generation students. It motivates our students to ensure they continue to attend class, study and seek help at the Panther Learning Lab, continually increase their GPA, meet deadlines and think hard about their long-term goals.
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The central focus of Hartnell College is student learning, and we strive to create a stimulating learning environment.
Three female students in the Student Center at Hartnell College
It is our hope through the process of preparing for college enrollment that students realize all the wonderful opportunities that await them at Hartnell College.
Oscar the Hartnell College mascot carved into 25,000 lbs of granite
Ethics and Integrity

We commit to respect, civility, honesty, responsibility, and transparency in all actions and communications.
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We believe that education should be accessible to all and is a sound investment for the individual and the community.
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Stewardship of Resources

We commit to effective utilization of human, physical, financial, and technological resources.
The New Science Building at Hartnell College
The new state-of-the-art STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is enhancing the learning experience of our students​ now- and for years to come.
Three male Hartnell College Students on campus.
Continued teamwork helps give our students the support they need to graduate from Hartnell College, continue their education, and become the future leaders of tomorrow.
Six Hartnell College Students on Campus
Hartnell College will be nationally recognized for the success of our students by developing leaders who will contribute to the social, cultural, and economic vitality of our region and the global community.
2 Male Hartnell College Nursing students working with a pregnant mannequin.
As a result of expanded and improved educational pathways, there was a 53% increase in the number of associate degrees in nursing students dually enrolled in a baccalaureate degree in the nursing program.
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What’s Happening at Hartnell

Apr 4, 2018
The Fifth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit opened Tuesday evening, March 27, 2018 with a fireside chat and reception featuring Salinas natives Kirk L. Haney, CEO & Managing Partner, Radicle Growth and Dennis Donohue, lead for Western Growers Innovation and Technology Center. The STEM... Read more
Apr 4, 2018
On March 22, 2018, Hartnell College chartered Psi Beta Honor Society and inducted its first members! Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community colleges, was founded in 1981 to recognize the scholastic achievements and interests in psychology of two-year college students. Psi... Read more
Mar 27, 2018
Congratulations to faculty and staff in the Agricultural Business and Technology Institute of Hartnell College.  The community voted again and we are triumphant for the fourth time in a row as the Best Ag Educator in the region as reported by the Monterey County Weekly. It takes hard work and... Read more
Mar 27, 2018
The Hartnell College Agricultural Business and Technology Institute, in partnership with Driscoll’s, is pleased to announce that 18 participants were recognized and issued Certificates of Achievement during the Certification Ceremony of the Farmworker Education and Advancement Program, Basic Berry... Read more
Mar 20, 2018
At the March 6, 2018 meeting, the Governing Board approved all recommendations regarding the continued employment of all tenure-track faculty undergoing the evaluation process. Those who were granted tenure are: Emily Brandt, Gabriel Bravo, Sergio Diaz, Dr. Marnie Glazier, Dr. Hortencia Jimenez,... Read more
Mar 20, 2018
The Associated Students of Hartnell College and the Office of Student Life presented the Fourth Annual Women's Empowerment Conference with the theme, Paving the Way, on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This conference has become a treasured occasion in March in commemoration of Women's History Month.... Read more
Mar 13, 2018
The Hartnell Speech Team wrapped up its regular season at the California Community College State Championships in Sacramento, March 8-11, 2018.  The team has qualified three students for the Phi Rho Pi National Community College National Speech tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, April 9-15... Read more
Feb 22, 2018
It was 42 years ago that I had the honor of being a member of a national championship baseball team at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pomona. It was the first national championship in university history. Since then, Cal Poly has earned 14 national championships across multiple... Read more
Feb 22, 2018
Last week, we were so happy to have Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli for a Piano and Organ, a Symphonic Duo Concert, in their annual visit to Hartnell.  This time, they were in good company with Soprano Elise Caluwaerts.  Attesti is from Cortona, Italy and is a pianist of... Read more
Feb 15, 2018
The Salinas based project Faces of DACA held an open forum on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – we had the honor of hosting the event at our Mainstage. Alumnus and founder of Faces of DACA, Daniel Diaz created this project and built a website to tell the stories and portray the faces of 30 DACA... Read more
Nov 7, 2017
Hartnell College has adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Act, (Public Contract Code Section 22000 et seq.) This Act is commonly referred to as “The Informal Bidding Act”. In accordance with the Act, Hartnell College will maintain a list of qualified contractors who will be asked to... Read more

Press Releases

Apr 19, 2018
The Hartnell College Makerspace Grand Opening At the East Alisal Campus   SALINAS, Calif. - The... Read more
Apr 12, 2018
Hartnell College presents the 13th Western Food Safety Summit Registration Now Open!   SALINAS,... Read more
Apr 2, 2018
“Remembering Our Fallen” National Tour Opening Ceremony SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell College is... Read more