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Study at Hartnell College

Hartnell College, located in California, is a two-year community college founded in 1920. The main campus of the university is situated in South Salinas. Apart from this, the other campuses can be found in
  • Alisal (East Salinas)
  • King City
  • Natividad Medical Center, and
The university offers academic programs to help students earn professional certificates or associates degrees. The college offers majors in various fields. Some of them are:
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Astronomy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Foreign languages
  • Computer
  • History
  • Music
  • Welding
The Hartnell College mascot is the Panther, and the sports teams of the university participate in soccer, football, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball and various other athletic events.

Profile of Hartnell CollegeHartnell is in a medium-sized city, in Salinas, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Hartnell earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Hartnell Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Hartnell offers open admission.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Hartnell are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 9, 890 students (5, 119 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at Hartnell are minorities. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Hartnell Tuition and AffordabilityDegree seekers find Hartnell to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Hartnell Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts335liberal arts and sciences, history, social services, English, library assistant, minority and gender studies
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and police, corrections, fire-fighting
Therapy and Counselling45psychology courses, substance abuse Counselling
Family and Social Work26child development, human services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management13business management, accounting, banking
Science10physics, biology, chemistry, geology
Media9digital communications
Medical Support and Technology8veterinary assistant, medical lab tech, physician assistant, dental hygienist
Construction Trades7construction manager, construction, carpentry, electrician
office and Administration5administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair4electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics, autobody repair, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering3computer programming, web design, system administration, information technology
Education and Teaching2teacher aide
Agricultural Science and Management2agricultural operations, agriculture
Engineering Technician2mechanical engineering tech, engineering technology, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, drafting, water quality and recycling tech, hazardous materials tech
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Art Studies1art studies
Photography and Commercial Art1photography, drawing
Design0graphic design
Production Trades0welding, cabinetmaking
Medical administration0health unit coordinator
Fine Arts0sculpture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: HartnellHartnell College

156 Homestead Ave

Salinas, California 93901

General Phone: (831) 755-6700


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