Hartnell College: Narrative Description

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156 Homestead Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901-1697
Tel: (831)755-6700; Admissions: (831)755-6711; Web Site: http://www.hartnell.edu/

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to San Jose. Total enrollment: 10,074. Students come from 16 states and territories, 14 other countries. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $548 full-time, $18 per unit part-time, $4 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Chicano Students Club, Alpha Gamma Sigma. Major annual events: College Night, Western Stage, Spring Conference Day. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Hartnell College Library plus 1 other with 70,000 books and 480 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $646,064. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 78,000. Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County, 106 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 101. Southern Pacific Railroad, Greyhound bus and United Airlines serve the area. The Santa Lucia Mountains are to the west of Salinas and the Gabilan foothills to the east. Agriculture is the chief factor of economy in Salinas with new industries designed to take advantage of the abundant harvest. The climate is comfortable, the average temperature being 57 degrees. Salinas has a great number of churches, YMCA, theatres, community concert association, Monterey County symphony, a variety of civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. John Steinbeck was born here. Part-time employment opportunities for students available in nearby recreational areas, agriculture, industrial and commercial firms. The recreational facilities include nine municipal recreation centers, a municipal golf course, private country clubs, the Monterey Peninsula playland area, the famous white sandy beaches of Carmel, a 20-minute drive away, flying clubs, a ski club, and many hobby clubs. This is the location of the oldest and largest four-day California Rodeo.

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