Tuesday May 14
Panther Learning Lab hours

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. 

Our Fall Semester begins August 28th.  We look forward to serving you. 


Ana González

Who to Contact
Ariana Hernandez
Administrative Assistant | Soledad Education Center


Phone: 831-759-6051
Building: SEC
Office: Front Office

Ana González
Director of  Soledad Education Center
Phone: 831-755-6719
Building: SEC


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Soledad Education Center
1505 Metz Road, Soledad, CA 93960
Drop-in: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
FALL 23 Soledad Service Hours
Building & Lobby Hours Wifi Available
  • Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 Admission & Records Financial Aid
  • Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

If you need immediate assistance please feel free to contact our admissions and/or financial aid main offices.

Admissions - admissions@hartnell.edu - 831-755-6711

Financial Aid - finaid@hartnell.edu - 831-755-6806

Study Hall
  • Tuesday and Thursday's 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. 
Online Counseling

To apply, click here: Apply Now

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