Academy for College Excellence Official Logo The ACE Program is a cohort-based program for first-time college students or adults experiencing transition. Students gain skills that will help them be successful when taking courses, choosing their career and managing school, work and their personal lives. 

 The first component of the ACE program is spent in the Foundation Course where students learn about themselves and how to work with other students in their cohort. After the Foundation Course is over, students then take one semester of courses with their cohort. AB540/undocumented students are welcome and encouraged to participate in ACE. 

ACE Program Services

  • Assistance with completing the steps to success and registering for classes
  • Educational planning
  • Calculator, laptop, textbook lending (based on availability)
  • Supportive faculty
  • Student workshops and enrichment activities


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Who To Contact

  •  Office of Equity Programs  
    (831) 755-6723
    Phone: Hartnell College Main Campus
    Building: Building B, Room 204A
    Office: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901