SALINAS, Calif. -

Despite a rough 2013 with state budget cuts and a probation report from the accreditation commission, Hartnell Community College isn't slowing down; it is adding new classes in response to student requests and large wait lists.

Hartnell will add 50 new classes in the Spring 2014 schedule, allowing more room in several important courses. The school already serves more than 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center.

The courses in demand include those in Math, English, ESL, and the Sciences. Such classes will also meet students graduation and certification needs. A majority of these classes are offered afternoon, evenings, and weekends.
In June last year, Hartnell received a probation report from an accreditation commission with recommendations. The school has until March 2015 to resolve those recommendations and has already finished resolving five of the twelve recommendations.
"Hartnell College is dedicated to its students and the community," said Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Lori Kildal.  "We will make every effort, whenever possible, to offer courses and services which meet their needs."

The Spring semester starts Tuesday, January 21.