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Higher Education

Innovative workforce development is underway on several fronts in Salinas. California State University, Monterey Bay and Hartnell College partnered to offer a three-year computer science degree to feed the regional demand for technology expertise. Hartnell’s Advanced Technology program immerses students in real-life situations in agribusiness, design and construction, transportation, technology and computer science to provide them practical experience before entering the workforce. Learn More

The University of Santa Cruz, California ranks first nationally for its impact on space science research and second in the world for physical science research. The Naval Postgraduate School instills military leadership skills and effectiveness into future service members. Monterey Peninsula College’s Education Center is a resource for residents to learn English and take courses in a variety of subjects.

Together, these institutions account for a diverse pool of 42,000 technical and highly skilled workers. Many of them are bilingual and possess experience interacting with international cultures.

High Tech Education Opportunities

  • UC Santa Cruz (16,000+ Students)
    • Technology and Information Management (B.S., M.S., Ph.D)
    • Computer Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D)
    • Applied Economics and Finance (M.S.)
  • CSU Monterey Bay (6,000+ Students)
    • Business Administration (B.S., MBA)
    • Computer Science and Information Technology (B.S.)
    • Management and Information Technology (M.S.)
    • Computer System Administration (Certificate)
    • Global Technology Management (Certificate) Computer Networking (Certificate)
    • Project Management (Certificate)