Located in Santa Rosa, California, Santa Rosa Junior College seeks to meet the needs of its community by providing a wide array of classes and educational options to its students. While attending SRJC, students may earn transfer degrees, associate’s degrees, vocational certificates or continuing education credits. There are also general education courses available for students that simply seek to improve daily life skills such as math, reading and writing. Many people also pick up a few classes at SRJC in order to adopt a new hobby or broaden skills used in their profession. Whatever the need, SRJC strives to meet it.
An associate’s degree offers graduates several opportunities. Graduates may go directly into the workforce and begin a new career or use their associate’s degree as a starting point in order to have a career while working toward a bachelor’s degree. Many students choose to use the associate’s degree as a transfer degree in order to take advantage of the lower tuition at SRCC.
To earn an associate’s degree or a transfer degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, all students must meet five criteria. First, they must meet a general education pattern by taking a determined number of General Education Courses. Second, students must take at least eighteen units directly related to the major applied for. Next, at least sixty units total must be earned. In order for Santa Rosa to grant a degree, a student must be registered at SRJC during the semester that the degree is finally earned and at least twelve of the credits must have been earned at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Santa Rosa Junior College offers a diverse array of nearly two hundred occupational certificate programs to prepare students for entry level positions in the workforce or for self-employment. An example of some of these are Animal Science, Automotive Technology, Dental Assisting and Restaurant Management. These classes provide an excellent opportunity for a student to enhance or acquire job skills. Santa Rosa students may earn either a Certificate of Achievement or a Skills Certificate. Typically a Certificate of Achievement is more than eighteen units and takes between one and two years to complete. A Skills Certificate is eighteen units or less and consists of a few concentrated courses relating to the topic being studied.
Santa Rosa Junior College also offers GED programs, Community Education courses, Continuing Education Credits, online learning opportunities and a Study Abroad program. SRJC is truly a unique facility that offers growth via education to every member of its community.