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Santa Rosa Junior College

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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.

Associate’s Degrees

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.

Vocational Certificates

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.

Other Programs

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.

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Unique Programs

In addition to the astounding number of programs and many unique study environments that Santa Rosa Junior College has to offer, they also promote a Study Abroad Program. The purpose of the International Education at Santa Rosa Junior College is to provide a diverse, well-rounded education to students in order to prepare them for a successful career in a global environment. The requirements to participate in the program are simple. The student must complete a minimum of twelve credits in non-performing classes and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The program is offered in either a thirteen-week semester term in which the student earns twelve units, or a five-week summer term in which the student studies abroad and earns six to seven units.

Students get the opportunity to study in such places as London and Florence while earning college credits in classes taught by professors that are familiar to them, thus gaining a global education without having to completely learn a new language or be without the support of people familiar to them. This is a unique program and demonstrates Santa Rosa Junior College’s dedication to providing the best educational experience possible to every student that enrolls there.


Admission to Santa Rosa Junior College is a five-step process. First, complete the school’s application that is available on the school website. Students who apply will receive a student identification number and a PIN number.

Next, Santa Rosa Junior College requires placement testing for many of its programs. A clear understanding of the English language in both its written and spoken forms is essential for success at SRJC. Also, a math placement test is also required for students seeking to start a transfer degree, enter into an associate’s degree program, or obtain some technical career certificates. A chemistry placement test is also required where appropriate.

Students may be exempted from any or all of these tests if they have completed high school math or English, scored three or higher on College Board AP exams in math or English, scored as “ready” for CSU college level math or English on the EAP test at a high school or have already taken placement tests at another two-year college.

The next step is go through orientation. This may be accomplished in one of three ways. Students may take the orientation course on campus, participate in a “drop-in” orientation scheduled on campus, or complete an online orientation.

Students that have gone through orientation are now ready to attend counseling. During June, July or August students have to visit the Welcome Center to speak with a counselor. During the session, class schedules and educational goals will be discussed and a guideline will be developed. If a student has AP or EAP test results or transcripts from another school, it is a good idea to bring them to this appointment.

FInally, the student may register for classes. This step is completed online via the school website. If a student needs disability services, the school offers reasonable accommodation to all that ask. Simply refer to the website for more information regarding this. It is also a good idea to check the website for financial aid and scholarship information. Often, scholarships require separate applications that the school will make available in advance.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to students that need help paying for tuition, fees, books and living expenses while attending Santa Rosa Junior College. The college offers aid in the form of federal grants and loans, state grants and also features over seven hundred fifty local scholarships to students beginning at or transferring to SRJC. There is also a Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver that waives enrollment fees for low-income students.

The first step to applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available by January or February of the year prior to enrollment. It is essential that students complete this form as early as possible because many local scholarships have limited funds per year and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The FAFSA requires financial information for both the student and the family, so applicants should have this information available prior to starting the application.

Student Financial Aid Details

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The Santa Rosa Junior College offers students the chance to participate in many different sports including men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, track and field, water polo, cross country and swimming. Men’s sports also include baseball, wrestling and golf while women have additional opportunities to participate in softball and volleyball. The SRJC Bear Cubs sport colors of navy and orange and compete in the California Community College Athletic Association Northern California conference. Winners of several titles, the school is competitive in its conference.

Santa Rosa Junior College maintains a high level of pride and integrity regarding its athletic program. SRJC only recruits athletes that live in California and strives to offer a broad variety of both men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports that enhance the educational objectives of the school.

Additional School Information

Santa Rosa has four different campuses and learning centers that provide a diverse range of educational opportunities to students. The traditional classroom-type campuses are found on both the original Santa Rosa campus and the newer SRJC Petaluma Campus. The Petaluma Campus also houses SRJC’s Technology Academy. Santa Rosa Junior College’s Public Safety Training Center offers hands-on learning to public safety professionals. Students seeking to become a culinary professional study at the SRJC Culinary Cafe and Bakery and the SRJC Shone Farm offers students studying forestry and agriculture a hands-on environment in which to learn.

Founded in 1891, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Santa Rosa Campus is over a hundred acres of elegant, turn-of-the-century buildings where students can feel the rich history of the school simply by resting under one of the ancient oaks. The campus houses state-of-the-art facilities and is home to a planetarium, the Summer Repertoir Theatre, The Jesse Peter Native American Museum and an art museum. This campus is also the home to SRJC’s athletic program and features traditional classrooms housed in ivy-covered buildings.

The Petaluma Campus was originally opened in 1964 and expansion to include seven new buildings began in 2006. The new buildings house a massive library, a physical fitness center, dining areas, classrooms, physics and chemistry labs and student services areas. The Petaluma Campus features graceful Adobe buildings that reflect the style and architecture that is native to the area and offers students a technologically advanced environment in which to learn. This campus also houses the SRJC Technology Academy which offers a place for students and local technology businesses a place to network and learn together.

The SRJC Culinary Cafe and Bakery boasts a full-sized commercial kitchen where students may learn different culinary trades. Wine knowledge classes are held in the evenings and the facility features a retail bakery store, a cafe and catering services.

The SRJC Public Training Center was established in 1961 and offers training to police officers, firemen, emergency medical technicians and other law enforcement and public safety personnel. Featuring traditional classrooms, an indoor firing range, a state-of-the art scenario training village and an emergency medical lab facility, the center is the largest provider of in-service training for law enforcement personnel north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Finally, the SRJC Shone Farms facility was established in 1972 and is a self-sustaining, 365-acre farm where students majoring in forestry and agriculture receive hands-on training. Goods grown at the farm are used at the SRJC Culinary Cafe and the farm also generates income for the school via its vineyard, hay production and swine and sheep operations.


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Information Summary

Ranks 166th in California and 2084th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in California and 55th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson 2 0.01
Burglary 1 0.00
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 4 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 485 0.29
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.00
Forcible Rape 58 0.03
Robbery 134 0.08
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 637 0.38
Larceny 2,794 1.65
Vehicle theft 275 0.16

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population36,120 (34,113 urban / 2,007 rural)
Households12,853 (2.71 people per house)
Median Household Income$49,192
Families8,098 (3.27 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District605

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4135th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,242 $1,242 $6,561
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $38 $38 $38
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $243
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,990 $2,990 $8,309
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,425 $18,425 $23,744
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,265 $7,265 $12,584

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,014 $1,278 $1,014 $1,278 $6,562 $6,652
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 12 90 1,070 229 56 3,175 195 4,992
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 5 1 18 26
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 8 4 14 3 33
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 5 5
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 4 1 15 1 22
Anthropology 2 2 6 1 11
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 2 2
Apparel and Textiles, General 1 1 1 2 5
Architectural Technology/Technician
Area Studies, Other 1 1
Art/Art Studies, General 1 6 1 1 20 2 32
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 6 133 8 1 95 1 255
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 2 41 11 3 144 13 219
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 1 4 1 9
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 1 1
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 3 27 10 2 80 6 136
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1 3 5
Chemistry, General 2 5 1 8
Child Care Provider/Assistant 67 1 1 68 5 145
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1 2 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 13 1 17 2 33
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 2 3 1 7
Computer Science 1 5 1 7
Computer Support Specialist 2 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 7 1 19 29
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 16 17
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1 1 5 8
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 3 20 7 1 71 2 107
Corrections 9 1 26 40
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 12 2 1 15 31
Criminal Justice/Police Science 22 140 34 7 620 31 876
Dance, General 2 1 3 1 7
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 1 3 1 5
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 5 12 2 22
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 2 17 1 22
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 10 1 16 2 30
Dietetic Technician 3 1 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 7 7
Drawing 2 3 5
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 1 6 7
Economics, General 5 1 16 2 24
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 1 2 8 1 12
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 18 149 18 10 576 36 839
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 2 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 1 1
English Language and Literature, General 7 1 1 15 26
Environmental Studies 1 3 1 5
Ethnic Studies 2 2
Fashion/Apparel Design 1 1
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 2 38 7 3 197 10 269
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 2 7 9
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 2 2 1 5
French Language and Literature 1 2 1 4
Geography, Other
Graphic Design 1 10 12
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 3 1 5
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 1 7 2 2 53 3 72
History, General 2 6 1 15 24
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 1 28 9 2 30 2 75
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management 2 2
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 2 4
Human Services, General 4 16 20
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 3 24 8 3 95 10 149
Illustration 1 1 2
Interior Design 1 10 11
International Relations and Affairs 1 1 2 4
Journalism 1 2 1 4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 7 7
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 5 4 11
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 2 8 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 18 9 30 3 62
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 4 8 7 12 1 34
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 3 15 1 24
Mathematics, General 4 4 21 1 30
Medical/Clinical Assistant 14 4 1 38 57
Music, General 1 1 2
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 1 9 10
Office Management and Supervision 1 1
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 1 1
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 5 11 14 34 65
Philosophy 1 3 4
Photography 1 1
Physical Fitness Technician 1 1 5 7
Physics, General 1 4 5
Plant Nursery Operations and Management 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 1 2 3 4 10
Pre-Engineering 2 5 7
Psychology, General 1 14 3 40 5 63
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 3 4 19 2 28
Real Estate 2 3 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 16 6 1 78 6 111
Religion/Religious Studies 3 3
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 1 3 4
Sculpture 2 2
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 3 6 2 11
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 1
Small Business Administration/Management 1 2 3
Social Sciences, General 1 10 113 20 5 279 15 461
Sociology 1 19 1 15 1 38
Spanish Language and Literature 8 1 9 18
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 4 1 14 2 21
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 1 1 8 1 14
Surveying Technology/Surveying 1 1
Taxation 1 1
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 3 18 21
Visual and Performing Arts, General 3 1 12 17
Viticulture and Enology 6 1 1 13 3 24
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician 6 6
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1 4 6
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 7 7
Welding Technology/Welder 1 6 7

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 647th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $81,898 ($82,227 male / $81,746 female)
Number of FT Faculty 288 (125 male / 163 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,225
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $12,847,181

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