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The Sonoma County Regional Adult Education Programs are student-oriented and provide a variety of educational options designed to increase students’ access to education within their local communities, including gaining skills through our Short-Term Career Education courses, obtaining a high school diploma or the equivalent, and English as a Second Language courses.



Known for its abundance of organic farms, artisan food producers, niche livestock, farm-to-table cuisine, great soil and excellent climate, Sonoma County is one of California’s most desirable agricultural regions. The Agriculture Core at SRJC reflects this rich farming environment.

SRJC’s Agriculture programs center around Shone Farm a 365-acre living classroom with crops, orchards and pastures for livestock. Here, we teach plant science, sustainable agriculture, and animal health and nutrition, all with an eye toward the business of farming. Whether you’re a former 4H kid or a career-changer looking to escape the suburban office park, the Agriculture Core can help you cultivate a career in one of the best possible places to pursue it.


From business fundamentals like accounting and bookkeeping to human resources, and marketing, SRJC’s business courses are taught by committed and caring faculty with real-world experience in their specific disciplines. Courses integrate technology and soft skills, emphasizing communication, teamwork, customer service, and project management. Classes often use current events as a launching pad for discussions about innovation, creativity, sustainability, and business ethics.



The Communication Studies Department, one of the most varied departments at the District, offers classes in Communication, Speech, Film and Media Studies, and Journalism. The department is also home to The Oak Leaf student news media, the SRJC Forensics Team, the Petaluma Cinema Series, and Film Fest Petaluma. Our ten full-time and over 30 adjunct instructors are committed to providing comprehensive and varied educational programs to meet the needs of all of our students.  We pride ourselves on our outstanding students and faculty whose dedication and achievements continue to maintain the department’s instructional excellence demonstrated over the years.

Our Film classes include the History of Film, the Form of Film, and many other courses for students exploring this creative field. In addition to Communication and Speech classes that range from group discussions and oral interpretation to basic public speaking, students can join one of the most successful speech and debate teams in the country that competes regularly. Media and Journalism courses focus on the effects of mass media on society, how to edit video for television production, and writing for online media, magazines and newspapers. Journalism prides itself on our award-winning student news media, The Oak Leaf, and Television courses top off our offerings with classes in production, theory, and much more.

We invite you to explore SRJC’s dynamic Communications Studies program, and are confident that when you enroll you will find your experience very rewarding!



The Human Services certificate/major is a performance-based training program designed to prepare students for employment in the field of human services/social services. Coursework also meets many of the lower division requirements for advanced degrees in related fields. The certificate/major offers students excellent preparation in the knowledge and skills needed for successful employment. The certificate/major also provides an overview of local human services agencies including fieldwork in the student’s emphasis of choice.

This certificate/major will provide undergraduate education in Human Services with an emphasis in one of the following: Alcohol and Drugs, and Advocacy. Students may also transfer to four-year universities in related majors.

The Human Services Program is located in the Student Services Division of Santa Rosa Junior College. The Counseling Department maintains the program.

The Counseling Department uses the established process for program evaluation and planning that is conducted annually at the department level and reviewed by the Dean. The process requests the Counseling Department to review enrollment data, comprehensive perspective, professionalism of staff, changing program and community needs.



The Fitness, Nutrition, and Health Certificate/Major at Santa Rosa Junior College is designed to provide an in-depth study and practical application of principles of nutrition, weight management, behavior modification, fitness testing, physical fitness training, exercise leadership and program design.

This certificate/major is for students seeking entry-level careers and/or additional training in the fitness and health industry. Possible career opportunities may include personal trainer, group exercise instructor, health or wellness coach, weight management consultant, aerobic dance instructor, and fitness instructor.

This program also prepares students to sit for nationally recognized certification exams such as American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).This certificate/major is unique in its design because in addition to learning principles of exercise science, it also encompasses comprehensive topics in the area of health, nutrition, and behavior change vital for fitness trainers to address broader client goals and to meet the need of a growing trend toward wellness type coaching. This certificate/major also has a strong emphasis on practical hands-on experience and teaching techniques.

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