This Week @SRJC

This Week @SRJC - January 26, 2018


It’s our 100th Anniversary year! Join us!

Go to: to find out more about how SRJC will be celebrating this historic event all year long.


Please see below for This Week @SRJC Announcements, and Helpful Links.

Thank you for sharing this information with your students and their families as you are able.


New! March 15 – Food & Beverage Manufacturing Careers Summit

Food and beverage manufacturers want to meet with high school and college students to introduce them to the wide variety of career paths available in their industry. From production and bottling line design, engineering, and maintenance, to food chemistry, quality control, and product delivery, students will learn how their skills and interests could lead to fulfilling jobs right here in Sonoma County.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 9:30am-2:00pm

High School students: 9:30am-1pm

College Students: 1pm-2pm

LOCATION: Bertolini Center Student Center, Santa Rosa Campus

Please register online.

April 13 – We The Future Social Justice Conference

Santa Rosa Junior College and North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) will host the second-annual We the Future Social Justice Conference on Friday April 13, 2018 from 9am to 3pm at SRJC Petaluma. Last year’s inaugural conference attracted nearly 400 participants and drew people together from all walks of life, from college and high-school students to longtime local activists representing varied groups including NBOP, Graton Day Labor Center, LGBTQ Connection, Community Action Coalition, Homeless Action! and the Police Brutality Coalition of Sonoma County.

This year’s theme, “Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls,” reflects both the issues of social justice in the realm of food, as well as the urgent concern with healing, nourishing, and building healthy communities in the aftermath of the devastating North Bay fires. In keeping with this theme, our keynote speaker will be Nikki Silvestri, a thought leader on issues of food justice and sustainability who was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans by The Root magazine. You can read more about Nikki Silvestri at

The conference is free, and light breakfast and lunch will be provided for free for attendees who pre-register. Register now at!


New! Take Italian at SRJC!

High school students are warmly welcomed in the SRJC Italian language program. Go to the SRJC Italian Program At-A-Glance flyer to see the Spring and Summer 2018 offerings.

Update! High School Concurrent Enrollment – Counseling 270 Update

There’s still plenty of time for high school students to enroll in spring classes, and there’s plenty of space for the senior class students to enroll in Counseling 270. Enrollments are improving! Thank you for your efforts! As of this email, there are 534 students enrolled in Counseling 270 with space still available for 681 more students.

Did you know? After this April, Counseling 270 will not be offered again until late July/early August! The few sections offered in late summer will be for those students who decide to attend SRJC at the last minute, and will not completed early enough to provide the student with Priority 3 registration for Summer/Fall. Your students need to take Counseling 270 THIS SPRING in order to achieve Priority 3 status!

Please encourage students to submit their completed High School Concurrent Enrollment Request Form (with all signatures) to Admissions & Records as soon as possible…then complete the registration process to secure a space in one of the many sections still available. Students will not be able to register for Counseling 270 or other classes until their concurrent enrollment form is processed by the Admissions & Records Office.

Use the following link for more information/details about concurrent enrollment: High School Concurrent Enrollment Students

10th Annual Sonoma County Student Film Festival

Sonoma County students are invited to submit short films in the tenth annual student film festival to be held on Friday April 6, 2017 at the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Petaluma 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954

The festival's goal is to encourage students to build academic and professional connections with their peers and community. Featured filmmakers receive passes to attend the Film Fest Petaluma, Sonoma County’s Premier international short films festival. Films designated as “Best of Show” will be invited to screen in the festival program where student filmmakers will have the opportunity to network and engage with industry professionals from around the world.

Call for entries officially begin on January 19, 2018. For more information about awards & prizes, as well as the rules and terms for entering, go to:


Credit Placement Testing at the Southwest Center

The Southwest Center Student Services Office is excited to announce that – in addition to noncredit ESL assessment - we are now offering credit placement tests in English, Math and ESL. Placement testing is offered in room 112 at the Southwest Center. Parking is free.

Students may sign-up online through their student portal or make an appointment by calling 707-527-4229.

Do you have students who need PE credits?

SRJC is offering an online Kinesiology 53: Principles of Health and Wellness. This course focuses on health and wellness concepts important in making informed choices about one's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. A personal approach to health and wellness will be explored through self-assessment and practical application to everyday life. Topics such as fitness, obesity, weight management, nutrition, stress, substance use and abuse, prevention of diseases, sexual health, relationships, gender health differences, and environmental concerns will be discussed.  Instructors Andrea Thomas and Tara Jacobson have specific training and education in the delivery of fun and engaging online health and fitness instruction.

Seats are still available; see sections 6762 and 4817.

Brian Antonson Brings Cutting Edge Digital Media Program to SRJC

When he’s not teaching at SRJC, Brian works as a cinematographer for a variety of content.  He spent several years documenting paranormal investigations for A&E’s “Paranormal State.”  He worked with some great comics including the late Joan Rivers, the late Patrice O’Neil, Jim Norton and others on IFC’s scripted comedy “Zrock.”  In 2011, he traveled with the NY Giants on the road to their eventual win in the SuperBowl against the NE Patriots.  Recently he survived the mosquitoes and the bears in Alaska shooting and producing Discovery’s adventure series “Yukon Men.”   At the SRJC Digital Media Filmmaking program, students receive current, industry-standard filmmaking experience.   Student works regularly play to audiences large and small at a variety of venues.  

Check out Media 20: Digital Filmmaking section 4413 Mondays and Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm at SRJC Petaluma.

New! November Counselor Meeting on Video
If you didn’t have a chance to attend the meeting held at the end of November about the new registration cycle and outreach plan (see below), you can watch it online.  This was an informal meeting, so keep that in mind…in addition there is some background noise, and there are some parts that are a little difficult to hear. However, there is some very helpful information shared. 

On the Horizon – Registration Schedule for Summer and Fall 2018

As we’ve mentioned in previous updates, registration for Summer and Fall 2018 will take place at the same time, but now both will occur during in the school year beginning in April. Students will register for both semesters in two transactions during the same registration session. The new timeline provides many benefits:

1.       Allows students to plan ahead.

2.       Allows high school seniors to register for fall term prior to summer break, and allows outreach staff to assist them with registration before they graduate.

3.       Provides ample time (June-July-Aug) for the Student Outreach Team to reach out to students who did not register during their priority registration date.

4.       Provides early fall semester enrollment projections to SRJC department chairs and faculty before entering summer break.

The Student Outreach team will be planning and preparing early in the spring semester to be ready to come out to your high schools to assist students with their Summer/Fall application (just ONE application!) in March and early April. Then we’ll return to help Seniors enroll in their summer and fall classes in mid- to late-April when Priority 3 registration opens. In the meantime, SRJC’s Assessment Services staff will be facilitating math placement testing, and your Seniors will be completing Counseling 270. Completing both of these steps are CRITICAL in order for your students to be prepared for enrolling in Summer and Fall classes.

This earlier Registration Schedule will provide opportunities for students to take advantage of SRJC Student Outreach team visits to the high schools, while allowing them to complete the entire process before graduating from high school. We’re looking forward to an exciting spring semester!

We are here to help!

Spring 2018 semester Outreach Plan at a Glance:

Math placement testing (on high school campuses)



Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops



Spring semester COUN 270 Classes (see Schedule of Classes)




College and Career Fairs





Summer/Fall 2018 Application Workshops

March to mid-April

Senior Enrollment Workshops (for enrollment in Summer AND Fall 2018 classes; for new fully matriculated students with COUN 270 successfully completed)

Starting April 18

Senior Day

April 21 (Petaluma Campus)

April 28 (Santa Rosa Campus)

Check out open classes for Spring 2018 starting each month at the links provided below.

Use the links below to easily find open classes by month:







Use the links below to easily find open classes by location:

Santa Rosa




You may also find these links on the page, under “Classes by Month and Location.”

Student Outreach contacts

What was once a one-person department known as Schools Relations & Outreach, is now a department of six full-time classified staff, two part-time STNC staff and one Director.  Outstanding colleagues who were already substantially involved in outreach in their previous positions have been strategically placed on the new Student Outreach team.

Feel free to visit our Staff webpage.

We are looking forward to working with you and your students!