Santa Rosa Junior College ("SRJC") is a community college located in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. Founded in 1918, it is the tenth oldest community college in the state. Santa Rosa Junior College was modeled as a "junior" version of nearby University of California at Berkeley. It was intended to be a feeder school for the U.C. system, and still is to this day, with a special program designed for the direct transfer of students to various campuses in the U.C. system upon the completion of certain prerequisites.
SRJC has a beautiful and traditional-style 100+ acre campus with ivy-covered brick buildings on a backdrop of rolling green lawns, dotted with ancient oak trees and redwoods in Santa Rosa, and a 40 acre campus in Petaluma
. It also has a Public Safety Training Center in Windsor
, and a self-supporting farm near Forestville
, a Culinary Arts Center in downtown Santa Rosa, and a Technology Academy on the Petaluma Campus. It has a remarkable number of accomplished professors
for a community college, and is consistently ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation
. The school is also blessed with an unusually large grant and scholarship system that is the legacy of the Doyle family, resulting in one of the largest trusts for any community college in the nation.
Frank P. Doyle Library
In August 2006, SRJC moved its Santa Rosa campus library to the new Frank P. Doyle Library building. Named after the college's most significant benefactor, the four-story building is the largest on campus at 145,000 total square feet. It houses the Library, Media Services, and Academic Computing Departments, as well as the College art gallery, tutorial center and Center for New Media, a multimedia production facility for SRJC faculty.
The library is a technologically advanced structure that incorporates numerous green building features designed to make it energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. Approximately 4,000 users per day enter the Frank P. Doyle Library.
Santa Rosa Junior College librarians were leaders in the early movement to promote information literacy in California's community colleges, and SRJC was among the first of the colleges to institute an information literacy requirement for graduation. The Library and Information Resources Department offers several full-credit courses which fill this requirement.
Herold Mahoney Library
The Herold Mahoney Library on SRJC's Petaluma
campus opened in Fall 1995. In addition to providing reference and instructional services, it hosts many of the programs in SRJC's Arts & Lectures series. With the expansion of the Petaluma campus, currently underway, the Mahoney Library will expand to five times its current size.
Santa Rosa Junior College Museum
The Santa Rosa Junior College Museum, also known as the Jesse Peter Museum, focuses on the ethnographic art of the Americas and parts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Permanent exhibits include Native American baskets, jewelry and pottery. The permanent and changing art exhibits focus on Native American art and anthropology of other cultures, and are used as a resource for multi-cultural studies by Santa Rosa Junior College students and area students.
The museum is located at Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California.