Expanded curriculum at SRJC
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The passage of Proposition 30 means there is plenty of room in classes this fall for prospective students at Santa Rosa Junior College.

SRJC will be adding 500 classes back to its schedules throughout the year on the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses, Public Safety Training Center in Windsor and Shone Farm in Forestville.

Available courses help prospective students with basic college preparatory skills, provide credits for successful transfer to four-year universities and give training to prepare students for their next careers.

Those preparing for college would take college skills classes such as English as a second language and can receive free assessment services from trained counselors. Students who want to transfer to a four-year university like California State University or University of California might take English, sociology or anthropology. Those who want to consider new careers could enroll in public safety, business, child development or agriculture mechanics.

A decision last spring by the Board of Trustees enables high school students throughout Sonoma County to take classes in the fall and spring semesters at no fee. A typical three-unit class costs $138, so this saves money now, enables high school students to get a jump on their college credits and continues to save them and their families time and money as they pursue their educations.

 For information about enrolling in SRJC classes at any location, prospective students, their parents and counselors can go to www.santarosa.edu and click on Apply & Register. Registration for new students opened July 15. In-person registration begins Aug. 12, and classes begin Aug. 19.

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