Sonoma County Junior College Districts Mission is to promote student learning throughout our diverse communities by increasing the knowledge, improving the skills and enhancing the lives of those who participate in our programs and enroll in our courses. Santa Rosa Junior College was founded in 1918. From its initial freshman class of 19 students, SRJC has become one of the largest single college districts in the United States, Sonoma County Junior College District. The District operates two campuses in Sonoma County: a 100+ acre campus in the heart of Santa Rosa and a 40-acre campus in Petaluma. SRJC also operates a regional Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, a 365-acre self-supporting Shone Farm near Forestville, a Culinary Arts Center in downtown Santa Rosa, and a Technology Academy on the Petaluma Campus. Each semester classes are offered at more than 70 locations throughout the District by nearly 3,500 faculty and staff. SRJC offers a strong General Education program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and more than 175 career skills certificate programs that prepare students for the workforce. SRJCs basic skills program prepares students for college level courses. The College grants both associate in arts (A.A.) and associate in science (A.S.) degrees.