SRJC Facilities

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Santa Rosa Junior College, founded in 1918, is the tenth oldest of California’s 100
plus publicly funded two-year colleges. The Board of Trustees and administration of Santa
Rosa Junior College have long recognized that the physical environment is an important part
of the learning process. There is a strong commitment of staff and resources toward the
planning, construction and maintenance of excellent instructional facilities.
Serving 15 major high school districts, Sonoma County Junior College District covers a large
part of the North Bay comprising of Sonoma and parts of Mendocino and Marin counties.
The first permanent facility- Pioneer Hall was occupied in the spring of 1931 on the
Santa Rosa Campus. A 100+ acre campus in the heart of Santa Rosa. Today SRJC also operates
a 40-acre campus in Petaluma. A regional Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, and the
365-acre Shone Agriculturel Center near Forestville. Each semester classes are offered at more
than 50 locations throughout the District by nearly 3,500 faculty and staff. This video
will provide a brief overview of the facilities of the Sonoma County Junior College District.
Let’s begin with our southern most facility- the Petaluma Campus. The Petaluma Campus was
established at its current site in 1995 and completed a major expansion in the spring
of 2009.
This expansion added two classroom buildings. Featuring new larger labs, a behavioral observation
lab, a video conferencing classroom and several large lecture rooms
Opened in the summer of 2008 was a new Mahoney Library with associated teaching lab and group
study rooms.
The Library also has a large public space for campus and community activities.
And the building has expanded video conferencing capability for connecting all district sites
together as well as enhancing media production facilities.
Also part of the expansion was a 257 seat Large Lecture and Performance hall
A Physical Education facility And a new Bookstore
included in the expansion was a major remodel of existing buildings to accommodate expanded
Student Services and administrative functions.
As we move north to the Santa Rosa campus we find the largest District operation. With
over forty buildings this site has grown to accommodate our ever-changing student population.
Approximately 80% of total enrollment happens on the Santa Rosa Campus.
Many of the building were designed and built with a specific discipline in mind.
Such as our facilities for Athletics Theater and Music
Health Sciences Life Sciences
Chemistry Child Development
And Earth and Space sciences
In September 2006, a state-of-the art four-story, 145,000 square foot Frank P. Doyle Library
was built in the center of the Santa Rosa Campus. The “green” facility includes
a media viewing center, digital color television studio, tutorial center, an Art Gallery, hundreds
of computer stations and study rooms.
The Plover Hall conversion was completed in 2008 and is now occupied by an array of Student
Services operations including Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Scholarship, Assessment,
and testing. With the completion of the Lawrence Bertolini Student Services Center the Santa
Rosa Campus Student Services and Student Activities space will exceeds 110,000 square feet
Now under construction is the B Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center
That will support the Culinary Arts program with a 22,000 square foot 2 story building.
The facility will include classrooms, teaching kitchens, a bakery, and a café on the first
floor, which will be open to the public.
As with any college campus, parking can be a challenge. The Don Zumwalt Parking Pavilion
was completed in 2006. The convenient facility offers over a thousand parking slots for our
students and a beautiful clock tower
Just 15 miles to the north of Santa Rosa, Future police officers, firefighters, and
emergency medical technicians develop lifesaving skills at SRJC’s Public Safety Training
Center, set on 20 acres in Windsor.
The facility was completed in 2002, offering students career skills training in law enforcement
corrections fire technology
and emergency medical care
Heading toward the Pacific Ocean we find Shone Agriculturel Center. Named for former SRJC
Board Member Robert Shone, the 365-acre farm was established in 1972 near the Russian River.
The farm generates income from the sale of grapes from its vineyard, oat hay, oat silage,
sheep swine and cattle operations.
Approximately two and ? thousand students are served by this facility annually and they
can take coursework in Animal Science, Equine Science,
Sustainable Agriculture, Natural Resource Management,
Viticulture and Wine Studies
The site features the Richard Thomas Classroom
Dedicated in 2007, The Warren G. Dutton, Jr., Agriculture Pavilion includes a wine education
laboratory, 2 multipurpose classroom/conference rooms, a kitchen , food preparation space,
and a showcase indoor arena
the Russ Gleason Memorial Arena was dedicated for SRJC’s Equine Program, and the Shone
Farm Foundation was established to oversee a wine educational laboratory and a bonded
As you can see, SRJC builds and maintains truly excellent facilities in order to provide
the best learning spaces possible for our students.
We are also committed to building environmentally friendly “green” facilities whenever possible.
The sweeping changes at SRJC that have occurred since the start of the new millennium are
due to a great extent to the passage of Sonoma County’s $251.7 million dollar Bond Measure
A in 2002. Since then the College has seen unprecedented construction of remarkable new
buildings and facilities at all of our campuses and centers. The Bond has also allowed us
to renovate other facilities to meet the changing needs of students in the decades ahead we
are deeply appreciative of the community that supports our efforts.