Community Education Program

Our flagship program is Community Education, a full catalog of enrichment courses offered not-for-credit, and open to the public. We provide a wide-ranging portfolio of courses to meet the varied interests of lifelong learners in the community. Community Ed classes have no grades or tests, and are typically short-term.  College admission is not required to sign up for our courses. The program is a self-supporting entity of Santa Rosa Junior College and is not funded by taxpayer dollars. Course registration fees pay for all costs associated with our courses. 


Browse Courses

To locate courses of interest, you may browse by category, subcategory, start dates, presenters, location, or use the advanced search.

You may also register by phone, by mail, or in person. Please click here for our contact info and office hours. To register by phone, please make sure to have your course ID and credit card information ready. To register by mail, please include a check along with the registration form, also available in our printed catalog.  

NEW Instructors Wanted!

Community Education is looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors. If you have professional experience or new ideas you would like us to consider, please fill out our online proposal form



Registration Policies


All course fees are as advertised and must be paid at the time of registration, plus a $2 registration fee per transaction. Many multi-meeting courses will allow you to register after the course has commenced, but tuition will not be pro-rated for missed class meetings. Community Education does not offer scholarships or discounts.

Drop Requests and Refunds

If you are unable to attend a class for which you have registered, you must notify the Community Education Office before 5pm, three (3) business days prior to the start of the class in order to qualify for refund. You may notify us by phone, email, or by completing an electronic Drop Form. (If you are requesting to drop more than one class, please use a separate Drop Form for each class). 

  • For refunds, a $10 processing fee per course will be retained. ($2 non-refundable registration fee will also be retained). 
  • You may request an Electronic Voucher instead of a refund to waive the $10 processing fee. Electronic Vouchers will be applied to your account and can be used to pay for future Community Education classes. 
  • If a class is cancelled, the full fee will be refunded, including registration fees.
  • Please consult the schedule below for when drops must be completed to receive a refund.

Please note: holidays and campus closures are not considered business days so will affect the refund schedule. 

Drop and Refund Deadlines
For class beginning Drops must be requested by the preceding:
Fall & Spring
June & July
(the college is closed on
Fridays in June & July)
Sat., Sun., or Monday Wednesday Tuesday
Tuesday Thursday Wednesday
Wednesday Friday Thursday
Thursday Monday Monday
Friday Tuesday Tuesday

If an emergency arises after the drop deadline and you are unable to attend a class for which you have registered, notify Community Education by email, letter, or submit an electronic Special Circumstance Form. (If you are requesting a special circumstances consideration for more than one class, please use a separate Special Circumstance Form for each class). 


Class Changes

Instructors, dates, and locations are subject to change without notice. Class meetings cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances may not be rescheduled.

When you register online, you can view and print your Transaction Receipt and Class Confirmation (which ocntains supplemental information, e.g. supply lists). If you register online an email address must be provided in order for you to receive a confirmation and any supplemental information (i.e. supply lists, etc.). If you do not receive a confirmation or supply list, when one is indicated, you can view them throuigh your student profile, or contact the Community Education Office at (707) 527-4372 or

Returned Checks

A returned check does not eliminate the student’s responsibility to pay for the class. Having a delinquency at SRJC blocks future class registrations. In addition, there is a $10 per check fee for returned checks.

Age Guidelines: Youth
SRJC’s Community Education classes are primarily designed to serve adult learners. Some classes, such as Alive at 25 are specifically designed for youth. Enrollment of students ages 15 -17 years of age in any of the other Community Education classes requires special permission of the instructor, and a Registration Form completed by a parent or legal guardian. In some cases, a parent may be required to register for the class as well. For more information, contact SRJC’s Community Education Office (707) 527-4372.

Cancelled Courses
Register now! Courses with low enrollment may be cancelled. If a class is cancelled by the Community Education Office, students enrolled in the class will receive full refunds.

Closed Courses
If a class is listed as 'Closed', that means that there are no more seats available to add. Please check back later to see if a space becomes available.

Restricted Courses
Some Community Education courses are not available to be added online. These courses will be listed as 'Restricted'. Contact us for information on how to register for restricted courses.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are necessary on SRJC campuses (Santa Rosa & Petaluma), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Daily permits are available for $4 from machines in each lot. The machines take dollar bills, quarters, and credit cards.

The following discount parking permit options are available for courses longer than two sessions. Present your CE enrollment receipt at Accounting Department window in Bailey Hall or contact the Accounting Department, Nicole O’Brien 707-527-4504, or 527-4973.

  • S10.00 per month Student temporary permit
  • $16.00 Weekend semester permit (Fri-Sun)
  • $60.00 Student semester permit for Fall or Spring
  • $30.00 Student semester permit for Summer 

Community Ed students can utilize the Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries!

Procedures for Community Education Borrowers

Community Education Borrowers must sign up for a Community Education Borrower library card at Doyle or Mahoney Circulation desks. The CEB library card is only valid for the current semester in which the student is enrolled in a Community Education class. The patron must provide a picture ID and proof of enrollment. The patron must show a valid picture ID with each use of the CEB library card.

The libraries will use the SR Web portal to create an SID number and pin code for the patron (

The libraries will authenticate patron in SA system – in order to give the patron 1 hour computer use per day.

Community Education Borrower

  1. Must be 18 years or older
  2. Must NOT have any overdue fines – borrowing privileges will be reinstated once the fines are paid
  3. Maximum 3 items checked out at any one time (books or compact discs)
  4. Two renewals per item (no renewal if there is a Hold on item)
  5. 1 hour computer use, per day
  6. Has access to Community Education Borrower material placed on Reserve by a Community Education Instructor
  7. Subject to the same fine schedule as SRJC students
  8. These limited library borrowing privileges are included in the CE class fee, which the patron pays to Community Education. 
  9. No interlibrary loan privileges; laptops, iPads, calculators or Reserve material placed on reserve for registered SRJC Students