Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Oakmont Lifelong Learning partners with Santa Rosa Junior College's office of Community & Contract Education to offer a full schedule of enrichment classes, workshops, and seminars each season. Taught by SRJC's reputable instructors and highlighting a variety of topics, Oakmont residents can enroll for courses in art, history, writing, nutrition and more. 

OAKMONT RESIDENTS: To register online, please CLICK HERE to log in, or to create a new user profile. Then click the registration links below to enroll for classes. To register by phone, call SRJC's office of Community Education at (707) 527-4372 option 6.

These courses are taught at Oakmont, for Oakmont residents. For SRJC's full menu of public Community Education offerings, please click here


Winter 2019 Course Offerings:


Joan of Arc

Art Battles in the Bay Area: Arthur Mathews and the Society of Six

Instructor: Linda Loveland Reid
Mondays | Jan. 14 – Jan. 21 |  3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, $52, Class ID 7432

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The early 1900s brought change and the earthquake to the Bay. Would the enchanting landscapes of Arthur Mathews’ Tonalist art continue to dominate—or would the new colors and techniques of the Society of Six win out?


Painting of Wine

Life in the California Current

Instructor: Dr. Robert Rubin
Wednesdays | Jan. 16 – Feb. 6 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, $81, Class ID 7444

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The current along the California coast is one of the world’s most diverse and productive systems. Explore the marine seasons; the life and biology of plankton; the great whales and the largest and deepest diving elephant seals.


Journal Writing

Cops, Courts, and Corrections: The Politics of Law and Order

Instructor: Dr. Eric Williams
Monday | Jan. 28 – Mar. 4 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
6-week session, $110, Class ID 7443

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While police brutality and sentencing policy may grab headlines, the criminal justice world is often misunderstood. Look behind the walls and explore the nature, intentions, application and consequences of criminal justice laws, practices and policies.


Painting by Klimt

Hollywood Before the Code

Instructor: Terry Ebinger, MS
Wednesdays | Feb. 13 – Mar. 6 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, $81, Class ID 7446

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In 1929, emerging movie sound inspired a rush of revolutionary, socially conscious films, which were squashed in short order by regressive Hays Code censorship. Watch four Pre-Code gems: Red DustIsland of Lost SoulsBaby Face, and The Eagle and the Hawk.


Illustration of Food as Brain

Documentary Film Masterworks

Instructor: Ernie Rose
Saturdays | Mar. 9 -  23 | 10:00am – Noon | Berger Center
3-week session, $67, Class ID 7445

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Watch and discuss (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, revealing current research; Obit: Life on Deadline, one of three films made inside the New York Times offices; and Our Man in Tehran, a Canadian account of the 1973 Iran hostage crisis.