Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Once the County refers a student to CalWORKs, what is the next step? Once a student is approved, the paperwork is sent to the SRJC. A CalWORKs representative calls the new student to set up appointments (the student can contact CalWORKs at 707-527-4766). For most new students, three appointments are needed: 1) Orientation to learn about the Program; 2) Counselor for an Education Plan; 3) Advisor for parking pass, book and supply vouchers. GED & ESL students typically do not see a counselor but they do have the other two appointments. 

What is an "Education Plan"? An Education Plan is a list of classes for the student to take each semester. Is is also referred to as an "Academic Plan." Education Counselors can work with you on a Plan for just one semester or for the entire time you are a student at the SRJC. Education Plans are reviewed periodically and students can request that their Plan be modified. 

What is "CTE"? CTE stands for Career & Technical Education and includes various programs of study from Business Administration to Health Sciences. For a list of all coursework, click here: https://cte.santarosa.edu/

What is Placement Testing, Or Assessment? When returning to school or coming for the first time, it's a good idea to find out where you 'place' by being 'assessed.' Assessment is at the Plover Building (call 707-527-4661) and it is best to make an appointment for the testing. It is best if students do assessments prior to meeting with the CalWORKs Counselor for an Education Plan. 

SRJC RESOURCES 

Admissions and Records at SRJC: For information about admissions, scholarships, and financial aid requirements: https://admissions.santarosa.edu/

Assessment testing & GED to get an idea of where you are in English & Math: https://assessment.santarosa.edu/

Career Development Services to explore your options (work with the CalWORKs Employment Services Advisors too): https://careerdevelopmentservices.santarosa.edu/

Children's Center for on-campus child care: https://childdevcenter.santarosa.edu/

College Skills Tutorial Center for when you need some assistance on skills: https://college-skills.santarosa.edu/

Disability Resources: https://drd.santarosa.edu/

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS): EOPS makes certain that all students have access to what they need at SRJC including help with language, social, and economic differences. There is an EOPS registration process. For more information, click here: https://eops.santarosa.edu/

Tutoring Center: https://college-skills.santarosa.edu/tutorial-centers

LOCAL RESOURCES SANTA ROSA AND BEYOND

Redwood Empire Food Bank: http://refb.org/

For local information and assistance: http://211sonoma.org/

Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Nice thrift store at Plato's Closet: http://www.platosclosetsantarosa.com/