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Interim Dean, Instruction and Technical Services
Petaluma Campus

Tara Jacobson
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Call Building, First Floor,
Room 623
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-3628
tjacobson@santarosa.edu

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Instruction at the Petaluma Campus

We believe in and support Santa Rosa Junior College’s Mission 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. The mission affirms the District’s responsibility to provide the following:

  • Lower division academic education, to support transfer four-year institutions
  • Career and technical education, to support economic development and job growth
  • Basic skills to include English language skills acquisition
  • Student and academic support services, to improve student success and student retention

The overall purpose of the instruction program is to (1) administer programs and services to enhance student success, (2) provide support and services to faculty to enable them to excel in the classroom, and (3) provide leadership to encourage high quality programs and services that promote learning.

The Petaluma Campus currently enrolls nearly 6,000 students in credit and non-credit courses day and evening classes. Each semester students have the opportunity to enroll in nearly 350 sections inclusive of over 60 disciplines.

The class schedule is based on the recommended district template which allows for Monday-Wednesday/Tuesday-Thursday offerings. Friday classes are based on need from specific departments and often reflect career and technical education courses.

Week-end courses often are short-term (2-8 weeks in length) and are in career and technical education.

The Petaluma Instructional program offers 42 fully mediated instructional spaces, including two art studios, physical and biological science and chemistry labs, a 35,000 square foot library, physical fitness center, a bookstore, student center/cafeteria, student services and support services, disabled student services, tutorial and college skills lab, digital media lab and 257-seat state-of- the art auditorium.

  • Open computer lab that affords students the opportunity to utilize computer technology for completion of homework assignments, research and other related instructional and learning needs
  • English Writing Center/Language Learning Lab/Assistive Technology Training Center
  • Tutorial Center/College Skills Lab
  • 12 general purpose classrooms in the Call Building
  • Life Science/Microbiology labs and Art Studio in E Wing
  • Physical Science Lab, Chemistry/Physics Lab, and two general purpose classrooms in Kathleen Doyle Hall
  • Art Studio and 10 general purpose classrooms in Jacobs Hall
  • Large-lecture venue in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium (256-seat capacity)
  • Physical Fitness Center/Gymnasium and Weight Room
  • Modular classroom for medium lecture classes
  • Teaching Lab in the Herold Mahoney Library
  • Digital Media lab in Kathleen Doyle Hall