BUSINESS

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The Art & Science of Commerce

From business fundamentals like accounting and bookkeeping to human resources, and marketing, SRJC’s business courses are taught by committed and caring faculty with real-world experience in their specific disciplines. Courses integrate technology and soft skills, emphasizing communication, teamwork, customer service, and project management. Classes often use current events as a launching pad for discussions about innovation, creativity, sustainability, and business ethics. 

 

Certificates

Accounting

Account Clerk/Accounting Assistant

Administrative Office Professional

Administrative Assistant

Agriculture Business

Bookkeeper/Bookkeeper Assistant

Business Management

 

Entrepreneurship

Human Resource Administration

Marketing

Office Assistant

Payroll

Paralegal Studies

Real Estate /Real Estate Sales

Retail Management

 
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SRJC’s Business courses are taught by an expert team of successful entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals.

Current SRJC Business faculty have founded companies, practiced business law, managed major corporations, and held positions at a variety of organizations including non-profit institutions. SRJC Business instructors engage with working managers and professionals across the region, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, and the local business community to present realistic scenario-based discussions around decision-making, empathy, communication, and organizational development—lessons that go well beyond the textbook.

You will find SRJC Business faculty to be caring, approachable, and supportive partners who are completely focused on your success. Partnerships with Boomerang Plus and the North Bay Business Journal among others, provide real world scenarios for students to pitch ideas to access funding, scholarships, and employment offers.

 
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“Our team of experienced and dedicated SRJC Business faculty are here for your student success. And our fifteen programs offer a field of study to excite and challenge almost every professional goal.”

Roy Gattinella - Chair, Business Department

Roy Gattinella
Chair, Business Department

 

Beyond the Textbook

With a mixture of hands-on learning, lecture, and dynamic student-led explorations, every course is unique. Students are guided through an in-depth study of real-world business practices. And fundamental areas of instruction are complemented with a robust set of evolving learning objectives. All students are encouraged to participate in local internships, industry partnerships, and SRJC’s own workshops, seminars, and club activities.

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Open for Business

Former SRJC Business students can be found in the halls of almost every organization in the region. Former SRJC Business students are running the marketing departments of many area wineries; winning awards for record real estate sales; and creating successful strategies at major accounting practices, law firms, advertising agencies, tech start-ups, and agricultural companies. Look closely and you’ll see SRJC grads and former Business students leading or staffing nearly every business in Sonoma County.

 

 

Job Positions and Salaries

Entry-level positions in Business offer monthly salaries in the following ranges:

Accounting Technician
$2,851-$3,634

Payroll Assistant
$2,851-$3,634

Social Media Strategist
$3,858-$5,509

Administrative Assistant
$4,026-$5,090

Business Owner
$5,941-$8,920

Marketing Research Analyst &
Marketing Specialist
$3,365-$4,816

Payroll Clerk
$2,851-$3,634

Human Resource Assistant
$2,917-$3,662

Enrolled Agent (Tax), Income Tax Preparer
$2,679-$4,232

Commercial Banker, Lending Officer, Loan Agents
$4,343-$6,270

General Clerks
$2,097 - $2,799

Real Estate Broker
$3,041-$4,889

Bookkeeper
$2,851-$3,363

Human Resource Assistant
$2,917-$3,662

Real Estate Sales Agent
$2,918-$4,442

Auditing Clerk
$2,851-$3,634

Public Relations &
Fundraising Manager
$7,286-$9,999

Wine Salesperson
$1,662-$1,977

Paralegal, Legal Assistant
$3,511-$4,785

 
 

Roy Gattinella
Department Chair
rgattinella@santarosa.edu
(707) 527-4235

Kris Dalby
Administrative Assistant
kdalby@santarosa.edu
(707) 527-4435

Whether you’re new to the business world or simply want to take your skills to the next level, SRJC’s Business department has a certificate option for you.

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Our Partnering Organizations

 
North Bay Business Journal
Wells Fargo