HEALTHCARE

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Teaching Beyond the Textbook

SRJC’s Health Sciences Department exists to educate a diverse community of healthcare students and help them become culturally sensitive, competent, caring, ethical, and professional healthcare providers. Working professionals in the field know that healthcare is a team sport, so our training focuses on technical skills in addition to soft skills like collaboration, communication, and empathy. 

 

Majors

Dental Hygiene

Dietetic Technician

Healthcare Interpreter

Medical Assisting: Administrative (AS)

Nursing ADN (AS)

Nutrition & Dietetics (AA) 

Pharmacy Technician (AS) 

Public Health Science (AS-T)-new 2018! 

Radiologic Technology (AS) 

Vocational Nursing (AS) 

Vocational Nursing to ADN (AS)

Certificates

Certified Nurse Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate 

Dietary Manager Certificate

Healthcare Interpreter Certificate 

Radiologic Technology Certificate 

 
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Learn from Experts

Our Healthcare team has vital support from the community partners including Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph’s Health, and Sutter Hospital. Our faculty includes highly qualified and knowledgeable Registered Nurses eager to teach CNA students the latest developments in the field, so they can deliver excellent care to patients in surrounding skilled nursing facilities, acute care environments, and beyond. All of our instructors are Registered Dietitians who have extensive experience in clinical and community nutrition and foodservice. Faculty are driven by survey data and student outcomes to continually improve the programs.

 
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“Taking this course changed my life and prepared me for a career in nursing, beyond my dreams and expectations. I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about entering the exciting world of Health Care.”

Aziza Ramadan - CNA Program graduate, Summer ‘18

Aziza Ramadan
CNA Program graduate, Summer ’18

A Healthy Learning Environment

Much of our students’ training and coursework takes place in the William B. Race Health Sciences Building, a 38,500 square-foot facility located on the Santa Rosa Campus. Built entirely with funds from the college and local community, the Race Building possesses state-of-the-art dental clinics, nursing skills laboratories, a radiologic technology facility, and lecture rooms that can facilitate distance education. But we also collaborate with local agencies, engaging our students and faculty in community service and externships at hospitals and clinics, rehabilitation units, senior-living facilities, pharmacies, and private medical and dental offices.

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Getting Your Scrubs

Our Certified Nursing Assistants are in such high demand that we hold a job fair every semester at Bertolini Student Center located on the Santa Rosa campus, attended by over 20 employers such as Petaluma Post Acute & Rehab, Ensign Services (Parkview Post Acute & Summerfield Health Care Center), Santa Rosa Post Acute, Home Healthcare Agencies, Assisted Living and Board & Care facilities. Historically, students who complete our Health Sciences programs pass their licensing exams with a success rate close to 100 percent.

Santa Rosa Junior College received the Strong Workforce Stars recognition in the Health sector for its Dental Assistant program; students who participate in this program boost their earnings by 161%.

 

Industry Salaries

Certified Nursing Assistants’ starting pay is $16-19 per hour plus benefits, with variables for NOC shifts and additional sign-on bonuses.

73% of students who participate in the Dental Assistant program attain the regional living wage, and 100% of students who participate in this program get a job in their field of study.

Students who participate in the Dental Hygienist program boost their earnings by 176%, 90% of alums attain the regional living wage, and 100% of students who participate in this program get a job in their field of study.

Dietary Managers can expect starting salaries in the $50-60,000 range.

Salary sources: Indeed.com

 

For questions and more information, contact:

Tiffany Lundqvist, RN
SRJC CNA Program Coordinator
tlundqvist@santarosa.edu  
(707) 522-2874
https://nursingassistant.santarosa.edu

Jill Harrison
Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
jharrison@santarosa.edu
(707) 521-6947
https://dietarymanager.santarosa.edu

Jill Tarver
Dietetic Technician Program Coordinator
jtarver@santarosa.edu
(707) 521-6921
https://dietetictechnician.santarosa.edu

If you’re ready to work on the front lines of healthcare, enroll now.

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Our Partner Organizations

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