Distance Education and Online Learning at SRJC

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Santa Rosa Junior College offers a wide variety of online courses as well as online certificates and degrees (https://de.santarosa.edu/online-degrees-certificates). Online courses provide an alternative to traditional instruction and allow students to access learning any time anywhere with computers or mobile devices that have access to the Internet. All courses are taught by SRJC faculty within the Canvas course management system, and all units, certificates, and degrees are awarded by SRJC. Online learning courses have the same rigor and quality as other classes at the College, but the methods of instruction are customized to the online environment.
 
Distance Education at Santa Rosa Junior College (https://de.santarosa.edu/), hosts online, hybrid (51-99% of class meetings are online) and blended (1-50% online) courses. All online and hybrid classes at SRJC include regular and effective contact between instructor and students as well as rigorous student authentication systems.
 
The Distance Education Department assists faculty with the creation and maintenance of  online classes and instructional materials. The vision for Distance Education supports the overall mission of SRJC with a strong commitment to student learning and success through:
  • High quality, student-centered, interactive learning experiences in online, hybrid, or blended courses.
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to learning that help students develop meaningful and relevant connections in their lives.
  • Pedagogy which encourages critical and independent thinking and is responsive to a spectrum of learning styles.
  • Flexibility in the scheduling of course offerings to meet student needs.
  • Up-to-date and accessibility-compliant delivery formats which equip all students to be successful in an ever-changing technological environment. Online and hybrid courses are assessed regularly to ensure accessibility to persons with disabilities.
For more information about Distance Education and Online Learning, please visit: https://de.santarosa.edu/
 
State Authorization

The United States Department of Education regulation 4 C.F.R.§ 600.9(c) requires each state to apply for and receive authorization to provide online/distance education programs to out-of-state students.

The Department of Education requires all post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states.

SRJC out-of-state policy for online courses

In order to maintain compliance, students living outside of California, based on their mailing address, are prohibited from taking online classes at SRJC.

Incorrect Mailing Address Issue

If the mailing address is incorrect, or if a student has recently moved to the state of California, they can log in to the student portal and update their mailing address. Once the address has been updated to a California address, the student will be able to enroll in online classes at SRJC.