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Santa Rosa Junior College will stay remote through the spring

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Kent Porter / Press Democrat
Kent Porter / Press Democrat

The vast majority of classes and student services at Santa Rosa Junior College will remain remote-only for the rest of the school year, the school announced Thursday.

“It was very gut-wrenching to make that decision because … everybody wants to come back,” said Frank Chong, SRJC president. “But I have to make the decision based on science and safety.”

In April, Chong announced the fall semester would be all remote, with a few key exceptions for courses that would include some in-person instruction with proper precautions in place.

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Santa Rosa Junior College Receiving National Recognition For Drone Studies Program

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Santa Rosa Junior College is getting national recognition for its drone studies program. The program has been selected by the FAA for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program or the UAS-CTI. This program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems or drones. To qualify, the school or institution, schools must offer a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in UAS or a degree with a minor, concentration, or certificate in UAS.

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Santa Rosa Junior College offers new solar technology studies

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Daisy Meyer, SRJC Solar PV program teacher (SRJC photo)
Daisy Meyer, SRJC Solar PV program teacher (SRJC photo)

The Engineering and Applied Technology department at Santa Rosa Junior College has introduced its first program focused on renewable energy beginning fall 2020.

The solar photovoltaic program will train students for careers in the growing field. The first course, Renewable Energy Careers, is an introduction to the renewable energy industry including solar, wind and geothermal energy, and applies to four certificate options. It is being taught by Daisy Meyer, a training and service-learning program manager for the nation’s largest non-profit solar organization, GRID Alternatives.

The Solar PV program will allow students to learn about green technology from experts in the trade. Discussions will include careers within the industry, employment working conditions, social aspects of the industry, and educational and experience requirements.

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