Programs of Study

Programs of Study

Three students at graduation ceremonyThe International Student Program (ISP) at SRJC is for F-1 students who are prepared to take college level courses. International students can apply for an F-1 student visa to attend SRJC, which is a community college. The College grants both Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences (AS) degrees. SRJC offers a strong general education program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as and more than 160 certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers in the workforce. For a full list of programs offered at SRJC, please refer to our Programs of Study website. You must select a program of study when you apply online, as your major will be listed on your Form I-20. You should be prepared to answer questions about your program of study during your visa interview. 


Academic Programs

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Visit our Programs of Study website for a complete list of academic programs. Per F-1 visa regulations, all international students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units per semester, or 6 units if admitted for the Summer term. F-1 students are not eligible to participate in non-credit programs at SRJC (e.g. community education) unless these classes are incidental to their status and the student is otherwise maintaining status by enrolling in 12 units of credit-bearing courses. SRJC offers both Associate's degrees and Certificate Programs, as well as an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. 

Associate's Degrees (AA/AA-T, AS/AS-T)

International students who come to study in the U.S. are generally degree-seeking, either at the Associate's level or Bachelor's level. While SRJC does not offer Bachelor's degrees, the college offers a strong General Education (GE) program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The college grants both Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences (AS) degrees, as well as specialized pathways for students who wish to transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC). These transfer programs are identified as AA-T or AS-T. For a full list of majors, please visit our website. 

Certificate Programs

International students may also attend SRJC to study one of more than 160 Career Technical Education programs designed to prepare students for careers in the workforce. Subjects range from floral design to roofing. Certificate programs can take one to four semesters to complete, depending on the number of required units. A complete list of certificate programs can also be found on our website. 


English as a Second Language (ESL)

ELS Language Centers LogoPer F-1 visa regulations, international students must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency to attend colleges and universities in the U.S. For those who do not meet SRJC's English proficiency requirements, SRJC has partnered with ELS Language Centers to provide all levels of English as a Foreign Language instruction in an intensive format. If your goal is to attend Santa Rosa Junior College, but you haven’t met the English Language Proficiency requirement, you can attend ELS first. Avoid taking the TOEFL/IELTS by completing ELS level 109 and then transferring directly into an academic program at SRJC.