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HOPE Center Program
(Health Occupations Preparation and Education) Program

The HOPE Center offers a home for all individuals interested in pursuing a career in health.

The center is a hub of student learning that has three primary goals:

  1. Broaden the horizons of students regarding opportunities for careers in a variety of allied health care programs.
  2. Support currently enrolled students of nursing and allied health care programs.
  3. Recruit and prepare high school students to explore health care careers and promote readiness for community college programs.

Highlights include: computer lab, tutoring, student lounge, resource center, health care career fair, student emergency fund, counseling, monthly speakers on college success skills and health careers.

Health Careers Pipeline Program

Each year 40 students are selected to participate in this program. To qualify, students must be bilingual and interested in a career in health. The program offers support to Santa Rosa Junior College students for one year and provides an opportunity to make career dreams a reality.

Highlights include: internship opportunities, college field trips, a stipend of $200, tutoring, college success skill workshops, counseling and Family Information Nights.

Summer Health Careers Institute (SHCI)For Sophomores and Juniors in High School

Sonoma County bilingual high school sophomores and juniors, who are interested in a health career, are welcome to apply for this program. This 5 week summer program offers an opportunity of a lifetime.

Highlights include: 15 high school credits, 5 college credits, hands on job shadowing medical professionals, mentoring, first aid & CPR certification and the opportunity to learn medical terminology.

Applicant criteria: Applicants should be current Sophomores & Juniors during the 2013-2014 school year, bilingual; fluent in any two languages, and interested in a future career in health care.

See SHCI 2014 Information Sheet (PDF)

SHCI 2014 Application Process

Step 1: Current high school sophomores and juniors who meet the application criteria (please see info. sheet above for criteria) and are interested in the program must be nominated by a teacher. Preferably a Biology or ESL teacher, but any teacher may submit a nomination form. Students only need one (1) teacher nomination form.

The teacher can submit their nomination here:

Teacher Nomination Online Form (Teachers - please fill nomination form out completely, including student's name)

Step 2: The remaining portion of the application below should be submitted by the student interested in participating in the program. Please be as thorough as possible when filling out this application. Last year we had almost two hundred applicants for 22 spots. Tell us why you are interested in the Summer Health Careers Institute Program and how it could impact your life. The application is available online or as a PDF which can be printed & mailed. Please select one method, no need to fill out both.

SHCI 2014 Student Application Online Form

Or you may print and mail the application form:

SHCI 2014 Application (PDF)

Mail SHCI 2014 Applications to:

    Healthcare Workforce Development Program
    Barnett Hall, Room 1282
    Santa Rosa Junior College
    1501 Mendocino Ave.
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

The SHCI 2014 Application deadline is Saturday, March 1, 2014

Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Late applications will not be accepted

Questions? Please contact us at (707) 527-4809 or
In Spanish? (707) 521-7881 or

Funding is provided by a grant from the SRJC Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, The California Wellness Foundation & Sutter Hospital (Santa Rosa)

HWDP Outreach

A wide variety of services can be offered as part of the outreach component including health career awareness presentations and the distribution of health careers awareness materials. The following resources can be offered at any local college, high school, community event, conference, health fair, etc.

  1. Bilingual classroom presentations on health careers
  2. Motivational presentations
  3. Printed materials on scholarships, and hospital incentive programs and job opportunities
  4. Guest speakers from the healthcare industry providing a menu on a specific health career of choice

We are currently recruiting students and professionals that are interested in becoming a part of our outreach team and sharing their passion for their career with our community.

College Academic Preparation (CAP) Program

The CAP mission is to provide career information and college preparation to high school seniors. This is accomplished through presentations from successful SRJC staff, current and former college students, community leaders and healthcare professionals.

Program Highlights/Learning Objectives:

  • Exposure to careers in the healthcare industry
  • Information about the Health Science Programs offered at SRJC
  • Health preparation courses-Transferrable & prerequisite course
  • Basic College Skills
  • How to pay for college/financial Aid
  • Meetings are once a month during the Spring semester

The CAP program is a useful tool that guides students through a new and challenging journey to pursue a career in health care, and most important, how to further prepare for college.


Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges