Health Careers Academy (HCA)



HCA is a two-course program which introduces youth to healthcare and healthcare careers through lecture, laboratory, and fieldwork experiences. These activities prepare students to further explore their healthcare specialty of interest while offering them a foundational understanding of healthcare systems, processes, culture, ethics, and integrated professions.  

HCA students have the rare opportunity to shadow in local healthcare facilities, encountering patient-centered experiences first hand. Course content is thoughtfully chosen and introduced to replicate current healthcare practices and standards so as to prepare students to excel in educational tracts and professional environments specific to healthcare.

Patient care experience is as valuable as the biology behind the medical diagnosis. These courses are intended to develop students to become future healthcare leaders who will deliver excellent patient care as well as quality industry outcomes. 



Fall 2018 Registration Information


NOTE: All students MUST be 16 years of age by the first day of class.  This is a requirement of our clinical facilities and cannot be waived.  

It is also strongly encouraged that students be in their Junior or Senior Year of high school.


Health Careers Academy - Fall 2018

**Students must be enrolled in both sections**

Section 1218 - HLC 121

August 23 - December 13

Day & Time: Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Santa Rosa Campus                 

SRJC ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

SRJC Map with Race Building right here.


Section 1219 - HLC 121L

August 20 - December 14

Day & Time: TBD (Depending on clinical assignment)

Location: Clinical facility sites throughout Sonoma County


To enroll in Fall HLC 121 & HLC 121L, please follow these steps:  

  1. Complete an SRJC application online by clicking HERE (please read instructions carefully)

  2. Fill out a Concurrent Enrollment Form - needs to be completed and signed by your parent(s)/guardian(s) and school administrators

NOTE: Concurrent Enrollment form needs to be sent to Admissions and Records office directly.  Please do not turn in your enrollment form to the Health Sciences office. 

      3  Complete the Student Information Packet and return to:

Santa Rosa Junior College Health Sciences Office

Race Building, Room# 4062

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours: May 28 - July 27, Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., CLOSED FRIDAY"S



  1. You will be emailed an Add Code once your Student Information Packet is submitted and confirmed as being complete.  

**Students will not be given an add code for the course until the Student Information Packet is confirmed complete**




Fall Semester: HLC 121 & HLC 121L have mandatory concurrent enrollment.

Spring Semester: HLC 122 & HLC 122L have mandatory concurrent enrollment. HLC 121 & HLC 121L is a required prerequisite.


FALL HLC 121*= 1.5 units

FALL HLC 121L*= .75 units

SPRING HLC 122*= 1.5 units

SPRING HLC 122L*= .75 units

*Each class section has a limited capacity of 30 students.






SRJC units are free to high school students!

SRJC Required Fees : For more info, view THIS PAGE.

SRJC Parking*: Parking Pass= $60/semester.  Daily Parking Pass= $4/day

SRJC Photo ID Badge= $3.  Photo ID Badge is needed to use the library and have access to FREE Sonoma County Transit bus fare. 

Health Sciences ID Badge= $4. You will need this Badge to participate in Clinical Site Visits

*Parking on campus requires a permit every day of the week, 365 days a year


Enrollment Restricted to Students who meet the Requirements:

  • All students must be 16 years old by the first day of class (no exceptions as this is a clinical facility requirement)
  • Student will need to submit documentation of current immunizations prior to enrolling in the program: (no exceptions)
    • Healthcare Student Immunization Checklist and Instructions (Read this carefully)
    • Healthcare Student Immunization Form (Must be complete and signed by a Healthcare Practitioner)
    • Emergency Information Card
    • Medical Consent for Treatment of a Minor
    • SRJC Photo Release Form
    • CTE Foundation Photo Release Form
    • Kaiser Foundation Photo Release Form
    • College Field Trip Waiver


For Program Questions:

Tammy Alander, M.Ed, BPA, RT(R), CRT

Health Careers Academy & Health Careers Institute Coordinator

Health Sciences Adjunct Faculty Member


Phone: 707-527-4630