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University College and Extension Services

University College and Extension Services has become the College of Continuing and Professional Education.

Marilyn Crego

Associate Dean
Carolyn Shadle

Director of Programs
Sheila Thomas

Chief Financial Officer
Michael R. Jones

Director of Technology and Development
Mat Kaplan

Director of American Language Institute
Debra Jonas

Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation
Marianne Venieris

College Office
6300 State University Drive, Ste. 104

UCES Customer Center



University College and Extension Services (UCES) is one of the eight academic colleges and the self-support community outreach branch of the university. The college provides additional access to CSULB's exceptional academic programs and educational resources by offering over 550 credit and professional development (noncredit) programs every semester. The programs are designed to meet the personal and professional development needs of more than 30,000 individuals each year. UCES identifies and addresses the educational and training needs most relevant to its customers. Its capabilities extend internationally.

Why UCES Is Different - Access and Opportunity

University College and Extension Services is different from CSULB's other academic colleges because it is not focused on one specific subject area, such as arts or sciences. Its purpose, aligned with the CSU Cornerstones Report, is to "provide increased access to graduate education and continuing education in programs central to the mission of the university, to lifelong opportunities for our students, and to the continued health of California's community and economy." (CSU Cornerstone Principle 6a)

This means that UCES provides a variety of ways to bring people to the university, and to bring the university and its programs to the people, through the innovative delivery of many different types of courses and programs across diverse subject areas. UCES' unique position as both an academic college and a community outreach entity means that partnerships and collaboration - with the university, businesses, organizations, and community leadership - are an integral part of its operation. Fostering collaborative academic initiatives, both credit and professional development (noncredit) has always been one of the highest priorities of the UCES administrative leadership.

UCES programs do not receive state funding and are supported entirely by student fees.

The University College Milestone

Many universities across the U.S. have been changing the name of their Extension divisions to a name that better describes campus-approved, high quality credit course offerings taught by resident faculty. At CSULB, University Extension Services became University College and Extension Services in 1994. CSULB is the first in the CSU system to have a University College and an advisory committee to provide for an open line of communication with the faculty, students, and administration. As an academic college, UCES makes it easier for the campus to offer credit courses and degree programs to expanded constituencies in our community.

When students enroll in a credit course through University College, they will know that it is taught by resident faculty with the same course of study and academic expectations associated with state supported courses.


To provide individuals, institutions, organizations, and the global community with access to cost-effective, quality educational opportunities by offering the best educational choices for the best value.


UCES maintains a customer-focused market-driven approach to developing and delivering programs. As a result, the programs may change often to adapt to the training and educational needs of the marketplace. UCES offers both professional development (noncredit) and credit programs, in many different subject areas. Whether the program is credit-bearing, or not for university credit, UCES strives to provide the following features in every course:

• Quality curriculum

• Expert instructors

• Convenient days/times

• Affordable fees and payment plan options

• Fast, easy registration

In addition, UCES provides companies, organizations, and government agencies with customized professional development programs for employees at their work site or at CSULB.

For a free catalog of the latest comprehensive program listings and descriptions, call the UCES Customer Center 800/963-2250 or visit the web site http://www.uces.csulb.edu.

Following is a just sampling of the many types of programs offered by UCES.

Professional Development Certificate Programs Offered

Human Resource Management
Professional Coaching and Mentoring
Professional Meeting and Events Planning
Basic Applied Forensic Science and Crime Analysis
Engineering and Architectural AutoCAD
IT Project Management
Windows 2000/.NET Network Specialist (MCSE/MCSA)
Oracle Internet Applications Developer Specialist
Writing Workshops

Professional Designation Programs and Industry-Specific Exam Prep Programs

Global Logistics Specialist
Computer Applications, including: A+, CISCO, Network+, LINUX, Windows 2000, etc.
The SHRM Learning System (PHR/SPHR exam prep)

On-line Programs

Accounting Fundamentals
Principles of Sales Management
Fundamentals of Supervision Management
Managing Technical Professionals
Project Management Fundamentals
Grant Writing Workshop
Career Development
Many courses for university credit can be taken on-line through UCES.

Degrees Offered

Degree programs offered by UCES are in partnership with other CSULB colleges.

• Master of Business Administration (Fully Employed MBA for Working Adults)
• Master of Science in Engineering Management
• Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences, Option: Child Development and Family Studies
• Master of Arts in Global Logistics
• Master of Science in Health Care Administration
• Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Option: Sport Management
• Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Option: Pedagogy
• Master of Public Administration
• Master of Social Work
• Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies

Credit Certificates Offered

• Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering
• Phlebotomy

The American Language Institute

The American Language Institute provides English as a Second Language instruction to international students. ALI offerings include long-term and short-term programs, and credit and non-credit courses. Programs offered through the ALI include the Intensive English Program, a non-credit program offered year-round, 3 sessions per year, in which students are in class up to 25 hours per week.

Open University

Open University provides an opportunity for those people who are not currently admitted to and/or registered at CSULB to enroll in most courses offered by the university. Enrollment is on a space-available basis, and subject to approval of the instructor and department chair. Students receive Open University Special Sessions credit. For more information, call the UCES Customer Center at 800/963-2250.


Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT)
Southern California Process Improvement Network (SPIN)

College Facilities

• Full service award-winning video and multimedia production facility located on campus, including a 2200 square-foot studio, featuring the leading computer animation software

• Computer labs both on and off campus, equipped with the latest hardware and software - UNIX, IBM-PC, Macintosh, Silicon Graphics, Windows 2000, GIS

• Executive conference and training rooms

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a permanent record of attendance in professional development (noncredit) programs. They are awarded by The American Council on Education (ACE) and administered through UCES. CEUs can enhance ones resume and provide another opportunity to showcase a commitment to your own professional development. CEUs for specific professions are also available.

2006 marks the 35th anniversary of UCES at CSULB. Starting with the Fall semester, the college will be celebrating with a series of events and special offers to current students and alumni. Please check www.uces.csulb.edu for information.