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College of Continuing and Professional Education

University Programs

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CCPE maintains a customer-focused market-driven approach to develop and deliver its programs. As a result, the programs may change often to adapt to the training and educational needs of the marketplace. CCPE offers both credit programs and professional development (non-credit), in many different subject areas. Whether the program is academic credit-bearing or not, CCPE strives to provide the following features in every program:

  • Quality curriculum
  • Innovative and thoughtfully designed formats
  • Convenient days/times
  • Affordable fees and payment plan options
  • Fast, easy registration

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

For a catalog of the latest comprehensive programs listings and descriptions, call the CCPE Customer Service Center 800/963-2250 or visit the website

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

Degrees Offered

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

  • Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders
  • Master of Arts in Dance
  • Master of Arts in Global Logistics
  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology,
    • Option: Sport Management
  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Option: Pedagogy
  • Master of Business Administration
    • (Fully Employed MBA for Working Adults)
  • Master of Business Administration (Accelerated)
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science Emergency Services Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration
    • (Accelerated)
  • Master of Social Work
  • Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Credit Certificates Offered

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Communicative Disorders

Professional Development Certificate Programs Offered

  • Green and Sustainable Building
  • Lean Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Professional Meeting and Events Planning
  • Basic Applied Forensic Science and Crime Analysis
  • Engineering and Architectural AutoCAD
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • IT Project Management
  • Oracle Internet Applications Developer Specialist

Professional Designation Programs and Industry-Specific Exam Prep Programs

  • Global Logistics Specialist
  • The SHRM Learning System (PHR/SPHR exam prep)
  • Marine Terminal Operations Professional

On-line Programs

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Finance
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Managing Technical Professionals
  • Fundamentals of Supervision Management
  • Business Administration
  • Database Management
  • Grant Writing and Non-Profit Management
  • Career and Personal Enrichment
  • Languages
  • Writing for the Screens

Major Program Divisions and Areas

The Academic Programs Office

The major activity of the Academic Programs Office is to work with all Colleges and academic departments within the university to develop special session degree and certificate programs. These degree programs are developed based on market research data analysis and identified needs in various professional disciplines. In doing this, we are able to extend the outstanding academic resources of the university to public and private sectors as well as the non-profit organizations.

The American Language Institute (ALI)

The American Language Institute brings hundreds of international students to campus each year. The Institute provides English as a Second Language instruction to international students most of whom are seeking admission to CSULB and other colleges and universities. ALI offerings include long-term and short-term programs, and credit and non-credit courses. Programs offered through ALI include the Intensive English Program, a non-credit program offered year-round, in which students are in class up to 25 hours per week. Through the University Study at the Beach (USB) program, ALI also brings students from foreign universities to CSULB for up to a year of study. ALI also offers a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) training program.

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT)

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), a major programming division of The College of Continuing and Professional Education, is a multidisciplinary center for multifunctional transportation studies and integrated logistics research, education, training, policy analysis, and community outreach. In collaboration with the University of Southern California, CITT is a major partner in the METRANS Transportation Center which is a U.S. Department of Transportation designated University Transportation Center. CITT offers the Master of Arts Degree in Global Logistics and the highly acclaimed Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) certificate program.

The Advanced Media Production Center (AMP)

The Advanced Media Production Center (AMP) at the College of Continuing and Professional Education is a full service, award winning video and digital media production facility. The center provides the campus, community, and businesses with a wide variety of professional, award winning media production services in support of educational and promotional needs.

AMP services include consultation, planning, design, development and implementation of media projects in video production, web service and support, computer graphics, and animation. The AMP Center also operates and programs Beach TV, the university's cable television channel.

International Training Programs

The International Training Programs office was established to address the growing needs of international audiences, especially from Asian countries, for academic and professional programs. Programs are customized to meet the needs of the customer and may include one day workshops to two-three week sessions or several month long training programs. Programs may also include cohort based full credit degree programs. For more information, please contact Heidi Zhang, Program Manager, at (562) 985-4060.

Open University

Through Open University, students who are not matriculated at CSULB may take regular university classes during spring or fall semesters for academic credit on a “space available” basis with permission of the department chair and the course instructor. Open University enrollment does not constitute admission to CSULB. For more information, contact the CCPE Customer Service Center at (562) 985-5561.

Winter Session, May Intersession and Summer Sessions

These sessions are open to all matriculated CSULB students as well as non-matriculated students such as prospective students, students from other colleges and universities, and interested individuals in the community. No application or admission process is required for registration. Enrolling in any of these sessions does not constitute admission to CSULB. For more information, contact the CCPE Customer Service Center at (562) 985-5561.

Short-Term Study Abroad

This program is managed by CCPE in cooperation with the Center for International Education. This program promotes a global learning community by offering a full range of short-term programs that foster student success, global perspectives, and intercultural awareness. All short-term study abroad programs are led by CSULB faculty. Most courses are open to all majors, students from other universities, as well as CSULB faculty, staff and members of the community on a space available basis. For more information, contact the CCPE Customer Service Center at (562) 985-5561.


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

College Facilities

  • Full service 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
  • Executive conference and training rooms

Continuing Education Units

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