Dean: Jeet Joshee
Associate Dean: Sheila Thomas
Senior Director, Finance/Business Services: Michael R. Jones
Senior Director, Technology and Development: Mat Kaplan
Director, Academic Programs: Leticia Rodriguez
Director, American Language Institute: Lynne Richmond
Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation: Marianne Venieris
College Office: 6300 State University Drive, Ste. 104,
Long Beach, CA 90815
Customer Service Center: 800-963-2250
The College of Continuing and Professional Education received approval, by unanimous vote from the Academic Senate of the California State University, Long Beach, for a name change in May 2009. The college’s new name, College of Continuing and Professional Education, reflects a nation-wide trend in continuing higher education’s evolving role in workforce, professional development and higher education.
College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) is one of the eight academic colleges and the self-support community outreach division 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 (non-credit) programs every semester. The programs, which include graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates, are designed to meet the personal and professional development needs of more than 16,000 individuals each year. CCPE identifies and addresses the educational and training needs most relevant to its customers. Its capabilities extend internationally.
College of Continuing and Professional Education is different from CSULB's other academic colleges because it is interdisciplinary, and not limited to one specific subject area, such as arts or science. CCPE 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. CCPE's 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 (non-credit) programs have always been one of the highest priorities of the CCPE administrative leadership.
CCPE programs do not receive state funding and are supported entirely by student fees.
With a new mission to “help individuals and organizations reach their highest potential” we are committed to become the premier choice for continuing higher education both locally and globally.
College of Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) programs are major vehicles by which the university fulfills its responsibility to meet the lifelong personal and professional development learning needs of citizens, industries, and institutions within the region and beyond. Through its degree and certificate programs, credit and non-credit classes, seminars and special programs, distance delivered instruction, and customized on-site-training, CCPE brings the resources of CSULB to individuals and groups at times, locations, and in formats convenient to their diverse lifestyle.
At CCPE we value providing access and opportunity, innovation, pursuit of excellence, integrity, quality customer service, collaboration, and diversity. Our strategic priorities for the next few years are as follows:
Through its work, CCPE advances the mission of Extended Education in the CSU system outlined by its Commission on the Extended University: