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California State University, Long Beach
2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

College of Continuing and Professional Education


Dean: Jeet Joshee

Associate Dean: Eric Bullard

Senior Director, Finance/Business Services: Michael R. Jones

Director, Advanced Media Production: Dave Kelly

Senior Director, Center for International Education: Nathan Jensen

Director, American Language Institute: Lynne Richmond

Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation: Marianne Venieris

Director, Marketing and Communications: Rick Schank

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 (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 20,000 individuals each year. Its capabilities extend internationally.

The Difference – Access and Opportunity

The 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'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. CCPE fosters collaborative academic initiatives with both credit and professional development (non-credit) programs.

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

The CCPE Mission Statement

With a clear and focused 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.

The College of Continuing Professional Education 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.
Through its work, CCPE advances the mission of Extended Education in the CSU system outlined by its Commission on the Extended University:

  • Meeting California's economic and workforce development needs

  • Increasing access to educational opportunities by serving broader constituencies

  • Developing alternative instructional delivery systems

  • Creatively developing new programs

  • Providing personal and lifelong learning opportunities

  • Generating new resources for the CSU system

  • Supporting international educational experiences

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