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JOIN 300,000 STUDENTS AT CSU CONTINUING EDUCATION

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CHOOSE FROM OVER 1 7,000 COURSES AT UC EXTENSION

$46-$86 Per Unit For Your Degree at Community College Campuses | Earn Your Degree Prepare For Your Career | Certificate Programs | Private Universities | Alumni Networks Boost Your Resume With Your Ivy League Education from Home | OpenCourseWare


Prepare for a career in Life Science - Regulatory Affairs Management - Clinical Trials: Medical Device and Drug Development - Medical Product Development

Make yourself more marketable with continuing education courses from UC Irvine Extension ■

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Convenient 100% online courses

Open enrollment means no application requirements

Take single courses or a full certificate program

Enroll now – courses offered quarterly throughout the year

More information: extension.uci.edu/lifescience


B.A. IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ONLINE

Quality • Convenience • Affordable The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program from California State University, San Bernardino offers you the opportunity to complete your degree while working full time, allowing you to move up or expand your opportunities in the field. The entire program is offered online, so you can complete it from the convenience of your home and on your schedule. Once admitted, your seat is guaranteed. The curriculum provides a broad background in the Criminal Justice field. Courses focus on law enforcement, corrections, courts, white-collar crime and victimization. To learn more about this program, contact us: Telephone (909)537-5976 E-mail pace@csusb.edu Website pace.csusb.edu


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“ Upon the subject of education ...

I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. — Abraham Lincoln

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e’ve been bringing you information packed publications for almost 20 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. We are excited to bring you our newest feature, this Continuing Education Guide! If you’re not reading this in a hard copy version, this publication can be picked up free at community colleges throughout Southern California. Our goal is to introduce students and working professionals to the many opportunities available through their own and neighboring institutions extended resources. We write about programs offered through UC Extension, CSU Continuing Education, private university programs, and community colleges. And, we also introduce you to some of the most prestigious university programs in the country that offer online classes as well as certificate and degree programs. The CSU system offers OPEN University, provides for attendance in desired college courses, sometimes with credit received, without pursuing college admission. Finally, many universities offer OpenCourseWare, where you can watch professor’s classes online — usually for free! There are many opportunities we’re sure you’re not aware of, and we want to help you explore and find your best options! Financing continuing education is very attainable. Working professionals should ask their company about tuition reimbursement policies. You may be surprised just how much is allotted for a certificate or degree! Student loans usually cover most degree programs. Also, US Veterans can use their Post 9-11 GI Bill for many certificate and degree programs. Active US Military and spouses should look into Military Tuition Assistance applicable for degree and certificates programs — both in the classroom and online. Most colleges and universities will offer a Veterans Resource Center on campus that can help assist active and reserve military, veterans and dependents achieve their college admission goals. As you might know, U.S. News and World Report just released its 2016 Best College Rankings. Several of the colleges we feature in this guide were recognized with top honors. Congrats California! We’re extremely proud to be in the heart of some amazing education!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE

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The Continuing Education Guide is distributed throughout Southern California at community colleges and select College and University Continuing Education offices. For advertising information, please email eric@excelyouthmedia.com or go to www. excelyouthmedia.com 434 South Euclid Street Suite 180 Anaheim CA 92802 USA 1-714-520-1180 All photos courtesy of the respective universities, except where noted. Cover Photo: Santa Monica College, Photo courtesy of M.R. Gates

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Look for our November issue, featuring online degrees at universities outside California and educational opportunities for Active-Duty Military, US Veterans, and spouses.


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B.S. in Health Sciences

Open Up Your Future University College at Azusa Pacific University offers flexible and affordable certificate and degree programs designed with the adult learner in mind. • Choose your learning pathway by taking classes online or in the evening • Integrate a Christian worldview in your field of study • Benefit from one-on-one learning support dedicated to your success • Select from six different start dates throughout the calendar year • Attend a university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Visit apu.edu/uc to find the program right for you! CONTACT US (855) 276-8669 admissions@uc.apu.edu


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UC Extension Programs U

C Extension brands itself as the continuing education arm of the University of California system. As one of the World’s largest providers of continuing education, the system provides innovative learning programs to over 500,000 adult learners in California and many more students beyond. All nine UC campuses offer Extension programs, including online programs and multiple campuses to accommodate any schedule. At the various UC Extension programs, you can: take Nursing classes, take review courses for your CFP Exam, take Real Estate License classes, complete your Paralegal Certificate, complete your TEFL certificate, complete one of many engineering certificates, and more! We guarantee you will find the area of study and interest within the UC Extension catalog.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UC EXTENSION PROGRAMS

Photo: Courtesy of UCI Extension

UC Irvine www.unx.uci.edu

UC IRVINE EXTENSION

UCLA www.uclaextension.edu

UCI Extension offers continuing education and maintains over 30,000 enrollments from students worldwide each year and offers hundreds of exciting courses and programs to local, regional and global constituencies.

UC Riverside www.extension.ucr.edu

Irvine offers over sixty convenient certificates and specialized programs, on campus and online, designed for the working professional who seeks career advancement and personal enrichment. If you are trying to start a new career, build a company, or better develop an appreciation of the world around you, Extension has the resources needed to support your undertakings. For more information, go to: www.unx.uci.edu

UC San Diego www.extension.ucsd.edu UC Santa Barbara www.extension.ucsb.edu


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UCLA EXTENSION

NOTABLE FACTS UC Extension offers 17,000 different courses each year. UC Extension is one of the world’s largest providers of continuing education. UC Extension is the largest provider of continuing education to students coming to the U.S. from other countries.

UC Santa Barbara UCLA

UC Riverside UC Irvine

UC San Diego

UCLA Extension is perfect for you. UCLA Extension gives you all the options and wide range of courses you need. UCLA Extension offers open enrollment (no admission decision), UCLA-approved curriculum, with courses offered in evenings and weekends in Westwood, Downtown LA plus online courses available around the globe. Courses range from business, arts, engineering, and IT to entertainment studies, public policy, public health, the humanities and more. Over 100 Certificate Programs, transferable undergraduate degree-credit, and continuing education credits are available. Courses are designed for working professionals, college students, and lifetime learners. Whatever your goals, you’ll find UCLA Extension provides you with great choices. For more information, visit: www.uclaextension.edu


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CSU Continuing Education Programs

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he California State University (CSU) system offers continuing education, perfect for students and adult learners. Currently serving over 300,000 enrollees at twenty-three campuses throughout California, many of these extended learning departments also have off site locations conveniently located near campuses and workplace hubs. These extended campuses offer instruction, both online and in classroom, to help high school through lifelong learner students complete degree programs, explore professional development certificate programs, pursue personal enrichment programs and access university courses, even without university admission. Did you know that at CSU continuing education program campuses you can: complete your Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice online, complete your MBA degree, obtain a Grant Writing certificate, get Microsoft certified, study to become a HVAC Technician or Professional Interpreter, and teachers can earn their Reading Fundamentals certificates and more! These are just a sample of a few of the programs 300,000 enrollees are taking advantage of in the continuing education programs offered at CSU campuses.

CSU LONG BEACH COLLEGE OF CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION The College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) is a self-supported, interdisciplinary college that works closely with its university, business, community, and international partners to serve California’s workforce and economy. CCPE provides expanded access to CSULB’s exceptional academic programs and educational resources. We offer a diverse range of degrees, professional development certificates, and international education programs in many disciplines. For more information, visit: www.ccpe.csulb.edu

CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS COLLEGE OF EXTENDED AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION The College of Extended and International Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills provides degree, certificate, credential programs and individual credit and noncredit courses to students in Southern California and worldwide via distance learning. Our mission is to expand the resources of the University to better serve the communities of which we are a part. Professional development, open academic programs, international programs, and distance learning are all available. For more information, visit: www.csudh.edu/ee

Photo: CSU Long Beach, Courtesy of Wikimedia

NOTABLE FACT CSU Continuing Education processes an average of 300,000 enrollments annually.


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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CSU CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS CSU Fullerton http://extension.fullerton.edu

Photo: Courtesy of CSU San Bernardino

CSU Dominguez Hills www.csudh.edu/ee CSU Long Beach www.ccpe.csulb.edu CSU Los Angeles www.calstatela.edu/page CSU Northridge http://tsengcollege.csun.edu Cal Poly Pomona www.ceu.cpp.edu

San Luis Obispo

CSU San Bernardino http://cel.csusb.edu CSU San Diego www.ces.sdsu.edu Cal Poly San Luis Obispo www.extended.calpoly.edu CSU San Marcos www.csusm.edu/el

San Bernardino Pomona Los Angeles Dominguez Hills Long Beach Fullerton Northridge

San Marcos San Diego


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CONTINUING EDUCATION AT

Private Universities

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rivate university programs offer many of the same educational programs and benefits as their public counterparts. However, private schools may offer specialized programs not offered in the public sector for your specific interests, such as a religious perspective on your education, or even a greater flexibility with class times and multiple, convenient class locations. Many of these specialized programs cater to adult students looking to attain their degrees and reach other educational goals, while still maintaining their existing careers.

PACIFIC OAKS COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY University College at Azusa Pacific University offers cuttingedge certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees delivered online and in the evenings to meet your career needs. Flexible and fully accredited programs provide an innovative curriculum that works for today’s busy adults. Integrating a Christian worldview, University College offers accessible and affordable degree programs in criminal justice, health sciences, leadership, liberal studies, management, and psychology. Whether you are seeking accelerated degree programs, the opportunity to complete your degree, or continuing education to advance your career, University College offers a degree option that will fit into your schedule. For more information, please visit www.apu.edu/universitycollege or call (855) 276-8669.

Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’scompletion and master’s programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. At Pacific Oaks College, you’ll receive an empowering, transformational education specifically tailored to adults and non-traditional students—one in which your unique background and strengths are valued and respected and you are encouraged to leverage those gifts to achieve your full potential. We recognize that our students lead busy lives, so we offer our programs in a wide range of formats—including evening, weekend, and weekday options. We offer programs online, at our main campus in Pasadena, and at convenient instructional sites throughout California. For more information, visit: www.pacificoaks.edu

Photo: Courtesy of University College at Azusa Pacific University


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Photo: Courtesy of University College at Azusa Pacific University

OTHER CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Brandman University www.brandman.edu Concordia University Irvine www.cui.edu/adp Embry Riddle Aeronautical University www.worldwide.erau.edu/welcome USC Continuing Education http://continuingeducation.usc.edu University of LaVerne www.laverne.edu/information-session Webster University Irvine www.webster.edu/irvine

ONE OF THE TOP BENEFITS OF CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION

Access to Alumni Networks

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lumni is defined as a graduate(s) or former student(s) of a school, college or university. Alumni comes from the latin word “alere”, appropriately, meaning “to nourish”. You may already have access to or participate in your previous schools alumni relations program. If you don’t, going back to school is the time to take advantage of all the benefits alumni networks have to offer. At Brandman University, alumni can partake in a private linkedin group for networking, career resources, mentorship programs, and there is no cost to join. USC boasts when someone becomes a Trojan, they become a Trojan for life. Who wouldn’t want to sport their cardinal and gold spirit colors on a fall Saturday in Exposition Park? This alumni organization supports over 300,000 members worldwide and hosts hundreds of events around the world. Finally, Concordia University focuses their alumni organization on Five Areas of Service including career and life networking, events and activities, and more. On the fence about a particular program? See if their alumni program benefits can help you make your decision.


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COMMUNITY COLLEGES

in Southern California

Bachelor Degree programs denoted at offering campuses

LOS ANGELES

INLAND EMPIRE

Antelope Valley College, Lancaster – Airframe Manufacturing

Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga

Cerritos College, Cerritos

Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa

Citrus College, Glendora

Moreno Valley College, Moreno Valley

College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita

Mt San Antonio College, Walnut

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park

Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto

El Camino College, Torrance

Norco College, Norco

Glendale College, Glendale

Riverside City College, Riverside

Long Beach City College, Long Beach

San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino

LA City College, Los Angeles

Victor Valley College, Victorville

LA Harbor College, Wilmington LA Mission College, Sylmar

SAN DIEGO

LA Pierce College, Woodland Hills

Cuyamaca College, El Cajon

LA Southwest College, Los Angeles

Grossmonth College, El Cajon

LA Trade Technical College, Downtown LA

Mira Costa College, Oceanside - Biomanufacturing

LA Valley College, Van Nuys

Palomar College, San Marcos

Moorpark College, Moorpark

San Diego City College, San Diego

Pasadena City College, Pasadena Rio Hondo College, Whittier – Automotive Technology

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego – Health Information Management

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica – Interaction Design

San Diego Miramar College, San Diego

West LA College, Culver City – Dental Hygiene

Southwestern College, Chula Vista

ORANGE COUNTY Coastline College, Fountain Valley Cypress College, Cypress – Mortuary Science Fullerton College, Fullerton Goldenwest College, Huntington Beach Irvine Valley College, Irvine Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa Saddleback College, Mission Viejo Santa Ana College, Santa Ana – Occupational Studies Santiago Canyon College, Orange

Photo: Pasadena City College, Courtesy of Michael Wu


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here are many benefits to attending a community college to start off your college career. You can earn a certificate, take interesting classes that fit your job goals, complete your general education requirements, work towards a degree, test out your interest in a major, and even guarantee your transfer to a four-year university among other great benefits. Did you know you are able to now spend your entire college career at the community college? Fifteen campuses are now offering a Bachelors Degree opportunity through a pilot program at select campuses within the community college system. This option may be attractive for students who find their more technical degree interest is offered at a convenient campus. The price of community college is extremely attractive. Costs per unit are $46 ($84 for upper division Bachelors Degree

COSTS PER UNIT ARE $46 ($84 FOR UPPER DIVISION BACHELORS DEGREE COURSEWORK), AND THAT MEANS YOUR 60 UNIT ASSOCIATES DEGREE WILL COST APPROXIMATELY $2,760

coursework), and that means your 60 unit Associates of Arts Degree will cost approximately $2,760 plus parking, health and other fees that are typically much less on a community college campus than their four-year counterparts. All FAFSA and other grants and aid are available to assist with these costs, just like any other college. Can’t find your degree program at the community college? You can still transfer to four-year universities from community colleges (with or without an Associates Degree), following the TAG/TAA, AA-T/AS-T and other programs compatible with California’s four-year public and private school systems. Community colleges offer classes throughout the day, at night, and even on Saturdays. There are 20 campuses in Los Angeles, 9 campuses in Orange County, 8 campuses in the Inland Empire and 8 campuses in San Diego areas.


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Ivy League Education

ON YOUR COMPUTER!

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ave you always wanted to pursue the dream of an Ivy League education, but couldn’t get past admissions, move across the country, or find the funding? Well, you can still study at these prestigious institutions and even earn a certificate! The Ivy League universities below all offer online classes/degrees that can boost any resume, or just be a great conversation piece with your colleagues. HARVARD EXTENSION SCHOOL Harvard Extension School is one of the twelve fully accredited schools within the Harvard education system. Offering over 700 courses towards professional graduate certificates, graduate and undergraduate degrees, the institution serves students from 1889 years of age. Looking to develop your professional skills? This program can help with online (or classroom learning) formats ready for you. Tuition ranges from $1.350-$2,400 for 4 unit courses, and financial aid is available for degree seeking students. For more information, visit: www.extension.harvard.edu

Pennsylvania also offers online learning for credit, visit www.upenn.edu/programs/distance or call (215) 898-7326 for more information. CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND SUMMER SESSIONS A great Ivy League education is just a keyboard’s strike away when you enroll in online courses at Cornell University. During Cornell’s Summer and Winter Sessions, dozens of Cornell classes are available online in subjects ranging from marketing, economics, government, nutritional science, and beyond. Designed and taught by Cornell’s world-class faculty, online courses at Cornell enable you to study as your schedule permits, while earning college credits generally transferable toward degree programs across the country and the world. For information about Cornell’s summer and winter online learning opportunities, visit: www.sce.cornell.edu

YALE UNIVERSITY - OPEN YALE COURSES If you’re looking for Ivy League without registration hassle and are not in the market for a certificate, credit or degree, then Yale University has exactly what you need. Offering real Yale lectures and materials from select courses, Open Yale Courses brings several liberal arts interest areas (humanities, social sciences and physical and biological sciences) to your home or office. Boost your professional IQ with courses like Econ 251: Financial Theory, BENG 100: Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, SOCY151: Foundations of Modern Social Theory, or PHIL 181: Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature to name a few. For more information, visit: http://oyc.yale.edu UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA OPEN LEARNING INITIATIVE Committed to online learning, Penn is bringing their educational resources to the world through their technology based online learning initiative. There are fifty-seven faculty members delivering forty-seven unique courses to students in over 195 countries. The program boasts 2.2 million unique learners are taking advantage of this technology and participating in this Penn program offering many courses lasting 4-8 weeks in duration. Just to name a few, the program offers courses like The Global Business of Sports, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Social Entrepreneurship, Intro to Marketing and Intro to Operations Management. For more information, visit http://onlinelearning.upenn.edu. University of

CORPORATE TUITION REIMBURSEMENT U.S. News and World Report published in early 2015 that over 50 percent of employers offered some sort of tuition assistance. Employer reimbursement amounts and policies vary, but unlike student loans, which may require you attend school at least half time to receive funds, corporate tuition assistance may come with more lenient requirements. Employer guidelines dictate the amount of assistance, the qualifying programs and the timing of the fund availability. Some employers will offer certificate and continuing education courses in-house and you may never see the bill. Whether you score $25,000 reimbursement for your MBA program or $3,000 for certificate classes, look closely at the courses you’re taking and the increased value of your performance. Even if you have to front the remainder of the program costs out-of-pocket when you exceed your employers reimbursement limit, your increased marketability and new skill sets may help you land a higher salary in the near future.


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POPULAR EAST COAST INSTITUTIONS

OPENCOURSEWARE Many universities offer audio, video and text files for the general public to watch - usually for free. You won’t earn a degree through OpenCourseWare, but you can watch law classes from Duke University,

Boston University Metropolitan College www.bu.edu/met

study Shakespeare at Oxford University, or explore the extensive classes offered through MIT.

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies http://scs.georgetown.edu George Washington University College of Professional Studies http://cps.gwu.edu MIT Professional Education http://web.mit.edu/professional New York University School for Professional Studies http://www.scps.nyu.edu

Photo: Courtesy of Cornell University


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