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CSU San Marcos Extended Studies

Whether you are looking to change careers, advance your current career or explore personal interests, we have a quality educational program perfectly suited for you. 
Offering courses throughout the San Diego and southwest Riverside County region and around the globe through distance technologies, we strive to meet all learners' needs regardless of age or educational background.
Developing programs that are as diverse as our community is important and rewarding work.  It's also what we in Extended Learning do best, and we're pleased to offer to our community a wide array of exciting continuing education and training opportunities.

Educational Offerings

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$139.00
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Adult, Senior
This course provides you with a comprehensive plan for understanding, creating, selling, managing and living with the budgets set for each of your events. You’ll be provided with tools to create an accurate and comprehensive budget and ideas on how to sell the budget to your stakeholders. We’ll discuss what to do when it’s time to cut the budget, and explore the options of how to recover income so that you don’t have to cut your budget. Lastly, you’ll learn how to evaluate your budget for future success and provide solid information to your stakeholders to show their return on investment. This course will be beneficial for those planning fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, as well as meetings and events for a corporation or association.

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$0.00
Other
Senior
More than just a biography of Einstein's life, Albert Einstein provides you with an inside look at how this brilliant thinker arrived at his various revolutionary breakthroughs. One of the secrets of Einstein's success was that he was well read in philosophy, and that guided his approach not only to framing and solving problems in physics but also to interpreting his discoveries in a more universal context. In addition, his philosophical background gave him the independence of judgment necessary to invent a new physics.

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$149.00
Other
Adult
This course will examine the detailed process, beginning with assessing your group & their needs, understanding the different roles that food & beverage can play within a program and creating an appropriate & realistic budget. Learn how to work with a hotel or off-premises caterer to create wonderful menus while staying within your budget.

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$149.00
Other
Adult, Senior
This two-part class will show you how to communicate effectively to peers and clients, outline and organize an effective project presentation, improve your style of delivery and maintain the attention of your audience. Learn how to add strength and authority to your speaking voice and how non-verbal communication can enhance your message.

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$95.00
Other
Adult, Senior

In this course, you'll learn how to create, manage, and promote your own blog, wiki, and audio and video podcast. Each of these amazing Web 2.0 tools gives us a chance to interact, share ideas, and collaborate with others from home, at work, or in a classroom. You'll begin by developing a plan for the content, setup, and long-term maintenance of a blog, and then you'll use free blogging software to put that plan into action. Next, you'll discover how you can use wikis to facilitate group collaboration. You'll practice editing a wiki, and then you'll create your own. After that, you'll learn how to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool you already have. You'll edit the file with another free software program, add music to it, and then post it online for others to enjoy. Finally, you'll find out how to record a video podcast. You'll use pre-recorded video to learn the editing process, and then you'll apply what you've learned to your own video file. You'll edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online. Through hands-on exercises, you'll discover the benefits of using free Web 2.0 tools like Blogger, Wikispaces, Audacity, and YouTube. Guided by an expert instructor, you'll find that creating Web 2.0 tools is much easier than you ever imagined. And by the end of this course, you'll be amazed how much you've accomplished. Whether you want to use Web 2.0 tools for personal, business, or educational projects, this is the course for you!

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$675.00
Other
Adult, Senior
This course prepares educators to critically examine major issues, current research, and future trends in educational technology. Course assignments will include an analysis of the impact of emerging technologies on learning and teaching; strategies for using emerging technologies for conducting research; and opportunities to make informed decisions on critical issues of equity, ethics, and copyright.

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Competencies

  • Business: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Payroll
  • Science & Math: Physics
  • Business: Meeting & Event Planning
  • Computers & Software: Web Development
  • Education: Technology

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