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San Diego State University College of Extended Studies

The College offers a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, certificate and degree programs, and other learning opportunities for students in every facet of life.

Never stop learning is the College's slogan, and that is reflected in the varieity of professional and personal learning options at SDSU.

Advance your career. CES helps hundreds of professionals fast-track their careers every year, with moe than 50 professional certificate programs and a range of career enhancement courses offered online, on campus, and at corporate and military venues. From project management to process improvement, health care to human resources, we have programs to meet your professional goals.

Take that class you’ve always wanted to try. Whether it’s learning Persian to fulfill your foreign language credit requirement, or learning photo editing to fulfill your creative side, CES offers a range of courses so varied and interesting, we can’t possibly name them all here!

Learn English. Through the American Language Institute, international business professionals and students wanting to enter U.S. universities are honing their English-speaking skills. Students from more than 70 countries attend the excellent English programs SDSU offers.

Make a difference. CES has partnered with the City of San Diego and green industry leaders to create cutting-edge sustainability programs, from green building construction and renewable energy courses for industry professionals, to weekend workshops for homeowners wanting to “go green.”

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$165.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior

Business Writing for Success

Whether it's an important email or a full-blown proposal, your words at work define you. Rightly or wrongly, they reflect your education, your skill level, and the degree of your professionalism, regardless of whether you have a high school diploma or a doctorate.

This seminar will give you the tools you need, providing tips and guidelines to prevent common grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors and avoid communication misfires that cost time and money.     

Recommendation for this class:

"The class was excellent! I just received a promotion where I’m involved in writing and editing contract specifications. The instructor brought out a lot of great suggestions in regard to the thought process before one begins to write, which I have already implemented. The handouts for grammar usage will be extremely helpful to me also. The instructor did an outstanding job in both her presentation and teaching!"

Scott Tant
Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA

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$165.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior

With hands-on exercises, this seminar quickly trains you to perfect the content and appearance of business documents. You will learn ways to make a message accessible, how to write reader-friendly sentences, and how to soften a negative message. You will be able to eliminate wordiness, correct errors, and ensure the accuracy and clarity of your writing projects. Please bring one or two documents that you wish to revise.     

Recommendation for this class:

"The class was excellent! I just received a promotion where I’m involved in writing and editing contract specifications. The instructor brought out a lot of great suggestions in regard to the thought process before one begins to write, which I have already implemented. The handouts for grammar usage will be extremely helpful to me also. The instructor did an outstanding job in both her presentation and teaching!"

Scott Tant
Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA

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$165.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior

Few business skills are more powerful or influential than solid writing skills. Learn proven tools for writing that can be applied directly to any assignment, from a quick note to a full-length proposal. This interactive workshop will focus on the five essential steps of the writing process. Working through this process, you will apply what you learn through practical exercises.     

Recommendation for this class:

"The class was excellent! I just received a promotion where I’m involved in writing and editing contract specifications. The instructor brought out a lot of great suggestions in regard to the thought process before one begins to write, which I have already implemented. The handouts for grammar usage will be extremely helpful to me also. The instructor did an outstanding job in both her presentation and teaching!"

Scott Tant
Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA

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$549.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult

This course will outline the legal environment affecting HR management. Students will learn from practical examples about the federal, state, and local laws which regulate and define the employment relationship. Areas covered include: laws governing union organizing; EEO and affirmative action law; health, safety and workers compensation regulations; leaves of absence and the ADA; and compliance with employee pay and benefit rules. 

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$549.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult

The ability to recruit and retain talent is a key success factor in business today. This course will lead you through the three stages of strategic staffing, teaching you the practical, work-ready skills you need to accurately assess the needs of your organization, navigate the selection process, and lead interviews that allow you to identify and recruit the best candidate.     

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$549.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult

Maintaining a highly productive workforce through the use of training will be covered in this course. Students will learn about the training function and its relationship to a high performing organization. Also included will be an examination of teambuilding techniques as part of the human resource function.  

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$549.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior

Propose and carry out a guided project that will allow you to demonstrate the HR skills learned and create a tangible product that will be useful on the job. For example, students completing this course have drafted new policies and compliance plans for their companies, developed compensation programs to motivate sales people in their organization, planned new employee orientation programs, and created green plans to promote sustainability throughout their companies.  

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$169.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior

You've been given the responsibility of planning an event. Where do you begin? By learning just a few of the basic concepts involved in planning or coordinating a meeting, you can ensure a smooth running event. This course provides you with valuable resources for finding information, checklists, and other aids. The course also gives you information about career opportunities in the meeting planning industry.

Note: Students must attend all classes in order to pass the course.     

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$139.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior
Learn how to enhance your programs with successful food and beverage planning. This course will explain policies and guarantees. It will also provide formulas for order pricing, tips on menu planning, and how to plan for special menus and theme parties. It offers lessons on catering off-site events, how to effectively communicate with catering staff, how to read contracts and confirmations, and on-site coordination guidelines. Note: Students must attend all classes in order to pass the course.

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$139.00
Face-to-Face - Class or Seminar
Adult, Senior

Effective marketing and promotion to your audience is critical to your event's success. In this course, you will learn several marketing tools and techniques, and how to use them to your organization's advantage. You will get practical strategies and hands-on experience in creating an event marketing communication action plan for before, during, and after your program.

Note: Students must attend all classes in order to pass the course.     

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Competencies

  • Business: Communications, Public Speaking & Public Relations
  • Business: Written Communications
  • Business: Management & Leadership
  • Business: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business: Human Resources & Benefits Administration
  • Business: Career Planning, Coaching & Mentoring
  • Cooking & Beverage: Catering & Food Management
  • Business: Marketing, Social Media & Advertising
  • Business: Finance, Financial Management & Budgets
  • Engineering: Civil
  • Education: Curriculum & Teaching
  • Cooking & Beverage: Wine & Beer
  • Business: Contracts
  • Languages: Linguistics
  • Languages: English
  • Health & Health Care
  • Business: Process Improvement
  • Business: Construction
  • Business: Nonprofit
  • Business: Compliance - Energy Regulations & FERC
  • Business: Compensation & Benefits
  • Science & Math: Arithmetic & Mathematics
  • Business: Project Management
  • Health & Health Care: ECG & EKG
  • Health & Health Care: Dialysis Technician
  • Business: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Payroll
  • Business: Administration
  • Business: Ethics
  • Computers & Software: Cisco
  • Business
  • Computers & Software: Databases

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