Welcome to the fall semester of the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University. Fall semester signals new beginnings and, as ever, the CES offers more than 50 programs to address your definition of that – whether it's ascending to the cutting edge of your profession, preparing for industry certification exams, or exploring a new career field.
Programs range from contract management, construction and craft beer; to hospitality, biotechnology, and human resources. And many courses are online, offering complete compatibility with your schedule.
In the spirit of new beginnings, our Professional Certificate in Marketing program reflects the constant evolution that's the new reality for marketers. With a newly upgraded curriculum and new instructors – all of whom are local industry experts – the courses are ideal for those in a junior marketing position, business owners managing their own marketing, or those aspiring to a new career.
Also new is the Wine Education Abroad division of our Business of Wine Professional Certificate program. Wine enthusiasts can take their knowledge of wine to the next level via a private, guided wine-and-cuisine immersion in the world-renowned Catalonia, Rioja, and Basque regions of Spain. Learn more about how to be among the first group of students, traveling April 17-25, 2016, at neverstoplearning.net/winetravel.
If your new beginning entails transitioning from writer to published author, our annual SDSU Writers' Conference is not to be missed. Now in its 32nd year, it takes place January 22-24, 2016 at the top-rated San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. With author and agent panels, workshops, networking opportunities, and 1:1 feedback from industry professionals, the conference has a long history of launching careers.
And finally, the biggest “new beginning” at the College of Extended Studies is that next year at this time, fall 2016, the CES catalog will be exclusively digital. This means faster delivery of the latest courses and schedules with more complete information: videos, live links, and downloadable flyers. With no paper and no waste, it's also environmentally friendly. To ensure we have your most current email address, please visit neverstoplearning.net/email so that you'll be notified of new catalog releases three times a year.
Whatever your goals are for improving your career options and enhancing your life, there's something for you at SDSU's College of Extended Studies. Explore the possibilities at NeverStopLearning.net.
Joseph B. Shapiro
Dean, College of Extended Studies