Welcome to the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University as we usher in another summer of enhancing careers and changing lives. We have much to celebrate this summer, including three landmark anniversaries: SDSU's American Language Institute is now in its 40th year; the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute celebrates its tenth year, and we opened the new Extended Studies Center ten years ago.
The College offers a wide array of certificate and degree programs that enable you to stay on the cutting edge of your profession, prepare for industry exams to earn certifications, network with other professionals, or explore a new career field. Programs range from Hospitality, Lean Enterprise and Biotechnology, to Health Care, Construction, Finance, and Project Management.
Beginning late this summer we will be offering an enhanced certificate in Marketing and Digital Media that combines the best of our popular Marketing and Media, and Digital and Social Media certificate programs. This innovative program enables you to select options to tailor the program to your career goals.
Our certificate program in the Business of Craft Beer continues to be at the forefront of the industry through the excellent efforts of our advisory boards and instructors. Launched in the fall of 2013, classes in this innovative program continue to sell out. The growth of this exciting program has paralleled the robust growth of the craft beer industry in San Diego, which is now considered one of the top beer towns in the entire country.
You can also find an exciting lineup of classes through our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. This program offers students age 50 and older opportunities for intellectual adventures with like-minded peers. This summer, courses range from Old World wines, photography, and the American judiciary, to Shakespeare, Karl Marx, and iMovie. And if you’ve ever considered undertaking the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, don't miss "A Walk across Spain."
Osher students familiar with the Aztec Mentor Program will be happy to learn there are four new leadership and volunteer opportunities – committees to assist Osher staff in charting the course of the Institute.
Finally, planning is already under way for perhaps the most well-known offering of the College of Extended Studies; the nationally renowned SDSU Writers’ Conference. Via excellent workshops, panels, and direct feedback on their writing, attendees can shave years off the learning curve on both their skills and their strategy for getting published. Writers, mark your calendar for January 23-25, 2015.
There truly is something for everyone at SDSU's College of Extended Studies.
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." ~ William Jennings Bryan, secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson
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Joseph B. Shapiro
Dean, College of Extended Studies