Though it's not yet spring as I write this column, it is just around the corner for the College of Extended Studies (CES) past, present, and future students. As the New Year approaches, what better time is there for you to create your resolutions and implement your plans to achieve your aspirations for a better future. Discover what we offer in programs, classes, and events. Take a course to move ahead, explore a new direction, attend an event, or finish a program to open up opportunities. There are courses, workshops, seminars, degrees, and non-credit certificates to keep you engaged, up-to-date, and/or ready for that next job opportunity. If there is something you're interested in and it's not in this catalog, please let us know and maybe you can help jump-start a new program.
Go lean or green or tech through certificate programs in Digital and Social Media, Green Industry, Biotechnology, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Lean Enterprise, and Web and Mobile Applications Development. Or maybe one of our long-established programs like Grant Writing, Health Care, Meeting and Event Planning, Construction, or Contract and Project Management is what you're looking for to advance in your career.
You can also plan for your future through an exciting event scheduled for spring 2013. Join us for our Third Annual Sustainability Seminar "Discover Green Careers, Entrepreneurship & New Trends." With a special focus on careers for Veterans, you'll learn about innovative trends, the hidden job market, and growth in green industry jobs from San Diego military and industry professionals.
Members of the military community as well as unemployed, underemployed, and/or dislocated workers may be eligible for financial aid to participate in many education and training-to-career certificates and programs approved through the State of California Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Military Spouse, and Veteran's Affairs (VA). The men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families also have access to the CES (and SDSU) VA offices that facilitate access to degree programs, career training programs, and professional skills courses that will increase the strength of your career portfolio.
Explore this catalog. Learn new skills. Increase and obtain knowledge. Network with others. Keep up-to-date. Prepare for a promotion or a new job. Just have fun learning! Whatever your goal, the SDSU College of Extended Studies stands ready to help you to "Never Stop Learning."
Joseph B. Shapiro