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Learn - anywhere, anytime!
CSUSM Extended Learning offers a wide range of highly interactive professional certificate programs that you can take entirely over the Internet. All courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, and convenient. Many of our online programs are WIA and MyCAA funding eligible. Please check our website or call our office for eligible courses.
Whether you are looking for classes to help you strengthen your computer software skills, increase your current job knowledge, explore new career opportunities or just take classes that sound interesting and fun, there is a class for you!
Typically 3-6 months in length and approximately 40-400 hours of training. At the end of the program, you will be trained to start a new career or have attained an industry credential or national certification. You'll get all the materials and instructor assistance you need to have a truly comprehensive learning experience. Many are eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and MYCAA funding. Career Training Portal
Technology & IT Certifications
Looking for affordable, self-paced, online certificate programs that can train you for the latest, in-demand job skills? California State University San Marcos in partnership with ProTrain Online is your solution! With online training you have flexible anytime, anywhere learning. Gain the skills you need to excel in the jobs for the new economy. Click here for WIA grant approved IT & Technology courses (many include laptops). Also approved for MyCAA military spouse funding. Military Spouses: Click here for more information
Quick 6-week, $99 courses, offering a broad range of topics in technology, healthcare, language, legal, arts, business, test prep, and career exploration. Courses begin monthly. Each course utilizes a combination of instructor and fellow student discussions, and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use.
CSUSM partners with the Center for Legal Studies, a legal education provider focused on providing students with affordable and effective legal education. Curriculum is delivered to students in live lecture, online, DVD, VHS, and Text-only formats, providing our students with the flexibility necessary to achieve their academic goals while continuing with their everyday lives. Our most popular programs include Core and Advanced Paralegal Studies Certifications as well as Legal Nurse Consultant training. Sessions start six times a year and are offered in seven week sessions.
What our online students are saying:
"This was a great experience and exceeded my expectations"
"It was good to work around my own schedule"
"User friendly, good format. Chapters and subject content were easy to comprehend"
"Prefer online for all my future studies"
"Because I am a working mom, I enjoyed the flexibility that the online course offered me"
"My facilitator was always prompt in responding to my questions, this made my learning experience that much more enjoyable"
"My facilitator was extremely helpful. I learned a lot and it was a whole lot more fun than I expected it to be"