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Extended Learning offers a wide range of "credit" and "professional development" courses that provide you with the training you need to achieve your academic and professional development goals, acquire a new skill or pursue a special interest.

Our "for-credit" courses allow you to accumulate credits towards a college degree and certain certificates, and are available both on campus and online.

“Open University” allows students who are not officially enrolled at CSUSM to participate in classes, space permitting, and receive up to 24 undergraduate or 9 graduate units towards a degree.

Extended Learning offers a wide selection of professional development courses, both in a classroom and online. Subject areas include Meeting and Event Planning, Supervision and Management, Human Resources, Legal Studies and Digital Arts. While these courses enable you to hone your professional skills or explore a new interest, no academic credits are awarded.