Last update: 10/22/96
College of Extended Learning
*For calls from off campus, dial the prefix 338, then the 4-digit extension number.
College Administrative Offices (ADM 153) Extension*Dean Peter M. Dewees 1371 Associate Dean/Director of Summer and Winter Sessions Jo Volkert 1377 Director of Fiscal/Computing Services Robert Craig 1212
SFSU Downtown Center425 Market Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 904-7700 Dean Peter M. Dewees 904-7799 Executive Director, Continuing Education and the Downtown Center Marci Manderscheid 904-7790 Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Dana Claire 904-7780 Facilities Coordinator Holly Tigard 904-7746
Certificate Programs Director ExtensionConstruction Practices Mary Pieratt 1533 Holistic Health Celia Sullivan 2127 Legal/Court Interpretation (Spanish/English) Lee Gallery 904-7770 Music/Recording Industry Mary Pieratt 1533 Paralegal Studies Lee Gallery 904-7770 Preschool-Daycare Early Childhood Education Lynn Steinman 1378 Professional Practice of Internal Auditing Celia Sullivan 2127
Professional Training and Other ProgramsAutoCAD Training Center Marci Manderscheid 904-7737 Diversity Strategies Lauren Vanett 904-7777 Elders Programs Celia Sullivan 2127 English Fluency Lauren Vanett 904-7777 Geographic Information Systems Hugh Howard 6140 Global Business Studies Marci Manderscheid 904-7790 Human Resources Management: Fundamental Issues Lee Gallery 904-7770 In-Service Training (Contract Education) Jo Volkert 1377 Meeting Planning Mary Pieratt 1533 Microstation Training Multimedia Studies Program Randall Packer 904-7740 Professional Communication Skills Lauren Vanett 904-7777 Telecommunications Lee Gallery 904-7770 Tourism Program Mary Pieratt 1533 Travel Study, U.S. and International Mary Pieratt 1533 Wildlands Studies Jo Volkert 1377
Extended Learning is the college of the university that is responsible for all program and course offerings not supported by state appropriations. These include Summer and Winter Sessions, continuing education courses, Open University, travel study programs, contract courses, professional training series, and certificate programs. In contrast with degree programs which require matriculation and a degree objective, most Extended Learning programs allow any adult and selected high school students to participate. The primary objective of Extended Learning is to augment the regular university offerings and to provide further educational opportunities for all who wish to gain new knowledge and skills or to enhance those already acquired.
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Continuing education is the medium through which the resources, skills, and talents of San Francisco State University are extended into the larger San Francisco area community. The continuing education program is designed for those who are unable to take university degree courses but who wish to pursue university-level study for purposes of resuming an interrupted or uncompleted education, to augment professional or vocational abilities, or to enhance personal growth and fulfillment.
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY (CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT)
Many of the courses offered to regularly enrolled San Francisco State University students are also available to continuing education students through Open University on a space available basis. Students enrolling through Open University earn extension credit which can be applied with limitations toward degrees. For baccalaureate degrees, SFSU will accept up to 24 semester units of credit earned through a combination of SFSU Open University, other courses earning extension credit, and correspondence courses from other universities and colleges. For graduate degrees, SFSU will generally accept, with adviser's approval, up to six semester units of credit earned through a combination of SFSU Open University, any extension credit courses, credit by examination, and transfer work from other colleges and universities. Open University and other courses earning extension credit may not be used to fulfill the minimum residence requirements for graduation.
IN-SERVICE TRAINING (CONTRACT EDUCATION)
Extended Learning offers Bay Area employers and organizations the service of reviewing their planned or existing in-house training programs for university or professional credit.
The Summer Sessions program is designed for regularly enrolled students who wish to accelerate progress toward a degree or credential; prospective students who wish to begin course work while admission to the university is in process; members of the community who wish to enroll in a course or courses for professional advancement or personal enrichment; and visitors who wish to take advantage of San Francisco State University's faculty and curriculum during the summer months.
Maximum Unit Load
Certificates are awarded when participants complete the required number of units or courses for the program, and other requirements, as stipulated. Students may enroll in up to nine units before applying to a certificate program.
Legal/Court Interpretation (Spanish/English)
Preschool-Daycare Early Childhood Education
Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
The certificate programs can be found in the Academic Programs section of this Bulletin. Consult Index for page reference.
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1111
Last modified July 03, 2012 by email@example.com