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Cal State East Bay offers OSHA safety training courses as host site

November 14, 2014 6:00am

Cal State East Bay is offering Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) compliance training as a host site organization for UC San Diego’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center. UCSD Extension’s OSHA Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative and cutting edge education and training services.

Courses will take place at CSUEB’s Oakland Center, conveniently located in downtown Oakland and accessible by public transportation.

Training areas include fire safety, confined space, electrical standards, fall protection, industrial hygiene, Maritime and Train the Trainer courses. 

For more information, including a list of upcoming courses and how to enroll, visit

--Erin Merdinger

Cal State East Bay launches new Certificate in Social Media Marketing

Kimberly Legocki, program director for Cal State East Bay’s new Certificate in Social Media Marketing.

November 7, 2014 6:00am

Cal State East Bay is launching a new Certificate in Social Media Marketing to begin this winter. The program, which can be completed in as little as six months, is designed to provide students with hands-on training in the practical and strategic components of social media marketing.   

For many, the program comes at an opportune time as the need for professionals with an understanding of social media platforms continues to rise. According to, jobs with the phrase "social media" in their title are growing by nearly 90 percent.

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New Continuing Education website presented at nation-wide conference

Dan Bellone, marketing director for CSUEB Continuing Education, presents new Continuing Education web experience at UPCEA West Region conference.

October 31, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Continuing Education’s newly redesigned website, which launched in late September, is already gaining recognition beyond the CSU system. The revamped site has recently been a featured topic at several conferences through the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)—the leading association for professional, continuing and online education.   

CSUEB Continuing Education partnered with Boston-based design team Story+Structure to update their site and improve overall user satisfaction. The new site revolves around a “student centric” concept and is all about giving the best possible experience to the student. Some of the improvements guests will notice when diving into the new site include access to the latest career data and job forecasts, real student success stories, program outcomes and an overall intuitive design.

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Fall applications for BSBA online completion program due Nov 30

October 24, 2014 6:00am

Finish your business degree and develop a clear understanding of the tools, technologies, communication techniques and ethics required to succeed in business today with Cal State East Bay’s AACB-accredited Online Business Administration Degree Completion Program. Applications for Fall 2015 are currently being accepted now through Nov. 30.

The program, which can be completed in as little as 18 months, is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to perform in a variety of leadership positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Students can choose from program options in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Management and Operations and Enterprise Resource Management.

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Start a career as an EKG technician, certification classes begin Nov 3

October 17, 2014 5:00am

It’s not too late to enroll in Cal State East Bay’s EKG Technician Certificate Program! Classes start Nov 3 and run through Jan 7.

The certificate prepares graduates for entry-level EKG technician positions, in addition to preparing students to take the national certification examinations sponsored by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Electrocardiograph Technician Exam.

The course is conveniently offered in the evenings from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the downtown Oakland Center.

Admission to the EKG Technician Certificate Program is available to any interested student who has a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Visit the EKG Technician Certificate Program website for more information.  

--Erin Merdinger

CSUEB offers online continuing education courses for teachers, enrollment deadline Oct 16

With CSUEB’s Online Continuing Education for Teachers courses, teachers can earn academic units for professional advancement while gaining new skills and knowledge.

October 3, 2014 5:00am

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s Online Continuing Education for Teachers courses, which are designed to help K-12 teachers learn strategies and techniques that will improve their classroom performance, is Oct 16 for the fall quarter.

Teachers looking to fulfill state requirements for professional development or earn credits for salary advancement are encouraged to enroll in one or more classes. Course topics include behavior in the classroom, disorders and disabilities, educational therapy, early childhood, health and safety, language arts skills, math skills, special student needs and classroom management and teaching strategies.

For more information, visit the course Web page.

--Erin Merdinger

CSUEB Continuing Education launches new website

September 26, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Continuing Education website has recently undergone a complete revamp. The new website officially launched Wednesday, September 24, just in time for the new academic year. 

The new website revolves around a “student centric” concept and is all about giving the best possible experience to the student—maintaining a balance between professional and personal and providing information in the most efficient way possible.

Some of the improvements guests will notice when diving into the new site include access to the latest career data and job forecasts, real student success stories, program outcomes and an overall intuitive design.

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CSUEB to host nonprofit management certificate info session Sept 16

September 12, 2014 5:00am

Attend an upcoming information meeting on CSUEB’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.

CSUEB’s nonprofit management program prepares existing and aspiring nonprofit professionals to meet the increasingly challenging demands of nonprofit administration. Students will learn many aspects of nonprofit management, including board development, financial management, fundraising, marketing, program evaluation and nonprofit law. Students who enroll in the program can also look forward to engaging, hands-on sessions that directly apply to their day-to-day work. 

Classes are conveniently offered at CSUEB’s downtown Oakland Center, making them easily accessible via public transportation or car for those who live or work in the San Francisco and East Bay Area.

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CSUEB’s pre-professional health program prepares students for entrance into top health schools

September 5, 2014 5:00am

Health professional schools today are admitting more post-baccalaureate students than ever before.  They are looking for students who show promise in scholarship, have competitive entrance test scores, have quality experience in a health/medical setting and have excellent personal characteristics.

Cal State East Bay’s Pre-Professional Health Academic Program (PHAP) equips students with the required baseline knowledge in entrance and advanced science courses to competitively apply to health professional schools. The program is specifically structured for those who have many years of experience in a diverse variety of fields, who are interested in a career change to medical/health care; and others, with an educational background in science, who are looking to enhance their GPA.

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Fall application deadline for online wedding planner program due Sept. 8

August 29, 2014 5:00am

According to Association of Bridal Consultants, the wedding business is a $ 165 Billion industry, with over 2.4 million weddings every year, just in the United States alone. Take part in this fast-growing and lucrative industry by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from Cal State East Bay. Fall applications to the Online Wedding Planner Certificate Program are currently being accepted now through Sept. 8.  

The internationally recognized program, taught by program founder and 25-year hospitality industry veteran Joyce Scardina Becker, offers participants an in-depth knowledge of all facets of researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating weddings.

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