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CSUEB’s Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Course Begins Oct. 12

October 7, 2015 3:00pm

Taught by nationally-certified coders, Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding gives individuals interested in healthcare careers the necessary skills to obtain a position as a medical biller or coder in a hospital, medical clinic, physician's office or insurance company.

The 12-week course starts Oct. 12 and no application is required to enter the program.

Those who follow Cal State East Bay's certificate program — with the suggested practical work experience — may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Exam, the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice), the American Health Information Management Association's Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam, and/or other national certification exams.

The program is conveniently offered in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays at the downtown Oakland Center. The course tuition cost is $2,178.

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Enrollment Deadline for CSUEB’s Online Art Museum and Gallery Studies Certificate is Sept. 24

Employment of archivists, curators and museum workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

September 10, 2015 10:00am

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s graduate-level certificate program in Art Museum and Gallery Studies is quickly approaching. Students planning to enroll in the program during the fall quarter must do so by Sept. 24.

Students who take advantage of this self-paced program will gain the educational foundation necessary for a successful career as a museum or gallery professional. Graduates of the program are better prepared for entry-level positions in art museums, galleries and cultural centers.

Students will learn from noted curator and program director Lanier Graham, the former chief curator of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a member of the Training Committee of the International Council of Museums. Many of Graham’s students have secured positions at Bay Area museums, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College.

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CSUEB to Host Nonprofit Management Program Info Session on Sept. 30

September 2, 2015 9:00am

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

The Nonprofit Management Certificate 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 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 Bay Area.

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Learn More about CSUEB's Social Media Marketing Program

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing offers a dynamic curriculum, including an opportunity for students to research, develop and write a social media strategy plan for a current business, start-up idea or non-profit.

August 24, 2015 3:00pm

Attend an upcoming information meeting on Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing from 6-7 p.m. on the Hayward campus Sept. 10. Participants will meet the program director and learn more about course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.

Whether participants want to jump-start their career in social media or incorporate new marketing techniques and skills into their current position, Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Social Media Marketing provides students with hands-on training in the practical and strategic components of social media marketing.  

For more information or to RSVP for the upcoming information meeting, visit

Fall Enrollment Now Open for Online Teaching and Learning Certificate

August 13, 2015 12:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning is open for fall enrollment.

Participants will learn how to become an effective online educator or trainer, and learn how to create teaching materials optimized for virtual classrooms.

Since 1998, Cal State East Bay has offered a flexible approach to empower teachers and trainers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively design and teach online courses.

The program consists of four classes, including Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning; Teaching Models for Online Instruction; Technology Tools for Online Instruction; and Designing Curriculum for Online Instruction. The deadline to enroll in the first class is Sept. 13.

No application is needed to enroll in the Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning program. Applicants who have a bachelor's degree, teaching or training experience, and can satisfactorily complete the coursework are welcome to enroll.

Fall Enrollment for CSUEB’s Online Wedding Planner Certificate Program Open Through Sept. 7

August 10, 2015 11:00am

The fall enrollment period for the online Wedding Planner Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay is open now through Sept. 7.

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

“I loved this class and left feeling a thousand times more knowledgeable about weddings than before,” said Elle Mitchell, who graduated from the program in 2013. “Joyce is a wonderful teacher who will guide you through everything you need to know to become a successful wedding planner.”

The fall course will run Sept. 22 through Dec. 9.

No application is needed to enter this program, just enroll online. 

-- Erin Merdinger

Cal State East Bay MS in Online Teaching and Learning Graduates Unite at Annual Graduation Celebration

CSUEB’s MS in Online Teaching and Learning graduates come together for the program's 15th annual graduation celebration.

July 31, 2015 10:00am

When Ken Seto attended Cal State East Bay's Online Master of Science in Education, option in Online Teaching and Learning (MS-OTL) program’s 15th annual graduation celebration on the Hayward Campus in June, it wasn’t just about the usual pomp and circumstance. The celebration allowed Seto to finally meet, face-to-face, the classmates and instructors he had formed bonds with throughout the online program.

“Everyone has this preconception of online education that you’re all by yourself and isolated, and it’s not like that whatsoever,” said Seto, who was one of six MS-OTL graduates participating in this year’s graduation festivities. “In fact, the bonds and interaction that we’ve had together in this program (are) greater than any kind of experience I had when going through my bachelor’s. I felt so incredibly supported by the instructors and the fellow students. It was really an amazing experience.” 

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CSUEB Oakland Center Closed for Expansion Project, Reopening in Fall

CSUEB’s Oakland Center will be expanding its facility and undergoing renovations through summer and is set to reopen in time for fall quarter.

July 16, 2015 12:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center is currently undergoing an extensive expansion project to accommodate its growing number of visitors and offerings. In addition to the expansion, the original structure is being renovated to create an overall cohesive and modern feel between the old and new spaces. The Oakland Center will be closed and under construction for the remainder of summer and is set to reopen in fall 2015.

Plans for the expansion include taking over three additional spaces along the 11th Street side of the building, allowing for student-centric facilities, including a lounge and study areas. In addition to the new spaces, all of the existing classrooms will get fresh carpet, paint and furniture.

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CSUEB to Re-launch Construction Management Certificate Program in Fall

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Construction Management program, starting this fall, prepares participants for day-to-day challenges in the field, from managing subcontractors and cash flow to controlling costs and minimizing safety risks.

July 10, 2015 12:00am

After a three-year hiatus, Cal State East Bay will re-launch its Certificate in Construction Management starting this fall. The program, which first launched approximately 27 years ago, has been on hiatus from 2011 to 2014, but will return to meet the demands of the growing construction industry.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations combined.

The program, which can be completed in as little as 12 months, gives construction industry professionals the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to a management position or create their own construction business.

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Enrollment Deadline for Online Continuing Education Summer Courses for Teachers is July 7

June 30, 2015 3:00pm

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s online teacher education courses, which are designed to help K-12 teachers learn strategies and techniques that will improve their classroom performance, is July 7 for the summer 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 webpage.

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