More Learning Opportunities
Do Something New
Learn basic Italian for that trip next year. Learn to paint, now that you’re retired. If you’re a classroom teacher seeking continuing education units for professional development or a high school senior ready to take Calculus I, we have courses for you. If you are inspired to learn by doing something out of your comfort zone, we have the class, and you don’t even have to be working toward a degree.
Learn by Fishing
Learn to fly-fish. Cook with whole foods. Or explore the chemistry of polymers and coatings. Find fulfillment in personal exploration—non-credit courses you can take for fun, for adventure, or just because. You can even take some classes at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo.
Serious Credit for Summer Doings
Whether you’re pursuing a degree here or elsewhere, or just live nearby, you can earn credit to catch up or get ahead during Summer Term. Or take classes part-time from our extensive list of degrees and academic courses. Cal Poly students can take advantage of other unique learning opportunities, such as study abroad and internships.
Do Move Your Career Forward
Perhaps you’re seeking professional advancement. You can find that here, too, with both online and on-campus options to choose from. An extensive course list includes professional development for educators in areas as varied as Autism & Asperger’s; Harassment, Bullying & Cyber Intimidation; Educational Assessment; and CSET Test Preparation. You can also earn a Wine Industry Certificate or a Master of Science (MS) degree in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE). Or study computers and software to brush up on your skills or train for a new job.
Continuing Education also offers a unique menu of special programs, including a non-credit statisticians and pharmacometricians conference, graphic communication workshops for graphic artist professionals, off-campus & international experiences for credit (offered to students and alumni), and sponsored CEUs to meet the needs of business and industry.
Take Classes Part-Time
Not ready to enroll? Take classes in the Open University and earn course credit as a non-degree-seeking student. Or finish the last of your degree requirements while attending school part time. The Open University is flexible enough for either option.