College of Professional & Global Education

The College of Professional & Global Education (formerly College of Extended Learning) offers a wide variety of continuing adult education courses and programs to prepare you for career advancement, career change or personal growth. We offer weekend, evening and online courses, online degree completion, international education and access to thousands of transferable degree-credit University classes.

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Online Degree Completion

Finish your bachelor's degree 100% online

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Online

Take an online course or earn a certificate online

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Career-Focus

Courses and certificates to get your start, change careers or advance

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News and Events

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GIS Courses
GIS Courses Starting in February 2023
Many GIS courses are starting in February. Register now for these two-day courses: Introduction to Geographic Information S…
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EAP Merit Scholarship - Apply by May 1 for Summer
Merit Scholarship for English for Academic Preparation (EAP) & Gateway Students Summer Application Deadline: May 1 Stude…
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English for Academic Preparation - Apply Now for Summer 2023
International Students - Study English in San Francisco, America's Most International City The English for Academic Preparat…
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Construction Professional - Spring 2023 Class Schedule Now Online
Online Classes Start April 10 The Construction Professional spring class schedule is now up. Find your online classes and re…

Center for Global Engagement

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Center for Global Engagement provides international students and professional groups unparalleled access to pursue rigorous academic education, cutting-edge professional development and enriching cultural exploration at an American university. 

What Students Say

Read what students say about how College of Professional & Global Education courses and programs have helped them achieve their goals.

International Business Certificate Graduate, Sota Watanabe

International Business

Sota Watanabe
Student from Japan

“SF and Silicon Valley are amazing places for people who are involved in the IT space. Through the internship and daily activities, I learned a lot and enhanced my skills. After returning to Japan, I founded my own startup…[and became] a global leader.”

Constructional Professional Student, Kelly Sevier

Construction Professional

Kelly Sevier
Student

“I think the biggest thing I will take from this class is the ability to speak and understand in general terms what types of equipment are used on a project, how they operate and how they affect cost, schedule and profit.”
 

Erik J. Pelayo

Human Resource Management

Erik J. Pelayo
PMP®, SPHR®, GPHR®, SPHRi™, SHRM-SCP®, PHRca®, CPHR
Graduate

“The high-caliber education and professional instructors at SF State have always challenged me to keep growing as a person and as a professional in the ever-competitive job market.”

Jen Hua You, Student from Taiwan

San Francisco Discover

Jen Hua You
Student from Taiwan

“This program improved my English speaking and listening skills and gave me more chances to travel around San Francisco including places that are not just tourist attractions. [It let us] both learn and travel as part of the program, and I think it was worthwhile.”

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