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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Access SF State

Take SF State classes without formal admission to the University

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News and Events

Virtual Open House

Virtual Open House Week: January 9 - 13

Join us for our Virtual Open House Week, featuring a variety of online information sessions where you can learn about the offerings at SF State's College of Professional & Global Education.

News

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Winter Break & Special Holiday Hours
Special Hours The College of Professional & Global Education will close at 12 noon on Friday, December 9, 2022, for a st…
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Thanksgiving Hours - Closing at Noon on Wednesday, November 23
The College of Professional & Global Education will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23. SF State will be closed for…
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Open University Spring 2023 Registration Starts January 17
Register Starting January 17, 2023 Open University registration for spring 2023 starts January 17.  Classes start on January…
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Spring 2023 Class Schedule Now Online
Want to learn something new in the new year? Find professional development classes to kick your career into gear on our spri…

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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