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CSU Bakersfield Extended Education offers flexible graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs designed specifically for working adults in Bakersfield and around the world.
Courses are taught by some of the university’s most experienced teachers including CSUB faculty, who value the energy and experience of adult learners – and credentialed professionals, influencers who work day-to-day in the disciplines they teach.
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Designed for K-12 educators, this program has been developed with local expert practitioners to meet the growing demand and need for bilingual educators in our region.
Bilingual Authorization Program (Spanish)Learn more
Offered on our Antelope Valley Campus, this ad hoc program is for anyone interested in learning more about proper breastfeeding technique and teaching.
Certified Lactation EducatorLearn more
A three-course certification study to develop your skills as a change practitioner and leader for any type of change within any industry or role.
Change Management and Organizational Development (CMOD) Certificate ProgramLearn more
Our Computer Technician program teaches students the skills necessary to earn CompTIA A+ certification.
Computer Technician CertificateLearn more
Extended Education can customize a corporate training program for organizations of any size.
Corporate TrainingLearn more
On-campus certificate program that provides students with the professional counseling skills needed to help someone overcome an addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Studies CertificateLearn more
100% online certificate program that covers the fundamentals and methodology of the in-demand GIS field, providing students with a possible career path.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) CertificateLearn more
An on-campus, two-course certificate covering areas of hiring, terminations, workers’ compensation, and sexual harassment.
Human Resource Management CertificateLearn more
Offered at our Antelope Valley campus, the hybrid MSW program is designed for anyone looking for a rewarding career in social work.
Master of Social Work @ Antelope ValleyLearn more
100% online certificate that prepares students for a career in medical coding, providing specialized skills necessary to assign the standardized codes used for billing healthcare services.
Medical Coding and Billing Certificate ProgramLearn more
100% online certificate that prepares students for a career in medical transcription - transcribing doctor-patient conversations from audio or reports.
Medical Transcription Editor Certificate ProgramLearn more
On-campus, three-course certificate program that familiarizes students with occupational safety, health, and environmental risk management.
Occupational Safety and Risk Management CertificateLearn more
Communications Bachelor’s degree for transfer students offered 100% online
Online B.A. in CommunicationsLearn more
Sociology Bachelor’s degree for transfer students offered 100% online
Online B.A. in SociologyLearn more
100% online Master’s degree for K-12 Educators that emphasizes leadership skills, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
Online M.A. in Education - Curriculum and InstructionLearn more
The Online Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSK) emphasizes behavior change, exercise physiology, program design, movement science, and evidence-based practice in kinesiology.
Online M.S. in KinesiologyLearn more
100% online Master’s degree for current and aspiring leaders in any organization – emphasizing leadership skills utilized by successful organizations around the globe.
Online M.S. in Administration (MSA)Learn more
The Open University program allows anyone not admitted to the university to enroll in CSUB courses. Career changers and professional development seekers welcome!
Open UniversityLearn more
100% online certificate program that prepares students for a career as a paralegal. Learn how to assist trial attorneys and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.
Paralegal Studies CertificateLearn more
On-campus, three-course program designed to deliver hands-on experience and prepare students for a career as a pharmacy tech.
Pharmacy Technician CertificateLearn more
100% online certificate program that covers many aspects of project management and prepares students to take the PMP Exam.
Project Management CertificateLearn more
Designed for K-12 educators, this certificate will equip teachers to meet the Common Core requirements and enrich the learning experience of students.
Reading and Literacy Added AuthorizationLearn more
Summer reading program for children and adults.
Summer Reading Programs for Children and AdultsLearn more
Summer Session classes are offered online and in-person, including select General Education courses.
Summer Session 2020Learn more
Learn more about our test prep workshops and courses offered throughout the year.
Test Prep Workshops and CoursesLearn more
100% online continuing education classes for K-12 educators covering a variety or subjects.
VESi Teacher EducationLearn more
Short-term session offered in early January for students looking to take an extra university class.
Winter SessionLearn more