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Our innovative programs can help you grow in a new direction, advance your skills and redefine the possible. Enjoy flexible schedules and small class sizes with our expert instructors, or take online classes that fit your busy lifestyle.
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Student Success Story

Alicia O’Brien
Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program

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Ever since high school, Alicia O’Brien wanted a career in law enforcement. She worked as a police assistant when she returned to college in her 30s and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. When her job search got underway, though, police departments were cutting budgets and jobs that caught her eye required training above and beyond a college degree. “I found it difficult to get hired on anywhere, So I decided to expand my education.”

Student Success Story

Sina Roudbari
English Language Institute

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As an industrial engineer in Iran, Sina Roudbari always looked ahead to his next project. When he came to the United States to study English, he was already off on a new project before he even graduated from the English Language Institute. In September, Sina will earn his International Master of Business Administration from Sacramento State. The pace may have been quick, but he found time for new friendships and he made some personal discoveries.

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Herky Pumping Up at CPR Party
Learn CPR at Sac State and be a Hornet Heartsaver!

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Herky joined the College of Continuing Education at the 2nd annual Hornet Heartsaver CPR party at the University Union. The event celebrates Heart Health Month and promotes cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.

Student Success Story

Jennifer Ratcliff
Speech Pathology and Audiology

Jennifer Ratcliff

Jennifer Ratcliff moved a step closer to her dream job as a speech pathologist, becoming the first class at Sacramento State to earn the Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2014. “Thankfully, this program finally came about and made it possible for students, like me, to keep going and achieve that dream of going to graduate school.” 

Student Success Story

Daniel Watts
Career and Technical Studies

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Daniel Watts began his career in education, before returning to school to complete his bachelor’s degree at Sacramento State at the age of 48. “I learned teaching strategies that I implement on a daily basis, such as working with diverse populations and being culturally sensitive. I think there will be a lot of opportunities now in leadership and working with kids on a whole other level.”

Student Success Story

Maydel Uzcategui
English Language Institute

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Maydel Uzcategui made a bold move from Venezuela to the United States, all on her own, in pursuit of twin goals. She wanted to improve her English skills and become a civil engineer.  A graduate of the English Language Institute, she’s now working on her master’s degree in engineering at Sacramento State. ”Hopefully I can work for a transnational company focused on geotechnical engineering.”

Student Success Story

Alexandra Strout
Paramedic Program

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“I was fortunate in the strength of my instructors,” says Alexandra Strout, who is in the top of her class at Sacramento State’s Paramedic Program. “They’re in the field as firefighters and paramedics, and they’ve been there and done the work. It makes a difference in the knowledge they provide you. It’s one of the strong points of the program.”


Video Magazine Season 2

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The award-winning series, Made at Sac State – The Video Magazine, returns for Season 2 with more impressive stories from California’s capital university. The program tells the University’s story through the lens of its eight unique colleges, including the College of Continuing Education.


Ingrid E. Lundquist

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Imagine planning a fundraiser or a convention, says Sacramento State alumnus Ingrid E. Lundquist, CSEP, a certified special event professional and instructor in the Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program. It’s easy to get caught up in “the pretty things like colors and food, but the foundation is business,” and that’s exactly what she teaches: the fundamentals.


How To Register

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You have many convenient options when registering for classes.

Select your preferred course(s) and register by phone, fax or through our website.

If you are admitted to the university, you may also register online through My Sac State.

To learn more, visit our Registration & Enrollment page.



Explore Courses

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We offer a variety of programs to a wide array of audiences, including high school and college students, working adults and international groups.

Choose from individual courses to full certificate and degree programs — we have flexible options to fit your lifestyle and learning needs.


Visit Us Today

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Napa Hall is the home of the College of Continuing Education. Many classes are held in Napa Hall, in addition to other locations on campus.

Our front counter is a great resource where you can ask questions, submit registration forms or connect with our qualified staff.


Contact Us

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We’re here to help you in your educational journey. We look forward to answering your questions and providing the information you need to make an informed decision.

Our team of experienced staff is available by phone or email.