Government Programs

State and local governments provide their constituents with vital services that may not be available otherwise, such as transportation, public safety, healthcare, education, utilities, and courts. Professional and service occupations account for more than half of all jobs.  State and local governments are among the largest employers in the economy.

The College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State offers contract and corporate education to public agencies across the state. Let our experts help strengthen your workforce and be your partner in education.

Job Outlook

Although job prospects vary by state and region, overall prospects are expected to be favorable.

Certificate Online6 months

State Supervision Online


The State Supervision Online (SSO) certificate program is offered 100% online. It meets the requirements of California Government Code Section 19995.4(b) for new supervisor training through an interactive online environment designed around the CalHR Leadership Competency Model. Upon completion of this program, participants will satisfy the mandate of the Government Code, understand the soft-skill competency clusters outlined by CalHR, and simultaneously develop on-the-job applicable skills.


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State Supervision Online Courses

Fall classes are now available for registration!

All fees subject to change.

Certificate Sacramento3 months

State Supervisory Training (in-class)


This in-class program was designed to meet the requirements of California Government Code Section 19995.4(b) for new supervisor training. The topics will be approached from the standpoint of modern supervision within the state system, and the curriculum is designed for state employees who are new to a supervisory classification. Participants will learn about the role of the supervisor and how it differs from the journey-level worker; making the transition to a supervisory level position; and best practices for the new supervisor.

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Courses and Schedules

Cohort #4 (Cohort Full)

Role of the Supervisor – Mar. 2, 2017

Effective Communication – Mar. 9, 2017

Leadership – Mar. 16, 2017

Legal Aspects of Supervision I – Mar. 23, 2017

Legal Aspects II - Interviewing and Selection – Mar. 30, 2017

Team Building – Apr. 6, 2017

Performance Management I – Apr. 13, 2017

Performance Management II – Apr. 20, 2017

Planning, Organizing and Delegating; Change Management - Apr. 27, 2017

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Course Descriptions


The Portfolio
Education and Innovation for Government Transformation

The College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State has developed a unique outcome and performance-based training program to develop civil service leaders. The Portfolio is an integrated, competency-based suite designed as three separate but complementary certificate programs. The Portfolio ensures that public servants in leadership, management and advanced supervision demonstrate proficiency in recognized managerial and supervisory competencies and execute them at levels appropriate to their positions.