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Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All academic credit programs offered by CCE in partnership with main campus are WASC accredited, and go through regular review.

CCE: The Center of SuCCEss

The College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State (CCE) has been offering courses, seminars and workshops since 1951. Although times have changed since our founding, we remain committed to serving the community through higher education.

Formal admission to the university is not required for admission to most CCE programs; however, course prerequisites (if any) must be met. Classes are offered in various locations on the Sacramento State campus, including classrooms and labs in Napa Hall the, home of CCE. In addition, many courses are offered off site or entirely online.

As a self-supporting educational unit of Sacramento State, CCE receives no public funding for its operation. Fees collected for each class cover instruction and administrative costs.

CCE instructors are chosen for their in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific subject. Some are university faculty members and many are highly regarded practitioners on the leading edge of their profession.

Whether you're interested in exploring just one course or enrolling in an entire degree or certificate program, CCE is here every step of the way to ensure you find the center of your success.

Our History and 60th Anniversary 

In January 2012, we celebrated our 60th anniversary with a week of special events in and around Napa Hall. The events provided an opportunity to reconnect with partners and constituents in an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and connections to Sacramento State.

To learn more about our history and to see photos from our festivities visit our 60 year timeline

Our Mission

The College of Continuing Education strengthens the academic mission of Sacramento State by connecting the resources of the campus community with the needs of individuals, employers and the capital region.

Strategic Goals

  1. Provide greater access to and for students
  2. Remain fiscally viable
  3. Become more integrated into CSUS campus
  4. Develop and follow efficient procedures and standards
  5. Develop and maintain excellent programs to meet customer needs
  6. Explore and develop partnerships with key business and government organizations
  7. Implement market research for development and maintenance of programs 

*The College of Continuing Education is in the process of updating our mission and strategic plan. Please check back to view our progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who teaches the courses?
Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors. They are either Sacramento State faculty or highly qualified professionals working in the field.
What is WASC accreditation?
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Association provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Fiji, and East Asia.

Accreditation is a voluntary, dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning opportunities; and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement.

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What is the College of Continuing Education?
The College of Continuing Education is an "extension" of Sacramento State. We offer a wide variety of courses, workshops, seminars and conferences aimed specifically at non-traditional students. You may be seeking to expand your knowledge of a particular subject, improve your professional skills, embark on a new career or advance toward an academic degree. Or you may simply be interested in an intellectual challenge. Whatever your interest, we have the classes for you!
Students with Disabilities
For information about our Students with Disabilities policies see the University Policies page.