C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y B A K E R S F I E L D
Extended University Division
Business Development Center, C
(661) 664-2447 (fax)
Interim Dean: Mark O. Evans
The University provides access to higher education and lifelong learning beyond the campus-based academic programs supported by the state of California. This responsibility is assigned to the Extended University Division (EUD). It administers a variety of fee-supported degree programs, courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences for members of the community who seek to expand their interests, to improve and broaden their professional preparation, or to earn an academic degree or credential. The Division’s activities are frequently organized in cooperation with school districts, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, and other such agencies to effectively offer programs that meet community needs. The EUD’s website contains detailed, up-to-date information on programs, policies, and fees.
Generally, it is not necessary for students to make formal application for admission to the University in order to enroll in specific courses offered by EUD. However, students intending to earn an academic degree through an Extended University Special Session should apply to the university early in the quarter prior to when they intend to enroll in their first class. The Extended University’s Application for Admission/Readmission to Special Sessions Programs should be used to apply. Contact the EUD office or website for information. Persons wishing to enroll in a certificate program also should contact the office for application procedures. In all cases, students must satisfy the academic or experiential prerequisites for the particular courses in which they intend to enroll or obtain permission of the instructor.
Enrollment in courses through the EUD does not, in itself, constitute formal acceptance into the University.
Degree, Credential and Certificate
Certificate Programs - are designed and offered for individuals seeking formal recognition for completing a specialized program of study. Typically, the certificate programs offered through EUD are not available through regular University program offerings. Some of the Certificate Programs are offered in the Antelope Valley and/or via distance learning technologies. Programs are continuously updated, deleted, and added. Current programs include:
• Attorney Assistant
• Classroom Management
• Customer Relationship Management
• Drug and Alcohol Studies
• Environmental Management
• Grant Writing and Administration
• Human Resource Management
• Safety Management
• Workers’ Compensation Law
Contract Education - provides customized training programs meeting the unique needs of the single organization. Hybrid training programs straddling the certificate and contract education formats also are available. For example, the 12-month Supervisor’s Training Academy includes sessions attended by first-line supervisors of several organizations, but unique objectives are developed for each participant in close collaboration with their sponsoring organization.
Credential Programs - may be offered in remote regions or within the service region under some circumstances with campus approval (e.g., flexible time schedules meeting the needs of a professional group). The Professional Clear Teaching Credential, Preliminary and Professional Administrative Services Credential, and the Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Special Education Credentials are offered at the Santa Clarita Regional Site.
Fees - are approved by the CSUB Fee Committee and must be set at levels to enable programs to be self-supporting, since the State of California does not provide financial resources to support the EUD’s programs. Over the years, fees for degree courses have been somewhat higher than those charged for regular in-state residents, but lower for students who are not California residents. Course fees vary considerably based on type of program, location, and other factors. The refund policy conforms to guidelines established by the Board of Trustees of the California State University System and is included in all quarterly catalogs and on the website. Financial aid may be available for qualified students enrolled in regional and online degree programs.
Instructional Television (ITV) Network - The Extended University Dean oversees programming for the Instructional Television (ITV) Network, located on the bottom floor of the Walter S. Stiern Library. ITV is used for live televising of selected university courses. This makes it possible for students to enroll in regular courses at selected off-campus sites, participate in classes while at home, or participate on the CSU campus in classes and degree programs from other CSUs. Students participate in the class by two-way audio/visual.
Students in the Greater Bakersfield area receive ITV courses via cable subscription (Cox Cable and Time Warner Cable). These course offerings include credential and graduate courses for educators (late afternoon) and lower and upper division general education courses (evenings). Through the Young Scholars Program, high school students may register for selected lower division general education courses at a greatly reduced fee (evenings).
Courses are transmitted to Visalia, Antelope Valley, and other remote sites via closed circuit. Instruction also can originate in these off-campus sites. Televised coursework is primarily in upper division general education and majors offered in the Antelope Valley.
Students typically register for ITV courses as regular resident students. However, individuals not admitted to the University can register through the Open University. The CSUB class schedule provides details of courses, instructors and time blocks.
Placebound students in Bakersfield may complete CSU Fresno’s Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies through instructional television. Students in Bakersfield and Antelope Valley may complete coursework via instructional television for the third year of selected B.S. in Engineering programs from CSU Northridge and CSU Fresno.
Intensive English Language Center (IELC) - prepares international undergraduate and graduate students for successful academic study in American colleges and universities. Experienced ESL teachers teach the IELC classes. Class sizes are small with individual attention given to each student.
The Center offers four sessions throughout the year. The non-credit courses meet daily with 20-25 hours of instruction per week. Classes are given in reading and vocabulary, writing and grammar, and listening and speaking, including pronunciation. Elective courses are offered in American culture, academic study skills and TOEFL preparation. A computer lab and a listening lab are available to the students to reinforce language skills. The summer session provides courses for graduate and undergraduate students who have already been accepted at the university and want to improve their English language skills. Attention is given to academic writing, textbook reading, and oral presentation.
The Intensive English Language Center can be contracted to offer customized short-term language and culture programs. The Center also coordinates travel and study abroad extension courses.
Off-campus and Online Degree Programs - can be offered with WASC approval. In close association with College of the Canyons, the Extended University has a WASC-approved Regional Site at Santa Clarita, California. The Regional Site designation allows CSUB to offer any of its academic programs in Santa Clarita. Currently, the following degree programs are offered in Santa Clarita: BA in Communications with an option in Computer Imaging; BA in Liberal Studies, MS in Administration; MA in Education. The BS in Environmental Resource Management may be completed online as a “2+2” program that transfers in lower division requirements from a community college. The MS in Administration and MS in Education also may be completed online. Off-campus and distance education students may customize the Special Major (BA) to meet unique needs.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - programming is held in the Dezember Center. This Institute is affiliated with a growing number of Osher Institutes located in at least four states and supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Its mission is to provide liberal arts-based lifelong learning opportunities in order to enrich the lives of adults who are at least 50 years of age. Retired educators from CSUB and area community colleges teach many of the courses.
Rayburn S. Dezember Leadership Development Center - The Extended University schedules and coordinates events for the CSUB Foundation’s Rayburn S. Dezember Leadership Development Center. The EUD also offers seminar series and other community- and leadership-based programming for the Dezember Center.
TYPES OF CREDIT OFFERINGS
The EUD offers both credit and noncredit courses. Courses earning quarter units are applicable to academic degrees, while courses earning continuing education units or CEUs are not applicable. Some noncredit programs such as test preparation workshops do not carry CEUs.
CSUB degree programs have a minimum residency requirement of 45 units for the baccalaureate and 32 units for a 45-unit Master’s degree (64 units for 90-unit Master’s programs). Some degree credits earned in the Extended University count toward the residency requirement (credits earned in Special Sessions), while other credits do not count for residency (academic credits earned in Extension). Hence, it is important for the student seeking a degree to keep track of whether the credits being earned are in Special Sessions or Extension. Because Extended University courses that are an integral part of an off-campus or online degree program are offered in Special Sessions, the CSUB residency requirement for degrees can be met via distance education. Although academic courses completed through Extension do not apply toward the residency requirement, they can apply to other degree requirements. Students may use up to 36 quarter-units of Extension courses toward Bachelor’s degree requirements and up to 13 quarter-units toward a Master’s degree. Units completed by correspondence or DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) also apply toward these limits.
TYPES OF Program OFFERINGS
Contract Credit - enables degree credit or continuing education units to be posted to CSUB transcripts for courses where the instruction occurs through another organization. If the instructor is paid, it is by the other organization. Course and instructor approval by the overseeing academic department and school dean at CSUB is required for academic credit. Degree courses posted to transcripts through contract credit are considered Extension courses and do not carry residence credit.
Non-credit and Continuing Education Extension Courses - are not applicable to degree programs. They meet professional, personal, or general interest needs and are designed in response to identified community needs. Courses often are bundled into certificate programs. Special courses and programs designed for re-licensure or other forms of continuing education are offered.
Off-campus and Online Degree Programs - are provided at specific sites throughout Kern, Inyo, Mono, portions of Tulare and Los Angeles counties and elsewhere through traditional classroom instruction, video, or online web-based programming. Regional programs may include the delivery of regular academic courses, complete undergraduate or graduate degrees, teaching credentials, and certificates for professional or personal development. Online programs are accessible throughout the world. Residence credit is awarded for courses that are part of regional and online degree and credential programs, since these are Special Sessions. These courses do not count against the above-mentioned unit ceilings for Extension courses (36 units for Bachelor’s degree and 13 units toward a Master’s degree).
Open University - (also known as Concurrent Enrollment) provides nonmatriculated students (those not formally admitted to CSUB) the opportunity to enroll in regular University classes through EUD on a space available basis after the student obtains approvals from the instructor and other offices. There is no additional fee for out‑of‑state students. A limited amount of coursework completed through Open University carries special session residence credit. At CSUB, no more than 18 quarter-units of Open University coursework may be counted towards the baccalaureate degree as residency units. No more than 12 quarter-units of concurrent enrollment may be counted toward Master’s degree residency requirement. The Open University units must be earned within one academic year prior to admission as a matriculated student.
Regular Extension Courses - carrying degree credits do not count toward the residence requirement. These courses count against the unit ceilings for transferability into degree programs. The acceptability of courses toward major or minor concentrations is subject to approval of the department and school dean within whose academic area the course falls.
Summer Session and Winter Intersession - (a three-week session falling between fall and winter quarters) are closely aligned with regular on-campus offerings and are classified as Special Sessions. Units earned in these sessions apply toward the residency requirement and do not count against the above-mentioned unit ceilings for transfer of Extension courses into degree programs.