College of Continuing Education


College Overview

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) extends the mission of the university by increasing educational access for diverse learners. We believe that learner-centered programs and services lead to individual, organizational, and community transformation.  With a primary expertise on serving adult learners, CCE provides programs and services to individuals and employers year-round in a variety of formats and modalities. The College supports students throughout California and beyond, serving over 80,000 learners annually through in-person, hybrid and fully online workshops, courses, conferences, certificate and degree programs.

For more information about the College of Continuing Education, please visit or call (916) 278-4433.

Conference and Event Services

CCE’s Conference and Event Services is recognized throughout California as a leader in the meeting and event planning industry. We excel at creating partnerships where government, education and private industry come together to address community, regional and statewide issues. CCE provides assistance with conferences, organizational events, stakeholder engagement, and regional and statewide meetings. We offer a full range of services designed to anticipate and facilitate all aspects of a successful event.

Degree and Credential Programs

On behalf of academic departments, CCE administers several undergraduate degree completion programs, graduate programs, and credential programs in a variety of formats that meet the needs of diverse student audiences. CCE offers degree and credential programs in multiple areas, such as business, child and adolescent development, communication sciences and disorders, criminal justice, education, nursing, psychology, public health, and social work.

Open University

Open University provides individuals with the opportunity to explore the university environment, pursue an area of interest or update professional skills. This program allows community members to enroll in university classes without going through the formal admission process.  Upon instructor and department approval, individuals may be enrolled in a course through the Open University program. Some courses may require prerequisites.

Professional Development Programs

CCE offers a wide variety of courses and certificate programs specifically designed for working professionals. Our programs feature quality curriculum that combines practice and theory, expert instructors with extensive industry experience, affordable fees to fit individual or organizational budgets, networking opportunities with business professionals, and convenient class schedules to accommodate work and family. Program areas include business operations, emergency medical services, public safety, teacher and educator preparation and more.

Summer Session and Winter Intersession

Summer and Winter programs enable Sacramento State and visiting students to meet or accelerate degree requirements, pursue an area of interest, or reduce class load for the fall and spring semesters. CCE works with academic departments and colleges across campus to offer a robust selection of courses during Summer Session and Winter Intersession.

Training and Organizational Development Services

CCE offers a wide variety of custom training solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of public and private organizations. From an initial needs assessment through program planning and delivery as well as visual design (video and graphic design), throughout the process, we work closely with organizations to ensure that program content and learning outcomes are aligned with organizational goals and objectives. Choose from a portfolio of existing programs and services such as leadership and management, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, workforce development, communication, conflict management, change management, leadership coaching, strategic planning, facilitation, and mediation. Additionally, CCE has a team of expert instructors with extensive industry experience who design custom solutions based on specific organizational needs. Training programs are delivered virtually or in-person via locations throughout California.  

Travel Study and International Professional Development Services and

In partnership with the Office of International Programs and Global Engagement (IPGE) and academic departments and colleges, CCE offers faculty-led travel study courses to infuse international, intercultural, and global dimensions into students’ academic experience. These programs feature experiential learning by pairing international or domestic travel with academic coursework toward major and degree requirements. CCE also offers professional certificate programs to international audiences who are interested in enhancing professional and academic skills. These are often offered as cohort experiences in partnership with international universities.

Youth Programs

Students in 7th-12th grade can get a feel for college life in CCE’s Summer Youth Academies. The noncredit Academies provide youth with the opportunity to preview college, engage in hands-on academic and career exploration, and explore a variety of subjects under the guidance of campus faculty, industry experts, and regional educators.