College of Continuing Education


College Overview

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) extends the mission of Sacramento State by providing access to educational and professional programming that meets student and industry demands. CCE provides access to both credit and non-credit offerings where you can prepare for promotion, improve your language skills, enhance your professional skills or seek a new career path. Many offerings do not require formal admission to the University.

CCE is also one of the top professional development providers in the capital region, helping public and private organizations improve employee effectiveness to support organizational success. Courses are scheduled for adults and working professionals, and classes are taught by university faculty and industry experts who offer real-world experience using adult learning methodologies.

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

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, leadership and management, workforce development, public safety and more.

Degree and Credential Programs

On behalf of academic departments, CCE administers several degree completion and credential programs in convenient formats. CCE offers degree completion programs in multiple areas, such as early childhood development, criminal justice, communication sciences and disorders, and nursing. Visit The College of Continuing Education Website for the most current offerings.

Conference and Training Services

CCE’s Conference and Training Services unit 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, training academies, strategic planning and teambuilding, stakeholder engagement, regional and statewide meetings, trade shows and fairs. We offer a full range of services designed to anticipate and facilitate all aspects of a successful event.

Custom Training

CCE offers a wide variety of custom training solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of your organization. From an initial needs assessment through program planning and delivery, we work closely with you to ensure that program content and learning outcomes are aligned with your organization’s objectives. Choose from our portfolio of existing programs or let us design a custom solution based on your organization’s specific needs. Our programs can be delivered on campus or onsite at your location.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute provides international learners with opportunities to obtain an excellent education while becoming familiar with people and cultures from around the world. Supported by an outstanding, safe, friendly campus that offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities, students experience American culture and develop their English language and communication skills for professional and academic success.

Open University

Open University is ideal if you wish to explore the university environment, raise your GPA or update your professional skills. This program allows you to enroll in regular university classes without going through the formal admission process. Upon department approval, you may be admitted in Open University courses on a space-available basis. Some courses may require prerequisites.

Special Sessions

Summer and Winter Sessions 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. Learn more at The College of Continuing Education Website.