Fresno State Downtown Center
Fresno State offers Professional Development courses and workshops at the Downtown Center at Bitwise South Stadium.
These programs are offered at our location at 700 Van Ness at Mono in Downtown Fresno. Please check back as classes are added to the calendar regularly.
Scheduled Workshops—Now Registering Online
- So, You Think You Can't Paint (Thursdays, September 5-October 3, 2019)
- Basic and Intermediate Drawing (Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2019)
- Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop (Tuesday and Thursday, October 1 & 3, 2019)
- Certificate Award in Beginning Grant Writing & Management (Fridays and Saturdays, October 4, 5, 18 & 19, 2019)
- Project Management for the Workplace (Monday-Thursday, October 14-17, 2019)
- Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator (Tuesday and Thursday, October 22 & 24, 2019)
- Perspectives on Fresno's Architectural History (Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019)
- Getting the Job You Want…With the Skills You Already Have (date to be announced soon)
Veterans Education Program
Complete the contact form at the bottom of the page to receive email updates when new classes are added to the schedule.
What is the Downtown Center?
The Downtown Center is an exciting partnership between Fresno State and Bitwise Industries that will bring professional development courses to Downtown Fresno. Fresno State will maintain a pair of classrooms in the Bitwise South Stadium. These classrooms will be available for new and ongoing Fresno State programs that best serve a downtown population.
The Division of Continuing and Global Education maintains the Bitwise agreement and schedules programs for the Downtown Center.
The Downtown Center will offer a series of professional development programs geared toward the Downtown Fresno workforce. The programs listed here do not offer University credit (i.e. the courses cannot be used as credit toward Fresno State degree programs) unless otherwise indicated.
Where is the Downtown Center?
The Downtown Center is located at Bitwise South Stadium, a new technology hub at the corner of Van Ness and Mono in Downtown Fresno. The South Stadium will also house office space for technology companies, the Hashtag (a shared workspace for technology professionals), and the Geekwise Academy, a technology education program.The Phelan Building at 700 Van Ness Avenue, a historic structure in Downtown Fresno, is being re-envisioned as the South Stadium complex. The century-old building was abandoned for many years before being purchased by Bitwise Industries in 2014.
Learn More/Suggest a Class
If you'd like to be added to our email list for information about the Downtown Center, please use the form below or call the Division of Continuing and Global Education at 559.278.0333 during regular business hours.
If you live and/or work downtown and are interested in courses at the Downtown Center, we want to hear from you! Please use the form below to suggest a course, event or workshop that might be offered at the Downtown Center.
Continuing and Global Education Newsletter: "Downtown Project"
Fresno Bee Article from March 23, 2015: "Work continues on new Bitwise location in downtown Fresno"