Professional Development Registration

DOWNTOWN CENTER - Online registration is now available for Downtown Center Professional Development courses. To view our offerings and register, click here.

MAIN CAMPUS AND ONLINE - Online registration Is currently NOT available for all Main Campus and Online Professional Development courses. Click on the drop-downs below to view our offerings and download a Registration Form.

Graduate Writing Across Disciplines

This course creates opportunities for graduate student writers to develop and shape meaningful and well-organized essay and responses to graduate-level assignments. The class objective is to introduce students to the practices, habits, conventions, and skills needed to write effective essays with minimum sentence-level errors. As the name implies, the course is not discipline-specific; rather, students are provided with general conventions for clear articulation in written English, which they can implement in subsequent courses where more representative academic writing is required. The goal is to train and prepare students to become stronger writers through individual and group work, collaborative discussion, drafting, revision, editing, and proofreading. 

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 23, 25, 30, June 1, 6 & 8, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Class No. 50476 
Units: Non-credit
Fee:  $200
Instructor:  Ronald Dzerigian, MFA, is an instructional support technician for the Graduate Writing Studio through the Division of Graduate and Research Studies. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing (emphasis in poetry) from California State University, Fresno.

Preregistration recommended by May 18, 2017.

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Decipher Certification 1 (self-paced)

The Decipher Certification Program is designed to prepare students for potential employment in the market research industry through FocusVision's Decipher survey and reporting software platform. Completely web-based and self-paced, this certification course allows you to complete each section at your convenience. You will explore through instructional videos and interactive assignments that will foster a broad understanding of Decipher's capabilities.

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GMAT Test Preparation (online)

For students preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), this online course provides effective test taking strategies, access to official tests, and exposure to an official, retired GMAT exam. Topics covered include math ability problem-solving, reading comprehension, analytical writing assessment, and critical reasoning. Course fee includes five months of web access, an adaptive CD-ROM, and a book of official GMAT tests.

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Education Services

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GRE Test Preparation (online)

Are you ready for the new GRE? Be prepared to review the new exam by focusing on math, logic, and verbal skills needed to ace the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Emphasis is placed on analytical writing, verbal and quantitative skills. The course will also focus on identifying question types, test-taking strategies and working with sample questions that reflect the new test format. Course fee includes five months of web access, and the official GRE guide (with CD-ROM).

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Education Services

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LSAT Test Preparation (online)

This five-month web course is designed to help students of all ability levels prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The online course provides a guided and customized plan to help you identify your test-taking strengths and offers helpful strategies to address your weaknesses. In addition to a complete review of all LSAT content by subject and question-type, this self-study course prepares you to maximize your performance on test day. Emphasis is placed on Cambridge’s Six-Step Approach to score improvements, including diagnostic testing, essential basic skills review, necessary test-taking strategies, valuable practice test reinforcement—all of which will assist you in the development of your own personal study plan. Course fee includes five months of web access, an adaptive CD-ROM, as well as a book of official LSAT exams.

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Education Services

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Recreational Badminton –  August 25 - December 17

This course consist of participants who are practicing their badminton skills and playing in badminton matches. Participants are given guidance about techniques and game tactics on how to play badminton. Primarily the course is to provide a place for healthy, vigorous and fun physical activity for participants of all ages. At the end of class, successful participants will have an increased level of physical fitness and an increased level of skill in badminton. 

Dates:  August 25 – December 17, 2015

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SAT Test Preparation (online)

Designed to help prepare you for the SAT, this online course provides a guided personalized plan that identifies your test-taking strengths and offers helpful strategies to address your weaknesses. In addition to a complete review of SAT content by subject and question-type, this self-study course prepares you to maximize your performance on test day. Emphasis is placed on Cambridge’s Six-Step approach to score improvements which includes diagnostic testing, basic skills review, test-taking strategies, practice test reinforcement, and development of your own personal study plan. Course fee includes five months of web access, an adaptive CD-ROM, and two official SAT exams.

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Educational Services

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