Academic Catalog 2024-2025

College of Continuing and Professional Education

The CSU Dominguez Hills College of Continuing and Professional Education (CPPE) provides access to the University's resources by offering degree, certificate, and credential programs and noncredit courses and workshops. Programs are offered both on-campus in Carson, online, via zoom and at various locations throughout the area. The programs offer faculty the opportunity to experiment with both curriculum and instructional formats.

CCPE programs include Extension programs, Special Sessions programs, Summer Session, Winter Session and Spring Intersession, Bachelor and Master degrees, Open University, OSHA Training Institute Programs, and the OSHER Lifelong Learning Program. CCPE programs are largely financially self-supporting.

College of Continuing and Professional Education

Office Location: EE 1300
Phone: (310) 243-3737

Dean, J. Kim McNutt
Associate Dean, CCPE, Lynda Wilson
Humanities External Degree Program, Matthew Luckett, Coordinator
Quality Assurance Program, Interim Director, Milton Krivkuca
OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC), Raul Guzman, Director
Special Sessions, Elena Christova, Director
Extension, Elizabeth Legge, Director
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Coordinator Fawn Supernaw


The College provides courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia and a variety of other programs for continuing education of professionals, and for those interested in developing personal and professional goals.

Certificate programs offered include Accreditation, Standardization, and Conformity; Advanced Safety and Health, Assistive Technology; Certified Safety and Health Official; Community College Teaching; Construction Project Management; Cyber Security; Digital Marketing; Global Logistics; Grant Writing and Administration; Human Resource Business Partner; Human Resource Management; Managing for Success; Medical Insurance Billing; Meeting and Event Planning; Occupational Safety and Health Manager; Hospitality Health and Safety Manager; Project Management; Safety and Health Fundamentals; Purchasing; Quality Assurance in Service; Quality Auditing; Quality Engineering; Quality Management; Radiologic and Imaging Sciences; Refinery Safety Technician; Reliability Engineering; Six Sigma Black Belt; Six Sigma Green Belt; Soft Skills of Quality 4.0; Software Quality Assurance; Sports and Fitness Psychology; Supply Chain Management; Technical Writing; just to name a few.

Summer Programs

From June through the final week in August, the College of Continuing and Professional Education offers a comprehensive array of extension courses, certificate programs, professional and personal development courses. In addition, an extensive schedule of degree-applicable courses is available for matriculated and non-matriculated students.

Winter Session and Spring Intersession

From the end of the fall semester and through the first three weeks of January, and from the end of May through June, the University offers a series of 1, 2, and 3 unit courses designed primarily to meet the needs of students who wish to accelerate the completion of their degree programs. These courses earn residence credit and are open to any adult who meets the course prerequisites. Intersession courses are self-supporting and tuition and student fees are charged.

Online Programs

CCPE offers dozens of degree and certificate programs and individual courses. Online degree programs include the Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science Quality Assurance, Master of Science Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, Master of Science Systems Engineering, Master of Science Accountancy, and the Bachelor of Science Organizational Leadership.

Open University

Open University provides an opportunity for those who have not been admitted to the University to enroll in regular on-campus, degree-applicable courses. On a space-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate courses are open to anyone 18 years or older who meets prerequisites and has the instructor's approval. Students enroll through CCPE Registration Office and pay special session fees. Undergraduate students may apply up to 24 semester units earned through the program to a degree. Graduate students may apply a maximum of 9 semester units from Open University to a degree. Matriculated CSUDH students may not enroll through Open University.

Learning in Retirement

The College, with support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, sponsors the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI@CSUDH) for seniors.

OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC)

The College has been designated by the U.S. Department of Labor as an OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC). The OTIEC offers a full range of occupational and environmental health and safety courses.

CCPE Room Reservation

The College Complex at California State University, Dominguez Hills is available for rental for workshops, classes, seminars and business meetings.  For more information, contact the College at 310-243-3737.

Passport Center

The Passport Center at CSUDH is conveniently located in the CCPE classroom building.  Questions or need help making an appointment?
Call (310) 243-2570 or email