Professional Certificate Programs

Ideal for working professionals, community members as well as matriculated Cal Poly students, professional certificate programs offered through Cal Poly Extended Education provide expertise in a variety of subjects. Participants are not required to apply for admission to these certificate programs or to enroll in all courses offered. Those that choose to complete the required courses will be awarded a certificate.

The professional certificate is not designed for matriculated students to complete requirements for a degree, rather each course is designed to increase competence. As for any courses offered through Extended Education, we reserve the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes. Classes may be cancelled if fewer than the required number of students enroll. Every effort will be made to avoid canceling classes. However, Cal Poly Extended Education receives no support from public funds and the necessity of operating on a self-supporting basis requires registration minimums.

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Extended Education Tech Bootcamps*

Cal Poly Extended Education is offering a comprehensive cybersecurity and coding bootcamp programs powered by the longest-running and most successful bootcamp provider, Fullstack Academy.

Tech Bootcamps
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Wine Business Management

An advanced understanding of wine business is essential to success in an evolving industry and an ever-changing marketplace.

Wine Business Management
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Business Analytics

The Professional Certificate in Business Analytics empowers graduates with the knowledge, tools, and decision-making skills to solve businessesʼ most pressing problems while advancing their professional careers in the exciting and fast growing field of data analytics.

Business Analytics

Professional Advancement Courses

Project Management Institute

Exam Preparation Program

Cal Poly Extended Education offers two project management exam preparation classes to prepare you to take your career in project management to the next level.

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Online Courses

These online courses are longer in duration, six months more or less, and can be started at any time (check individual class info). You proceed at your own pace and gain a more in-depth knowledge of the subject matter covered.

Online Courses

Courses for Teachers

The following courses for teachers include: courses taught by Cal Poly faculty on campus, scheduled online courses taught on a six week repeating schedule by contracted providers, and courses taught online at your own pace.

Courses for Teachers

*The Cal Poly Coding Bootcamp, in partnership with FullStack Academy, is neither taught by Cal Poly faculty, nor affiliated with Cal Poly’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Fuels and Vegetation Education

Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels and Vegetation Education (FAVE) program educates current and career-transition professionals and veterans in wildfire fuel mitigation measures and ecological restoration with the long-term goal of increasing the pace and scale of vegetation management to build a more sustainable and fire resilient landscape for every Californian.

Funded by a CALFIRE Healthy Forest Initiative Grant and kicking off in March 2022, Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels and Vegetation Education (FAVE) program offers free twice monthly webinars, monthly field-based workshops in every corner of California, and biannual full day symposia for the life of the grant (through February, 2025).

Contact: Kelly Meyer
Fuels and Vegetation Education (FAVE) program Coordinator

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