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.
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
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
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
Packaging Value Chain
Through world-class, instructor-led, online education, the professional certificates offered via the M.S. in Packaging Value Chain program provide coursework leading to comprehensive understanding of the critical subsets of the packaging value chain proposition in the global context.Packaging Value Chain
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.View PMI Exam Preparation Classes
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 Management Training
Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels Management Training 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, the Fuels Management Training 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: Maurica Anderson Fitzgibbons
Vegetation and Fuels Management Training Coordinator
View More information about Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels Management Training Program