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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Cal Poly AWS Trainings

Cal Poly will help you build and validate your cloud skills so you can get more out of the cloud.

AWS Class Offerings
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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
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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

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.