School of Extended Education

Staff

Nancy Salzman, Esq., Dean Extended Education 
Carol Howard, Director
Ricardo Lorenzana, Director
Kathryn Blacklock, Finance Director

Program Support

Jessica Bass
Hung Bui
Angela Cheng
Cara Doti
Reagan Forlenzo
Susannah Gottlieb
Lisa Harrington
Andrea Hood
Ezra Huang
Erica Leahy
Danna Libao
Tammy Robles
Bob Tran

School of Extended Education

The School of Extended Education provides academic credit and non-credit bearing courses, programs, and certificates providing opportunities for individuals, business organizations and governmental entities. Through Extended Education offerings, individuals can obtain lower cost academic credit toward Brandman degree programs before or after being admitted to the University. Certificate and Certification programs allow students to prepare for new careers, augment degree programs, or demonstrate mastery over and above degrees already obtained, thereby providing specializations. Many of these certificates, courses and certifications also provide degree seeking students with opportunities to substitute a degree program course in order to graduate with a certification or certificate and a degree without increasing time to degree. Extended Education offerings also provide opportunities to obtain professional development and CEU credits often required to move up salary scales, maintain certifications and transition into new career paths.  Businesses, government agencies and nonprofits utilize Extended Education custom solutions to develop and train their workforces.  Courses are delivered face to face, online and in blended formats at campuses throughout the Brandman system as well as onsite for business clients and other cohort groups.  All programming can be customized to align with needs and objectives of business clients and other cohorts. Business services, including coaching, strategic planning facilitation, assessments, and more are also available. Education plans are prepared to assist students in utilizing Extended Education programming in order to align with career and personal goals.

Credits

Academic Semester Credit

Undergraduate Level Coursework

Courses with numbers 100 – 499 provide semester credit. These courses may be used to satisfy requirements in undergraduate level degree or certificate programs.

Graduate Level Coursework

Courses with numbers 500 – 799 provide semester credit. These courses may be used to satisfy requirements in graduate level degree, credential, or certificate programs.

Other Academic Opportunities

Certifications: Some professional certifications may qualify as substitutions for specific courses in Brandman University academic certificate and degree programs. The School of Extended Education offers courses to prepare students for the examinations of these certifications.

Students with IT professional certification(s) may substitute courses as outlined below provided that their certification(s) are unexpired and currently recognized in the field.  Refer to MyBrandman for additional information on IT certification substitutions listed by catalog year.

Industry Standard Certification Substitution Course
MCSE, CCNP, MCSA: Windows Server CSCU 353; CSCU 453
Oracle DBA, MCDBA, MCSA: SQL Server 2008, MCSA: SQL Server 2012 CSCU 408; CSCU 453
A+ CSCU 251
Network+ CSCU 453
Security+ CSCU 270
CompTIA Cloud Essentials CSCU 251
VCP (VMWare Certified Professional) CSCU 251; CSCU 353
RHCSA (Red Hat Systems Administrator) CSCU 251; CSCU 353
CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) CSCU 270; CSCU 375
PMP (project management professional) CSCU 383; CSCU 385
Six Sigma Green Belt CSCU 383; CSCU 415
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) CSCU 353
CompTIA IT Fundamentals CSCU 206
ITIL Foundation CSCU 207
MTA Networking Fundamentals CSCU 209
MTA Security Fundamentals CSCU 336

Brandman University accepts the following industry standard certification examinations for college credit in the competency based Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program:

Industry Standard Certification Substitution Course
CompTIA IT Fundamentals CSCC 200
MTA Database Fundamentals Topics (Exam 98-364) CSCC 408
CompTIA A+ 220-901 CSCC 251
CompTIA A+ 220-902 CSCC 361
MTA Software Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-361) CSCC 362
CIW Web Foundations Associate CSCC 360
CIW Database Design Specialist CSCC 363
CompTIA Projects+ CSCC 383
CompTIA Network+ Exam (Exam N10-006) CSCC 353
Windows Server Admin Fundamentals (Exam 98-365) CSCC 364
CompTIA Security+ CSCC 270
MCP: Server Virtualization (Exam 74-409) CSCC 476
MCP:Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam 70-461) CSCC 420
MTA HTMLS Application Dev Fundamentals (Exam 98-375 ) CSCC 470

 Students with the certifications below may substitute courses in academic degree programs as outlined below.

Undergraduate Degree Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Business Administration

Certification Substituted Course Comments
PHR HRCU-445 Certification or recertification within 3 years
SHRM-CP HRCU 445 Certification or recertification within 3 years
SHRM-SCP HRCU 445 Certification or recertification within 3 years

Graduate Degree Programs: Students in the Master in Business Administration program with the following certifications will be granted a maximum of 6 credits as defined below.

Certification Substitution Course Degree Program Course Comments
PHR HRCU 600 MBA, MSHR, Graduate Certificate in HR Certification or recertification within 3 years
SPHR HRCU 600 MBA, MSHR, Graduate Certificate in HR Certification or recertification within 3 years
GPHR HRCU 603 MBA, MSHR Certification or recertification within 3 years
SHRM-SCP HRCU 600 MBA, MSHR, Graduate Certificate in HR Certification or recertification within 3 years. Students who received substitution credit, as an undergraduate, for HRCU 445 for the SCRM -SCP may only receive waiver credit for HRCU 600 as graduate students.
CMA ACCU 640 MBA Current certification at the time of application
CPA ACCU 602 MBA Current certification at the time of application

Some professional certifications may qualify as academic credit through an ACE recommendation. The recommendation is inclusive of level and discipline, subject to residency requirements, and other limitations as set forth in specific degree programs. Students can request an evaluation for credit equivalencies. The School of Extended Education offers courses to prepare students for the examinations of these certifications.

  • CPP – Certified Payroll Professional
  • FPC – Fundamental Payroll Certification

Undergraduate Level

Program Credits
Army Foundation/Air Force Training and Certificate Program Infant, Toddler/Preschool 3
Army Foundation/Air Force Training and Certificate Program Youth 6
Army Foundation/Air Force Training and Certificate Program Child Care 3

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are calculated at 10 contact hours per one CEU, or fraction thereof. Courses that award CEUs may be useful to move up salary scales, maintain certifications and transition into new career paths.  Unless specifically articulated to an academic credit bearing course or program, these courses may not be used to satisfy coursework in any degree program.

Professional Development Units

Most Professional Development Units (PDU) are calculated at 15 contact hours per one PDU. Courses that award PDUs may be useful to move up salary scales, maintain certifications or licensures.  Unless specifically articulated to an academic credit bearing course or program, these courses may not be used to satisfy coursework in any degree program.  

Professional Development Units used for recertification with the Project Management Institute are calculated at one contact hour per one PDU. Courses that offer PDUs with this calculation are indicated appropriately.

Clock Hours

Courses that award CEUs may also indicate a Clock Hour equivalency. Clock Hours are used by specific government entities to measure professional and continuing education and determine program eligibility for the awarding of benefits.  One Clock Hour is equivalent to one contact hour.

Recertification Credit Hours

Courses that award CEUs may also indicate a Recertification Credit Hour (RCH) equivalency. RCHs are calculated at one contact hour per one RCH and are specific to the professional licensing body.