School of Extended Education
Nancy Salzman, Esq., Dean Extended Education
Ricardo Lorenzana, Assistant Dean
Kathryn Blacklock, Finance Director
Reagan Forlenzo, Director
Erica Leahy, Director
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 obtain a 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 workforce. 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.
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.
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.
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.