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