School of Extended Education

Staff

Ricardo Lorenzana, Dean Extended Education 
Kathryn Blacklock, Finance Director
Reagan Forlenzo, Director
Susannah Gottlieb​, Director
Erica Leahy, Director
Bob Tran, Director

Program Support

Jonathan Besack
Hung Bui
Diana Cabori
Ezra Huang
Michelle Lewis
Angela Lund
Marc Paradis
Austin Ramos
Michele Reddick
Tammy Robles
Marci Ruhlen
Joy Tiongson

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 corporate training to develop and train their workforce. Courses are delivered in person, 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 the 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.

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

Courses with numbers 8000 – 9999 provide Professional Development Units (PDU). Most PDUs 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.

School of Extended Education Tuition and Refund Policies

Tuition Policy

The School of Extended Education provides courses and programs to non-matriculated students providing opportunities for continuing education outside of the traditional degree program. Tuition is set based on individual programming and may vary from the standard tuition policies governing the degree programs. For the most up-to-date tuition, as well as specific refunding rules, on courses and programs offered through the School of Extended Education, please visit the website at https://www.brandman.edu/academic-programs/extended-education.

Refund Policies

Instructor-Led (On-ground or online):

If student drops and/or withdraws Refundable Amount
Prior to the first day of classes 100%
Within the first week of classes 90%
Within the second week of classes 80%
After the second week of classes None
  • The cost of materials is non-refundable.

For courses of less than five (5) weeks:

If student drops and/or withdraws Refundable Amount
Prior to the first class meeting 100%
Within the first class meeting 90%
Within the second class meeting 80%
After the second class meeting None
  • The cost of materials is non-refundable

Online Self-Paced/Mentored courses:

If student drops and/or withdraws Refundable Amount
Prior to logging in to the course AND within 10 days of registration 100%
After 10 days of registration None
After logging in to the course None

Online Independent Study courses:

If student drops and/or withdraws Refundable Amount
Within 30 days of registration AND no grade has been received for the course 100%
After a grade has been entered for the course None
After 30 days of registration None

Courses provided by Brandman training partners:

If student drops and/or withdraws Refundable Amount
Within 30 days of registration AND no grade has been received for the course 100%
After a grade has been entered for the course None
After 30 days of registration None