NOTE: Downtown Center Courses

Online registration is now available for Downtown Center/Professional Development courses. Click on the individual course below and then click the register button.

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals – January 26, 2016

This class provides an overview of using Photoshop to create art, including a basic understanding of importing files, typography, image editing and retouching, using layers, and exporting files to PDF. This is a hands-on course and students should bring a USB thumb drive if they wish to keep the files they create.

Dates:  Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  CMAC, 1555 Van Ness at Calaveras

Fee:  $100. Class No. 36911. Download registration form (PDF) here.

Registration recommended by January 19.

Adobe series: register for all three Adobe courses for the package price of $270. (see InDesign and Illustrator)

Instructor: Doug Morris is currently a freelance illustrator who spent 25+ years working as an Art & Creative Director in both national and local advertising agencies. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he has won numerous awards for advertising design and has taught classes in Concept Development and Professional Practices for Graphic Designers for Fresno State’s Graphic Design department.

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Introduction to Search Engine Marketing – February 2, 2016

Where do people go to research and find products and services they need? There are over 3.5 billion searches on Google every day. Learn how to promote websites with Google's paid advertising platform, Google AdWords. This introductory course will get you up and running with promoted search results, and drive your ideal target audience to your website. We'll discuss proper setup and optimization to get your advertising in Google's top spot on the results page.

Date:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $110 Class No. 36917. Registration recommended by January 26. Download registration form here.
Or register online by clicking on the red button below.

Note: this class is part of the Marketing in a Digital World Certificate program, but may be taken individually.

Instructor: Ryan Joneson is the Founder and Marketing Director at Nettra Marketing in Fresno, CA. Ryan started the agency in 2009 (formerly Rewebbed). He was a speaker at SXSW in 2015, where he discussed the Google Ad Grant for nonprofits. Ryan holds both certification and partner status with Google.

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Creating a Water-Wise Landscape – February 3, 2016

Students will understand the process for removing or reducing existing turf, amending soil, creating hydrozones, adjusting irrigation, and planting and maintaining appropriate plants. Data relating to the effects of this historic drought and the importance of making wise decisions concerning landscape development and plant material will be shared along with a discussion of the 7-Steps to a Water-Wise Landscape.

Dates:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $25. Class No. 36893. Download registration form (PDF) here

Registration recommended by January 27.

Water-wise series: register for all three courses for the package price of $65.

Instructor: Susan Stiltz is a Landscape Specialist for the City of Fresno’s Water Conservation Program and a private landscape designer and consultant specializing in water-wise, low-maintenance, sustainable gardens that are Central Valley Friendly.  She has a B.S. degree in Plant Science from Fresno State.  She was formerly with Tree Fresno and is a Certified Arborist and Master Gardener. She is the volunteer Garden Consultant for the Clovis Botanical Garden and is a board member for Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.

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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals – February 9, 2016

This course provide an overview for using Adobe Illustrator to create artwork, including a basic understanding of importing images, typography, converting rastered images to vector images, converting type to outlines, and exporting files to PDF. This is a hands-on course and students should bring a USB thumb drive if they wish to keep the files they create.

Dates:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  CMAC, 1555 Van Ness at Calaveras

Fee:  $100. Class No. 36912. Download registration form (PDF) here.

Registration recommended by February 2.

Adobe series: register for all three Adobe courses for the package price of $270. (see InDesign and Photoshop)

Instructor: Doug Morris is currently a freelance illustrator who spent 25+ years working as an Art & Creative Director in both national and local advertising agencies. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he has won numerous awards for advertising design and has taught classes in Concept Development and Professional Practices for Graphic Designers for Fresno State’s Graphic Design department.

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Selection and Care of Water-Wise Plants – February 10, 2016

The instructor will share data relating to the effects of this historic drought and provide guidance on what plants will help you develop a water-wise landscape.  Making wise decisions about plant materials and learning how to maintain your water-wise plants will ensure you enjoy an attractive garden while conserving our precious water resources. Samples of water-wise plants will be available and a plant brochure will be provided.

Dates:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $25. Class No. 36907. Download registration form (PDF) here

Registration recommended by February 3.

Water-wise series: register for all three courses for the package price of $65.

Instructor: Leslie Feathers is a Landscape Specialist for the City of Fresno’s Water Conservation Program. An avid gardener for more than 25 years, she has a B.S. in Plant Science from Fresno State, is a Certified Arborist, and was formerly with Tree Fresno and Manager of the UC Master Gardener program.

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Branded Email Marketing Solutions: Fundamentals and Best Practices – February 16, 2016

Branded email campaigns are one of the best ways to reach customers directly. Learn the keywords for writing the perfect message, how to respond to customers, keep them engaged and continue to offer great deals and news. Understand reports that show who opens emails, who doesn't, and more. Learn about the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, and understand how to collect email addresses and increase opt-ins. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn the basics and best practices of branded email campaigns, including students, interns, and professionals who manage email marketing campaigns for businesses or organizations.

Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $110. Class No. 36975. Registration recommended by February 9. Download registration form here (PDF).

Note: this class is part of the Marketing in a Digital World Certificate program, but may be taken individually. (see Introduction to Search Engine Marketing)

Instructor: Damon Thomas has over a decade of experience in web design, email marketing, and graphic design. He is a local entrepreneur who owns QuiqLabs.com, a web development and creative studio who brands itself as Heroes for Hire.

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Your How-To Guide to Watering Your Landscape – February 17, 2016

Soils absorb and retain water differently due to a set of variables. Plants have different water needs for various reasons, and efficient irrigation systems rely on proper design, installation and maintenance. Students will determine which type of system will give the best results for a healthy landscape while conserving water resources.

Dates:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $25. Class No. 36895. Download registration form (PDF) here

Registration recommended by February 10.

Water-wise series: register for all three courses for the package price of $65.

Instructor: Marilyn Creel has been a City of Fresno Landscape Water Conservation Specialist for the last seven years. Prior to her current position, she spent extensive time in the irrigation industry as staff support at the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State. She was a Fresno County Master Gardener for more then 20 years and was instrumental in developing the Master Gardener’s Garden of the Sun demonstration garden.

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Governmental Grant Writing - Workshop I – February 19, 2016

This workshop will focus on locating, and developing strategies for writing medium to large governmental grants.  It will also include what should and should not be included in the application section by section including a review of various writing styles.

TOPICS - GOVERNMENTAL GRANT PROGRAMS

1.    Reviewing Requests for Proposal
2.    Outlining the proposal – Grant worksheets
3.    Strategy for time and effort commitments in writing the proposal
4.    Developing and writing an abstract
5.    Developing a need statement
6.    Preparing measurable quantitative and qualitative objectives
7.    Reviewing a sample proposal

Date:  Friday, February 19, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place:  Downtown Center
Class No.: 36223
Units:  Non-credit
Fee: $125
Instructor: Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.
Preregistration recommended by February 12.

Click here to download a detailed brochure and registration form.

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Adobe InDesign Fundamentals – February 23, 2016

This class provides an overview of using InDesign to create art, including a basic understanding of creating and using master pages, importing art and text files, typography, pagination, use of mastered and vector art, and exporting files to PDF. This is a hands-on course and students should bring a USB thumb drive if they wish to keep the files they create.

Dates:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  CMAC, 1555 Van Ness at Calaveras

Fee:  $100. Class No. 36913. Download registration form here.

Registration recommended by February 16.

Adobe series: register for all three Adobe courses for the package price of $270. (see Illustrator and Photoshop)

Instructor: Doug Morris is currently a freelance illustrator who spent 25+ years working as an Art & Creative Director in both national and local advertising agencies. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he has won numerous awards for advertising design and has taught classes in Concept Development and Professional Practices for Graphic Designers for Fresno State’s Graphic Design department.

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Private Foundation Grant Writing - Workshop II – February 26, 2016

This workshop will focus on locating, and developing strategies for writing medium to large foundation grant proposals. It will also include what should and should not be included in the application section by section. It will include a review of various writing styles to accomplish being complete within the limited space provided.

TOPICS - PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS GRANT PROGRAMS

  1. Reviewing Requests for Proposal
  2. Strategy for time and effort commitments in writing the proposal
  3. Developing and writing an abstract
  4. Developing a need statement
  5. Preparing measurable quantitative and qualitative objectives
  6. Preparing a plan of operation statement
  7. Reviewing a sample proposal

Date:  Friday, February 26, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place:  Downtown Center
Class No.: 36224
Units:  Non-credit
Fee:  $125
Instructor: Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.
Preregistration recommended by February 19.

Click here to download a detailed brochure and registration form.

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Budgets, Allowable Costs and Evaluations - Workshop III – March 4, 2016

This workshop will focus on determining allowable costs and what should be included in a budget narrative. It will also review how to prepare an effective evaluation including how to incorporate qualitative and quantitative data collection into the evaluation.

TOPICS – BUDGETS, ALLOWABLE COSTS AND EVALUATIONS

  1. Preparing a budget
  2. Determining allowable activities and costs
  3. Preparing a budget narrative
  4. Reviewing evaluation and statistical strategies
  5. Developing an evaluation statement
  6. Reviewing a sample proposal

Date:  Friday, March 4, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place:  Downtown Center
Class No.: 36225
Units:  Non-credit
Fee:  $125
Instructor: Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.
Preregistration recommended by February 26.

Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D., has over 30 years experience in writing, editing, and scoring grant plus managing numerous grant programs. He has written over 200 successful grants and extensive experience with all local, state and federal agencies, plus numerous private foundations.

Click here to download a detailed brochure and registration form.

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Business Communication for Professionals – March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016

Improve your writing competency in workplace communication, with a focus on meeting real-life work challenges. Review clear and effective business language and look at business writing styles and formats.

This four-session workshop will cover the basics of workplace writing for the professional, including how to tailor your message and use concise business language. Topics include the following:

  • Choose the medium that works for your message (i.e., print, electronic)
  • Tailor your message for the professional business setting
  • Communicate your objective
  • Watch for connotations. Convey what you mean.
  • Avoid writing mistakes, including misspelled and misused words (i.e., effect, affect)
  • Use correct grammar and punctuation. Use parallel verbs. Stay concise and clear.
  • Apply proofreading and editing skills.

Dates:  Four Saturdays—March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2016

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $125. Class No. 36894. Download registration form (PDF) here or register online below.

Instructor: April Schulthies, M.A., is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in the workplace and a graduate degree in English. She currently works as an editor for University Communications at California State University, Fresno.

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The People-Plant Connection: Do You Need More Nature in Your Life? – March 10, 2016

Develop a deeper awareness of the importance of the natural world in our lives and how plants and nature are used to benefit our experiences. This course provides an introduction to therapeutic horticulture and how it is being used to benefit a variety of populations. Learn how plants are used to improve quality of life and individual experiences. As we become a more technology-based society, we tend to spend more time indoors, removed from the natural world. How does that affect us? What can we do to incorporate more nature into our work and living spaces and why should we?

Dates:  Thursday, March 10, 2016

Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $35. Class No. 36798. Download registration form (PDF) here or register online below.

Registration recommended by March 3.

Instructor: Calliope Correia has a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science with an emphasis in horticulture, a master of science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Plant Science and Rehabilitation Counseling) and a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She works in Agricultural Operations at Fresno State where she manages greenhouse and nursery crops.

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Small Space, Urban and Indoor Gardening – March 17, 2016

This introduction to indoor and small space gardening will be a how-to class on creating natural spaces in living environments. Learn how to use plants indoors, including in inhospitable environments, and find out what plants need to grow outdoors in small spaces (patios, small gardens, etc.). Includes an overview of techniques and types of plants, pots, soil media, etc. for indoor, patio, and vegetable gardens.

Dates:  Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Downtown Center, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $35. Class No. 36799. Download registration form (PDF) here or register online below.

Registration recommended by March 10.

Instructor: Calliope Correia has a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science with an emphasis in horticulture, a master of science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Plant Science and Rehabilitation Counseling) and a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She works in Agricultural Operations at Fresno State where she manages greenhouse and nursery crops.

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Registration Information 

Students may register for Continuing and Global Education classes online.

You may also register for Extension credit courses in person or by mail. Forms are available from:

  • Division of Continuing and Global Education, Education Bldg., Room 130, phone 559.278.0333; or
  • Registration forms (pdf) at this link.

To register for classes online, click here.

Preregistration is strongly recommended because it will assure you a place in the class of your choice. It is required for many classes.

Please note:  you must pay online or in person within 24 hours of registration or you will be automatically disenrolled. (Payment accepted online: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or Echeck) If you do not wish to enroll online, complete the printed registration form (found here) and submit it to our office. Payment will be made at the Joyal building, Cashier's Office (Visa, Mastercard, check, or money order, no cash accepted).

Fees for Extension courses are set by the Board of Trustees of the California State University. For Summer Session fees, click here and Intersession fees, click here.

For regular credit courses

  1. First Day Registration is permitted on a space available basis. Attend the first class meeting where you will receive registration forms.
  2. Check, credit card information, or money order, along with the registration form, must be sent to the Division of Continuing and Global Education; California State University, Fresno; 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED76; Fresno, CA 93740-8025. Cash is not accepted. If you are submitting payment to the Accounting office or Cashiers windows (mail-in or walk-in), please be sure to indicate that payment is for a CGE course so that your payment is receipted correctly.
  3. You are expected to attend all class meetings.
  4. Registration is not permitted on or after the second class meeting unless permission of the instructor is obtained. 

For short credit courses

  1. Note the registration deadline of some short courses. Many of these workshops are limited in size because of staffing and classroom restrictions.
  2. Check, credit card information, or money order, along with the registration form, must be sent to the Division of Continuing and Global Education; California State University, Fresno; 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED76; Fresno, CA 93740-8025. Cash is not accepted. If you are submitting payment to the Accounting office or Cashiers windows (mail-in or walk-in), please be sure to indicate that payment is for a CGE course so that your payment is receipted correctly.
  3. Registration is not permitted on or after the second class meeting unless permission of the instructor is obtained. 

For non-credit courses (Main Campus and Online)

Full payment of fees is required at the time of registration. You may use credit card, check, or money order to pay fees. Cash is only accepted at the Cashier Windows. Make your check payable to Fresno State and mail it to the Division of Continuing and Global Education; California State University, Fresno; 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED76; Fresno, CA 93740-8025. If you are submitting payment to the Accounting office or Cashiers windows (mail-in or walk-in), please be sure to indicate that payment is for a CGE course so that your payment is receipted correctly.

There is a registration deadline for all non-credit courses. You are not registered until the forms and fees are received by the University.

For non-credit courses (Downtown Center)

You can register online for Downtown Center non-credit (Professional Development) courses by clicking here.

Registration Procedures for Veterans

Veterans who are attending school and wish to use their Montgomery GI Bill should first contact the Veterans Office in Room 121 of the Joyal Administration Building. You may also contact them at 559.278.7030.

Information regarding course withdrawal, refunds, cancellations, or change of program is at this link.