(Courtesy of Communication & Marketing)

New partnerships with online course providers ed2go and Lambers mean CSU Channel Islands’ (CSUCI) Extended University can now offer online courses to help professionals advance their careers or for the sheer joy of learning.

For those seeking certification in a profession, CSUCI’s Extended University already offers test preparation courses for those studying for their Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or their Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) as well as the Society for Human Resource Management certification test. Some are all online and others are hybrids of face-to-face and online learning.

Now, thanks to the partnership with Lambers, CSUCI’s Extended University can now also offer online courses for anyone wishing to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

“They are test prep courses for the financial industry,” explained CSUCI Extended University Professional Development Program Coordinator Jeff Ziskin. “This is for CPAs, tax preparers, etc. These are the courses that will prepare them to take specialized certification tests.”

For those wishing to learn for the sake of learning, ed2go provides hundreds of courses in arts, sciences, humanities, self-development, mechanics and a wide selection of other offerings in everything from mindfulness to mathematics.

“One of the advantages of taking an online course is the convenience and flexibility,” Ziskin said. “You can literally take the course anyplace, anytime, at your own pace, and you can do it all in your pajamas if you wish.”

The goal, Ziskin said, is to make the distinction between CSUCI’s Extended University, Lambers and ed2go seamless.

Courses can range from one day to more than 24 weeks, so each course is priced accordingly, beginning at $115. CSUCI employees receive a 15% discount. To learn more about the courses, visit CSUCI’s Extended University website.

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