Extended Education Programs

Bachelor of Science

Applied Studies
(for major requirements, refer to the Applied Studies section in this catalog)

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance with
Measurement Sciences Option
(for major requirements, refer to the Quality Assurance section in this catalog)

Master of Arts

Humanities External Degree
(for major requirements, refer to the Humanities External Degree section in this catalog)

Master of Science

Quality Assurance
(for major requirements, refer to the Quality Assurance section in this catalog)


Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Assistive Technology Specialist
(for course descriptions, refer to the Special Education section in this catalog)

Community College Teaching

Human Resources Management

Orthotics (see coordinator for program requirements)

Production and Inventory Control

Prosthetics (see coordinator for program requirements)


Sport and Fitness Psychology
(for course descriptions, refer to the Psychology section in this catalog)


Designated Subjects Adult Education

(for course descriptions, refer to the Teacher Education section in this catalog)


Jim Bouchard, Director, Lifelong Learning Programs
and Senior Program Development Specialist

Michael Casner, Coordinator, International Training Programs

Patricia Cherin, Humanities External Degree Coordinator

Scott Hornbeck, Orthotics and Prosthetics Coordinator

Charles Hunt, Senior Program Development Specialist

Ted Johnson, Adult Education Coordinator

Toni Brinson, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Coordinator

Edward Milecki, Director, American Language
and Culture Program

Beverly Palmer, Sport and Fitness Psychology Coordinator

Paul Richard, Assistive Technology Coordinator

Martha Sklar, Community College Teaching
Internship Coordinator

Milton Krivocuca, Quality Assurance Degrees Coordinator

Jason Vogel, Director, Center for Training and Development and OSHA Education Center

Babette Wald, Program Development Specialist

Regular and adjunct faculty teach in the programs. This provides a good balance and mix of expertise. Each possesses the appropriate degree, professional certification and experience. In addition, many of the faculty are nationally recognized leaders in their field.

Extended Education Services: EE 1100, (310) 243-3741


Programs offered through Extended Education are self-supporting and require tuition. For information on the fee and tuition schedules, please refer to the appropriate Extended Education bulletin.

Students should be advised that courses containing an “X” in their prefix may not meet University requirements for continuing student status. Undergraduate students may apply up to twenty-four (24) semester units earned through these programs to a baccalaureate degree with departmental approval. Graduate students may apply a maximum of nine (9) units to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential

The Ryan Designated Subjects Teaching Credential Program is designed for students who meet the preliminary credential requirements and would like to fulfill the requirements for a clear Adult Education Credential as outlined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Requirements for the Two-Level Preliminary Adult Education Teaching Credential

Requirements (15 units)

A. Level I Courses (6 units)

TED 418.   Methods and Materials of Adult Education,
Part I (2)

TED 419.   Methods and Materials of Adult Education,
Part II (2)

TED 421.   Principles of Adult Education (2)

      Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level I classes within the first two years of the two-level preliminary credential.

B.   Level II Courses (9 units)

TED 420.   Computer Literacy for Teachers (1)

TED 417.   Seminar in Adult Education (1)

TED 423.   Supervised Field Experience (2)

TED 424.   Counseling/Guidance for
Teachers of Adult Education (2)

HEA 300.   Health in Public Education (3)


         1. Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level II classes by the end of the fifth year of the preliminary credential.

         2. For course descriptions, refer to the Teacher Education section of this catalog.


Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program

Program Description

The Certificate Program consists of nine courses designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of substance abuse counseling at a professional level. All courses provide extension credit or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nurses and teachers, if needed. ADX 300 and ADX 301 courses may be taken on an individual basis without formal entrance into the Certificate Program.


The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program provides students with the educational and practical requirements for becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). The practicum courses provide for on-the-job training in a variety of settings. Six courses in the certificate may transfer into the core curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Program.


Applicants should have completed at least two years of college
or have at least two years of work experience in a health or human service agency. If applicant is a recovering substance abuser, two years of continuous sobriety is recommended.

Career Possibilities

The program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at a professional level. The Certificate is widely recognized by alcoholism and substance abuse treatment centers and hospitals.

Requirements (25 units)

Upon satisfactory completion of nine courses with a 2.5 grade point average, and 300 hours of field work (credit may be given for previous work in the field), the student will receive a Certificate as recognition of educational achievement and professional status.

ADX 300.   Introduction to Alcoholism (3)

ADX 301.   Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3)

ADX 302.   Counseling the Individual (3)

ADX 303.   Perspectives on Drug Abuse:
Counseling the Substance Abuser (3)

ADX 304.   Group Counseling Techniques (3)

ADX 305.   Introductory Practicum (2)

ADX 306.   Family Dynamics (3)

ADX 307.   Advanced Practicum (2)

ADX 308.   Treatment of Eating Disorders (3) or

ADX 309.   Treatment of Domestic Violence (3)


American Language and Culture Program

Program Description

The American Language and Culture Program offers a variety of specialized programs designed to meet the English needs of domestic and international students and business persons. Classes are taught by teachers with extensive international and second language experience. All teachers are certified and/or have a masters degree in second language instruction.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP offers an eight week intensive English language program five times a year for students with academic or professional goals. The program is designed for those persons wishing to pass the TOEFL for entrance to an American University or for those needing a professional level of English proficiency. The core classes consist of 20 hours a week of grammar, conversation, reading, writing and listening. Optional classes in pronunciation, TOEFL, computers and others are offered as well. The program has six levels designed to move the student from beginning to advanced in discrete steps. Qualified students from outside the U.S. are eligible for I-20s and student visas.

Worksite and Vocational ESL (VESL)

Working with local businesses and governments ALCP can design and deliver industry specific classes in vocational English and basic skills. Students can also study more advanced management and leadership skills.

Short-Term Adult and Youth Groups

International groups of teenagers, college students and adults can study English, American culture and other areas of interest at CSU Dominguez Hills while staying in on-campus housing. Classes can be combined with tourist activities and excursions. Groups typically visit during the winter and summer breaks. However, programs are available year-round.

English for Specific Purposes

Students and business persons seeking focused instruction in English vocabulary and vernacular specific to a particular industry or vocation can arrange appropriate classes to achieve this end.


Assistive Technology Specialist Certificate Program

Program Description

California State University, Dominguez Hills and the Orange County Department of Education offer a Certificate Program in the area of Assistive Technology. Federal and state laws require that school personnel be prepared to offer a full range of services to disabled persons in the area of assistive technology. This certificate program will prepare individuals to fully understand and implement these state and federal mandates. All of the courses offered meet the professional development hours for licensure renewal as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Who Should Attend

Educational administrators, teachers, and anyone who has the desire or professional need to learn the federal and state requirements for serving the disabled within their organizations.

Requirements (15 units)

SPE 530.    Introduction to Assistive Technology (3)

SPE 531.    Basic Assistive Technology (3)

SPE 532.    Advanced Assistive Technology (3)

SPE 533.    Administration of Assistive Technology Services (3)

SPE 537.    Capstone Course in Assistive Technology (3)

NOTE: For course descriptions, refer to the Teacher Education section of this catalog.


Community College
Teaching Certificate Program

Teaching in the community college no longer requires a credential. Since the 1990-91 academic year, most community colleges require faculty to have a master’s degree in a discipline currently taught at the community college level.

The Community College Teaching Certificate Program is designed for candidates who are interested in teaching in a community college, or who are new faculty at a community college. The program consists of three courses (8 units), a two unit survey course, a three unit methodology course and a three unit teaching internship at a community college.

A.   Prerequisites

      To be eligible for the program, the student must be near completion in a graduate program, possess a master’s degree, or be currently employed as a faculty member in a community college.

B.   Requirements

1.   Required Courses (8 units)

GED 548.     Effective College Teaching (3)

GED 549.     The Community College (2)

GED 594.     College Teaching Internship (3 units)

2.   Minimum grade of “B” in all courses in the program.

3.   Receipt of a master’s degree by the time the program is completed.


Certificate in
Human Resources Management

Program Description

This certificate responds to the educational needs of local corporations and organizations and has been developed in consultation with human resource professionals. The certificate consists of six required courses. Two additional elective courses are included to provide an opportunity for participants to select an area of emphasis. Each course is offered for two extension units of credit. The certificate consists of the following:

A.   Required Courses (12 units)

HRX 300.  Foundations of Human Resources Management (2)

HRX 310.  Communication in a Business Environment (2)

HRX 320.  Labor and Employment Law (2)

HRX 330.  Organizational Change (2)

HRX 340.  Compensation and Benefits (2)

HRX 350.  Alternative Dispute Resolution and
Human Resources Management (2)

B.   Electives: select one course from the following (2 units)

HRX 360.  Mediation and Human Resources Management (2)

HRX 370.  Arbitration and Human Resources Management (2)


Orthotics Certificate Program

Program Description

The Orthotics Certificate Program is offered in affiliation with the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center. The one year program satisfies the educational requirements necessary to enter an NCOPE accredited Residency, and upon completion of the twelve month Residency Program, eligibility to sit for the certification examination in orthotics given by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, 1650 King Street, Ste. 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-2747.

Required Courses (33 units)

HEA 250.   Normal and Pathological Gait (1)

HEA 317.   Pathophysiology for Orthotics (3)

HEA 335.   O & P Practice Management (2)

HEA 340.   Lower Limb Orthotics I (3)

HEA 342.   Lower Limb Orthotics II (3)

HEA 344.   Spinal Orthotics I (3)

HEA 345.   Biomechanics and Kinesiology for O & P (2)

HEA 355.   Materials Science and Applied Anatomy in O & P (4)

HEA 440.   Upper Limb Orthotics (2)

HEA 442.   Lower Limb Orthotics III (1)

HEA 444.   Spinal Orthotics II (2)

HEA 492.   Research and Seminar in O & P (2)

HEA 493.   Preceptorship in O & P (3)

HSC 495.   Special Topics in Health Sciences (1)

HSC 498.   Directed Research in Health Sciences (1)



Production and Inventory Control Program

Program Description

This certificate is designed for those who wish to gain a broad education in the principles of supply chain management.  Topics covered include: supply chain management, detailed scheduling and planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management, supplier planning, procurement, operations execution and control, production processes, quality incentives, inventory control, master planning of resources, forecasting, master scheduling, strategic management of resources, and integrating operating processes into the strategic plan.


Participants in the Production and Inventory Control Certificate program have the benefit of being taught by industry professionals. All instructors are nationally certified by APICS and are currently employed in the field of production and inventory control. Courses are taught at off-campus sites in 13-week trimesters and through Distance Learning.

Career Possibilities

Certificate completers have found employment in aerospace, military, manufacturing, hospitals, retail, and warehouse supervision.

Required Courses (15 units)

PIX 319.    Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)

PIX 331.    Detailed Scheduling and Planning (3)

PIX 332.    Execution and Control of Operations (3)

PIX 333.    Master Planning and Resources (3)

PIX 340.    Strategic Management of Resources (3)



Prosthetics Certificate Program

Program Description

The Prosthetics Certificate Program is a nine month program that satisfies the educational requirements necessary to enter an NCOPE accredited Residency, and upon completion of the twelve month Residency Program, eligibility to sit for the certification examination in prosthetics given by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, 1650 King Street, Ste. 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-2747.

Prerequisites and course content for the certificate in Prosthetics adheres to the Essentials and Guidelines for an accredited educational program for the Orthotist and Prosthetist. Approved by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) in 1993.

Program requirements may be obtained from Extended Education’s Prosthetics Coordinator.


Purchasing Certificate Program

Program Description

This certificate program provides a broad education in the principles of procurement management.  Topics covered include cost-price analysis, negotiation, public sector procurement, legal and regulatory considerations, specification, standardization, supply, ethical issues, partnering, total quality procurement, and logistics.


All instructors are industry professionals and are nationally certified by the National Purchasing Association. Courses are taught off campus in a 13-week trimester and through Distance Learning.

Career Possibilities

Individuals successfully completing the certificate program will be prepared for entry and management level positions in procurement in such areas as aerospace, military, manufacturing, hospitals, retail, and other procurement related fields.

Required Courses (15 units)

PIX 319.    Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)

PRX 200.   Purchasing Fundamentals (3)

PRX 310.   Cost-Price Analysis and Negotiation (3)

PRX 330.   Public Sector Procurement (3)

PRX 340.   Advanced Purchasing Concepts (3)


Sport and Fitness
Psychology Certificate Program

Program Description

The online Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program addresses a growing demand for using psychological knowledge to enhance sports performance, teamwork, fitness, and well-being. Five online psychology courses comprise the Sport and Fitness Psychology. Coursework covers principles, research and applications which will expand and enhance participants’ skill sets. Courses provide university credit of 3 units each at the 400-level which may be used for graduate-level credit. Students may enroll in individual courses or the certificate program.


Courses in the certificate program are offered online so that participants can access materials, study and complete the assignments anywhere, anytime. The internship course affords an opportunity to practice acquired skills and knowledge in a community near home. A Certificate is provided upon successful completion of program requirements.

Who Should Attend

Coaches, athletes, trainers, fitness instructors, and health professionals will gain valuable skills from the courses in the Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program.

Career Possibilities

The program is designed to increase knowledge of this developing field, to enhance employability of participants and to advance the careers of those currently employed in sport and fitness occupations.

Required Courses (15 units)

PSY 480.    Sport Psychology (3)

PSY 481.    Applied Sport and Fitness Psychology (3)

PSY 482.    Psychology of Coaching and Team-Building (3)

PSY 483.    Contemporary Issues in Sport and Fitness Psychology (3)

PSY 486.    Internship in Sport and Fitness Psychology (3)

NOTE: For course descriptions, refer to the Psychology section of this catalog.


Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For more information on the specific terms in which these courses may be offered, please visit the College of Extended & International Education website at www.csudh.edu/extendeded.

Alcohol and
Drug Counseling

ADX 300   Introduction to Alcoholism (3).

This course provides basic information about alcohol: the physiological, psychological and sociological effects of alcohol abuse; identification of social drinking, problem drinking; etiological theories of alcoholism; defense mechanisms; the counseling relationship and basic treatment issues.

ADX 301   Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3).

This course introduces the skills and techniques necessary for counseling. Students will learn to use active listening skills and to develop a high empathy level. The course is both theoretical and experiential.

ADX 302   Counseling the Individual (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course develops an understanding of the psychological factors in alcoholism and drug abuse and their implications for treatment. Counseling techniques are examined and practiced including assessment, perception and communication skills required for various stages of treatment, prognosis and termination.

ADX 303   Perspectives on Drug Abuse: Counseling the Substance Abuser (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course is an introduction to this major social/psychological problem. Students learn the basic pharmacology of the commonly encountered street drugs and behavioral and physiological consequences of drug abuse. Poly-addiction and treatment modalities are also covered.

ADX 304   Group Counseling Techniques (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course provides an understanding of group dynamics, defenses, problems, goals and growth. The roles of the group facilitator and group members are examined and practiced in class.

ADX 305   Introductory Practicum (2).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course introduces the student to the applied counseling experience. They become knowledgeable about community resources, learn documentation techniques, charting, and case studies. Issues related to grief, loss, stress, and counselor burn-out are addressed.

ADX 306   Family Dynamics (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course introduces theories of the effects of substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) as they relate to the family system. Students gain insight into the identification and solution of problems of the pathologic family and the individual roles and behavior patterns that exist within it.

ADX 307   Advanced Practicum (2).

Prerequisites: ADX 300, ADX, 301 and ADX 305.

This course demonstrates how to link clients with community resources. The student learns charting techniques, becomes aware of the needs of special populations and develops a further understanding of the counselor-client relationship, including confidentiality and legal aspects. The student learns about the multi-disciplinary treatment team, how to take histories and make psychosocial evaluations. The various alcoholism treatment agencies and program modalities-their staffing, funding, operational procedures are studied.

ADX 308   Treatment of Eating Disorders (3).

An introduction to the treatment of eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Compulsive Eating, and Obesity. Biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, psychosocial, and other theoretical perspectives are explored. The history of the interrelationship of alcohol and food as substances sometimes abused is explored. The course will provide an overview of techniques necessary for counseling individuals with eating problems.

ADX 309   Treatment of Domestic Violence (3).

Designed for facilitators of domestic violence treatment groups and to partially meet the requirements of California state law regulating approved domestic violence treatment programs for court-mandated counseling. Utilizes several cognitive-behavioral and relationship skill-building approaches to help clients.

Community College Teaching

GED 548  Effective College Teaching (3).

Study of research, theory and practices associated with teaching and learning processes in the community college system. Topics include course planning and organization; student diversity; teaching and student retention; instructional technology. Offered through self support only.

GED 549  The Community College (2).

An overview of the history, mission and function of the Community College. Topics include the history of higher education, the role of the Community College, student characteristics, curriculum, finance, governance articulations, and the California Master Plan. Offered through self support only.

GED 594  Independent Study: College Teaching Internship (3).

A one semester internship consisting of classroom instruction, the equivalent of 45 hours per semester or 3 hours per week on a 15 week model. Ordinarily, the internship consists of an appropriate combination of the classroom-related activities, determined in consultation between mentor teacher and intern. The Internship Coordinator arranges an on-site observation of one of the intern’s classroom presentations. An assessment is made of the intern’s performance and an evaluation form is filed in writing.

Human Resources Management

HRX 300  Foundations of Human Resources Management (2).

Covers the fundamentals of human resources management in the industrial, service and public sectors. Includes personnel processes of recruiting, training, wages and benefits, regulations and termination, and topics such as organizational behavior, work force diversity and employee relations.

HRX 310  Communication in a Business Environment (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Covers the following workplace communications topics: conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback, focused listening, non-verbal communication, team building and delegation, leadership, management and sales strategies, problem solving and negotiation, intercultural communication, and interviewing. Role playing activities.

HRX 320  Labor and Employment Law (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Examines critical federal and state laws regarding Human Resources Management, the National Labor Relations Act - Unionization and collective bargaining; building a knowledge base of effective and equitable personnel management systems; and implementing lawful and effective employment policies and practices.

HRX 330  Organizational Change and Development (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Examines the strategic role of Human Resources in initiating and managing corporate development and change leading to improved corporate performance. Includes Human Resource planning and development of HR objectives as aligned with business goals as well as methods for measuring HR effectiveness.

HRX 340  Compensation and Benefits (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Examines the role of pay and benefits in a comprehensive compensation program. Emphasis on developing skills in determining pay guidelines and practices that are legal and strategic and integrating non-pay benefits into a balanced recruitment and retention program for the enterprise.

HRX 350  Alternative Dispute Resolution and Human Resources Management (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300.

Survey of processes used to resolve disputes. Alternatives to litigation, including negotiation, mini-trial, mediation, panel evaluation, summary jury trial, arbitration, use of masters. Emphasis on applying alternative dispute resolution methods to workplace situations and labor-management relations.

HRX 360  Mediation and Human Resources Management (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Covers applied mediation theory, skills and techniques as related to Human Resources management. Topics include the mediation process and procedures, case development, communication skills, consensus building, issue framing and orientations towards conflict. Lecture, group activities and role plays.

HRX 370  Arbitration and Human Resources Management (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Covers compulsory and noncompulsory arbitration of grievances in public, private, corporate, labor, and international disputes. Case studies explore the arbitration role in unique settings.

Manufacturing Supervision

APX 270    Quality Management in the Industrial Environment (3).

Prerequisite: Supervising work experience recommended.

A study directed toward productivity improvement and learning, and improving the industrial manufacturing environment. Total quality control is discussed as a tool of continuous improvement, employee job certification and certification of special manufacturing processes.

APX 272    Work Standards in Industrial Operations (3).

Prerequisite: Supervising work experience recommended.

A study of staff operations in the industrial environment including safety, space layout, scheduling and flow control of the manufacturing process. Loading shop equipment and capability analysis is discussed.

APX 303    Statistical Process Control (3).

Prerequisite: MAT 131 or equivalent.

A study of the application of SPC techniques used to control the quality of manufacturing and service operations. The course includes a brief math review, quality control statistical methods, tools and charts of SPC, study of standard deviations and sampling techniques of defined risk.

Production and
Inventory Control

PIX 319     Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3).

Provides a broad overview of the field of Supply Chain Management and its role in the functional nature of organizations. The fundamental concepts and specialized vocabulary of this field are covered.

PIX 331     Detailed Scheduling & Planning (3).

Prerequisite: PIX 319.

Students focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.

PIX 332     Operations Execution and Control (3).

Prerequisite: PIX 319.

Students focus on prioritizing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results and providing evaluation feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, execution of quality initiatives and control of inventories.

PIX 333     Master Planning of Resources (3).

Prerequisite: PIX 319.

Students explore processes to develop sales and operations plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.

PIX 340     Strategic Management of Resources (3).

Prerequisites: PIX 319, PIX 331, PIX 332, and PIX 333.

Students explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing and supply chain-related functions. Aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change are the main topics.

Purchasing Certificate

PRX 200   Purchasing Fundamentals (3).

This course examines fundamental elements of purchasing. Emphasis placed on current business trends and their impact on the purchasing profession. Fundamental concepts, methods, techniques used to evaluate requirements for purchasing goods and services are discussed. Case studies allow for application to real-world situations.

PRX 310   Cost-Price Analysis and Negotiation (3).

Prerequisite: PRX 200.

This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques required for determining the reasonableness of cost and price, the relationships between the two, and establishes the basis for negotiating a final contract between buyers and sellers.

PRX 330   Public Sector Procurement (3).

Prerequisite: PRX 200.

This course examines the relative aspects unique to Public Sector Purchasing as well as comparing and contrasting the legal and regulatory considerations inherent to this environment with those of private sector procurement.

PRX 340   Advanced Purchasing Concepts (3).

Prerequisite: PRX 200.

Through the detailed examination of case studies, students explore the real-world application of purchasing concepts including: specification, standardization, simplification, supply, legal and ethical issues, partnershipping, total quality procurement and logistics.