International Training Programs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Does California State University, Dominguez Hills provide customized training services?

2. In what topics can California State University, Dominguez Hills provide training?

3. Does California State University, Dominguez Hills arrange field trips or internships?

4. How long are California State University, Dominguez Hills customized programs?

5. What is the maximum or minimum size of the group?

6. Will California State University, Dominguez Hills arrange training programs for individuals?

7. Can California State University, Dominguez Hills provide training in languages other than English?

8. Can English-language training be paired with discipline-specific training?

9. How much do California State University, Dominguez Hills training programs cost?

10. Does California State University, Dominguez Hills organize cultural excursions for training groups?

11. Do you have information about public transportation in Los Angeles?

12. What options are there for housing at California State University, Dominguez Hills ?

13. Can airport pickup be arranged?

14. What can you tell me about California State University, Dominguez Hills as a university?

Answers

1. Does California State University, Dominguez Hills provide customized training services?
Yes. California State University, Dominguez Hills offers both standardized and customized training courses. The staff experts at the College of Extended & International Education can work with the sponsoring organization to develop training programs that meet the group’s needs. CSUDH faculty and staff are also available for short-term consulting both in the U.S. and abroad. Please contact Michael Casner, Coordinator of International Training Programs at 310-243-3972 or via email at mcasner@csudh.edu to discuss your particular training needs.

2. What topics California State University Dominguez Hills can provide training?

California State University, Dominguez Hills can draw on over 600 faculty members and lecturers to provide training across an extremely broad diversity of fields. Specific areas of expertise are represented by the six colleges that make up California State University, Dominguez Hills’ academic offerings. Some of the training subjects are:
• Public Administration
• Business Administration
• Education & Teacher Education
• Health Care Management
• Natural Sciences
• Behavioral Sciences
California State University, Dominguez Hills can also provide training in the following specific areas: Quality Assurance, Safety and Environment Planning, Project Management, Information Technology and Business English. Certain certificate programs are offered through the College Extended & International Education. http://www.csudh.edu/extendeded/
Through collaboration with local business, organizations, or other educational institutions, California State University, Dominguez Hills is able to develop training programs in a variety of other areas.

3. Does California State University, Dominguez Hills arrange field trips or internships?
Yes, our program coordinator can organize study tours and site visits for training groups. We draw upon the relationships of CSUDH faculty and local professionals to arrange for visitations to government agencies, companies, and communities. In addition, we can also organize internships and on-the-job training if the trainees have adequate English-language skills.

4. How long are California State University, Dominguez Hills customized programs?
Our customized training courses can be as short as a few hours or as long as several months. Training courses also vary in length and subject depth.

5. What is the maximum or minimum size of the group?
Training can be provided for individuals or groups up to about 15-30 in size (larger groups can also be accommodated, but they should be divided into different tracks to keep class sizes reasonable).

6. Can California State University, Dominguez Hills arrange training programs for individuals?
Yes, with support from international agencies, individuals can receive customized one-on-one training programs or enroll at California State University, Dominguez Hills for certificate courses or degree programs. For more information, go to http://www.csudh.edu/extendeded

7. Can California State University, Dominguez Hills provide training in languages other than English?
The majority of lectures are conducted in English, with interpreters when necessary. However, California State University, Dominguez Hills has many faculty members fluent in other languages. Depending on the topic, training might be available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Persian, Arabic, Japanese, Vietnamese, and other languages. When a faculty member with the necessary language ability is not available in the necessary discipline, California State University, Dominguez Hills can provide interpreters for the training program with additional costs.

8. Can English-language training be paired with discipline-specific training?
Yes. We often organize these sorts of programs, with English language training part of the day or part of the week, and discipline-specific training the remainder of the time. The English-language training can be adapted to include specific vocabulary and concepts relevant to the skills being studied. Depending on the abilities of the group, the discipline-specific training can be in English or translated into the native language. For more information, go to http://www.csudh.edu/alcp

9. What is the cost for California State University, Dominguez Hills training program?
It is difficult to provide a price quotation for the customized training programs. Program price is based on many factors including: length of the training, size of the group, the topics, whether field trips and other off-campus activities are requested, whether translation is requested, and whether technical classrooms or laboratories are required. The training fee typically covers trainer pay and benefits, classroom space, materials, field trip transportation and guides, translation (if necessary), and coordination costs. Please contact Michael Casner at 310-243-3972 or via email at mcasner@csudh.edu to discuss your specific situation and receive a price quote.

10. Does California State University, Dominguez Hills organize cultural excursions for training groups?
California State University, Dominguez Hills can organize cultural excursions for training groups if desired. Cultural excursions can be tailored to the client’s wishes. Popular itineraries include: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Santa Monica area; a tour of ethnic Los Angeles; the Getty Museum; Disneyland; Universal Studies; Long Beach; Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum, and the Huntington Gardens; downtown Los Angeles; Huntington or Newport Beaches and Orange County; and the Gene Autry Museum of Western Culture. Cultural excursions do incur a cost in addition to the training fee to cover transportation and guide costs.

11. Do you have information about public transportation in Los Angeles?
Public transportation around Los Angeles is very extensive and efficient. California State University, Dominguez Hills campus is conveniently located in the South Bay Area which is close to all major freeways, LAX, beaches, and minutes away from downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach. For further information, go to http://www.csudh.edu/site/VisitUs/DrivingDirections.asp, or http://www.metro.net/default.asp or http://www.metrolinktrains.com

12. What options are there for housing accommodation at California State University, Dominguez Hills?
Housing options vary based on time of year and the budget of the training groups. For long-term arrangements, the University Housing would be the best option. For short-term programs, the best time for housing accommodation is during the summer months. In addition, we have established good relationship with local hotels to provide reasonable rates for our training groups. For further information, go to http://www.csudh.edu/housing/hou.htm

13. Can California State University, Dominguez Hills handle airport pickup?
For training groups, we can arrange private bus pickup or make Airport shuttle arrangements. For individuals, we recommend airport shuttles as the most cost-effective means of getting from the airport to the CSUDH campus. From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Airport shuttle costs approximately $25 for an individual and $100 for an exclusive van (holding up to 7 individuals). Taxi cab fare from LAX is approximately $50.

14. What can you tell me about California State University, Dominguez Hills as a university?
California State University, Dominguez Hills is one of 23 campuses of the California State University system. CSU is the largest institution of higher education in the United States, with more than 380,000 students. The CSU is dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate and master’s level education, with an emphasis on teaching rather than research. CSU Dominguez Hills enrolls over 12,000 students. Our campus is made up of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, College of Education, College of Extended and International Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; individual Colleges and Schools are accredited by the governing bodies for their subject areas.

The University offers 44 undergraduate majors, 25 master's degrees and a number of certificate and credential programs. The top three undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Liberal Studies (teacher education program) and Nursing.

The dedication toward serving students and promoting program excellence is reflected throughout CSU Dominguez Hills. In addition, California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the most ethnically-diverse universities in the United States with a student population that is 39.9 percent Hispanic; 31.2 percent African American, 18.1 percent White, 6.1 percent Asian, and 0.5 percent American Indian. In addition, we have a strong international program and with approximately 200 international students on our campus representing 85 countries.

For more information please contact:
Michael Casner
Coordinator of International Training Programs
California State University, Dominguez Hills
310.243.3972
mcasner@csudh.edu