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Extended Learning

Benerd College offers lifelong learning through a variety of credit and non-credit extended learning programs, both online and in seat.

Customized Workforce Training programs are offered to businesses throughout Sacramento, Stockton, and the surrounding community to improve workplace skills and address workforce needs. A few examples of customized programs available include computer training, interpersonal and teamwork skills, professional communication, and customer service skills.

Post-baccalaureate Professional Development (PDU) credit courses (9000 series number) are designed for educators and administrators to enhance their professional skills. Please note, this graduate level extended learning credit is not applicable toward a degree at Pacific.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses are offered for individuals in professions where the CEU is accepted as the measure of continuing professional development. Courses are offered in seat and online. Our courses include: Accounting and Finance, Instagram for Business, Spanish for Medical Professionals, Project Management Training, and more. 

Certificate Programs are designed to enhance specific skill sets for working professionals who can leverage these certificates to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities in their current positions or to prepare them for new careers.  The following are several certificate programs we offer:  Supervisory and Leadership, Human Resource Management, Substance Abuse Counseling, Animal Shelter Management, Paralegal, Nonprofit Management, and more.    

Special Programs are offered throughout the year for youth and adults, such as our Summer Reading Program. The summer reading programs are available in Lodi, Rocklin, Vacaville, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy, and other locations throughout the area.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers activities and events for mature adult learners. OLLI at University of the Pacific is a non-profit education program designed for people ages 50+ and open to all adult learners. Each year OLLI provides intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, interest groups, local and international trips, and special events for its members.