College of the Extended University

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of the Extended University!

Our mission is to extend learning opportunities beyond the borders of our campus and/or outside of regular schedules, especially to anyone who wants to increase their current job skills, explore a new career path or enhance their life with new knowledge. We accomplish this goal through a variety of professional development certificate programsonline courses and advanced degrees.

We strive to provide the most current course content available today. Our instructors are experts in their field and they clearly understand the importance of preparing individuals for a successful career in today’s global market. To this end, we are continually developing new courses and programs and updating our existing courses to meet the ever-changing demands of employers throughout our region and beyond.

And, for those who want to complete their degree or add new knowledge and skills to their current degree, we offer the Open University concept. Open University allows you to take many of the regular Cal Poly Pomona academic courses without formal admission, providing you have the consent of the instructor and you have met all prerequisite requirements.

We know that learning in our current world is a lifelong process, and we want to assist in meeting your needs. I encourage you to visit our website often to discover how the College of the Extended University can help add value to your career and enrich your personal life. And if there is something you need that we don’t currently offer, don’t hesitate to let us know; we might be able to develop ways to make the right program available for you!

Best wishes for a successful future,

Howard E. Evans, Ph.D.
Dean, College of the Extended University  
& International Center