About Us

Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) brings the resources of the California State University (CS) to the local community, region, nation and international audiences. 

Self-support degree and certificate programs, courses, professional development and personal enrichment opportunities are offered in face-to-face and online formats, through convenient scheduling in times and places not supported by state funds. 

Student populations include traditional and high school students, working professionals, military and students in remote locations, students re-entering the workforce or university, international students and those who just love to learn. 

PACE helps prepare students along the lifelong learning continuum, from academic preparation and English-language- learner programs to professional and advanced training to leisure learning. 

PACE promotes values that support student learning and success:

  • Access
  • Responsiveness
  • Innovation
  • Academic quality
  • Student success
  • Transforming lives for a better society
  • Serving community needs

PACE encourages activities that support student learning and success:

  • Leveraging the contributions and capabilities of campuses to address the workforce development challenges facing the state, nation and internationally.
  • Creation of opportunities for lifelong learning and growth through innovative course offerings, certificates and degree programs.
  • Promotion of education and industry collaborations to create workforce development solutions.