The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE) offers a diverse range of degrees, professional development certificates, and international education opportunities to enrich the lives of CSULB students. Working closely with our campus, business, community, and international partners, CPaCE serves California’s workforce and economy by offering new and innovative pathways for students to achieve success.
We believe in the transformational power of education, and that we are measured by the success our students achieve.
Dr. Christopher SwaratChris.Swarat@csulb.edu
Tom O'Brien, PhDTom.OBrien@csulb.edu
Alysa Turkowitz, EdDAlysa.Turkowitz@csulb.edu
Tyler Reeb, PhDTyler.Reeb@csulb.edu
Message from the Dean
Here at the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE), we are committed to the university’s BEACH 2030 strategic plan and our shared mission to do public good. Our college’s unique abilities to provide access, innovation, partnerships, and flexibility are instrumental in supporting the entire CSULB community.
Expanding access to higher education is one priority that CPaCE is particularly well-positioned to address. CPaCE is growing into a hub for lifelong learning at The Beach. There are different educational needs at every step of a person’s career—from young adults entering the workforce, to experienced professionals upskilling for career transitions, to retirees seeking personal enrichment. To serve this wide range of learners, our college will continue working with our campus partners to offer a range of degree and degree completion programs, non-degree microcredentials, and modular courses. In addition to specialized training, our programs provide students with durable skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Since skills that are in demand today may no longer be relevant tomorrow, it’s our responsibility to adapt to the trends and technologies like artificial intelligence, remote work, and climate change. We must also support the university’s ability to reach more diverse learners from all backgrounds and maintain strong partnerships with industry groups to accurately meet workforce needs.
Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners are all part of The Beach Experience. I hope you’ll enjoy reading several of their success stories collected here. You can stay updated on the latest highlights from our community members by subscribing to our CPaCE News blog.
CPaCE is evolving with rapid changes in higher education and workforce development. As we embark on a new academic year, we look forward to building our campus community and cultivating resilience for years to come.
Dr. Christopher Swarat
Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education
California State University, Long Beach
Misson, Vision, Values
The CPaCE Newsletter (formerly CPIE) contains news regarding programs, courses, instructors, and students. Beginning in Fall 2020, we will no longer publish a printed newsletter, but you can always get our latest news and updates on our blog, CPaCE News.
CPaCE Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (562) 985-5561
WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (CPaCE) AT CSULB. As an interdisciplinary college, we work closely with our university, business, community, and international partners to serve California’s workforce and economy.
Our college provides programs and services that are open to all who are seeking personal and professional growth. Many of our programs serve professionals in the workforce, and we are also the central unit to promote internationalization at the university. We recognize our role in an interconnected global community, and we integrate that perspective into everything that we do.
I would like to invite you to view our blog CPaCE News. You will see many posts about the recent accomplishments of our students, alumni, faculty, and community partners. It is a wonderful way to gain an understanding of who we are and what we do. I hope you enjoy reading it.