Welcome to SF State Extended Learning
SF State Extended Learning offers innovative, high quality professional development and academic credit programs that create learning opportunities beyond traditional structures.
SF State Extended Learning extends the services of San Francisco State University to the communities it serves SF State students, community members, as well as businesses and organizations throughout the Bay Area.
In addition to hundreds of classes offered at the Downtown Campus, SF State Extended Learning partners with established companies in San Francisco and beyond to offer customized training throughout the region, and collaborates with local agencies to greatly enhance workforce development opportunities for the San Francisco community. More than 30 professional development programs support the needs of the city, the community, and the California workforce. Open University provides a gateway for the community to attend regular university classes without formal admission to the university.
SF State Extended Learning is a self supporting, non-profit organization, sustaining its own operations and providing considerable resources to the university to invest in its future.
Thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds attend SF State Extended Learning classes each year to gain new skills in industry specific areas, to experiment with new career directions, or for personal achievement.
The enthusiasm, professionalism, and diversity of the students combined with the caliber, talent, and dedication of the faculty make SF State Extended Learning a vibrant and relevant choice for anyone looking to continue their educational journey.