About the Program

How to Begin Taking Classes

Professional Credit: Continuing Education Units

Credit is recorded as continuing education units (CEUs), which provide a standard of measurement for non-degree educational experience. CEUs cannot be applied to a degree. Each fast-track certificate is 4.8 CEUs. The Marketing certificate is 14.4 CEUs.


There is no formal application or admissions process for these courses. Interested students simply register and pay for courses they wish to take.


There are no formal requirements or prerequisites to fulfill prior to enrolling in courses for any of the Marketing certificate programs. Students will be expected to use their SF State email to receive communications from staff and faculty.

International Students

The program is not eligible to provide the I-20 form for the purpose of receiving the F-1 student visa. For more information, visit Center for Global Engagement.

What Students Are Saying

If you're looking for something timely that will have a tremendous impact on your resume and marketability, I highly recommend this team of professors that have the necessary experience in this field.

Jason Fox, Consultant

Such thought-provoking material! I can't possibly do everything this class has inspired me to do. #reignitin.

Denny Huebner, Product Marketing Manager, Applied Materials

Great course; it is exactly what I had envisioned and as advertised. Will encourage some of our students interested in learning more about social media marketing to take this or the entire certificate.

Kenny Chan, Professor, California State University, Chico

What a great class! I'm walking away with a robust campaign outline that I can apply to any social media endeavor in the future.

Jennifer Orlando, Editor, Charles Schwab

Great class! Helped me increase my knowledge of SEO and how it's applied in the real world to your business site, and how good social media content and strategy helps overall performance for your business.

Teodora Nieva, Events Marketing Manager, Symantec


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