May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Professional and International Education

Associate Vice President for International Education and Dean: Jeet Joshee

Associate Dean, Academic Programs: Tim Mozia

Associate Dean, Operations & Administration: John P. Lyons

Director, American Language Institute: Jacqueline Record

Interim Executive Director, Center for International Education: Eugenia Kim

Director, International Training Programs: Heidi Zhang

Executive Director of CITT and Associate Director of METRANS: Tom O’Brien

Interim Director, Office of Professional and Workforce Development: Angeli Logan

Director, Marketing, Communications and Outreach: Anna Behar-Russell

Director, Advanced Media Production: Dave Kelly

College Office: 6300 State University Drive, Ste. 104, Long Beach, CA 90815

Student Services Center: 800-963-2250


The College of Professional and International Education (CPIE) is one of the eight academic colleges at California State University, Long Beach. CPIE is a self-support, interdisciplinary college that works closely with its university, business, community, and international partners to serve California’s workforce. The college provides expanded access to CSULB’s exceptional academic programs and educational resources, and offers a diverse range of degrees, professional development certificates, and international education programs. Through the Center for International Education, CPIE creates opportunities for its students to study abroad and brings students from around the globe to CSULB.

CPIE’s unique position as both an academic college and a community outreach entity means that partnerships and collaborations - with the university, businesses, organizations, and community leadership - are an integral part of its operation. CPIE fosters collaborative academic initiatives with both credit and professional development (non-credit) programs.

CPIE programs do not receive state funding and are supported entirely by student fees.

The CPIE Mission Statement

CPIE transforms lives by providing multiple educational pathways to personal and professional success via campus-based, online, and transnational educational programs.

CPIE programs are major vehicles by which the university fulfills its responsibility to meet the lifelong personal and professional development learning needs of citizens, industries, and institutions within the region and beyond. CPIE brings the resources of CSULB to individuals and groups at times, locations, and in formats convenient to their diverse lifestyle.

CPIE Programs

CPIE maintains a customer-focused, market-driven approach to develop and deliver its programs. As a result, the programs may change often to adapt to the training and educational needs of the marketplace. CPIE offers both credit programs and professional development (non-credit), in many different subject areas. The major activity of the Academic Programs Department is to work with all colleges and academic departments within the university to develop self-support degree and certificate programs. Whether the program is academic credit-bearing or not, CPIE strives to provide the following features in every program:

  • Quality curriculum
  • Innovative and thoughtfully designed formats
  • Convenient days/times
  • Affordable fees and payment plan options
  • Fast, easy registration

In addition, CPIE provides companies, organizations, and government agencies with customized professional development programs for employees at their work site or at CSULB.

For the latest comprehensive program listings and descriptions, call the CPIE Student Service Center at 800/963-2250 or log on to:

The following is a sampling of the many types of programs offered by CPIE.

Degree Programs

Degree programs offered by CPIE are in partnership with other CSULB colleges.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) (at the Lancaster University Center)
  • Master of Arts in Dance
  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Option: Sport Management
  • Master of Business Administration (Saturday MBA for Working Adults)
  • Master of Business Administration (Daytime Accelerated)
  • Master of Public Administration (DL)
  • Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice (online)
  • Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration (Accelerated)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems

Professional Development Certificate Programs

  • Revit Fundamentals 
  • EKG Technician
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CATIA V5
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Engineering and Architectural AutoCAD
  • Oracle 11g Database Administrator
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Medical Coding
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Advanced Paralegal Certificate
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Training
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Investigation
  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Cybersecurity

Professional Designation Programs 

  • Collections Management for Costume and Textiles
  • Global Logistics Specialist
  • Marine Terminal Operations Professional

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a permanent record of attendance in professional development (non-credit) programs. CEUs can enhance ones resume and provide another opportunity to showcase a commitment to professional development. CEUs for specific professions are also available.

Open University

Through Open University, students who are not matriculated at CSULB may take regular university classes during spring or fall semesters for academic credit on a “space available” basis. Open University enrollment does not constitute admission to CSULB. For more information, contact the CPIE Student Services Center at (562) 985-5561.

Winter Sessions, May Intersession, and Summer Sessions

These sessions are open to all matriculated CSULB students as well as non-matriculated students, providing opportunities for students and individuals to take CSULB classes. No application or admission process is required for registration. Enrolling in any of these sessions does not constitute admission to CSULB. For more information, contact the CPIE Student Services Center at (562) 985-5561.

International Education and Global Engagement

American Language Institute (ALI)

The American Language Institute brings hundreds of international students to the CSULB campus each year. It provides English as a Second Language instruction to international students, most of whom are seeking admission to CSULB or other US colleges/universities. ALI offerings include long-term and short-term programs with credit and non-credit courses. The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a non-credit program of up to 25 instructional hours per week that is offered year-round. The ALI also offers a semester-long MBA Prep Program, a 6-week Intensive Preparatory Program (PREP), a 6-week Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) training program, 3-week Language and Culture Programs and many customized programs. For more information go to The ALI’s IEP is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Center for International Education (CIE)

The Center for International Education (CIE) endeavors to cultivate a strong internationally focused educational community at CSULB. CIE is responsible for the recruitment, admission and advisement of degree-seeking international and exchange students for the university. CIE is also responsible for promoting and advising all study abroad programs. In addition, CIE conducts international events, assists in faculty international development and facilitates the invitation of international scholars to campus. 

Education Abroad programs promotes global learning community by offering a full range of programs that foster student success, global perspectives, and intercultural awareness. Many study abroad programs are led by CSULB faculty. Most courses are open to all majors, students from other universities, as well as CSULB faculty, staff and members of the community on a space available basis. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at (562) 985-8429. For more information go to

International Training Programs (ITP)

The International Training Programs office addresses the growing needs of international audiences, especially from Asian countries, for academic and professional programs. Programs are customized to meet the needs of the customer and may include one-day workshops, two to three-week sessions, or month-long training programs. For more information, please contact Heidi Zhang, at (562) 985-4060.

Study Abroad @ the Beach

Study Abroad @ the Beach is a non-degree program for visiting (fee-paying) international students who would like to study abroad at California State University, Long Beach for one or two semesters. With the appropriate English proficiency level, students can take regular university courses for credit. We welcome all international high school graduates; however, most are typically second or third-year university students coming for their study abroad in the U.S. For more information go to

Centers and Institutes

Advanced Media Production Center (AMP)

The Advanced Media Production Center is known for producing high-quality, award-winning television shows and video programs. Equipped with high-tech production and post-production facilities, AMP provides services for CPIE and its campus partners. AMP also conducts programming and operational support for the campus educational cable TV channel known as Beach TV.

Beach TV is a nonprofit TV channel operated 24/7 on cable systems in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Lakewood. Many programs are produced by AMP staff and student assistants. Internally produced programming focuses on important campus issues, innovative research emanating from CSULB, prominent guest speakers, special events, and festive, engaging on-campus activities. Since 1985, when the first switch was flipped connecting Beach TV to the local cable TV companies, the channel has served as a valuable resource for delivering positive University publicity, reaching into the homes of local residents. Beach TV also maintains a YouTube channel. For more information go to


The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT)

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), a major programming division of CPIE, is dedicated to delivering education programs, innovative research, and community outreach in the area of goods movement. CITT is the Long Beach home for four major research centers: METRANS Transportation Center, a U.S. Department of Transportation-designated university transportation center; the U.C. Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation; MetroFreight, a Volvo Research and Education Foundations Center of Excellence in Urban Freight based at the University of Southern California; and the Federal Highway Administration’s Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC) covering eight states-California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas

CITT’s research portfolio features policy analysis in the areas of trade and transportation, as well as workforce development. Our outreach programs include educational forums, including the nationally recognized State of the Trade and Transportation Town Hall series, research conferences such as the International Urban Freight Conference, and media-based efforts including podcasts and newspaper columns that engage the broader community in the discussion surrounding international trade and transportation. CITT’s education programs include programs in integrated logistics, among other customized programs and workshops. Featured programs include the award-winning Global Logistics Professional (GLP), and the Marine Terminal Operations Professional (MTOP). For more information go to