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This program is designed to help San Diego’s police officers, firefighters, and health care workers continue their education. This program is designed to help San Diego’s police officers, firefighters, and health care workers continue their education.
 


SDSU Offers Free Courses to Heroic First Responders

SDSU Gives Back gives San Diego’s police officers, firefighters and health care workers the opportunity to continue their education.
By SDSU News Team
 

“True inspiration has come through their tireless efforts and we, at SDSU, are incredibly appreciative of their support for each of us, our families and our community.”

As San Diego continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers and first responders across the county are working around the clock to keep our communities safe and healthy. To show first responders how much we value their continued bravery, San Diego State University is proud to announce SDSU Gives Back, an initiative to honor San Diego’s heroic first responders through free online courses.

This program is designed to help San Diego’s police officers, firefighters, and health care workers continue their education. With online courses in marketing, contract management, and geographic information systems, first responders are able to explore a new subject, work toward a professional certificate, or start thinking about going back to school.

“We are incredibly proud and grateful for all of our first responders and the heroic work that they have been doing to keep our community safe during these uncertain times,” said Shara Tscheulin, associate dean of professional and international programs at SDSU World Campus and one of the founding members of the initiative. 

“Our SDSU team wanted to show appreciation and extend the opportunity of a free class to these remarkable individuals,” Tscheulin added. “True inspiration has come through their tireless efforts and we, at SDSU, are incredibly appreciative of their support for each of us, our families and our community.”

The free online courses offered to first responders this summer include:  
SDSU Gives Back  is part of Courses for Causes, an initiative developed by California State University's Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) program. Spread across all 23 campuses of the CSU network, its goal is to accommodate the educational and professional development needs of today's workforce, with a specific focus on California’s network of first response workers.

For more information, please visit our SDSU Gives Back webpage. 

If you have questions, please contact SDSU World Campus Registration and Enrollment Services by emailing ces.registrar@sdsu.edu.