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CSUSM at Temecula:

Visionary programs meet local work force needs

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Several new programs and areas of study are under development at California State University, San Marcos.

When it comes to developing visionary programs that meet a local work force need, California State University San Marcos at Temecula has it covered.

“People who come to us want to know that their education or training will translate into a new job, new opportunity or skill set that has clear market value. The programs we are developing deliver on all counts,” said Suzanne Lingold, associate dean.

Among the popular programs being offered at CSUSM’s Temecula campus new programs are a bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) that can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and is specifically designed for the working professional. A rigorous business curriculum balances theory and application incorporating professional training, writing mastery, presentation skills and group work expertise. Outstanding faculty and staff, a low faculty/student ratio, a Senior Experience Program and a cohort-based system ensure that students graduate on time and on budget with the skills necessary to succeed in the finest companies in the world.

The Temecula campus’ Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Certificate offers students the skills necessary to secure posts as lab technicians or research assistants in the rapidly expanding biotechnology industry. This hands-on certificate can be completed in two semesters, or approximately eight months, and trains students in cutting-edge technologies and current market trends.

Other high-demand programs include the BS in kinesiology, RN (Registered Nurse) to BSN (bachelor of science in nursing), and ABSN (accelerated bachelor of science in nursing). Working professionals seeking to increase their marketability appreciate the professional development certificate programs such as human resources management, meeting and event planning, digital arts and environmental leadership that provide cutting-edge information, perspective and training.

Located along one of the busiest corridors in Temecula, on Margarita Road, CSUSM at Temecula is the only public higher education institution beyond community college in southwest Riverside County. Smart classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab with the latest equipment and modeling tools, computing facilities and library resources are available to CSUSM/Temecula students. Academic advising is also available on site. Many of the programs offered on this campus are approved for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) participants.

For more information about CSUSM at Temecula visit csusm.edu/temecula or call 951-676-9254.

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