Benerd College offers extended education credits for Pacific and non-Pacific students to earn academic units to accelerate time to degree completion. Extension units are undergraduate-level, elective, academic units that cannot be applied toward a major requirement or an area requirement. Undergraduate students may take these courses to earn elective units adding to their total unit count required for completion of their academic degree.
Students should check with their academic department regarding the total number of extension units counted toward the degree or full time status.

Our extension courses are over four-times cheaper than a regular university unit.

In addition, our extension courses are open to individuals in the community looking to take classes for personal enrichment or just for fun. The majority of our extension courses are online, so you can join anytime and learn at your own pace. Additionally we offer classroom courses that take place on the Stockton Pacific campus during the spring and fall semesters.

This introduction to digital marketing course introduces concepts and best practices for digital marketing strategy, implementation and executional considerations. This class provides an overall understanding of the most relevant digital channels and platforms in today's online environment. You will complete the course with a comprehensive knowledge of and some hands-on experiences with how to develop an integrated digital marketing strategy. 

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 107
Course Cost: $300

This course is an introduction to global and intercultural knowledge. Coursework focuses on the need for increased cultural awareness and cultural intelligence in students' professional lives.

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 110
Course Cost: $300

This course provides students with an introduction to the complexities of professional collaboration and teamwork. Coursework focuses on the advantages, challenges, and best practices with particular focus on conflict and communication.

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 109
Course Cost: $300

This course provides students with fundamental communication competencies to enhance professional success in the modern business world. You will focus on skills such as professional interaction, business writing, and communication in groups. 

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 108
Course Cost: $300

You will be introduced to the principles of individual and organizational change management theory and practices. The nature of change, individual and organizational change management, and relevant change management models are explored. Students will be expected to read The Six Secrets of Change and other relevant articles. Students will also interact virtually via discussion boards and are expected to write short essays and complete one final assignment.

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 3
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 104
Course Cost: $900

This course introduces students to problem solving techniques as they relate to strategic thinking, project management, adaptability and willingness to learn. The course will be taught with experiential learning techniques so that students will explore the specifics of a particular topic, as well as key points about their own strengths and weaknesses in problem solving.

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 102
Course Cost: $300

This course integrates traditional and contemporary theories in the study of leadership. The focus will be upon applying theory to practical situations that produces the effective use of communication and leadership development skills. Specific areas of discussion will be delegation, facilitation, and responsibility. The course will be taught with experiential learning techniques so that students will explore the specifics of a particular topic as well as key points about their own strengths and weaknesses in leadership.

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 101
Course Cost: $300

Why do good people do bad things, especially in the workplace? What should an employee do if their supervisor demands an unethical action? This course will introduce the topic of moral ethics, especially as it relates to challenges that arise in the workplace. You will explore actions that can be taken when areas seem gray and how to avoid insubordination when taking the proper action as dictated by company policy.  

Format  Online | Self-paced
Course Date:/Time: Open Enrollment
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: XWFS 100 
Course Cost: $300

Among the Ruling Houses of Europe, none is more famous than the Royal Family of Great Britain. From the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the death of Princess Diana, we'll explore the lives of some Britain's most famous kings and queens, including Elizabeth I, George III, Victoria, and Elizabeth II. Join us on a journey through the pomp and splendor, the struggles and triumphs, and the intrigues and scandals of the British Monarchy! 

*Please contact Benerd College at continuinged@pacific.edu or 209-946-2424 to enroll in this course. 

Course Date:   Aug. 24, 2020 to Dec. 13, 2020
Format Online
Academic Units: 1
Course Code(s): XHIS 044
Course Cost: $300
Instructor: George Yagi

You'll be surprised at how creative you can be! You'll review the major academic thinking on creativity, as well as learn how to unlock the creativity within yourself through a series of fun activities and techniques. See how high creativity can take you! 

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XMDE 030  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

When you work in groups, do you have a hard time coming up with new ideas? Drawing on the latest academic thinking, you'll learn the key factors for developing creative teams that generate fresh ideas. Discover what creativity can do for you and your teams!  

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: Introduction to Personal Creativity (XMDE 030)
Course Code(s): XMDE 031  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

Apple, Google, and 3M are companies that often lead the way in corporate innovation. How do they do it? You'll review the latest academic advancements on innovation, including Clay Christensen's seminal thinking on disruptive technology and the proper response. Come learn the tools needed for innovation and see how far you can go!  

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: Introduction to Personal Creativity (XMDE 030)
Course Code(s): XMDE 032  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

Come put your critical thinking skills to work! This fun and interactive course gives you background for understanding the role of applied reasoning and logic in problem solving. You'll be able to assess your own critical thinking aptitude while learning how to define critical thinking and identify what's been stopping you. 

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XMDE 020  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

What are the key critical thinking skills? How can you develop and master them? This interactive course will help you to effectively recognize issues, identify conclusions, weigh evidence, and evaluate arguments. You'll hone your new-found skills through a series of fun exercises. Come and develop those critical thinking muscles.  

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: Introduction to Critical Thinking (XMDE 020)
Course Code(s): XMDE 021  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

How can critical thinking be applied to your life? You'll review the basics of problem solving, look at how critical thinkers apply their skills in different disciplines, and explore the role of analysis and evaluation and the connection to clear thinking and writing. Come learn how critical thinking can put you on the fast track to success!

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: Introduction to Critical Thinking (XMDE 020)
Course Code(s): XMDE 022  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

Interested in doing good work in the non-profit sector? Through readings, video, and exercises, you will explore leadership, strategic planning, fund raising, volunteer development, budgeting, and marketing. Take this class to learn the key management issues and latest thinking needed to become an effective, productive, and strategic nonprofit leader.  

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 2
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XMDE 060  
Course Cost: $358
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

Put your new nonprofit skills to work at the Courtney Museum! After Day at the Museum Part I XMDE 060 , this eSimulation is designed to challenge you while exploring real-world issues encountered by nonprofit managers. Assume the role of executive director of the troubled Courtney Museum and handle a series of personnel, marketing, financial, and community relations issues. As you make decisions an adaptive scoreboard reflects the impact of your actions and video commentary will explore the consequences of choosing different paths for reviving the Museum. 

Format: Online | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: Day at the Museum Part I (XMDE 060)
Course Code(s): XMDE 061  
Course Cost: $179
Course Date:/Time: Online  |  Open Enrollment

This course is for members of the community who are interested in improving their equine skills and experiences. All sites are off campus and attendees must have access to transportation. Please contact the instructor at mciccolella@pacific.edu for more information. Instructor permission is required for enrollment.

Format: Self-paced,Independent Study
Academic Units: 2
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XACT 090   
Course Cost: $300
Course Date:/Time: Open enrollment

Are you thinking about becoming a Journalist? This new course will introduce you to principles and practices of journalism in the United States! You will cover topics such as objectivity, critical thinking, ethics, and journalistic best standards. Through this course you will also learn what constitutes news, news gathering, and the emergence of new forms of journalism (including blogs and citizen journalism). Start using that nose for news today!  

FormatOnline | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XMDE 050 
Course Cost: $179 
Course Date:/Time: Online | Open Enrollment

Is there a change that you would like to see occur in your organization? Are you tired of waiting for changes that you expect but never happen? This course addresses the key issues people face in a dynamic environment when trying to enact change. By understanding the steps needed to affect change and through learning how to overcome resistance, a person can successfully lead change at various levels of an organization.  

FormatOnline | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XMDE 041 
Course Cost: $179 
Course Date:/Time: Online | Open Enrollment

Teams are everywhere. How well they work depends on you. Discover the key issues surrounding leadership in a team and how leaders account for the special and unique circumstances surrounding different types of teams. When responsibility, accountability, communication, and leadership are shared amongst members of the group everyone needs to know how to lead. Come discover how you can make teams work for you!  

FormatOnline | Self-paced
Academic Units: 1
Prerequisite: None
Course Code(s): XMDE 040 (1 Unit) 
Course Cost: $179 (1 Unit)
Course Date:/Time: Online | Open Enrollment

The First World War was one of the most brutal conflicts during the twentieth century. This was largely due to the modernization of warfare as machine guns, airplanes, tanks, and mustard gas made their battlefield debuts. Consequently, the order to go over the top and leave the safety of the trenches was equivalent to a death sentence. Through a series of films, lectures, and eyewitness accounts this course will offer you a frontline glimpse of the horrors of The War to End All Wars and also its terrible cost.

Course Date/Time:   Open Enrollment (Aug. 24, 2020 to Dec. 13, 2020)
Academic Units: 1
Course Code(s): XHIS 046
Course Cost: $300

As the Axis Powers swept through Europe, obliterating all opposition before them, the Allies were locked in a desperate struggle for survival. Through a series of films, lectures, and eyewitness accounts this course will take you on a journey through the battlefields of Europe and across the North African desert. You will meet important historical figures, such as Winston Churchill and Erwin Rommel, and you will learn of the experiences of the men and women who fought with dogged determination to preserve their freedom.

Course Date/Time:   Open Enrollment (Aug. 24, 2020 to Dec. 13, 2020)
Academic Units: 1
Course Code(s): XHIS 050
Course Cost: $300

When King Louis XVI received news of the fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, he exclaimed, 'Is this a revolt?' The messenger, who had just arrived at Versailles from Paris responded, 'No sire, it is a revolution!' Through a series of films, lectures, and eyewitness accounts this course will take you on a journey through the French Revolution. You'll witness the fall of the Bastille, the rise of Robespierre, the sad march of the condemned to the guillotine, and the outbreak of war. You'll also meet fascinating characters, who were at the center of events, such as Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, and Danton.  

*Please contact Benerd College at continuinged@pacific.edu or 209-946-2424 to enroll in this course. 

Course Date: Aug. 24, 2020 to Dec. 13, 2020
Format Online
Academic Units: 1
Course Code(s): XHIS 052 
Course Cost: $300
Instructor: George Yagi