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.

 

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! 

Course Date:  May 28 - 29, 2022, 10 AM - 6 PM both days
Format In-person
Academic Units: 1
Course Code(s): XHIS 044
Course Cost: $300
Instructor: George Yagi

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.’ 

 

Course Cost: $300

Course Dates: April 30-May 1, 2022 10 AM - 6 PM both days

1 EXTN unit

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

As British soldiers advanced across the Atlantic to suppress a smoldering revolt, a defiant politician named Patrick Henry urged his fellow colonists towards war with the immortal words, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”  Though a series of films, lectures, and firsthand accounts, this course will bring to life the tumultuous times of the American Revolution.  Join colonists as they dump tea in Boston Harbor, witness the first shots of the war fired at Lexington and Concord, travel with Washington across the frozen Delaware River, and view the unfolding civil war that erupts as not all Americans were patriots.

Date: July 9-10, 2022
Course Code: XHIS 054
Cost: $300

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

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 steadfast determination to preserve their freedom. 

 

Course Cost: $300

Course Dates: April 23-24, 2022 10 AM - 6 PM both days

1 EXTN unit

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

Any study of American Criminal Justice must begin with an understanding of its structures and functions. Thus, ‘intro’ to Criminal Justice is a study of the system and its component parts. Major emphasis will be placed on police, courts, and correctional components of the CJ system. The course will emphasize how the legal concept of Due Process supports the entire American justice system. Throughout the course, students will learn many of the basic words and terms used in the CJ system.

 

Format: Online | Self-paced

Course Date/Time: Open Enrollment

Academic Units: 1

Prerequisite: None

Course Code: XCRJ 010

Cost: $300