Career Skills Institute

  • NEW! In partnership with the regional Economic Development Collaborative (EDC), Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning is pleased to offer business resources to the local community at two satellite Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) where – at NO-COST– business advisors work with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them start-up, grow and navigate today’s complex business environment. Click for more information.
  • Fall 2022 classes will be offered via online, Zoom video conference, hybrid and face-to-face formats. For current class information, click the class list buttons below.
  • SEL Admissions Assistance: Schott and Wake Front Office Hours

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Training for today!

SBCC offers a series of short courses that have been carefully selected to provide you the training you need to get a job, advance in your job and/or provide you skills you need to grow your business. SBCC career skills courses are packaged together to enable you to earn a certificate and digital badge – demonstrating you have mastered new skills.

The tuition-free certificates and badges cover four key areas: business, design, technology, and career education. We collaborate with Santa Barbara community business leaders to determine what skills are needed to survive and compete in the marketplace. Whether you need brushing up on the art of negotiations, need to better understand branding or design basics, we have the coursework and certificates to meet that need. 

Training for Today!

Extended Learning Students

Expand your horizons by taking a range of classes, see what catches your interest or focus on the field that inspires you.

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CSI Digital Badges

This catalog lists more than 40 certificates covering the areas of business, design and technology.

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CSI Resources

Please click below for a list of commonly asked questions regarding non-credit certificates and badges.

Ready to get started?

CSI for Students

Santa Barbara City College offers a noncredit certificate program to provide the training you need to get a job, advance in your job, or skills to grow your business.

CSI for Employers

We partner with employers in the community to complement their own employee training programs.  If you are interested in partnering up and adding to your current training please contact us at

Completed your certificate?

Click to request your certificate

Call: 805-683-8282  
Contact: Emma Cruz
(we are still working some days remotely while campus reopens.)  

For assistance with application and registration contact Emma Cruz, Admin Asst. at
For more information about programs or content, contact Jeanette Chian, Director at



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