Campus: CSU Hayward -- November 28, 2001
Cal State Hayward Opens Education and Conference Center in Downtown Oakland
Oakland businesses and government workers will have new opportunities
for education and international training with the opening of the new Education
and Conference Center, operated by California State University, Hayward.
The center opened Nov. 19 on the first floor of the TransPacific Center,
1000 Broadway, Suite 109.
The newly renovated facility at 11th and Broadway will offer a full range
of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as extended and continuing
education classes. It also offers complete curricula for earning a master's
degree in public administration at the "state-of-the-art" facility,
across the street from BART's Oakland City Center station and the Marriott
Hotel. An MBA program currently is under development.
The 11,000-square-foot Cal State Hayward center also has a fully equipped
conference center, available for rent to businesses and government agencies.
It features an expandable conference room, five classrooms, wireless Internet
access, and multimedia capabilities. These facilities, with two high-speed
multimedia labs containing PC and Macintosh computer stations, are designed
for specialized corporate training sessions, as well as computer training
The university's Continuing Education curriculum provides a variety of
certificate programs at the new center for working adults and those who
need academic instruction to advance their careers. These programs include
courses in human resources, purchasing, multimedia, chemical dependency
treatment, international trade, e-business, and fitness. Courses to complete
undergraduate degree requirements also are offered.
The international trade certificate program is designed for individuals
already involved in global trade, as well as those interested in expanding
their businesses or interested in a change of careers.
"Technology plays such an important role in international trade,
so we've integrated an e-business component into much of the curriculum,"
said Elihu Harris, chairman of the board of the Bay Area World Trade Center
and former Oakland mayor.
The faculty will address issues in international trade such as cross-cultural
communication, manufacturing, pricing, distribution, trade laws, suppliers,
logistics and competition. Guest lecturers will include leaders in international
A "grand opening" reception, open to the public, will be held
at the Education and Conference Center on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to
7 p.m. On-site parking is available to those attending the reception as
well as classes and conferences at the Cal State Hayward Education and
"We're creating educational opportunities and greater convenience
for people who work in government and business in or near the center of
Oakland," said CSUH President Norma Rees. "They no longer must
travel to Hayward or our satellite campus in Contra Costa County after
a long day at work in order to access our educational services and learn
from outstanding Cal State Hayward faculty."
For additional information about CSUH Extended and Continuing Education
courses, call (510) 885-3605.