Campus: CSU, Chico -- December 8, 1999

Building an Online Retail Store: New Extension Course from CSU, Chico

California State University, Chico's Center for Regional and Continuing Education presents Building an Online Retail Store, a new extension course designed to help retailers successfully enter the rapidly growing world of e-commerce. The course will focus on the basic principles of Web-based retailing and the steps necessary to build an online retail operation. Participants will design and construct a complete interactive Web-based outlet that will include a shopping cart, payment module and administrative pages.

Building an Online Retail Store will be presented on Friday, January 14, 2000, from 1-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, January 15-16, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The course will be held on the CSU, Chico campus in a state-of-the-art computer lab that provides individual workstations and complete hands-on technology support. In addition to the hands-on experience, participants will be provided a digital archive of the course work. The non-credit course fee is $395. Computer lab space is limited, so anyone interested in this class is advised to enroll as soon as possible. To enroll call the Center for Regional and Continuing Education at 530-898-6105 or go online at

Building an Online Retail Store will be taught by Kent Sandoe, College of Business faculty member with more than 15 years' experience in management information systems. Prior to joining CSU, Chico's faculty, he taught courses in e-commerce at Fordham University in New York City. Professor Sandoe's technical specialty is e-commerce and systems integration.

To accommodate the educational demands of Northern California, the Center for Regional and Continuing Education develops specialized programming and distance education services to meet the region's higher education needs. The center also addresses the needs of those regularly enrolled at CSU, Chico, as well as the professional and personal development needs of individuals and organizations throughout the world. To find out more about the center visit or call 530-898-6105.

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