Every great journey has a smart beginning. Start yours today with CSUSM Extended Learning. Whether you are looking for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or a quick way to get a leg up in today’s work environment, CSUSM is ready to help you map a route to success. Check out the options below to see where you should get started.



Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Always wanted to be a nurse but have no nursing education?

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in just two years with this accelerated program offered by California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) School of Nursing. This fast-paced program is designed specifically for students who hold a degree in a discipline outside of nursing and who have not completed any LVN or RN coursework.




Healthcare Certificate Programs

If you are a looking a fast track to a career in the healthcare field, take the first step with one of our fast paced certificate programs.

Healthcare Interpreting

If you are bi-lingual and working in a position which may require you to be a liaison to someone who has limited or non-English speaking proficiency, this  14-week program will give you the skills to become an invaluable resource to patients, communities and organizations.


 Medical Assistant Training Program

Train for an exciting and high demand career as a Medical Assistant. Vista Community Clinic (VCC) and Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM) are partnering in a healthcare grant to develop certificated Medical Assistants. Upon completion, CSUSM will issue a Certificate of Completion of the Medical Assistant Program. Successful completion can lead to sitting for the California Certified Medical Assistant. The program will be open to unemployed/ underemployed individuals as well as entry-level administrative staff at Vista and other community clinics.