SDSU’s College of Extended Studies offers customized certificate programs exclusively to educational institutions and companies from Mexico and Latin America. In partnership with University Corporate Certification Consultants Inc. (UCCC) — a San Diego-based corporate training and consulting firm with offices in the U.S. and Mexico — Latin American students/employees can chose from in-class, online, or hybrid programs that conclude with an enriching international experience on the SDSU campus.

CES and UCCC Certification Program

We offer a variety of certificate programs that can be customized, or can work with you to develop a program unique to your university or organization. Proposed programs must have an educational curricula that matches extended learning university-level criteria in duration and topics. Also required are graded evaluation systems, with all quizzes uploaded to an LMS platform delivered by UCCC.

Programs that can be customized for your students/employees:

  • Business of Craft Beer
  • Business of Wine
  • Cultural Communications
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Management and Leadership
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Project Management
  • Sports Management
  • Teacher Online Training
  • Web and Mobile Applications


  • Common Decency
  • Diversity Without Adversity
  • Integrity at Work®
  • Teaching Online Practices (TOP)
  • Working with Millennials

Meet Our Partners

University Corporate Certification Consultants Inc. (UCCC)
Alejandro Castañeda, President and Founder

In 2002, Alejandro Castañeda founded, along with Candace Cox of Univentures of Phoenix Arizona, UCCC as an entity dedicated to linking highly regarded educational institutions and companies from Mexico and Latin America, with prestigious American universities for the purpose of certifying executive level in-company training programs. Since then, UCCC has facilitated the partnership of SDSU’s College of Extended Studies with a variety of Latin American institutions, achieving more than 30 successful programs.

Candace J. Cox, President and Co-founder

Since 1992, UNIVentures has been serving the professional development needs of corporations and government agencies worldwide. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, this resource and vetting firm has more than 9,000 experts in their global network, reducing time and risk for decision-makers to find and engage with best-in-class trainers, consultants, coaches, keynoters, university professors, and instructional designers. Specialty niches are in management and executive development, e-learning, and strategic alliances with top-tier universities.

EDEM: Escuela de Mercadotecnia
Alvaro Rattinger, CEO
Karla Pantoya, Director

Founded in 2008 in Mexico City, Escuela de Mercadotecnia has been training marketing professionals in Latin America for more than a decade. Working with marketing industry leaders to ensure the topics and themes are up-to-the-minute and relevant, EDEM create more than 20 digital marketing programs each year specifically for executives with the drive and desire to advance their level of learning. And each year, nearly 450 executives worldwide choose EDEM to advance their leadership skills at every level and make an impact in their organizations.

Executive Programs

  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Below the Line and Entertainment Marketing
  • Retail Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Innovation
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Big Data Strategies
  • Community Managers
  • Photography for Social Media
  • Content Marketing Strategies
  • User Experience
  • Design Thinking
  • English for Marketing Professionals

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