Career Skills Institute


  • Fall 2020 instruction will be primarily offered online through live video conference format with a few exceptions.  See updated Fall list for meeting details. 

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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. 

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Upcoming Fall 2020 Classes

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Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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.


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. 

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Application and Registration

For assistance with application and registration, please connect in person at the Main Office of Wake or Schott campuses (see locations and hours at bottom of page).  Questions about about application and registration? Connect with Emma L. Cruz at

For more information about programs or content, contact Jeanette Chian at

Download a current list of classes.

Download Summer list of classes



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