San Diego State University announces new online courses

September 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, has partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide online career training courses in the field of healthcare. Online career training courses are in heavy demand. Staying on the cutting edge of this popular educational methodology, San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide online career training courses in the field of healthcare.

Accessible at, the non-credit courses can help individuals at any stage of their health care career. Whether the student is interested in switching career paths, obtaining advanced training and certificates, or looking for specialized job training as a first-time job seeker, SDSU and Gatlin provide the necessary resources for workforce, corporate, vocational rehabilitation or individual career training, all from the convenience of your own home or office. Courses offered through this program have been approved and are free by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. “San Diego State’s College of Extended Studies is committed to creating tomorrows’ futures through high quality workforce education and training opportunities. The Gatlin partnership is an excellent way to provide 24/7 opportunities to address critical workforce shortages in the very important San Diego community service area known as the health care industry,” said Joe Shapiro, dean of the College of Extended Studies.

Gatlin programs blend various types of instruction in a unique format that provides logical, comprehensive and effective education. The typical course combines online instructional content, traditional textbook material and instructor-facilitated lessons. Though the courses are self-paced, personal instructors are available to guide every student. This blended learning differentiates SDSU and Gatlin courses from ordinary online courses. Each course is offered through an open enrollment approach and takes an average of 90 days to complete.

Web-based instruction is growing in popularity. Gatlin’s enrollments with their partner institutions have increased by 100 percent in the last year. The company has strategic partnerships with more than 700 institutions of higher learning worldwide.

“Between juggling a job, a home, a family and a social life, there isn’t always a lot of time left to attend an on-campus class,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “Online training offers the convenience of working from your personal computer and at your own pace. It’s a viable tool right now as evidenced by the growing number of people utilizing it, and is the way of the future.”

Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s online career training courses are open enrollment, allowing interested students to start their desired training immediately. Gatlin’s courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.

For program and course descriptions, go to For enrollment information, contact Wendy Evers at (619) 594-7078 or