California State University's Response to the Workforce Responsive Program
CSU campuses partner with industry to align degree programs with the evolving needs of key workforce sectors. Internships, case studies, clinical training, and hands-on learning link university learning with real-world experiences. Students graduate with the job-ready skills and specialized knowledge needed for success. Browse the degree programs below sorted by workforce sector:
Life Science and Biomedicine
CSU East Bay M.S. in Health Care Administration
The CSU East Bay MS-HCA program has established internship programs with a number of Bay Area health care employers. The program has developed a partnership with the Alameda County Human Resource Services Department (ACHRSD) and the Alameda County Education and Training Center (ACETC) to help design a workforce development and succession plan for Alameda County public employees, including employees in the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.
CSU Los Angeles Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program
Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona worked together with local hospitals (clinical affiliates) to set up a post-baccalaureate Clinical Laboratory Scientist(CLS) training program.
San Diego State University
San Diego State University is working with community groups on initiatives such as school-based health center development, outreach to specific neighborhoods, and child immunizations.
CSU Stanislaus Bachelor of Nursing
CSU Stanislaus developed an accelerated second bachelor of science degree program (ASBSN) for non-nursing students, that would help the community and the region meet the increasing needs for BSN prepared registered nurses.
CSU Stanislaus M.S. in Genetic Counseling
The MS Genetic Counseling Program at CSU Stanislaus, in affiliation with Kaiser Oakland and UCSF, works to meet the rapidly growing demand in the Bay Area and throughout California for graduates in genetic counseling trained to work with service providers in areas such as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), carrier screening, genetic testing, and genomic sequencing.
Collaborative Project in Recreation Therapy
CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, CSU Long Beach, Sacramento State, and San José State have joined together for a collaborative project designed to meet the needs of recreation therapy professionals who are not certified. Pending licensure of the profession of recreation therapy in California, within the next two years, online courses and summer consortiums have been developed to provide additional educational courses needed for these working professionals to become eligible for licensure.
CSU East Bay Master of Public Administration
The Department of Public Administration adopted Student Learning Outcomes for its Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree that parallel professional domains, as sponsored by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The program has developed a partnership with the Alameda County Human Resource Services Department (ACHRSD) and the Alameda County Education and Training Center (ACETC) to help design a workforce development and succession plan for Alameda County public employees, including employees in the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering
Partnerships with industry resulted in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering degree program.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo M.P.S. in Dairy Products Technology
Partnerships with industry resulted in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s M.P.S. in Dairy Products Technology degree program.