Career Skills Institute

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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. 


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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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.

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

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

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Wake Campus
300 N Turnpike Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 964-6853

Schott Campus
310 W Padre Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 687-0812

While classes are in session:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. -7:45 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Spring break hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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