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Division of Continuing and Global Education

Courses for Causes - Essential Workers - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Essential Workers

Free online courses available for essential workers! 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Fresno State and Continuing and Global Education are now offering free online courses to our amazing essential workers in the community! The offer applies to all essential workers for the following courses:

Functional Spanish

Functional Spanish for Emergency Medical Responders is for non-Spanish Speaking Responders who work in areas with sizable Spanish speaking populations, such as the Central Valley.

Project Management for the Workplace

This course is intended as an introduction to project management for the person who needs the skills but does not have the time or need for PMP certification.

Teaching Online

From Surviving to Thriving is aimed primarily at teachers, instructors, and faculty that have no experience in teaching online, or the experience has been limited and related to the COVID-19 crisis. It is also for college students or anyone that is interested in pursuing teaching.

How do I sign up for a free course? Essential workers can choose to take any of these online courses for free by selecting from the above course offerings. Once you've navigated to a course page, please click on the blue "ESSENTIAL WORKERS REGISTRATION" button to submit your registration/enrollment information. Once you submit your registration/enrollment information, our office will then follow up with you to either collect additional information or confirm your registration/enrollment. 

Who is eligible? Essential workers such as grocery store employees, food service providers or janitorial staff, certified or licensed healthcare professionals, or first responders such as EMT, paramedic, police, fire, correctional or probation officers. Other essential workers may be considered as well. All registration information will be reviewed and verified by a committee before enrollment.

What if I already paid? Currently enrolled essential workers that may have already paid for and registered in these courses before this offer was made can contact Rose Rosales at about receiving a refund while remaining enrolled. 

Any other questions? If you would like additional information about the program or have a question about enrolling, please contact Rose Rosales at As a reminder, our physical office is closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and email is the most efficient way to contact us.