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University of the Pacific — Westgate Center for Leadership

We will be once again offering all-online Transit and Paratransit Management Certificate Program this Fall. This eight-day program will earn you a certificate issued by the University of the Pacific and five CEUs, and each one-day class is broken into three hours of self-paced preparatory online learning and three hours of a live session with the instructor to discuss, debate, and internalize the learning.

In addition, if you need to make up any classes please contact us and we will enroll you in the class you wish to make up at no cost, as long as there is space available. Program description and class schedules are available on our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at 209-946-2956 or by email.
August 26 – December 2
8 Friday Sessions
Orientation – August 19

September 22 – December 15
8 Thursday Session
Orientation September 16


  • Overview of Transit Legislation, Regulation, and Policy 
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Designing Innovative Organizations
  • Budgeting and Financial Management 
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Safety Management System
  • Marketing Through Customer Service
  • Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness

Scholarship Information


There are two scholarships available. Eligible applicants include private, non-profit, not-for-profit, and government agencies, their employees and certain affiliates (private sector applicants) who offer passenger transportation services. Full-series scholarship will cover $1,250 of the tuition. Applicable for full series participants only. 

The program provides reimbursement for registration and travel expenses for courses attended by public and non-profit organizations serving rural areas.

RCTC (Riverside County Transportation Commission)

Potential funding to non-profit transportation providers located in western Riverside County.

SANBAG (San Bernadino Associated Governments)

SANBAG offers financial aid for public transit and social service transportation agencies from the Valley portion of San Bernardino County.

Access Services

Eligible applicants include all public and not-for-profit agencies and their employees or affiliates (private sector applicants) who deliver passenger transportation services with the County of Los Angeles. The Joe King Memorial Scholarship will cover 100% of the course fees. Only available during Fall sessions.


Email: Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development 

Call: 888.439.2867 / 209.946.2956