City University covers 100% ofthe tuition and applicable fees for courses taken through City College of San Francisco. City College offers a variety of courses; however, courses taken through City University are limited to those that will enhance the skills needed to perform City jobs. A list of approved courses can be found below. If you have questions about whether a course will be paid with City University funds, contact Workforce Development at or (415) 557-4840.

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Enrollment Instructions:

  1. Complete the City University Participation Form and email to The form must be submitted prior to enrollment as it ensures that the course is paid using City University funds.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete your enrollment with City College. Please note that you are not officially enrolled in the course until you complete the City College enrollment process. Submission of the City University form only ensures that your course tuition fees will be covered by DHR.
  3. Students new to City College or those who have not taken a course in over one semester will need to submit an Admissions Application: You are responsible for completing this application. Your City College student account will be created with academic information, separate from your employment with the City. You will also receive a student ID number and a registration date for adding classes.

Drop Policy

The last day to drop courses is two weeks after the semester begins. You must drop the class using the City College WebStars system and notify DHR by emailing


Approved Courses:

Acceptable Areas of Study (Courses not covered)
Administration of Justice
  • Narcotic Investigations
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Police Department Field Work
  • Criminal Justice Work Experience
  • PC832 Police Reserve Training
  • Drug Wars in the Americas
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Zoology
Business Includes: Accounting, English, Mathematics, Paralegal/Legal Studies, Supervision and Management
Note: ACCT56 Municipal Government Accounting will be co-taught by Controller’s Office staff for the Spring semesters only
  • Commercial Law
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Work Experience – Business
Computer Networking & Info Technology none
Computer Science none
Engineering & Technology
  • Bridge to Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
Environmental Horticulture & Floristry
  • Floristry
  • Independent Study
Health Education
  • Metro Health Academy
Foreign Languages none
  • Intracollegiate Speech Competition
  • Intercollegiate Speech Competition