The Center for External Studies and Continuing Education at the Sapir Academic College is one of the oldest in Israel, and widely considered one of the best. The center was established in the early 1970s as an active and central part of the college. Each year, some 1200 students are enrolled in the center, mostly from the geographic area between Ashdod and Beersheba. We are proud of our tens of thousands of graduates who are employed in some of the leading companies and most prestigious workplaces in Israel. The center is designed to allow every person to develop professionally, and acquire education, knowledge professional training tools and skills according to their level, ability and needs. The center integrates innovative programs and collaborates with employers and workplaces from various areas to promote and adjust its knowledge and training programs. Some 120 lecturers from a broad range of academic disciplines and professional areas teach in the center.
Sapir is the largest public college in Israel, giving our students an advantage in terms of access to university-level academic and physical services, and enabling them to study at the highest level in a reputable institution. We will be happy to be at your service and give you our attention, information and advice.
Business Administration Division

  • Business management
  • Board member training
  • Business consultant training
  • Drug detailing – pharmaceutical marketing
  • HR management
  • Procurement management
  • Marketing and sales promotion management
  • Agricultural business management
  • Resource development and management in social organizations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community leader training

Consulting and Facilitation Division

  • Group facilitator training
  • Organizational consulting
  • Professional mediation certification
  • Family mediation: divorce and separation
  • ADHD coaching specialization
  • Coaching certification
  • Relationship coaching specialization
  • Career coaching specialization

Therapy and Rehabilitation Division

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy for the health professions
  • Animal-assisted education and rehabilitation


Education Division

  • Psychoeducational assessment
  • Training for psychoeducational assessors
  • Infant educators/caregivers – level A
  • Infant educators/caregivers – level B

Division for Certification in Accounting and Administration

  • Tax advisor training
  • Senior payroll accountants
  • Continuing education for senior payroll accountants
  • Bookkeeping Types 1 + 2
  • Bookkeeping Type 3

Design Division

  • Interior design
  • Computerized graphics for print
  • Graphic design
  • Jewelry art and design
  • Pottery and ceramic design and sculpture
  • AutoCAD 2012
  • Computerized drafting
  • Home styling
  • Feng shui
  • SketchUp

Division of Electricity, Electronics and Control

  • Certified electrician
  • Master electrician
  • Controller programming

School of Sports Certifications

  • Gym instructor
  • Baby swimming instructor
  • Pilates instructor
  • Toddler movement instructor
  • Bicycle instructor
  • Swimming instructor
  • Jogging instructor

Software and Media Division

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification
  • PC and communication networks technician
  • Computer applications
  • Program testing and QA
  • Software development

Industry and Management Division

  • Industrial work management
  • QA
  • QC
  • Computerized warehouse management

Office Management Division

  • Office systems management
  • Medical office management

Psychometric and AMIR

  • Preparatory course for the psychometric examination
  • Preparatory course for AMIR (national English proficiency test)


  • Center Staff

    Mr. Dudu Shlomo - Center's Head

    Mrs. Ruti Sela - Center's Administrator

    Mrs. Hagar Talmor - Programs Coordinator

    Mrs. Romina Yaktzir-Hochberg - Courses & Students Coordinator

    Mrs. Yfat Abu - Courses & Students Coordinator

    Mrs. Daniel Michaeli - Courses & Students Coordinator

    Mrs. Fayna Povlowsky - Institutions & Otganizations Relations