UCSC Extension’s professional courses, and subsequent certificate programs, were crafted to support the business needs and interests of career minded, lifelong learners located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Developed with guidance from key industry leaders and academic experts, these programs present University of California-approved curricula that address the specific requirements of the discipline. Programs take a practical approach, and are structured to accommodate working professionals—with the majority of our courses offered during the evening hours and on weekends.
When studying with us, you’ll interact with students and instructors who work in some of the region’s top companies. Once enrolled Extension students can choose to study in a few different ways:
Thousands of Silicon Valley professionals have studied with us and gone on to successful careers.
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension combines the academic excellence of the University of California with the expertise of seasoned practitioners to provide advanced professional training that addresses the real-world needs of people who work and live in Silicon Valley..
Your Success is Our Success - We want to make your path to career success as smooth as possible. Our courses are designed to help you discover the skills necessary to navigate a career transition, a job promotion or a change in field.
As part of the University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension is certified by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).