About UCSC Extension Silicon Valley

About UCSC Extension Silicon ValleyUCSC Extension provides high-quality continuing education and professional development for working professionals in Silicon Valley. We have a variety of training opportunities that will help you master the skills and training you need to succeed. Our instructors are industry experts and professionals who work in the companies that make Silicon Valley great. Our courses and programs reflect the latest innovations, market trends, best practices and current industry tools.

There is no admission process and you can enroll anytime.

We created a variety of flexible scheduling options to fit into your lifestyle and quickly bring you up to speed. We offer evening and weekend classes, and online courses and programs. Most certificate programs take nine months to a year, and individual courses generally take four and ten weeks to complete.


We support workforce training and international students.

The University of California reviews and approves UCSC Extension courses and programs for academic content, merit and instructor qualifications. Many of our courses may be applied toward degree programs at other institutions, or may be eligible for professional certificates and licenses. Consult the academic department or advisor at your school before planning to transfer courses to another academic institution.

UCSC Extension is accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Colleges and Universities (WASC).

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Just a Few Courses Could Change Your Career

Testimonial Barbara Swindol"Tech evolves very quickly, so my career had to evolve as well."
-- Barbara Swindol, Project Management

Testimonial Neil-Fulton"I gained a rich per- spective on how to develop the hiring profile."
-- Neil Fulton, HR Program

Testimonial Julian Gonzales"I got hired as a UNIX Systems Admin- istrator, largely because of the training I had from UCSC Extension."
-- Julian Gonzales, Perl Programming

Testimonial David Markowitz"The students are people who are already in the work- force and want to learn something new."

-- David Markowitz, Video Game Design