Areas of Study
Discover new life
This region supports discovery as big biopharma companies neighbor new genetic labs and startups are pushing forward with advances every day. Course curriculum is developed in partnership with industry leaders who teach, and serve on advisory boards.
Lead by example
The Silicon Valley region is the home base of the entrepreneur and our curriculum reflects that heart and vision. Many of our programs align with professional certifications and other higher education programs.
Every good idea is made better by a designer who can make it real. Our curriculum is focused on helping you effectively communicate in new ways. Courses are available a la carte or as a comprehensive certificate program to boost your career.
Inspire the classroom
The field of education is undergoing rapid change requiring teachers serving all demographics to renew their skills and incorporate a greater understanding of learning differences, cultural awareness, and technological innovation.
Innovate every solution
Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation. Our courses, developed in partnership with local industry leaders, are continually refreshed. Leading technologists visit as guest speakers, mentors, recruiters, and even returning students.
Awards & Series
Our short Professional Award programs focus on specific skillsets so you can specialize on targeted learning outcomes. Our award programs provide you UCSC Extension credit. The part-time student can complete an award in 6 to 9 months.
We offer individual courses and several longer series to help you further your professional career by preparing you for testing in a specific industry such as finance or law, or by helping you maintain a professional credential or license in the fields of education, law, or hazardous waste. Many of these courses provide continuing education credit for specific professional organizations. There is a wide variance of units and hours required because the industries are so different.