Welcome to your UCSC Extension journey! Whether you’re interested in learning more about data analysis or financial investment, digital marketing or UX design, we’re here to help you get the skills you need quickly so you are prepared to compete in today’s regional workforce.


Our certificate programs, many of which include both onsite, hybrid and online certificate courses, as well as international internships in Silicon Valley companies, are designed to work with you—wherever you are in your career and your personal life. That means you can dive in and declare your candidacy in one of our nationally recognized, fully accredited, UC-quality, certificate programs, or tackle a single skill at a time. In our experience, students often discover that as their skills and confidence increase, a certificate is suddenly within reach. The UCSC Extension certificate looks awesome on your resume.


The best thing is that you will learn UC-quality curriculum from working professionals who are also experienced instructors. They are passionate about their subjects. They live and breathe medical statistics, biotechnology, software development, and business analytics. We are not just an adult training school. We are a hands-on Silicon Valley network of experts who want you to succeed.