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Program Details and Costs
|Program||Length of Program||Units||Tuition||Recommended Start|
|Bioinformatics [vii]||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Biotechnology||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
|Clinical Trials Design and Management||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||All|
|Medical Devices [vii]||3 Quarters||30 units||Spring,, Summer, Fall|
|Regulatory Affairs||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||All|
|Accounting [i]||3 - 4 Quarters||30 - 40 units||Fall, Winter, Summer|
|Business Administration||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
|Human Resource Management||3 Quarters||30 units||$17,850||All|
|Marketing Management||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||Fall or Winter|
|Project and Program Management||3 Quarters||30 units||$17,850||All|
|Procurement and Supply Chain Management||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
|User Experience and Web Design [ii]||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||Winter or Summer|
|Early Childhood Education [iii]||3 Quarters||35 units||$11,300||Fall or Spring|
|TESOL[iv]||3 Quarters||30 units||$11,300||Fall or Spring|
|Computer Programming [v]||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||All|
|Database and Data Analytics||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||All|
|Embedded Systems||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
|Information Technology||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
|Internet Programming and Development||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||All|
|Linux Programming and Administration||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
|Software Engineering and Quality[vi]||3 Quarters||30 units||$16,100||All|
|VLSI Engineering||3 Quarters||30 units||$15,350||All|
F-1 Visa Application Deadlines
International student applications must be submitted by the following dates:
|Quarter||Quarter Start/End Dates||If you are IN THE U.S., forms are due:||If you are NOT IN THE U.S., forms are due:|
|Fall||August 19-Dec 31||August 1||July 15|
|Winter||January 1-March 31||December 15||November 15|
|Spring||March 18-June 15||March 1||February 15|
|Summer||June 3-August 31||May 15||May 1|
Important Program Conditions
[i] 1. Accounting: Students who have previous accounting experience and start in the fall quarter may take Introduction to Accounting I and II together. Students without experience should take 1 required course per quarter and may require up to 4 quarters to complete the certificate.
[ii] 2. User Experience and Web Design: Practicum course is only offered in the winter and summer quarters.
[iii] 3. ECE: Practicum course is only offered in fall and spring quarters. Tuition covers 35 units for the program.
[iv] 4. TESOL: Practicum course is only offered in fall and spring quarters.
[v] 5. Computer Programming: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.
[vi] 6. Software Engineering and Quality: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.
[vii] 7. This program alone may not fulfill international student visa requirements.
Included in the program tuition cost listed above are numerous fees and apply to all students participating in the program. These fees provide coverage for the entire duration of your studies.
The fees include the following international student services: orientation, maintenance of your F-1 status, Student and Community Development course*, OPT application review, OPT support, internship placement assistance, academic programming, course registration, advising, and events that maximize your learning and career potential.
The fee also provides access to UCSC Extension resources such as our computer labs, wifi, technology, housing referrals and resources, medical insurance assistance, photo ID cards, and other general needs.
Finally, the fee also includes 2 ($40) drop fee waivers.
*The Student and Community Development course can be waived for students who have studied in the U.S. previously or can demonstrate having met the learning outcomes previously.
Fees not included:
Application Fee: Non-Refundable $150. Due at the time of application.
I-901 SEVIS Fee: $350
USCIS OPT Fee: $410
Cancellation Fee: Program tuition is refundable minus a $200 cancellation fee if enrollment is canceled at least three business days before the orientation session begins.
Express Mail Fee (optional): $50. Overseas students may request faster mail delivery for immigration document processing
Books and materials: Not included.Additional Curricular Requirements
For more information, about the 12-unit minimum, taking courses outside your program, or pursuing an internship, you can learn more about the program.