Cost

Certificates & Costs

Program Details and Costs

The average tuition cost of our programs is $16,000. See Fees section below for more information.

Program Name Length of Program Units Recommended Start
BIOSCIENCE PROGRAMS
Bioinformatics[viii]
Biotechnology 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Clinical Trials Design and Management 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Medica Devices[viii]
Regulatory Affairs 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Accounting[i] 3 - 4 Quarters 27 - 40 units Fall, Winter, Summer
Administrative and Executive Assistant 3 Quarters 26 - 30 units Fall
Business Administration 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Human Resource Management 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Marketing Management 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units Fall or Winter
Personal Financial Planning[ii] 5 Quarters 51 units Fall
Project and Program Management 3 Quarters 27 - 30 units All
Procurement and Supply Chain Management 3 Quarters 27 - 30 units All
DESIGN PROGRAMS
Instructional Design[viii]
Technical Writing and Communication[viii]
User Experience and Web Design[iii] 3 Quarters 26 - 30 units Winter or Summer
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Early Childhood Education 4 Quarters 41 units Winter or Summer
ECE Supervision and Administration [viii]
Educational Therapy[iv] 4 Quarters 41 units Fall
TESOL[v] 4 Quarters 41 units Winter or Summer
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
Computer Programming[vi] 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Database and Data Analytics 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Embedded Systems 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Information Technology 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Internet Programming and Development 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
Software Engineering and Quality[vii] 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All
VLSI Engineering 3 Quarters 25 - 30 units All

Important Program Conditions

[i] 1. Accounting: Students who have previous accounting experience can take Introduction to Accounting I and II together in the first quarter. Students without experience should take 1 required course per quarter. Introduction to Accounting I is offered in the Fall, Winter, and Summer quarters.

[ii] 2. Personal Financial Planning*: Students must complete the 2 prerequisite courses before taking any required or elective courses. Practicum course is only offered in the fall and spring quarters.

[iii] 3. User Experience and Web Design: Practicum course is only offered in the winter and summer quarters.

[iv] 4. Educational Therapy: A background in this field is highly recommended for this program. Practicum course is only offered in the summer quarter.

[v] 5. TESOL: Practicum course is only offered in fall and spring quarters.

[vi] 6. Computer Programming: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.

[vii] 7. Software Engineering and Quality: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.

[viii] 8. This program may not fulfill international student visa requirements.

Fees

International program fees apply to all students participating in our international program and provides coverage for the entire duration of your studies. The average cost of this program is $16,000, including the costs of internship and OPT support.

The fee includes all international student services, including: maintenance of your F-1 status, orientation, academic programming, 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, housing assistance, medical insurance assistance, photo ID card, and other general needs.

Application Fee: $150. Due at the time of application.

Non-refundable.

International Program Fee*: $2,300. Due at the time of application.

Refundable if enrollment is canceled at least three business days before orientation session begins.

A $200 cancellation fee still applies.

Express Mail Fee (optional): $50.

Overseas students may request faster mail delivery for immigration document processing

Variable Course Fees: Course fees vary.

Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units per term, except in the final term.

Student Orientation Course: $375

The Student and Community Development course is not mandatory for students who have studied in the U.S. previously.

Payable at orientation.

Internship Support: $200

Optional Practical Training: $100

Government Fee: $410

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.

International Inquiry Form

Contact Us
Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945

Envelope extensioninternational@ucsc.edu