Why should students come to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension?

Silicon Valley expertise

Silicon Valley is home to startups and tech giants like Facebook, Google, Intel, Whatsapp, Linkedin, and many more. Students enjoy mentored instruction and, gaining practical experience and the latest best practices from industry professionals who work with global tech giants and innovative startups.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Study at a prestigious and premier U.S. public institution. Learn more about UCSC and our achievements.

Quality professional certificates

Certificate programs are ideal for those who want to improve their career opportunities and earning potential. Most of our industry-aligned courses offer project-based curricula that students can use to grow their portfolios.

Streamlined learning

Because our courses are offered in person, remote, and in hybrid settings, mostly in the evenings and on weekends, students are able to complete certificate programs in about 9-12 months. Some students complete two certificates within this time frame.

One year of OPT in the U.S.

After completing your certificate program, you’re eligible to apply for 1 year of work authorization.

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Recent International Stories

What Students Are Saying

"I received a clear view of the industry and what are the needs faced by enterprises today."
— Anonymous Student     International Student
"I made a lot of good connections while I was here."
— Aakash Dave     International Student Entrepreneur, Founding CEO of Spotmi
Aakash Dave
"It was pretty deep and the assignments were demanding so I had to work hard to get the point."
— Renato Roschel Ribeiro, MBA     International Student Director of Digital & Analytics | Data Analytics Professor
Renato Roschel Ribeiro, MBA