PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: Professional Education for High-Demand Careers • Courses • Certificates • Specializations

Learn the latest, best practices in your field

When you’re ready to learn new skills for a job promotion, shift your focus to a new industry entirely, or explore the latest Silicon Valley best practices in a given field, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension will help you get there.

Beyond the Basics

More than 30 programs in Silicon Valley's top fields—technology, business, bioscience, education, design, and law—have been developed in partnership with industry and university leaders. Night, weekend, online and hybrid courses are created and scheduled to meet the needs of working professionals in the region.

• Mentored instruction
• Industry-aligned curriculum
• Hands-on projects to build your resume
• In-person, remote, flex, weekend, & evening classes
• Practical skills you can bring to work
• 9–12 months to complete a certificate
• International OPT opportunities

International | Workforce Programs

International students will enjoy our F-1 visa-compliant certificate programs. Students completing programs through our workforce agency partners have a wide choice of approved programs to choose from.

Let us know what exciting career you are interested in!