Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, a part of the University of California Santa Cruz’s Division of Continuing Education.

Why choose our certificate programs for International Students?

  • Silicon Valley. Study and gain experience from industry professionals working here with the world’s greatest tech giants and startups that need talent to keep up with the fast pace industry. Silicon Valley is home to Facebook, Google, Intel, Whatsapp, Linkedin, and many more.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Study at a prestigious and premier U.S. public institution.
  • Quality Professional Certificates.  Certificate programs are ideal for those who want to improve their career opportunities and earning potential.
  • Industry Experienced Instructors. Courses are taught by professionals who are leaders in their fields.
  • Program duration just 9-12 months. Some students complete two certificates within this time frame.  Inquire for more information.
  • 1 year of OPT in the U.S.  After completing your certificate program, you’re eligible to apply for 1 year of work authorization.
  • Internships. Unpaid internship eligibility during study.
  • Multicultural Experience. Study with U.S. and international students from around the world.                                                                                                                     Questions? Contact us! ExtensionInternational@ucsc.edu or call +1(408)450-4945