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Specialization

AI Application Development

Coding for the paradigm shift

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Specialization Description

Building enterprise AI applications of the future

AI-powered intelligent applications are fast becoming the norm. Gain the knowledge and skills you need from experts in the field.

  • Master introductory deep learning prediction models.
  • Choose an important field for applying AI.
  • Launch your own industry-standard applications for the enterprise.

Rapid job growth outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 21 percent growth in software developer jobs by 2028—much faster than average industry growth. People with skills in AI will be in significantly high demand.

   
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Acquire

Acquire the foundational knowledge of AI business and programming.

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Specialize

Develop keen insights and high-level skills in your specialty. Choose one of the following:

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Demonstrate

Demonstrate your mastery that will make employers take notice. Complete the program with the capstone course.

   

   

Building Integrated AI Applications

You can work in AI. Hear Carlos Davila, M.S., a system solution architect, talk about what it takes to get an AI job.

       

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Open positions in the U.S.
   

AI Developer Jobs (LinkedIn)

       

Learn more about the wide range of AI courses to prepare you for the future of work.

   
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Program Overview

Estimated Cost: $3,385 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: 9.5 quarter units (CEUs and UC credit)
Minimum Hours of Instruction: 95 hours of instruction
Estimated Duration: 6–9 months to complete the specialization.

Courses

1. Required Course(s):

Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

07-08-2022 to 09-16-2022
$980.00
DBDA.X425.(8)

09-29-2022 to 12-08-2022
$980.00
DBDA.X425.(9)
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CEU: 1.5 CEUs
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

08-17-2022 to 09-14-2022
$580.00
AISV.800.(6)
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2. Elective Courses: (Choose One)

CEU: 3.0 CEUs
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

10-01-2022 to 12-10-2022
$980.00
AISV.807.(3)
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CEU: 3.0 CEUs
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

09-26-2022 to 12-05-2022
$980.00
AISV.802.(4)
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CEU: 3.0 CEUs
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-28-2022 to 08-30-2022
$980.00
AISV.809.(1)
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CEU: 3.0 CEUs
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

07-07-2022 to 09-08-2022
$980.00
AISV.801.(5)
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3. Capstone Course:

CEU: 2.0 CEUs
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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4. Completion Review:

Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
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Call (408) 861-3860

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Program Chair

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AI Program Chair

BIPIN THOMAS, M.S, is the president of ICURO, a Santa Clara-based artificial intelligence (AI) systems company delivering hardware and software integrated solutions for business growth outcomes. He is an award-winning senior executive with 30 years of experience—from strategy through execution of transformational initiatives at Fortune 500 corporations. Thomas is an expert leading the AI paradigm shift in smart manufacturing (or “industry 4.0”), automotive, retail, and healthcare. As the founding chair of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension AI Program Advisory Board since 2019, he is spearheading the ongoing expansion of UCSC Silicon Valley AI offerings.

AI Program Advisory Committee

PAUL BALDASSARI, Magister (Australia)
EVP of Strategic Programs and Asset Management at Flex

RAHUL BHUMAN, M.S., M.B.A.
Head of Tech Mahindra
Instructor, AI-Led Enterprise Transformation: Technologies and Use Cases
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

MOENES ISKAROUS, Ph.D.
Fellow and Cofounder of SiMa.ai™
Instructor, Edge Artificial Intelligence Development Capstone
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

JASON SAMAHA, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition: Fundamental Theories, The Neuroscience of Consciousness
UC Santa Cruz Psychology Department

MIKE SCHMIDT, B.S.M.E.
Director of Software Engineering at AMD

BIPIN THOMAS, M.S.
President of ICURO
Instructor, AI-Led Enterprise Transformation: Technologies and Use Cases
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

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  • Receive program updates
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To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.

You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.

All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this window.* The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.

Note:

Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.

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* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (Udacity, Microfacturing Institutes) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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