Extension & Distance Learning Programs

The Silicon Valley Campus is also home to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, the professional training arm of UC Santa Cruz. For more than 40 years, UCSC Extension has offered UC-approved courses that reflect the latest tools and technologies, and since 1987, Extension has offered courses in Silicon Valley. UCSC Extension provides professional training that reflects both the academic rigor of the University of California and the hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves practicality of Silicon Valley culture. Developed with guidance from key industry leaders and academic experts, Extension’s certificate programs in more than 40 disciplines match the economic demand of multiple industries, from engineering to business, education to bio-science, and environmental safety.