UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Accessible Professional Education for the New Economy

For more than 50 years, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, the professional development arm of UC Santa Cruz, has offered UC-approved courses, professional certificate programs, skills-based intensives, and boot camps to students and professionals at every stage of their careers. We also celebrate a thriving international community of students experiencing Silicon Valley for the first time.

Working closely with industry leaders, we design mentored instruction that reflects both the academic rigor of the University of California and the hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves practicality of Silicon Valley culture.

Professional skills in high-demand areas of employment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioscience
  • Business
  • Education
  • Premed Postbaccalaureate
  • Technology
  • UX Design