UCSC Extension Silicon Valley

Upskilling Silicon Valley

Study in a supportive community with instructors who have worked in the industry, mentor your progress, and celebrate your career success.

UCSC Silicon Valley is an accredited institution providing practical, high-demand job skills in technology, business, bioscience, education, and design through more than 350 offerings and a career services program. Focus on a single skill, build your portfolio in a certificate program and earn professional credit or a digital badge. Some courses and certificates count toward master's degees. Learn more about our community!

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Choose your learning style

UCSC Silicon Valley offers a flexible schedule to accommodate the working student-evenings, weekends, short intensives, and online learning. Study in the classroom. Attend live-online (synchronous) instructor-led classes. Drive your own progress in online and self-paced (asynchronous) courses.

Learning paths

  • One to four-month courses
  • Weekend workshops
  • Immersive bootcamps
  • Short specializations
  • Year-long certificate programs
  • Concurrent/open enrollment courses
  • Qualification for unpaid internships and paid work experiences (International program)

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Financing your education

There are many ways you can finance your professional studies. Many students benefit from employer tuition reimbursement, federally funded workforce training programs, and tax credits. Learn more about your finance options.

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