What we're about

Keep your professional career edge by learning something new.

Our Meetups give you the opportunity to meet with instructors and students so you can learn about all the great professional training we offer here.

Learn practical, high demand skills. We offer 28 professional certificate programs and nearly 400 courses (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/areas-of-study/) in five distinct areas: Technology (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/areas-of-study/technology/), Education (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/areas-of-study/education/), Bioscience (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/areas-of-study/biosciences/), Design (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/areas-of-study/design/), and Business (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/about/areas-of-study/business/). Visit our beautiful Santa Clara campus building or take online courses. Since we offer open enrollment and new courses start all the time, there's always something new for you. Most of the courses are taught evenings and Saturdays.

International students are welcome and have the opportunity to pursue internships and temporary paid jobs (OPT).

Join us at our regular events to meet instructors and get a sense of the industry and how we prepare you for a successful career.

Call us with questions at (408) 861-3860 or email us at Extension@ucsc.edu.

Here's our homepage: https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/

Upcoming events (2)

Build a Career as a Paralegal

Online event

You are invited to join CLS by BARBRI on Wednesday, October 6 to learn more about the Paralegal Certificate Course©. Join our free, online informational session at 10am PST.

Our Business Development Director, Stephanie Elio will discuss:

1. Career growth and earning potential
2. An overview of how CLS works with accredited college and university partners
3. Course pricing and payment options
4. Course materials and textbooks
5. Instructor and peer/student interactions
6. How the online course works

There will be 15 minutes dedicated to Q&A, so please bring any questions you might have.

If you are unable to attend the webinar at this date and time, please still register and we will send out the recorded webinar for you to view.

Learn more:

Taking the Long View: Preparing Clients for Retirement

Online event

How do you get your clients to live their plan—from financial goal-setting to retiring successfully?

For professional financial planners, helping clients build a retirement plan has a work scope much broader than simple TVM calculations and amassing a specific pot of money.

Join two seasoned financial planners in a dynamic virtual discussion about the practical tools financial planners use to help clients identify the hard and soft goals for a successful retirement plan. Come with your questions and share your experience.

James Park, BA, APMA, branch manager at Ameriprise Financial and an advisory board member of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Personal Financial Planning certificate program.

Chris Wentzien, BA, MBA, CFP™, CPA, founding principal of Natural Bridges Financial Advisors and former instructor for the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Personal Financial Planning certificate program

Panel Discussion
Working with clients at various points in the aging lifecycle
Balancing economic ups and downs in helping them take the steps they need to reach their goals
Common pitfalls and challenges
Q&A and Open Sharing

This event is a free professional development event for newcomers to the financial planning profession, people contemplating a career in the financial planning field, students and prospective students in the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Personal Financial Planning certificate program, and FPA-SV members.

Registration for this free event is required. You will receive the Zoom link a few days prior to the event. Registration closes on Oct. 20.

This Student Forum event is co-sponsored by students of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Personal Financial Planning certificate program and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Register today!

Past events (217)

Securing the Supply Chain

Online event

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