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/

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Childcare Career Outlook: Through the Pandemic and Beyond

As essential workers in a new world of global pandemic, early childcare educators are navigating safety issues, financial stress, and daily uncertainty. What are they doing now to get through the tough times and where is the industry headed? Join us for an online conversation with Melissa Le, an ECE instructor with more than 23 years of experience, as she talks about the challenges facing the ECE community, the innovative solutions underway, and the outlook for a huge future demand. Learn about practical ways to build your ECE career. PRESENTER Melissa Le, BA, MSTC, ECE Teacher & Instructor/Chair Early Childcare Education Certificate Program at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Bring your questions. ABOUT JOB MARKET INSIGHTS Job Market Insights is a weekly community discussion providing strategies for professional success in this crazy job market. It is hosted by UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, the professional development arm of UC Santa Cruz. WEBINAR RECORDING This event will be recorded and provided to registrants. If you cannot attend, please register to receive the recording. FREE REGISTRATION https://ucsc-extension.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mSJxHpsxQwasN2FMrVUj-Q

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Job Search Strategies—A New Mindset to Step up your Game

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