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Whether it's a free workshop, career event, or networking social, there's always something exciting happening at UCSC Extension. Don't miss out on these opportunities! Visit our Events Page for upcoming events.

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley

UC Accredited Courses

Our convenient and attractively priced courses and certificate programs serve the advanced professional's need for up-to-date expertise. We're the region's leading educator in more than 40 areas of expertise that are in high demand among Silicon Valley employers. Our programs qualify for employer tuition reimbursement, federal retraining and veteran tuition assistance. Courses are available in our Santa Clara classrooms and Online. Click here for Directions and Maps.

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To learn more about our Departments click on the buttons below.

Environmental Health and Safety TrainingLearn more about professional training with UC quality environmental health and safety courses
Engineering and Technology coursesLearn more about professional training with UC quality credential courses
Credential CoursesLearn more about professional training with UC quality credential courses
Professional training with UC quality business coursesLearn more about our business programs courses
Training in Biosciences ProgramsLearn more about bioscience courses

We're Hiring!

Extension is always on the lookout for talented instructors. If you're interested in teaching for Extension we'd love to hear from you! Send a resume and coverletter to extensionprogram@ucsc.edu. We're looking for instructors in all four disciplines:

    • Engineering & Technology
    • Business & Management
    • Applied & Natural Science
    • Education

Do you want to contribute to the next generation of professional continuing education? Then check out our current openings:

- Desktop Support Technician
- Instructional Support Technician

To Apply:

1. Go to https://jobs.ucsc.edu
2. Click on “Search Postings” in the left nav bar
3. In the “Division” field, select “University Extension” and click the search button.
Select desired job, click on “view” to see the job description
Click on the “Apply for this posting” button to apply.

Check out our jobs page at any time for details on open positions and application instructions.

Tell Us Your Story

Have you started a new job since you studied with us? Perhaps you’ve embarked on a new project, or advanced in your current position. Tell us how you built new skills at UCSC Extension, and then put them to work. Email us at ExtensionFeedback@ucsc.edu.

If you've recently completed a certificate, we'd love your feedback. Check out our End of Program Survey to share your thoughts!

Fall 2015 Catalog

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Catalog

Click the image above to view a PDF of our Fall 2015 Catalog, or request a hard copy by filling out this form.

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