AI Application Development Certificate Program
Certificate Program

Artificial Intelligence Application Development

Empowering humans through AI

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Building enterprise AI applications like it's 2024

In the first University of California certificate for Artificial Intelligence Application Development, Silicon Valley industry leaders teach you to develop for today's emerging business strategies.
 

AI Application Development learning outcomes

  • Analyze and evaluate machine learning models
  • Develop innovative AI solutions using advanced technologies
  • Solve complex AI problems through advanced techniques
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in AI projects
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Acquire

Master the fundamentals, move on to advanced techniques, and prepare for emerging technologies.

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Specialize

Develop keen insights and high-level skills in your specialty as you build a robust portfolio to set yourself apart in the competitive job market.

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Deploy

Demonstrate your mastery that will make employers take notice. Complete the program with the capstone course.

AI developers are in high demand.

This certificate is perfect for:

  • Tech professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • People in career transition

Get the skills you need to grow your career in this rapidly evolving field.

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Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Starting at $4,790 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.) | International Tuition Cost
Program Requirements: 14 units. Take 2 required courses (6 quarter units), 2 elective courses (6 quarter units), and the capstone course (2 quarter units). End with certificate of completion review.
Minimum Hours of Instruction: 140 hours of instruction.
Estimated Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.
Modality: You can complete this program fully online, in person, or choose a mix of course formats.
Special Programs: This program is not approved for workforce or international students.

Courses


1. Required Course(s):

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-28-2024 to 08-30-2024
$980.00
AISV.X401.(17)

09-20-2024 to 11-22-2024
$980.00
AISV.X401.(18)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-18-2024 to 08-20-2024
$980.00
AISV.X400.(38)
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09-05-2024 to 11-07-2024
$980.00
AISV.X400.(39)
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2. Elective Courses: (Choose Two)

Quarter Units: 3.0
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Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

09-23-2024 to 12-02-2024
$980.00
AISV.X403.(2)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-18-2024 to 08-20-2024
$980.00
AISV.X404.(1)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
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07-11-2024 to 09-12-2024
$980.00

TBD

AISV.X402.(1)
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3. Capstone Course:

Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

10-15-2024 to 12-03-2024
$795.00
AISV.X490.(2)
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4. Completion Review:

Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

None
$95.00

TBD

O-CE0422.(001)
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Meet Our Instructors

Ajay K Baranwal
Dtr, Ctr for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing | Chair, AI Program
Chinnu Pittapally
Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing Research Engineer, Raytheon
Joseph Meyer
Senior Natural Language Processing Researcher, Erudit AI
Kavitha Velusamy
Senior VP of Engineering, Robust.AI
Mohammad Naveed
Senior Director of Engineering, Reltio
Oswald A Campesato
Founder, iQuarkt and AI Adjunct Professor
Praveen Krishna
Platform Architect for Audio AI/ML Solutions, Performance & Power, Intel
Sudhakar Alla
Machine Learning Engineer, ICURO

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Advisory Board

Ajay Baranwal, Instructor and Chair, AI Program

Program Chair

AJAY BARANWAL, MA, is the director of the Center for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing where he leads applied deep learning research and development efforts to solve semiconductor manufacturing problems. Much of his work at the Center relates to machine vision, learning from limited data, and building digital twins to synthesize new data. His previous experience includes work on several TensorFlow-based applications, including a prediction and diagnostic system, a document retrieval, and an information extraction system. He holds patents, is a co-author of several industrial papers, and has been a speaker at industry conferences. He is also co-author of What’s new in TensorFlow 2.0 (2019). He began serving as chair of the AI programs in 2023 and is the founding chair of the certificate program in AI Application Development.

AI Program Advisory Committee

PAUL BALDASSARI, Magister (Australia)
President, Manufacturing and Services
Flex

AJAY BARANWAL, MA
Director
Center for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing
Chair of the AI Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

RAHUL BHUMAN, M.S., M.B.A.
Co-founder
Enterprise Minds, Inc.

MOENES ISKAROUS, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, AI and Machine Learning for IoT, Compute & Wireless
Infineon Technologies

JASON SAMAHA, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition: Fundamental Theories, The Neuroscience of Consciousness
UC Santa Cruz Psychology Department

MIKE SCHMIT, B.S.M.E.
Director of Software Engineering
AMD

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Who should establish candidacy?

  • People who are pursuing a certificate (and have enrolled in a course in the program).
  • People who want to lock in the current requirements of a certificate or specialization.
4 Simple Steps to a Certificate or Specialization
  1. Complete a course in your selected program.
  2. Establish candidacy. Click on the Establish Candidacy button on your program page.
  3. Take all required courses for certificate completion.
  4. Once your grades are posted on your final course, enroll in the certificate review fee.
A Benefit of Establishing Candidacy

Program requirements may change. Once you commit to a program by establish your candidacy, you will not have to change your plans to meet new requirements. They are locked in for you. Timeline: 4 years to get it done (or 3 for a specialization) You must complete all the necessary units in a certificate within a four-year window. The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2023, you would have to finish by Sept. 4, 2027.

Note: Establishing candidacy does not trigger the beginning of the four-year window. It begins the first day of the first course in your chosen certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the four-year timeframe.

Exceptions to the four-year requirement
  • If you Established candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2024, you will have five years to complete a program.
  • Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, or our curriculum partner programs, such as the Legal Studies courses (CLS by Barbri) and sales and business courses (Ziplines Education) have shorter completion requirements.

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Grade Requirements

Please note that only letter grades of C or higher may be applied to a certificate, and in some programs, students may have more stringent requirements. Students in most employer- and government-sponsored payment programs, such as workforce development, as well as international students on F-1 visas, need to maintain a B average to meet their requirements. Personal Financial Planning students have additional grade requirements for individual courses to attain a certificate.

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