Professional Certificates for International Students

Become eligible for one year of paid work in the US after your program.

Why choose UCSC Silicon Valley Extension?

  • Become qualified in less than one year

  • Gain valuable Silicon Valley work experience

  • Learn from industry professionals & experts

  • Optional fulltime work post graduation

  • Valuable networking opportunities

Lynda Rogers

Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley

“UCSC Silicon Valley Extension welcomes and values international students. Our international program has grown in popularity attracting students from over 30 countries. Because we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we can offer students the opportunity to personally experience this dynamic hub of technology and innovation.”

Lynda M. Rogers, Ed.D Dean of UCSC extension

Our Professional Certificate Programs

About UCSC Extension

A worldwide reputation for excellence

UCSC Silicon Valley is a branch of the world-renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the US’s premier public higher education institutions (ranked #82 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report).

About Silicon Valley

The global hub for technological innovation

Silicon Valley is the nickname for the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is located in Northern California. It is home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations and thousands of startup companies.

Motoko Tanaka

Instructors do more than teach; they share their industry experience and encourage students to explore networking events in Silicon Valley.

– Motoko Tanaka from Japan