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

Therese Ammiro - Dean, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley

“UCSC Silicon Valley Extension campus is home to a vibrant community of students who learn side-by-side with local professionals in one of the most dynamic, technology-driven economies in the world. We are here to help you follow your career dreams by providing both rigorous training and practical skills to help you succeed in Silicon Valley and the greater global community.”

Therese Ammiro Dean, UCSC Silicon Valley 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 #81 in the 2018 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