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The University of California, Santa Cruz - Silicon Valley Extension provides high-quality continuing education and professional development for working professionals in Silicon Valley. The University has a variety of training opportunities that will help you master the skills and training you need to succeed. Instructors are industry experts and professionals who work in the companies that make Silicon Valley great. UCSC - Silicon Valley Extension courses and programs reflect the latest innovations, market trends, best practices and current industry tools. 

Why the University of California, Santa Cruz - Silicon Valley Extension

Curriculum: Key industry leaders and academic experts guide the creation of our University of California-approved curricula. Each course, packed with practical information that students can put into practice in real-time, is designed to provide identified, in-demand job skills that link to regional needs. Many courses build upon each other, allowing students to master particular skills. 

Flexible Learning Paths: USSC - Silicon Valley Extension value practical, flexible and focused learning environments. By offering primarily evening, weekend, blended hybrid and online courses, students enjoy hands-on and collaborative study with instructors working in the top companies in the regions.

Unique Offerings: Whatever your career goals, consider what distinguishes UCSC Extension: Onsite instruction and networking in the heart of Silicon Valley; Practical skill-based job development that directly aligns with the needs of our regional workforce; Convenient class times and dynamic online learning for working professionals; Project-based learning that helps you build your portfolio and skills resume; Instructors who are working professionals in their field; and More than a century-long history of quality, branded, trustworthy workforce development.

A History Of Excellence: UCSC Silicon Valley has helped generations of professionals learn new skills and technologies to compete in each emerging economy. Thousands of Silicon Valley professionals have studied with UCSC - Silicon Valley and gone on to successful careers. Initially, it might be difficult to differentiate between all the new for-profit, online and onsite corporate training programs that promise swift success. 

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