Boost Your Skills

Fine-tune your education with a precise curriculum that will prepare you to enter or advance in your field:

Professional Certificates

  • highest level of academic achievement offered by UC Berkeley Extension
  • minimum of 140 hours of coursework
  • usually 6-8 required courses and electives
  • achieve intellectual mastery and technical expertise in your chosen field
  • qualifies as an academic credential, which may be included on a résumé

Professional Programs

  • focused subject concentrations
  • usually 3 or more coordinated courses
  • develop a skill set within a specific area or discipline
  • can carry continuing education units (CEU) or other professional licensure credits

Teaching Credentials

  • take a credential program if you want to enter the teaching profession in the areas of adult or vocational education

Boot Camps

  • skilled instructors with three years minimum in the field
  • dynamic learning experience with face-to-face interaction
  • first-hand technical experience and collaborate in teams on a host of real-world problems
  • job hunting support throughout and beyond the length of the course

The UC Berkeley Extension Advantage

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High-Quality Education

Many of our courses and certificates are reviewed by UC Berkeley and are aligned to the University's high academic standards.



Our courses and programs are affordable, and are designed for working professionals.


Online Courses

You don't need to miss a class meeting when that unexpected business trip is scheduled. Just log on from anywhere in the world, and you're ready to learn.


Learn From Working Professionals

Our instructors bring years of field experience to the classroom. Your instructors not only love to teach, they love to teach their subjects.

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Latest and Upcoming Events

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Event: Making a Successful Career Transition

Making a career transition can be bewildering: How do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate?

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Event: Finding a New Career Direction

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be?

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Frontier Tech Event: Growth Marketing and Growth Hacking

Innovation Panel with awesm ventures, Manos via Google Launchpad, PayPal and Slack with a special focus on growth marketing and growth hacking

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