Boost Your Skills
Fine-tune your education with a precise curriculum that will prepare you to enter or advance in your field:
- 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
- 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
- take a credential program if you want to enter the teaching profession in the areas of adult or vocational education
- 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
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.
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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