Your Online Learning Experience

Going back to school can be daunting. You've got a full-time job to maintain, responsibilities in your personal life, and it sure would be nice to schedule in some "me" time. When there's only 24 hours in a day, pursuing additional education seems time-prohibitive, but it doesn't have to be. Online learning allows you to get the relevant, highly sought-after skills in a way that seamlessly integrates with your busy work schedule and life.

Our online courses and certificates give you the flexibility to complete your coursework when and where to fit your schedule. Course material is always accessible online 24/7—be it videos, animated material, podcasts or reading materials.

Classroom Interaction In a Web Environment

You'll never be alone while taking your courses. In each class, your instructors encourage you to interact with them and your classmates, discussing and exploring the various topics—using web, video and audio conferencing tools, small-group work and student presentations. Need to revisit a lecture? Your course material is always there for you—whenever you need it.

Remember, too, that your classmates come from varied backgrounds with different insights on the material at hand—giving you different outlooks on a certain subject.

Online Certificates and Programs

The following certificates can be completed fully online:

Under the Hood

"That all sounds great, but what does the online learning environment actually look like?" Great question. Take a tour of the platform:

Nuts and Bolts

How do I enroll?

You can enroll at any time. Simply visit the course page you're interested in and click on "Add to Cart." If you're new to UC Berkeley Extension, you'll need to create a student profile. Already have a profile? Simply log in with your student number and password. Once you're logged in, you'll be directed to the checkout where you will need to pay for the course. Instructions will follow on accessing your course in our online environment.

What's the difference between "ongoing" and specific dates for online courses?

Online courses that specify "ongoing" mean that they are offered year-round and you can enroll anytime. Once you receive instructions on accessing your course, you're ready to go.

Online courses that specify beginning and end dates mean that you need to complete the course within that range.

Learn more about these two different types of online courses.

How long do I have to complete an ongoing course?

To make sure you get the most out of your course, you must actively study a minimum of 30 days per semester unit with a maximum of 180 days after you enroll. This allows you to participate in instructor-led interaction and get feedback between assignments. You complete one module at a time, turn in your assignment, receive feedback from your instructor, and then you're on to the next module. After all your work is submitted and graded, your final exam is released to a local proctoring site. Make sure you review your course syllabus, which will have further details specific to your course.

How do I schedule a proctored exam?

Many of our courses require you to take a proctored exam upon completion of coursework to receive credit. Learn more about proctor criteria and the exam release process.

Can I transfer credits to another school?

Many of our courses are accepted by other schools, but be sure to check with your desired school to ensure they accept these credits. Learn more about undergraduate-level courses.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

Interested in a particular certificate or subject area? Get in touch!

Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis

Elisha Couchman, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 644-4558

Behavioral Health Sciences Online Courses

Juliana Struve, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 642-6362

Business Administration and Personal Financial Planning

Vanessa Hernandez, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 643-1550

Clinical Research

Mala Datta, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 642-1062

HR, Marketing and Paralegal

Debbie Luong, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 643-0973

Humanities, Writing, Editing and Languages

Jeff Metcho, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 643-1110, (510) 643-1110

Mathematics and Statistics

Mala Datta, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 642-1062

Project Management and Business Analysis

Justin Placencia, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 642-4231


Jana Kumar, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 643-5932

Technology and Information Management

Stephen Chang, Online Program Coordinator, (510) 642-4153