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Explore our catalog of over 100 certificates! With a wide variety of fields ranging from lean six sigma, to copyediting, medical coding, and beyond - UC San Diego Extended Studies has the right certificate program for you.

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Accounting

Gain a solid foundation in accounting skills and an understanding of the environment in which accountants work.

Duration: 12-36 Months

Estimated Cost: $6845

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing is the process of joining materials, layer upon layer, to create an object from a 3D model.

Duration: 18 months

Estimated Cost: $3,945

ADMET Process

The ADMET processes – Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion, and Toxicology – form one of the foundations of all modern drug discovery and development.

Duration: 9-12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,715

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

Designed for counselors working in a variety of settings, this certificate is approved to meet the educational requirement to become a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I (CADC-I).

Duration: 18 months

Estimated Cost: $6,000

Applied Bioinformatics

Scientists, engineers, and technical professionals will learn how to effectively utilize the data generated by the genomics revolution with the tools and methods of bioinformatics.

Duration: 9-15 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,355

Art and the Creative Process

Choose from a variety of art courses to develop your basic artistic techniques while improving your abilities to observe, find innovative solutions, and express your individual creativity.

Duration: 15-24 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,620

Biostatistics

An indispensable tool for understanding biological processes and ensuring the safety and efficacy of pharmacological and biotechnological products.

Duration: 9-12 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,305

Biotechnology Project Management

Explore the key skills needed for project management within the biotech environment from a clinical, technical and regulatory perspective.

Duration: 9 months

Estimated Cost: $5,140

Brewing

Learn to select raw materials, produce wort, manage yeast and fermentation processes, and finish and package the product, all to the highest industry standards.

Duration: 12-18 months

Estimated Cost: $5,495 - $5,785

Business Intelligence Analysis

Gain a comprehensive, working knowledge of the complete analytics cycle, from determining requirements to extracting and disseminating information.

Duration: 6-12mo / 11-14 wks

Estimated Cost: $3,700 / $4,500

Business Management

Strategic, up-to-date knowledge and highly sought after skills that you need to maintain a competitive edge.

Duration: 6 - 18 months

Estimated Cost: $3,670 - $5,600

C# Programming

Introduction to the C# programming language and exposure to real-world scenarios that will help build the confidence needed to succeed.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,995

C/C++ Programming

Students are exposed to a diverse range of programming situations and techniques that will be of value to novice and seasoned programmers alike.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,995

CAD/BIM

Gain comprehensive knowledge of the software used for architectural drafting, modeling, and visualization projects.

Duration: 3 - 9 months

Estimated Cost: $2,970

Career Advising

This program provides an organized and comprehensive approach to information, theories and best practices in career development.

Duration: 9 Months

Estimated Cost: $2,685

Case Management

A comprehensive learning experience designed to develop planning, critical thinking, and decision-making skills necessary for the day-to-day challenges in your role as a case manager.

Duration: 1 academic quarter

Estimated Cost: $1,795

CEQA Practice

Learn how to analyze environmental impacts of a proposed project and adopt feasible alternatives and mitigation measures to avoid or substantially reduce significant impacts.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,280

Children’s Book Illustration

Learn how to translate text into imagery that children can process and enjoy while also sharing accurate information.

Duration: 12 -18 months

Estimated Cost: $2,500

Children’s Book Writing

A solid foundation in the skills and tools to improve your chances of being published as a writer.

Duration: 12 -18 months

Estimated Cost: $2,370

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training

Theoretical and practical applications of current and relevant clinical laboratory technologies.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $10,500

Clinical Trials Administration

This program is built on responsiveness to the changing demands of the new clinical trials economy, personal attention, and sound principles.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,835

Clinical Trials Design and Management

By learning key concepts, guidelines, regulations, and best practices, participants gain the skills needed to become part of an active clinical research workforce.

Duration: 6 - 24 months

Estimated Cost: $4,500 - $5,200

College Counseling

Participants will learn the fundamentals of building a college counseling operation that provides outstanding service to the college-bound.

Duration: 6-9 months

Estimated Cost: $1,505

Communication Design

Essential principles of design and visual communication methodology, as well as business and professional practices that are necessary to succeed in the field.

Duration: 21 - 27 months

Estimated Cost: $7,740

Communications Software Development for Distributed Energy Resources

Turn costs, security of supply, and CO₂ reduction into long-term calculable variables across all businesses and industrial sectors.

Duration: 12 - 15 months

Estimated Cost: $3,970

Content Marketing

Leveraging the concept that “education is the best marketing,” you will learn how to attract and retain your audience, and increase ROI.

Duration: 9 - 18 months

Estimated Cost: $3,870

Copyediting

Copy editors are the bridge between writers, publishers, and readers.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,950

Creative Writing

The Professional Certificate in Creative Writing is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to write in a variety of creative writing genres.

Duration: 15-30 months

Estimated Cost: $3,510

Data Mining for Advanced Analytics

The skills to design, build, verify, and test predictive data models to make data-driven decisions in any industry.

Duration: 12-15 months

Estimated Cost: $4,544

Database Management

Students will learn now to perform maintenance on databases, check data accessibility and troubleshoot problems with new systems as needed.

Duration: 12 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,000

DevOps CI/CD

As a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops), DevOps has proven to help organizations accelerate app delivery, reliability, and security.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $3,220

Digital Marketing

Practical knowledge in digital, content, social, mobile, and data-driven marketing, enabling participants to meet the digital marketing challenges of businesses and organizations.

Duration: 6 - 12 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,500

Digital Signal Processing

Designed to provide an understanding of DSP fundamentals, principles, applications, current practices and standards, and emerging trends and developments.

Duration: 9 Months

Estimated Cost: $2,630.

Drug Discovery and Development

For individuals with educational backgrounds in chemical and biological sciences who are interested in working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

Duration: 1.5 - 2 years

Estimated Cost: $4,890

E-Discovery and Litigation Technology

This cutting-edge profession combines the legal knowledge of attorneys and paralegals with the technical skills of information technology professionals.

Duration: 6-12 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,095

Embedded Systems Engineering

Provides technical professionals with the skills to design embedded systems.

Duration: 18 Months

Estimated Cost: $5,045

Facilities Management

Learn practical energy management solutions, current approaches to recycling and waste management, and life cycle costing strategies that improve sustainability.

Duration: 12 -24 Months

Estimated Cost: $5,105

Fire Protection Engineering

Fire Protection Engineers (FPE) develop fire science skills necessary for protecting society from fire and its effects.

Duration: 1 year

Estimated Cost: $2,795

Front End Development

Students will learn how to develop sites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery.

Duration: 15 months

Estimated Cost: $3,590

Functional Safety Engineering for Automotive

Participants in this program will obtain practical skills through real-world projects of safety and functional safety in automotive, with adequate theoretical references.

Duration: 12 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,295

Functional Safety Fundamentals for Automotive

Up-to-date content in the fields of system engineering, system safety and functional safety tailored for the applications in the automotive industry.

Duration: 15 Months

Estimated Cost: $5,345

Fundraising and Development

Discover best practices in how to efficiently apply varied fundraising methods, marketing tools and technology.

Duration: 12-24 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,490

Geographic Information Systems

Get the skills to store, analyze, and visualize geographic and spatial data.

Duration: 15 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,150

Gifted and Talented Education

Training for educators who want to teach and develop programs for gifted and talented students.

Duration: 3-6 months

Estimated Cost: $1,600

Graphic and Web Design

Collaborate with industry professionals and real-world clients to gain an advanced understanding of essential graphic and web design software and hardware.

Duration: 12 Months

Estimated Cost: $14,500

Healthcare Financial Analysis

This certificate in Healthcare Financial Analysis provides an applied, hands-on approach to start or advance your career in Healthcare Finance.

Duration: 6-12 Months

Estimated Cost: $2,160 - $2,480

Healthcare Revenue Cycle

The Specialized Certificate in Healthcare Revenue Cycle provides students with an advanced skill set that sets them apart from other individuals seeking entry into the field.

Duration: 9 Months

Estimated Cost: $1,635

Human Resource Management

This program provides participants with the latest information and practical insights in order to become responsible and effective professionals.

Duration: 12-36 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,540

HVAC Systems Design and Control

This program provides a focused, concentrated study of the latest available technology in the design, calculation, and practical applications of HVAC and DDC systems.

Duration: 15 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,570

Institutional Research

Learn the fundamental skills to analyze data, conduct routine monitoring, and ultimately conduct institutional research.

Duration: 9 months

Estimated Cost: $5,200

Integrative Nutrition

A career-focused training program designed for those who want to learn about food as medicine and to coach others in understanding the value of food and nutrition.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,860

Intellectual Property

Designed to serve the diverse needs of the community by providing a foundation in securing and maintaining patents, copyrights and trademarks.

Duration: 12-24 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,508

iOS Programming

This certificate is geared towards beginners in the app development field as well as the professional software developers hoping to gain specialized skills in iOS programming.

Duration: 12-15 months

Estimated Cost: $2,815

Java Programming

Provides concentrated study and working knowledge of the Java programming language as well as object-oriented programming and design.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,995

Lactation Consultant: Pathway 1

Expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management.

Duration: 6 months

Estimated Cost: $1,095

Lactation Consultant: Pathway 2

Expands the clinical knowledge of the breastfeeding professional who interfaces with the breastfeeding client by understanding problems of clinical management.

Duration: 9 months

Estimated Cost: $7,500

Leadership and Teamwork

Qualities such as solid communication skills, self-awareness, time management, and the ability to function on diverse and collaborative teams are highly sought-after.

Duration: 6 Months

Estimated Cost: $395

Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt

A set of tools, techniques, and operating principles that represents the best practices in quality and process improvement, resulting in improved performance and reduced costs.

Duration: Minimum of 5 months

Estimated Cost: $5,495 - $6,090

Linux System Administration

Linux System Administrators are responsible for developing and managing computing and infrastructure systems, problem solving, critical thinking, and advanced troubleshooting.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $3,601

Machine Learning Methods

Machine Learning uses artificial intelligence to provide systems with the ability to learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.

Duration: 6-9 months

Estimated Cost: $2,270

Marketing

This program covers a range of integrated marketing channels and provides core competencies needed to create, implement, manage, and analyze effective campaigns.

Duration: 12 - 24 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,475

Mechanical Analysis and Design

The latest tools and proficiencies necessary for the engineer to develop a wide range of mechanical systems and components.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $4,020

Medical Coding

Medical Coders are the critical link between clinicians and billers, capturing/coding each procedure and treatment for a complete and accurate record of services provided.

Duration: 12 Months

Estimated Cost: $5,900

Medical Writing

For those with a strong biomedical and/or life sciences background, this program will provide the necessary skills to become a proficient medical communicator.

Duration: 18 Months

Estimated Cost: $5,000

Paralegal Studies (ABA Approved)

Combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis, providing students with a balanced perspective and insight into the tasks performed by paralegals.

Duration: 12 weeks - 24 months

Estimated Cost: $6,500 - $7,400

Photography: Images and Techniques

This certificate program focuses on enhancing your creativity and technical abilities, as well as the final product—a portfolio of finished photographs.

Duration: 15 - 27 months

Estimated Cost: $4,000

Play Therapy

In play therapy, toys are the child’s words, and play is the child’s language.

Duration: 24 months

Estimated Cost: $3,945

Power Systems Engineering

Power systems engineering is the study of the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power and the electrical equipment connected to such systems.

Duration: 15 months

Estimated Cost: $4,370

Professional Safety and Health Officer

Students will acquire the skills needed for experienced safety professionals to be hired and promoted.

Duration: 3 - 6 Months

Estimated Cost: $7,665*

Project Management

Advance your project management knowledge needed to plan, execute and complete complex projects within all organizations and industries.

Duration: 6 months minimum

Estimated Cost: $4,695

Python Programming

Python has emerged as one of the most widespread programming languages in the world, often cited as one of the top 5 most used across many industries.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,995

Quality Assurance and Control

This program is designed for chemists, bio-chemists or biologists in the pharmaceutical and biologic industry who are new to quality assurance and control.

Duration: 12-18 months

Estimated Cost:

R for Data Analytics

This cross platform coding environment is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.

Duration: 6-12 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,075

Reading Instruction

The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program is geared towards educators with the potential to become leaders and mentors in the area of reading.

Duration: 9-12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,500

Regulatory Affairs Essentials

An excellent career for professionals who wish to work in a challenging and dynamic field that is at the center of science, business, government and most importantly, saving people’s lives.

Duration: 9 -15 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,345

Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices

Provides professionals with the knowledge to work in this highly regulated environment and the process needed to develop medical devices from concept to commercialization.

Duration: 9 -15 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,465

RF Engineering

Learn the fundamental principles of RF systems and the design of practical, cost-effective RF subsystems and their translation into practical integrated circuits or full RF systems.

Duration: 18 months

Estimated Cost: $4,120

Safety and Health Specialist

Students will gain experience and knowledge in essential occupational safety and health topics.

Duration: 3 - 6 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,425*

Science Communication

The goal of this program is to train current and future science professionals in the skills needed to clearly communicate technical, scientific information.

Duration: 12 -18 Months

Estimated Cost: $1,950

Selected Topics in Artificial Intelligence

Applications of AI have grown exponentially due to an increase in the processing power of supercomputers and the development of tools to create AI algorithms.

Duration: 3 Quarters

Estimated Cost: $2,270

Software Engineering Management

Effective management of the full software life cycle, from conception to deployment, remains the most critical factor influencing the success of software projects.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,875

Software Quality Assurance

The growing need for companies to automate and streamline their software testing processes has evolved the importance of QA.

Duration: 12 months

Estimated Cost: $2,995

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Teaching healthcare professionals to communicate directly with their clients in Spanish improves the quality of care by reducing errors.

Duration: 9 Months

Estimated Cost: $980

Spanish Language

The goal of the program is to bring you from the novice language level to an intermediate level of Spanish.

Duration: 24 - 27 months

Estimated Cost: $2,750

Supply Management

Intended to help individuals with responsibility for buying goods and services in a wide variety of industries keep abreast of contemporary solutions in this dynamic field.

Duration: 6-9 months

Estimated Cost: $2,600

Sustainability & Behavior Change

Explore the psychological factors that lead people to engage in sustainable behavior and gain a clear understanding of the strategies that work (and those that don’t.)

Duration: 1 year or less

Estimated Cost: $2,575

Sustainable Business Practices

Students will learn the core principles behind environmental sustainability, explore the “business case” for sustainability, and learn strategies for measuring sustainable practices.

Duration: 12 - 18 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,295

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering is a technique of combining knowledge from all associated engineering disciplines to solve complex engineering problems.

Duration: 2 years

Estimated Cost: $6,455

Taxation

Students gain comprehensive instruction regarding the many facets of individual and corporate tax principles.

Duration: 12 - 15 months

Estimated Cost: $4,770

Teaching Adult Learners

Whether you work in an educational or corporate setting, understanding how to teach and train adults can advance your career to new levels of success.

Duration: 9 - 12 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,200

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

A TEFL Professional Certificate and a bachelor's degree can open doors to job opportunities around the globe as an English teacher.

Duration: 6-24 Months

Estimated Cost: $4,000

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Acquire the specialized training and skills needed for a successful career teaching English as a second language, either in the U.S. or in another country.

Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Estimated Cost: $3,200

Teaching Online

Designed for anyone who would like to teach online, whether they do this at a community college, K-12 school, or business professional development program.

Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Estimated Cost: $1,705

Technical Communication

Draw on your skills in writing and information design to translate complex scientific or technical information into content that a specific audience will easily understand.

Duration: 18 - 24 months

Estimated Cost: $5,250

Translation (Spanish/English)

Certify to potential employers that you possess the bilingual proficiency, cultural understanding, theoretical knowledge, and skillset they are looking for.

Duration: 15 - 21 months

Estimated Cost: $3,270

Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English)

Maximize your Spanish/English bilingual skills to take your career to the next level and provide essential translation and interpretation services.

Duration: 15 - 30 months

Estimated Cost: $4,945

Translational Science

Gain a real-world understanding of translational science applied to the discovery/design and development of biomedical products.

Duration: 12 - 60 months

Estimated Cost: $4,960

User Experience (UX) Design

Following the advent of mobile devices, advanced web technologies, and user-centered design, demand for qualified User Experience designers has skyrocketed. 

Duration: 15-21 Months

Estimated Cost: $5,400

Wireless Communications Technologist

Gain the skills needed to implement and integrate wireless networking communication systems across a multifaceted global industry.

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Wireless Engineering

Leading edge specialized knowledge in wireless systems and standards for advancement in career and productivity.

Duration: 15 months

Estimated Cost: $4,320