UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley opens new Santa Clara facility

On October 1, UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley will unveil a new, state-of-the-art instructional facility in the heart of Santa Clara. UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal will deliver the opening address at the invitation-only Grand Opening event.

The central location of the new facility makes UCSC Extension's full range of advanced professional training more accessible to the South Bay community. Each classroom is equipped with the latest presentation technologies, and new labs feature upgraded computer hardware and software.

Already the public response has been remarkable. During a series of "sneak preview" open houses in August, Extension hosted standing-room only crowds at the new location.

  • Extension has seen a 22-percent increase in enrollments over the past year.

  • For the fall quarter, enrollment is up by 31 percent, and there is still time to register for courses starting in October.

  • Our convenient, instructor-supported Online Learning courses have seen a 77-percent increase over last fall.

For professionals looking to move up, career changers, and job seekers looking to increase their prospects, there has never been a better time to take advantage of Extension's educational programs.

About UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley:

Serving the South Bay for 40 years, UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley is the continuing professional education arm of the University of California, Santa Cruz. UCSC Extension operates exclusively in Silicon Valley, offering more than 400 courses year-round in 40 disciplines. With over 10,000 enrollments annually, UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley is the region's largest provider of advanced education for working professionals.

More than 250,000 alumni have benefited from cutting-edge programs at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, with courses specifically tailored to the in-demand careers and emerging fields in local industry. UCSC Extension's offerings are designed specifically to serve a student population of highly educated working adults. Nearly 100 percent already hold bachelor's degrees and half of them also hold graduate degrees. Instructors are accomplished practitioners from top-tier companies--drawing on years of field experience to teach in this collegial, student-centric learning community.

Graduate-level, application-oriented program content provides knowledge that can be used on the job immediately. Offerings include a combination of degree credit, professional credit, credentialing, and re-certification programs in business and management, engineering and technology, applied natural sciences, and education. For more information, visit ucsc-extension.edu or contact James Desrosier at (408) 861-3700.