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

Student Success Stories

Alexander Lipson in his nursing outfit standing in front of a clinical setting

Studying to Become a Nurse

The path to working in the health professions can be a winding road. There are so many questions to ask of yourself:

Photo of the Project Management career night panelists sitting behind a table with a UC Berkeley Extension table drape

May 2019 Project Management Career Night Recap

On Monday, May 20, prospective and current project management students arrived at our San Francisco campus ready to hear from certificate alumni, instructors and working professionals. Program... continue reading May 2019 Project Management Career Night Recap

Project Management graduate Hazel Johanson, wearing glasses and smiling, outside with a green leafy background

Project Management Career Boost

Certificate Program in Project Management graduate Hazel Johanson is no stranger to managing project schedules.

With our certificate, Hazel is rounding out her skill set. From planning and... continue reading Project Management Career Boost

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Latest Voices Blog Posts

Headshot of Editing Honored Instructor Cathleen Small, standing outside with a neighborhood and sunset in background

When Mother Knows Best

Cathleen Small is enthusiastic about teaching.

That enthusiasm and ability to engage a class stems from her experience teaching freshman composition while pursuing her master’s degree in... continue reading When Mother Knows Best

Animation instructor Iveta Karpathyova in front of hand-drawn stills

Bringing Movement and Timing Into Digital Life

Animation instructor Iveta Karpathyova finds the merging of design and movement and storytelling an exhilarating combination. She had been drawn to art, fashion and dance throughout her schooling... continue reading Bringing Movement and Timing Into Digital Life

Image of instructor Sylvia Gayle on top of an image of a gene

On the Road to Curing Cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The more educated we are about cancer, the better equipped we will be to fight against it.

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