As the continuing education arm of the University of California, Irvine, UC Irvine Extension serves the training needs of local, regional, and international communities with more than 2,000 courses, certificate programs, specialized studies, seminars, and workshops annually. Individual courses promote career advancement, while certificate programs offer the opportunity for distinctive achievement in a wide range of fields.
UC Irvine Extension offers 42 certificates and 17 specialized studies programs in fields as diverse as project management, personal financial planning, paralegal, teacher education, information technologies, marketing, medical product development, teaching English abroad, engineering, sustainability, appraisal studies, spa management, and more.
UC Irvine Extension also provides cultural enrichment programs in art and cultural appreciation, wine studies, creative writing, film, screenwriting, and photography. All courses are held either on campus in the evenings and weekends, or online to accommodate working professionals. To meet the training needs of business and government, UC Irvine Extension develops and delivers customized, on-site training.