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

Members of the PFP Career Night panel gather together for a group photo

Event Recap: 2018 Personal Financial Planning Career Night

On Wednesday, November 28, current students and those interested in our Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning came to our San Francisco campus to hear how our esteemed panelists—many... continue reading Event Recap: 2018 Personal Financial Planning Career Night

Professional Sequence in Editing graduate Harlow Carpenter in the library

Composing the Editing Score

Not many people would think the roles of baker, musician and editor are all connected. But for Harlow Carpenter, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, life is all about... continue reading Composing the Editing Score

Graphic Design program graduate Ricky Pascual with examples of his work

Taking a Bold Step Into Design

Ivan Trujillo, the director of the Graphic Design and UX Design programs at UC Berkeley Extension, recommended that we talk with Ricky Pascual, one of his recent graduates. Ivan was impressed by... continue reading Taking a Bold Step Into Design

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Latest Voices Blog Posts

Members of the PFP Career Night panel gather together for a group photo

Event Recap: 2018 Personal Financial Planning Career Night

On Wednesday, November 28, current students and those interested in our Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning came to our San Francisco campus to hear how our esteemed panelists—many... continue reading Event Recap: 2018 Personal Financial Planning Career Night

Photo of panelist Ross Finman and moderator Sheng Huang

Photo Event Recap: Niantic Augmented Reality Research Lead and Samsara/Mapbox Product Panel

Sponsored by Epic—a mobile wallet and self-checkout app that incorporates computer vision and augmented reality—the recent Niantic Augmented Reality event saw a lively and engaging Fireside chat... continue reading Photo Event Recap: Niantic Augmented Reality Research Lead and Samsara/Mapbox Product Panel

MRI machine decorated like a ship to help children relax

The Power of Perspective

Although a particular fact may be solid and unwavering, the interpretation of that fact can be subject to change depending on the person exposed to it and the manner of presentation. The fact is... continue reading The Power of Perspective

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