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Academic Programs

UCLA Extension offers over 100 professional certificates, specializations, and stand alone courses. Learn from subject-matter experts in accounting, business, entrepreneurship, engineering, digital technology, education, law, health care, entertainment, writing, and design, to name a few.

For a full list of certificate programs, specializations, and course offerings, visit https://www.uclaextension.edu/.

For career advice and opportunities, check out our Career Communities below:

Architecture and Interior Design

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Business, Management, and Legal

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Digital Technology

Education

Engineering and Construction

Health Care and Counseling

Journalism, Writing, and Creative Writing

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

Technical and Project Management

Sustainability and Environmental Studies

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Featured Classes

Arch X 494.65 Sketching and Plant Identification

Learn to identify plant taxonomy! Held at locations in and around the Southern California area, this course is an introduction…

FILM TV X 478.39 – Writing Coverage: Story Analysis for Film

Designed for both aspiring story analysts and screenwriters who want to accelerate their careers, this course helps you master the…

Biolgy X 499.3A Building a Garden Ecology with CA Natives

Design and install a “watershed”. This service learning course helps gardeners and landscape architecture students of all levels understand the…

ENVIRON X 403: Sustainability Capstone

Are you ready to launch your own sustainability consulting practice or take your existing practice to the next level? Do…

PUB PLC X 460.5: Renewable Energy Economics and Policy

This rigorous course provides accelerated exposure to the real-world challenges and opportunities of implementing renewable energy projects. Participants are introduced…

GEOG XL 5: People and the Earth’s Ecosystems

This course explores the ways in which human activity impacts the natural environment and how modification of environment can eventually…

MGMT 843.1 – Project Management Professional Exam (PMP) Preparation

Considered the leading professional association for project managers, the Project Management Institute (PMI) administers a globally recognized and respected certification…

MGMT X 418.26 IT Project Management

This course covers the four major aspects of information technology (IT) project management: technologies, people, organizations, and procedures. Topics include…

MGMT X 445 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

This course covers the domain of purchasing and the flow of purchasing tasks—from determining the requirements for goods and services…

Biolgy 497.19 The Study of Trees

Study arboriculture. With trees being the largest and often longest-living elements of our outdoor environment, proper tree selection and management…

ARCH X 493.773 Introduction to SketchUP for Landscape Architects

Produce professional 3-D project models using SketchUp. This course is intended for students and practitioners of landscape architecture with little…

WRITING X 471.1 – Video Game Writing I

Videogame players demand deep stories with rich characters, as hits such as Fallout 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Last of…

Biolgy 751 Horticulture & Gardening Program Open House

February 8th Information session on certificates and specializations available in horticulture and gardening. Click here to find out more!

ARCH X 467.12A – Design Communication I

Introduction to design fundamentals, including exercises in figure-ground relationships, color interaction, line, texture, shape, scale, balance, rhythm, emphasis, and organization…

ARCH X 467.15 – Lighting Design

Basic lighting topics, including light and texture, light and color, focal lighting, light sources, fixture schedules, switching patterns for commercial…

ARCH X 452.1 – Color Theory and Application

Emphasizing individual experimentation through lab exercises and demonstrations. Topics include the color wheel, perception of color, its permutations, and its…

ARCH X 427.7 – Surface Materials

Covers the selection and use of textiles, wall coverings, hard and soft surfaces, floor coverings, rugs, ceramic and vinyl tile,…

SCRIPT X 469.4E – How to Pitch Your Feature Film and Television Series

Topics include outlining and preparing your live pitch, character building, pacing with emotion, sizzle versus story, presenting yourself as a…

WRITING X 455.3EWS – Marketing and PR for Writers and Agents

Aspiring authors or literary agents learn about the work of a book publicist or marketing professional and the skills necessary…

SCRIPT X 426.1WS – Showrunners Bootcamp

How do you create a narrative dramatic series, sell it, and have the series made, all while keeping your vision…