University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 66
Continuing Education Programs, 2002-03 to 2008-09

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The University offered its first extension courses to students beyond the immediate campus community more than 100 years ago.

Today, there are extension divisions at eight of UC's nine general campuses. In 2009, UC Merced also launched an extension program in partnership with UC Berkeley. Altogether, UC Extension offers almost 20,000 different courses, programs, seminars, conferences and field studies throughout California and in a number of foreign countries.

Extension's offerings, which are highly diverse, are designed to serve the continuing education needs of working professionals through both credit and non-credit programs:

  • Professional Credit: Programs that provide Senate-approved academic credit, most often in the X400 and X300 professional course series.
  • Degree Credit: Programs leading to formal UC degree credit, developed and presented in partnership with campus faculty and graduate degree programs.
  • Professional & General Non-Credit: High-quality continuing education courses and workshops; these programs may satisfy continuing education requirements of public agencies and professional associations but do not convey UC Senate-approved academic credit.

Source: UC Extension Financial Statements.

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