Certificate program faqs uc davis extension

A Certificate Program is a series of courses providing in-depth study, so you can get the most up-to-date skills and information you need to excel in your chosen field, or transition to a new career. These professional education programs provide a minimum of 12 units (120 hours) academic credit. A UC Davis Extension certificate represents a much deeper understanding of your industry beyond what a course or workshop provides. Some certificates prepare you to take accreditation exams or meet state-mandated requirements for continuing education. What is a Professional Concentration?

A Specialization Study Program is a short sequence of courses or modules representing focused study of specific knowledge, skills and tools, leading to the achievement of a narrow but cohesive set of learning objectives that are skill and competency-based.


These programs do not carry academic credit, however, successful completion of a Specialized Study Program will result in an award of completion. What is a Customized Certificate Program?

In an Intensive Certificate Program you complete the same number of courses as in a regular Certificate Program. The only difference is the format—intensive programs are designed to be completed in 10-12 weeks rather than one or two years. You attend class full-time during the day, Monday-Friday. Instead of enrolling in each course separately, you enroll in the entire Certificate Program. It is a great way to make a career change—fast. Why take a certificate program from UC Davis Extension?

Unlike some other institutions, each of our programs are UC-approved, requiring at least 120 hours of coursework. All of our certificate courses offer academic credit, which may be applied to degree programs at colleges and universities at their discretion. UC Davis Extension certificate courses are taught by respected leaders in their industries, so you always get practical, real-world knowledge and instruction. How will I benefit from getting a certificate?

Making the personal investment in a certificate shows your employer a serious commitment to your field and increases your value in the workplace. Achieving a certificate can give you a competitive edge in hiring and promoting situations. Some of our certificates prepare you to take accreditation exams or meet state-mandated requirements for continuing education. And, over the course of a certificate program, many students have opportunities to work closely with instructors and fellow students, providing a valuable professional network for the future. May I apply courses from another college to a certificate?

Acceptance of our courses toward a degree is determined by the institution where you want to earn the degree. We recommend that students who wish to apply a UC Davis Extension course toward a degree at another institution verify acceptance of the course with that institution before enrolling. Do I have to be in a program to take certificate courses?

Program costs vary depending on the number of units required and the subject area. They can cost approximately $2,300-$12,000. Some certificate programs also require students to declare their candidacy, necessitating payment of a non-refundable, one-time declaration fee of $125. This fee would be in addition to any other costs associated with the certificate program.