UCLA is deeply committed to the advancement and enrichment of Los Angeles and the Southern California region. Our continuing education programs are designed to help individuals grow — whether it's exploring an interest, developing skills or shifting careers. The program practices exactly what UCLA always teaches: Never stop learning.

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive continuing education programs. Its resources are tailored to the needs of working adults and life long learners, with open enrollment and evening, weekend, daytime and online courses.

We customize the curriculum to place your aspirations within reach through 100 certificate programs in over 20 different fields.
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Summer Sessions Overview

Students from all over the world, including high school students, flock to Los Angeles for UCLA Summer Sessions. Perhaps it's the L.A. lifestyle, the sublime weather or just the desire for adventure. Or maybe it's the cutting-edge research, high-ranking academics and award-winning faculty. Whatever the incentive, UCLA Summer Sessions are their own reward.

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Continuing Education for the Bar

Continuing Education for the Bar (CEB) is a University of California program that helps the legal community stay abreast of new developments and procedures in the field of law. Providing a variety of award-winning practice books, guides and continuing legal education programs — as well as the finest research, writing and presentations by leading lawyers in California — CEB sets the bar high.

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Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson Executive Education has been helping organizations and individuals work smarter since 1954.

Anderson Executive Education drives new knowledge off of the white board and into the workplace where it counts. Whether the focus is organizational or individual, Executive Education can help established and emerging leaders develop a broad range of capabilities.

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Professional Development for Educators

The Graduate School of Education & Information Studies supports educators at all stages of their careers.

The school's Professional Development for Educators program provides advanced preparation and development training for professionals in education and information settings. Focusing on new teaching methods and technologies used in the academic environment, the program helps participants stay prepared for their toughest test — being a teacher.

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Screenwriting & Producing

27 Academy Awards. 7 Tonys. Hundreds of Emmys.

This is the caliber of alumni from the School of Theater, Film and Television. The school offers professional programs in producing, screenwriting and writing for television that are modeled after its world-renowned M.F.A. program. And because students can pursue the writing programs on campus or online, they can write the scripts for their own futures, on their own time.

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Head Start Management

Dedicated to policy and institutional reform, the National Head Start Association develops educational programs to provide vulnerable children and families with the tools and necessities to succeed in life. The Anderson School of Management offers the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program, a unique opportunity for Head Start administrators to build their executive and entrepreneurial management skills through a series of discussions, workshops, case studies and lectures.

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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA helps keep the medical community abreast of new and evolving medical concepts and advancements. Chaired and taught by UCLA faculty and acclaimed experts in the field, the program offers nearly 60 courses and develops a wide spectrum of educational materials in various media for doctors around the world.

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Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

The Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is a world-leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders. The institute offers a variety of opportunities for lifelong learners — from presentations on the latest mental health breakthroughs and treatment innovations to workshops and online clinical neuroscience programs.

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School of Dentistry

Over the past half-century, the UCLA School of Dentistry has become a leading dental school on the international stage.

The school's continuing education program keeps practicing dentists abreast of the latest scientific and clinical developments in the field and helps them improve their skills. With the latest technical updates and practical training programs, UCLA is constantly refining and enhancing the lifelong learning in dentistry.

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Occupational Health and Safety

The UCLA Occupational Health and Safety program prepares a workforce to confront safety, health and welfare challenges in work environments in a variety of ways, including the use of nanotechnology approaches to prevent disasters and terrorism. The program is at the forefront of ensuring that our workplaces remain safe and free from hazards.

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Prehospital Care

The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, the leading emergency and prehospital academic center on the West Coast, offers continuing education in emergency medical services to aspiring EMS providers, as well as agencies and health care professionals in a variety of allied fields. And because of the program's open enrollment, students can start on the road to saving lives today.

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Continuing Education for Retirees Overview

It's never too late to pursue knowledge. And UCLA, through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, provides an array of opportunities for adults and retirees to engage in continuing education with a community of like-minded learners. And with no tests, homework or grades, this is learning at its purest.

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