University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Introduction

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In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally and ranks tenth among all public universities - quite an impressive feat for our young campus.

Established in 1962, UCI Division of Continuing Education has been offering education for adult learners in Orange County for over half a century. Today we maintain over 30,000 enrollments from students worldwide each year and offer hundreds of exciting courses and programs to local, regional and global constituencies.

UCI Division of Continuing Education offers over 60 convenient certificates and specialized studies programs on campus and online designed for the working professional who seeks career advancement and personal enrichment. So if you are trying to start a new career, build a company, or better develop an appreciation of the world around you, UCI Division of Continuing Education has the resources needed to support your undertakings.

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Student Life

  • Over 600 student clubs and organizations for almost any interest or hobby
  • Communication Club for language and cultural exchange with UCI students
  • Anteater sports team events
  • Recreation Center membership for a nominal fee
  • UCI campus-wide student events such as Involvement Fair, Shocktoberfest, Celebrate UCI, Summerland, and Relay for Life
  • Campus libraries, with 3.6 million volumes
  • Self-Access computer labs for individual study ACTIVITIES
  • On-campus recreational games such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball
  • Lecture series, plus music, dance, theater, and other cultural events
  • Tours to famous destinations, theme parks, museums, beaches, and performances
  • Picnics, potlucks, beach bonfires, summer pool party, Halloween Festival, soccer tournaments, and more
  • Personal trip planning by our Activities team, including transportation, directions, lodging, and points of interest
  • Weekly emails about local events, fairs, and seasonal things to do around Irvine
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Certificate in Applied Project Management

Online Campus Full time Part time 120 hours Open Enrollment USA Irvine USA Online + 3 more

The Applied Project Management Certificate Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Version 6, which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. This fast-paced program satisfied educational requirements for the PMP® and can complete partially or wholly online in as quickly as 1 month. [+]

Overview

The Applied Project Management Certificate Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Version 6, which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. This fast-paced program satisfies educational requirements for the PMP® and can complete partially or wholly online in as fast as 1 month.

Upon completion, you will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional® Exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® certification sets the standard for excellence in project management.

Program Benefits Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the Project Management Institute's newest release of the PMBOK® Guide Practice using the most effective project management tools and techniques to launch, plan, and execute a project Identify characteristics of high-performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations Develop documentation on simulated projects to gain a deeper understanding of Project Management principles and practices Satisfy the education requirements to sit for the PMP® exam Earn continuing education credits for professional certifications (PMI® REP number 1043) Required Courses Project Launch Project Planning Project Execution Project Practicum with Multiple Projects Who Should Attend ... [-]

Certificate in Business Administration

Online Campus Part time 12 - 24 months Open Enrollment USA Irvine USA Online + 2 more

Modeled after a traditional M.B.A. program, this certificate combines a series of courses that provide a solid foundation in basic business management. It ensures your exposure to those elements essential to success as a manager in the public or private sector. You'll leave this program with the tools necessary to competently and confidently face the demands and challenges of today's business environment. [+]

Overview

Modeled after a traditional M.B.A. program, this certificate combines a series of courses that provide a solid foundation in basic business management. It ensures your exposure to those elements essential to success as a manager in the public or private sector. You'll leave this program with the tools necessary to competently and confidently face the demands and challenges of today's business environment.

Employers highly value the knowledge and skills you'll obtain in the areas of finance, human resources, marketing, leadership, international business, and management. As you acquire proficiency in strategic business analysis and develop your management skills, you will see your ability to contribute to your organization's achievements begin to soar.... [-]


Certificate in Environmental Management

Online Full time 9 - 15 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Prepare to meet the challenges of the expanding regulatory framework and the increasing need for sustainable and green initiatives in the rapidly changing environmental profession. [+]

Overview

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation, and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. UC Irvine Certificate Program in Environmental Management prepares professionals at every career level to meet the challenges of the expanding regulatory framework and the increasing need for sustainable and green initiatives in the rapidly changing environmental profession.

Who Should Enroll

Individuals transitioning into the environmental field; specialists and mid-level experienced professionals who want to enhance and update their skills and knowledge to be better prepared for additional technical and management responsibilities.... [-]


Certificate in Esports Management

Online Full time Part time 120 hours September 2018 USA Irvine USA Online + 2 more

Want to turn your passion for gaming into a viable career? The global video game industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from $71.3 billion in 2015 to $90.1 billion in 2020. Our Overview of Esports course and forthcoming certificate program will provide you with the perspective and cultural awareness for professional success in the esports industry. [+]

Overview

Want to turn your passion for gaming into a viable career? The global video game industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from $71.3 billion in 2015 to $90.1 billion in 2020.

Traditional athletic apparel companies such as Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour are expected to compete for team jersey rights in the coming years and major telecom companies are acquiring gamer-centric programming providers. Also, innovations in video streaming capabilities have arrived just in time for gaming platforms and titles to capitalize on the value of their media rights. As business opportunities flourish, the industry will create demand for professionals with the right mix of training, passion, and knowledge.... [-]


Certificate in Facilities Management

Online Open Enrollment USA Irvine USA Online

Facility management is the practice of coordinating the physical work environment with the people and work of an organization. This discipline integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences. [+]

Overview

Facility management is the practice of coordinating the physical work environment with the people and work of an organization. This discipline integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences.

This certificate program furthers the understanding of this diverse field with an innovative series of courses focusing on design and management of facilities, from concept to installation, to long-term efficient use.

Courses Fundamentals of Facilities Management Facilities Design and Space Planning Leadership for Facilities Professionals Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Financial Analysis for Facilities Professionals Construction Contract Documents for Facilities Managers Building, Occupational, and Environmental Codes for Facilities Managers Principles of Emergency Management Emergency Management: Business Continuity Planning Essentials Project Management Essentials for Facilities Professionals Managing Indoor Air Quality Sustainability & Green Initiatives for Environmental, Safety & Facility Professionals Introduction to Communications and Networking Who Should Enroll Individuals who desire to enter the facilities management profession Professionals who are involved in the design or management of facilities, building operations, maintenance operations, construction, or occupational safety Facilities professionals who wish to increase their knowledge in specific areas in preparation for the IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM) examination Certificate Eligibility and Requirements ... [-]

Certificate in Human Resources Management

Online Campus Part time 12 - 24 months Open Enrollment USA Irvine USA Online + 2 more

Obtain the knowledge and skills required to successfully fulfill the role of human resources generalist. Through coursework that reflects the most current activities and functions in human resources, this certificate program gives you a comprehensive view of the generalist's role. You'll leave this program with the ability to confidently interface with those in specialty human resources areas and have a positive influence on the HR function within your organization. [+]

Overview

Obtain the knowledge and skills required to successfully fulfill the role of human resources generalist.

Through coursework that reflects the most current activities and functions in human resources, this certificate program gives you a comprehensive view of the generalist's role. You'll leave this program with the ability to confidently interface with those in specialty human resources areas and have a positive influence on the HR function within your organization.

This program is highly regarded by local employers for its "real-world" focus, immediate applicability in the workplace, and most up-to-date information on domestic and international HR practices.

Program Benefits Increase your knowledge of staffing, compensation, employee relations, recruitment, organizational development, training, and benefits. Expand your awareness and knowledge of government regulations as they pertain to HR. Learn to successfully integrate new technologies into the human resources function. Certificate Eligibility and Requirements ... [-]

Certificate in Information Systems Security

Online Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

Develop the skills you need to succeed in the rapidly expanding and dynamic field of cybersecurity. By learning the principles of designing, engineering, and managing secure information systems environments, you will help to combat potential cyber-threats and attacks that endanger your organizations’ data. [+]

Overview

Develop the skills you need to succeed in the rapidly expanding and dynamic field of cybersecurity. By learning the principles of designing, engineering, and managing secure information systems environments, you will help to combat potential cyber-threats and attacks that endanger your organization's data.

Core topic areas include: access control, application development security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography, information security governance and risk management, legal, regulations, investigations and compliance, operations security, physical (environmental) security, security architecture and design, and telecommunications and network security.... [-]


Certificate in Innovation & Product Development

Online Part time 6 - 12 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to move through the creativity and innovation process and take new ideas to the commercial marketplace, this program provides an intensive examination of the scope of demands of real-world innovation and product development, whether a tangible object, system or service. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to move through the creativity and innovation process and take new ideas to the commercial marketplace, this program provides an intensive examination of the scope of demands of real-world innovation and product development, whether a tangible object, system or service.

Throughout this program, learn to think about designing new or updated products, services or processes, the logistics of implementing those ideas, and how to do it all in the corporate environment or entrepreneurial space. Leave this program equipped with the skills and expertise needed to operate in high-functioning teams and creative product- and service-development-focused environments.... [-]


Certificate in Internet of Things: Applications and Opportunities

Online Full time 9 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Explore the tools, technologies, platforms, and languages used to create exciting new connected devices. [+]

Overview

Computer size is dropping and the number of sensors is dramatically increasing; the digital world is indeed becoming more aware of and more connected to the physical world while the job market for technical professionals who can leverage these connections to drive business value is also growing exponentially.

By 2020, it is predicted that there will be over 50 billion devices connected to the internet. Over 100 times as many as existed just 10 years ago – that’s nearly 7 devices for every person on the planet. These devices will span industrial, commercial and consumer markets and, via Ambient Computing will be able to intelligently communicate with each other and intelligently respond to human interaction and business needs in a remarkable variety of ways.... [-]


Certificate in Lean Healthcare

Online Full time 6 - 12 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Lean thinking has been increasingly embraced in healthcare environments because of its emphasis on improving access and the patient experience by decreasing costs, reducing errors and boosting employee service and productivity. [+]

Overview

Lean thinking has been increasingly embraced in healthcare environments because of its emphasis on improving access and the patient experience by decreasing costs, reducing errors and boosting employee service and productivity.

The Lean Healthcare Specialization will prepare you to influence change by identifying and removing non-value added activities — the waste in time, money, supplies and goodwill — in any healthcare organization that otherwise hide in plain view.

This short online program is designed for professionals at all levels of a healthcare organization who wish to advance their careers as well as those looking to enhance their current credentials by expanding into the healthcare industry.... [-]


Certificate in Modern Leader

Online Part time 9 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Over 80% of those who try to transition to their first leadership role fail to make the shift successfully (source: Korn Ferry International). As a first-time leader in this program, students will develop critical skills including keeping employees engaged and performing their best, navigating challenging conversations with direct reports, as well as successfully presenting and communicating information to senior leadership. Students will also learn a great deal about themselves as they create a personal leadership style and build confidence through practicing various techniques by role-playing in a safe and engaging learning environment. [+]

Overview

Over 80% of those who try to transition to their first leadership role fail to make the shift successfully (source: Korn Ferry International).

As a first-time leader in this program, students will develop critical skills including keeping employees engaged and performing their best, navigating challenging conversations with direct reports, as well as successfully presenting and communicating information to senior leadership. Students will also learn a great deal about themselves as they create a personal leadership style and build confidence through practicing various techniques by role-playing in a safe and engaging learning environment.

Program Benefits Utilize comprehensive self-assessment tools to identify and understand your motivations and capabilities as a leader Examine modern leadership styles used by leaders in a variety of industries and recognize which naturally align with your skill set Understand the complementary functions of management and leadership Recognize and identify strategies to overcome personal impulses that may lead to problematic behaviors Create an adaptable strategic plan including intelligent delegation and utilization of resources Investigate and design a career purpose that is bigger than you Analyze characteristics and behaviors used to exude confidence Build your support team and find mentors to practice ongoing self-development with accountability Required Courses Learning From Within Leading Others Leading Change Who Should Attend ... [-]

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Online Part time 12 - 21 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Nonprofit management in the 21st century is a promising, challenging career that requires professionals skilled in organization, management, and relationship-building. [+]

Overview

Nonprofit management in the 21st century is a promising, challenging career that requires professionals skilled in organization, management, and relationship-building. Individuals working in mission-focused and value-based organizations must have a thorough understanding of internal and external factors affecting fundraising as well as the ability to apply principles of marketing, communications and strategic planning to this specialized profession.

The Nonprofit Management Specialized Studies is designed to help you take a more proactive approach to the organizational needs and activities of both large and small nonprofit organizations. After completion of the program, you will have the knowledge base and skills to contribute to high-functioning nonprofit teams and productive fundraising operations.... [-]


Certificate in Social Media

Online Full time 6 - 12 months September 2018 USA USA Online

According to the 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report by Social Media Examiner1, 96% of marketers surveyed indicate that social media is a critical tool for business growth—and they are interested in the most effective tactics for best engaging with audiences. [+]

Overview

According to the 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report by Social Media Examiner1, 96% of marketers surveyed indicate that social media is a critical tool for business growth—and they are interested in the most effective tactics for best engaging with audiences.

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube remain the dominant platforms, with companies and individuals embracing the social approach.

Our program addresses many of the benefits and challenges of social media usage while providing a roadmap that addresses these fundamental questions:

How do you integrate social media into your overall marketing plan? What are the best social media strategies and tactics to employ? How much should you invest in social media? What are the best tools to measure and track social media tactics? ... [-]

Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development

Online Full time 3 - 12 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This program's direct assessment format allows you to learn new skills or demonstrate existing skills in leadership to earn your certificate. You determine the level of interaction you would like with an online mentor, and how fast you would like to complete the courses. [+]

Overview

Leaders are those that transcend their job title and seize opportunities for success. The Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program is focused on leadership skills essential to being an effective executive, manager, supervisor, or team member. This program begins by exploring the principles of leadership, and how they are different from management skills, and continues by addressing the essential skills of creating a strategic vision, influencing others, leading others, and delivering results.

In today's demanding workplace, professionals are constantly challenged to find new and innovative ways to involve and motivate employees and effect positive change that improves the company's bottom line. Successful business professionals must be well rounded and have excellent strategic leadership skills.... [-]


Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Online Part time 6 - 12 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Supply chain management is not just a process for reducing costs and achieving greater operational efficiencies within an organization. Although these are important considerations, modern supply chain management involves the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to achieve market and economic value, as well as competitive advantage. Effective supply chain management is achieved by an organization proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Business professionals who want to make a significant impact on the efficiency, effectiveness or profitability of their organizations should consider learning more about supply chain management and its value for companies operating in a competitive global marketplace. [+]

Overview

Supply chain management is not just a process for reducing costs and achieving greater operational efficiencies within an organization. Although these are important considerations, modern supply chain management involves the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to achieve market and economic value, as well as competitive advantage. Effective supply chain management is achieved by an organization proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Business professionals who want to make a significant impact on the efficiency, effectiveness or profitability of their organizations should consider learning more about supply chain management and its value for companies operating in a competitive global marketplace.... [-]


Certificate in Web Design and Development

Online Full time Part time 9 - 24 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online + 1 more

Move beyond first generation HTML-based web pages and create interactive, state-of-the-art, web-based applications that support the demands of tomorrow's e-business processes. Whether you are experienced or new to the field, achieving your Web Design and Development Certificate is a significant advancement in your career development. [+]

Overview

Move beyond first generation HTML-based web pages and create interactive, state-of-the-art, web-based applications that support the demands of tomorrow's e-business processes. Gain the knowledge you need to design and implement effective and dynamic websites. Whether you are experienced or relatively new to the field, achieving your Web Design and Development Certificate is a significant advancement in your career development.

Web Design Track Prepares you for a career as a professional website designer, including those who are interested in designing the look, layout, and organization of websites. Web Development Track Prepares you for a career as a professional web developer, including developing functional aspects of websites, database integration, programming, and other server-side components. ... [-]

Specialized Studies Award in Machine and Deep Learning

Online Full time Part time 9 - 15 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online + 1 more

Help meet the expanding needs of business and industry by learning how to effectively utilize both Machine and Deep Learning techniques to add value to any business. Organizations today use these methods not only to improve their core business operations but also for developing new business models. [+]

Overview

Help meet the expanding needs of business and industry by learning how to effectively utilize both Machine and Deep Learning techniques to add value to any business. Organizations today use these methods not only to improve their core business operations but also for developing new business models.

These methods are being applied in a diverse range of industries including sales, marketing, advertising, health care, criminal justice, finance customer support and cool new industries like self-driving cars and highly efficient automated homes.

Program Benefits Learn how to apply the art and science of machine and deep learning to deliver new insights and improve the competitiveness of your business. Explain what kinds of problems are best suited for machine learning and deep learning. Understand and apply machine and deep learning software tools used to solve business problems. Explain a variety of learning algorithms and how they are applied to understand differences between unsupervised, semi-supervised, supervised and reinforcement processes. Learn methodologies and tools to apply algorithms using a wide range of real data types including structured and unstructured text, video, and images from internal or external sources (e.g. scraped web data) and evaluate their performance. Determine related software toolkits to consider and how to integrate them into existing data workflows. Utilize basic building blocks, general principles and cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) to design machine learning algorithms. Learn the tools and techniques of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and its use in the analysis of human-generated content. Understand common pitfalls... [-]

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