UCLA Extension


What do you get when you combine one of the nation's most elite universities with a revolutionary online learning environment?

You get Empowered

Empowered UCLA Extension helps you transform your career with personal career counseling and a UCLA Extension education. You'll be immersed in a community of expert instructors, peers, mentors and career advisors – all accessible from your iPad anytime, anywhere.

Here's more information about what this new career-focused online learning program offers:

Outstanding UCLA Extension Academics at Your Fingertips

Graduate with a UCLA Extension certificate from one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers. Advantages include:

  • Academic Credit: You earn academic credit, an official transcript, and a certificate with the seal of the University of California.
  • Accreditation: UCLA is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and programs are developed in accordance with Extension policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.
  • High Instructor Quality: You'll receive real world insights from expert practitioners with advanced degrees, years of experience and current knowledge in their field.

Personalized Career Guidance Helps You Achieve Your Goals

The Career Empowerment Program provides you with personalized, interactive career support. Our Career Counselors:

  • Provide you with step-by-step career guidance and coaching.
  • Guide you through the program via email, phone and group webinars.
  • Help you articulate the value of your Empowered UCLA Extension education to prospective employers.

Mobile Learning with the iPad Learning & Career Center

Learn anytime, anywhere on our innovative iPad. Mobile learning one just one tap away. It's powerful, mobile and fun:

  • Learn On the Go: All Empowered UCLA Extension certificates are taught by highly respected UCLA Extension instructors on the mobile technology of the Apple iPad (a new iPad is included in the cost of your program).
  • Stay Connected: The mobility of the iPad means you're never more than a tap away from the iPad Learning Center and the Career Empowerment Program.
  • Get More Flexibility: You have the ultimate learning flexibility because you can attend class at any time during a given day or week, and still stay up-to-date.

Next Generation Online Community – Always One Tap Away

Empowered UCLA Extension provides you with a strong sense of community and support. Join the network of the University of California system, which has almost a combined 235,000 students, 19,000 faculty, 190,000 staff members, and over 1,600,000 alumni. You will:

  • Be Supported: Stay connected to your support network of peers, instructors, and counselors directly in the app.
  • Network: Get immersed in your career field and network with your peers through industry-based communities and alumni networking.
  • Socialize: Manage your career through social interaction and shared skill building.

Save Time and Money + Limited Time Discount

The Empowered UCLA Extension experience is a valuable and cost-effective option. The certificates are coupled with peer and mentor learning, career guidance, and job preparation for an unmatched value overall. You'll receive:

  • Exceptional Value: Save time and money by selecting a UCLA Extension certificate over a master's degree. UCLA Extension certificate programs take just 12 months to complete at a fraction of the cost of graduate programs (which are usually taught on campus).
  • Flexibility and Protection: Receive a 30-day risk-free full tuition refund policy, prorated refund policy thereafter, or change your program once at no additional cost. Monthly payments and scholarships are available.


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