UC Santa Cruz offers two distinct types of online education: credit-bearing courses, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Credit-bearing courses are the familiar type, and are taken for academic credit by matriculated students. MOOCs, on the other hand, are publicly available free or low-cost courses that anyone in the world can take. Over the years, UCSC Online Education has also produced a number of non-academic course projects for our partners. Click on the link below to learn more about them. 

UC Online Courses

In addition to UCSC’s credit-bearing courses, each quarter there are dozens of fully online courses offered across the UC system. UC students on every campus can take these courses for credit. Learn more and enroll at UC Cross-Campus Enrollment.

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UCSC Silicon Valley Extension 

Looking for practical professional skills to advance your career?  You will learn the latest best practices from Silicon Valley experts in the areas of Bioscience, Business, Design, Education, and Technology at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, there are hundreds of online and in-classroom courses and 28 certificate programs to choose from.

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