CAREER: Inaugural University of California certificate on AI offered through UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Register Now

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

In the first University of California (UC) certificate for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Application Development, Silicon Valley industry leaders teach how to develop today’s emerging business strategies. 

Certification Program: Artificial Intelligence Application Development 

Tuesday, April 2 – Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Host: UC Santa Cruz (SC) Silicon Valley Extension
Contact: UCSC Valley Extension at, Telephone: (408) 861-3700

AI developers are in high demand.

This UCSC Silicon Valley Extension certificate provides a comprehensive and practical toolkit for tech professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and workers in career transitions to develop their skills for the rapidly growing numbers of jobs in AI. 

A full time student can complete courses in 9 – 12 months. 

Synchronous online and in person courses (Santa Clara location)

Enrollment is open. Explore registration options here. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and evaluate machine learning models
  • Develop innovative AI solutions using advanced technologies
  • Solve complex AI problems through advanced techniques
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in AI projects

AI Program Advisory Committee

  • Paul Baldassari – Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Flex
  • Ajay Baranwal – Chair, AI Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension and Director, Center for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing
  • Rahul Bhuman– Vice President, Head of Emerging Business & Head of IBU, Tech Mahindra
  • Moenes Iskarous – Cofounder of™ and Instructor, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
  • Jason Samaha – Asst. Professor, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition: Fundamental Theories, The Neuroscience of Consciousness
    UC Santa Cruz Psychology Department

Mike Schmidt – Director of Software Engineering, AMD