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Below is a partial listing of the training programs we've delivered to companies on-site. Any of UC Irvine Extension's 60+ program offerings are available to be customized for your organization. For a complete listing of programs, visit our certificates page.

Presentation Skills

This course focuses on the skills students need in order to develop, organize, structure and deliver powerful, impactful messages. Informative, persuasive, or sales-oriented, business presentations can be delivered one-on-one, or in a group. This course will cover the steps necessary to structure and organize presentation ideas, research and collect evidence and supporting material, connect and engage with the audience, and make positive first and memorable last impressions. Participants will also identify which type of presentation best fits the audience, and the context or business occasion. This course will enable participants to translate complex material into a simple, understandable presentation.

Program Benefits

  • Learn to deliver powerful dynamic presentations that captivate audiences
  • Speak with clarity, confidence, and conciseness.
  • Analyze audience to prepare most effective presentation
  • Deliver dynamic business presentations using extemporaneous speaking skills
  • Use PowerPoint and other visual aids effectively
  • Gain mastery of nonverbal skills to enhance message
  • Overcome nerves and develop confidence
  • Identify your presentation strengths and weaknesses
  • Demonstrate elements of a strong presentation
  • Anticipate, listen to questions, and respond powerfully

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Information Systems Security

Threats from hackers and cyber-terrorists have led corporations to heighten their infrastructure and data security. Information Security threats and high visibility breaches have skyrocketed over the last few years, leading government agencies and customers to dramatically increase their scrutiny of security processes and procedures.

UC Irvine's Information Systems Security Certificate Program prepares professionals within a wide range of career levels to develop the skills they need to succeed in this rapidly expanding, dynamic field.

Focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles for designing, engineering, and managing secure information systems environments, the program’s 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. Participants will be prepared to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) exam, administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)2®.

This program is designed to benefit security professionals who require CISSP® certification and work on software development and information technology infrastructure teams, security technicians working with Internet service providers, application service providers, systems integrators, and security auditors. Business professionals who must combat potential cyber-threats and attacks that endanger their organizations’ data will also benefit from this program.

The program also includes courses to expand technical skills and enable security professionals and those training to be security professionals to pursue and maintain a variety of industry certifications. The courses include current findings from academic and technological research and state-of-the-art practice.

Course Benefits

  • Develop key knowledge of information systems security, including access control, administration, audit and monitoring, risk, response, and recovery
  • Implement government and customer imposed security requirements
  • Develop best practices for business continuity planning in the event of a major disaster or major change in the business
  • Broaden your knowledge to include the implementation of multiple technologies, including client/server, Web, mainframe, and wireless
  • Design, diagnose, implement, manage, and resolve complex computer security threats
  • Gain the knowledge required to obtain your CISSP® certification

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Agile Project Management

This course establishes the foundational knowledge of Agile and Lean methodologies, including discussion of several different techniques, detailed focus on SCRUM and Kanban. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead Agile projects and to transition traditional projects and teams to Agile and Lean.

Several case studies highlighting Agile implementation and transitioning will be presented and evaluated. Students will review how Agile and Lean techniques can perform side by side with traditional projects, as well as in hierarchical organizational structures. Coursework will explore how and why the implementation of Agile and Lean techniques require changes in the work management methods, as well as necessitating a mental and cultural shift for the organization.

Students will learn how contemporary project management thinking, especially PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide and CMMI-based techniques are influenced by Agile and Lean. The course will also cover the management of programs and portfolios in an Agile environment, how Agile maturity can be measured, and how to perform Agile process management.

Course Benefits

  • Learn to lead projects using Agile and Lean methodologies
  • Develop the skills to transition individuals, teams, and organization to the adoption of Agile and Lean
  • Become an Agile and Lean practitioner, strategist, and evangelist

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Succession Planning

This course is framed as a business model exploration of critical elements unique to an organization, its divisions, and its employees. The course will explore the reasons for multiple environments and cultures; identify elements for improved recruitment, selection and employee engagement; and make stronger succession planning strategies apparent. Important information for decision-making in the management of organizational and individual career development strategies will also be discussed.

Course Benefits

  • Clarify crucial descriptors for environments and cultures within an organization
  • Identify personal values, strengths and attributes that refine career decisions
  • Identify those factors for success that aid the recruitment and selection processes for an improved “fit”
  • Identify success, collaboration, and performance factors that optimize employee engagement
  • Create/outline succession planning strategies with a higher probability for success

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Change Management

Leaders face many challenges when planning, introducing, and implementing organizational change. When dealing with change—from a relatively simple change such as introducing new technology or a change in work processes, to more complex adjustments including new leadership, new organizational structure, or a merger—employees typically resist change due to the uncertainty and fear surrounding the potential impact on their jobs and roles in the organization.

How, when, and who the change is communicated to impacts whether employees will resist or support the change, and whether that change succeeds or fails. This course will focus on best communication practices during both planned and unplanned organizational change, change strategies, and successfully leading an organization through change.

Course Benefits

  • Successfully manage and communicate change processes
  • Prevent resistance and defuse conflict during change
  • Use best practices to communicate change effectively
  • Handle power dynamics throughout change processes
  • Develop practical skills based in theory to introduce and implement change
  • Recognize barriers to planning and implementing successful organizational change
  • Determine impact of change on employees and the organization
  • Effect comprehensive and lasting change
  • Deflect uncertainty and anxiety surrounding organizational change
  • Assess organizational readiness for change

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360 Degree Assessments

This course is designed to help employees develop individual management and performance skills in today’s rapidly changing organizations. The 360-Degree Self-Assessment gives employees direct feedback from peers, direct reports, and managers assessing different skills including directing business, leadership, and managing projects or processes. Following the 360 Degree survey, employees are given customized reports detailing their areas of strength, and places where improvements may be needed.

The coursework will provide employees with the feedback and tools they need to become effective leaders. Individuals will gain an understanding of their own areas of strength and growth to provide a foundation for a personal development plan to make them a more effective leader and strategic partner within the organization. Participants will learn how to motivate others and themselves to work more effectively together.

Course Benefits

  • Understand how to pinpoint a leader’s observable existing strengths
  • Identify a leader’s areas for development
  • Gain awareness to current perceptions of a leader by different stake holders
  • Provide a foundation for a personal development plan to align with leadership requirements for the organization, role and situation
  • Establish a baseline for the current experience of leadership practices by key stakeholders

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Project Management

This program covers the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional® Exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® certification has set a standard for excellence in project management.

Program Benefits

  • Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide
  • Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
  • Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Select appropriate techniques to communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders
  • Meet the education requirement to become certified as a PMP® and assist an individual in preparing to take the PMP® exam
  • Earn continuing education credits for professional certifications (PMI REP number 1043)

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Business Analyst

This program focuses not only on the essential business analysis competencies such as analytical thinking, problem solving and communications skills, but the techniques and practices required of an effective business analyst including leadership and the ability to view the big picture. Students will learn how to effectively perform as liaison between the client, stakeholders, and the solutions team.

Today’s Business Analyst identifies needs and determines solutions. Per the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA®) definition, “The business analysis practitioner is responsible for…eliciting, analyzing, validating and documenting the business, organizational and/or operational requirements. Solutions are…driven solely by the requirements of the business.”

Program Benefits

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the many highly-valued roles business analysts serve in today's dynamic business environment
  • Explore the depth and breadth of commonly-used tools, techniques and approaches to business analysis
  • Learn how to assess business problems and opportunities, and analyze solution options to recommend those which best meet business needs
  • Learn about requirement lifecycles: how to elicit, verify and validate requirements, then track and manage them throughout their lifecycles
  • Gain exposure to current real-world instructors who are professional business analysts practitioners
  • Course content is aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), the industry standard for the Business Analyst profession.

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Six Sigma Lean

The Six Sigma Lean Green and Black Belt training combines Six Sigma’s proven systematic approach to measurable results with the Lean process of identifying and eliminating waste. The program teaches students how to take their organizations to the next level by uniting product and process excellence.

With Six Sigma Lean, you ensure that your company has the competitive edge through better service, maximum productivity, sustained improvement, and enhanced shareholder value creation.

Program Benefits

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Execute better: Six Sigma Lean links strategic plans to operational improvements to create efficiencies for your business.
  • Build customer loyalty: Six Sigma Lean helps you target your customer needs, so you can improve the things that matter most to your customers.
  • Create greater returns by lowering operating costs and delivering products and services quicker and with higher customer satisfaction through operational excellence.

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Internet Marketing

Essential for all marketing professionals and business people, the Internet Marketing Certificate Program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive examination of tactics and strategies across social media, mobile marketing, online analytics, and search engine marketing aimed at fully leveraging the Internet for achieving business goals such as acquiring, converting, and retaining online customers.

Learn how to integrate new tactics and strategies with traditional marketing tools and practices aimed at capturing new customers, building customer loyalty, providing superior customer service, developing new products, improving profitability and conducting marketing research. You will also understand the value of and methods for determining return on investment of Internet marketing programs, as well as online visitor and buyer behavior. Learn how to develop an Internet marketing strategy and plan with the goal of maximizing your marketing budget.

Program Benefits

  • Build effective online marketing strategies for customer acquisition, conversion and retention
  • Integrate key analytics and consumer browsing behavior into your online marketing efforts
  • Drive more traffic to a website with search engine marketing (SEM) techniques, including search engine optimization (SEO) to enhance organic search and paid search tactics that maximize promotional dollars
  • Track and measure online marketing campaigns using website analytical services
  • Apply Web 2.0, social media, mobile and emerging technologies as marketing and promotional tactics

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Social Media

From Facebook to LinkedIn, Twitter to YouTube – companies are embracing social media platforms at an ever-increasing pace. This program addresses this phenomenon and provides a roadmap to help companies navigate social media to gain a competitive edge.

The program addresses the fundamental questions:

  • What are the best social media strategies and tactics to employ?
  • How much to invest in social media?
  • How to measure and track social media tactics?
  • How to integrate social media into the overall marketing plan?

Students will gain the knowledge, experience, and practical skills to immediately apply their learning in the workplace.

Program Benefits

  • Understand how to form and optimize social networks
  • Design and implement a social media strategy
  • Integrate the use of social media tools into implementation of marketing initiatives and other strategic business initiatives
  • Implement measurement strategies to track and measure the ROI of social media
  • Map metrics and evaluate results of specific social media driven results
  • Discover new media technologies and identify which is best suited for your product or business

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Marketing

The Marketing Certificate Program focuses on core marketing competencies, and the theories and practices needed to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s marketer.

The program delivers comprehensive training in the essential marketing skills applicable across all industries, domestic or international. Our courses feature the most effective methods, techniques, and strategies — including social media channels — to capture new customers, build customer loyalty, develop products, improve profitability, and utilize research data.

Program Benefits

  • Establish an integrated marketing perspective with advanced knowledge of marketing theories and practices
  • Recognize quantitative and qualitative research methods, and determine how research data drives marketing decision making
  • Identify the appropriate social media channels for your organization, and integrate them into your marketing campaigns
  • Analyze and understand customer needs and buying behavior, and competitor strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand marketing program development and implementation, and comprehend your role within a fully integrated, strategic marketing plan
  • Experience immediate on-the-job results by implementing the practical information obtained from industry experts

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Organizational Leadership and Communication

In today’s demanding workplace, there is an ongoing management challenge of finding new and innovative ways to involve and motivate employees while affecting positive change that improves the company’s bottom line.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012-2013), those interested in management positions must possess good leadership and communication skills; be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people; be able to coordinate several activities at once; be able to quickly analyze and resolve specific problems; and know how to cope with deadlines.

The Organizational Leadership and Communication Certificate Program focuses on the practical skills professionals need to develop and maintain in order to lead others and be agents of change. The program teaches the fundamentals of leadership, valuable skills in interpersonal communication, small group communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, writing, and managing organizational change.

Program Benefits

  • Communicate ideas clearly, powerfully, and intentionally to inspire and lead others to create vision, shape culture, and achieve organizational goals
  • Develop strong interactive communication skills to strengthen relationships across teams, departments, and hierarchical levels
  • Develop communication strategies for team building to effectively collaborate for better problem solving and decision making
  • Transform destructive conflict into constructive conflict while building trust in the organization and creating a productive working environment
  • Recognize cultural differences within and across organizations and use best communication practices to enhance understanding and good will
  • Plan, introduce, and implement a successful change with employee support in today’s complex business environment
  • Build, manage, and lead virtual teams at a distance while implementing strategies to maximize collaboration and productivity
  • Use powerful writing skills to compose effective messages that produce desired results in various business contexts

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Contract Management

UC Irvine Extension's Contract Management Certificate Program focuses on core competencies recognized by the National Contract Management Association. Coursework addresses the most up-to-date information available in the procurement and contracting fields – whether commercial, government or international.

Students will develop a solid understanding of the contracting process and key elements of procurement and acquisition, including contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis and risk management. Students will also explore new business areas such as global outsourcing, international contracting, doing business with the federal government and building strategic alliances

Program Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of the contract lifecycle, subcontracting, outsourcing, developing strategic alliances, negotiation, financial analysis, and implementation.
  • Explore the components of commercial, government, and international contracts.
  • Expand your awareness of the legal, risk, and ethical issues related to contracting and procurement.
  • Earn CPE credit towards NCMA certification and recertification. One unit in Contract Management Program equals 10 NCMA CPEs.
  • Understand and explain the foundational competencies and subject matter competencies of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 3rd Edition.
  • Courses qualify for employer tuition reimbursement programs.

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Human Resources Management

Through course work that reflects the most current activities and functions in human resources, UC Irvine Extension's 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 functions within your organization.

UC Irvine Extension's 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
  • Learn to successfully integrate new technologies in the human resources function

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E-Learning Instructional Design

Building skills in developing and delivering online learning is integral to addressing the task of training online. As the value of online learning continues to grow, training functions must keep pace with advances in instructional methodologies and new technology. It is critical that training professionals remain up-to-date with changes to the ways in which training is produced and delivered.

This program includes topics on the methodology, skills, and techniques necessary for aligning e-learning strategies with business strategies. Courses provide the foundation for today’s instructional development that focuses on aligning the skills and knowledge needed to achieve strategic organizational goals and objectives. Content also provides the knowledge and skills for planning and designing e-learning instruction in training areas to match today’s varied business needs based on identifiable learning objectives, rapid authoring tools, content requirements, and outcomes.

Program Benefits

  • Explain the differences between traditional and online learning instruction
  • Construct and deploy an online lesson and incorporate e-learning technologies
  • Analyze the management and cost issues associated with deploying online instruction
  • Compare and contrast popular rapid authoring tools
  • Explore current learning theories incorporating principles of the traditional ADDIE and more contemporary rapid prototype models
  • Exhibit knowledge, skills, and creativity related to e-learning instructional design in the practicum course

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Gifted and Talented Education

Teaching the gifted and talented is an inspirational and rewarding challenge. Gifted learners tend to show characteristics that differ from their peers in every area of function: cognitive, affective, physical and intuitive.

Offered completely online, UC Irvine Extension’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Specialized Studies program will help you develop a new skill set and gain a deeper understanding of the needs and issues of this diverse group of students.

This teacher-focused program is also aligned with CAG, NAGC, and state standards of excellence.

Program Benefits

  • Identify and evaluate diversely gifted students
  • Understand and meet unique psychological needs
  • Gain the ability to provide instruction that is balanced between theory and application
  • Acquire the skills necessary to build differentiated curriculum to meet the needs all of learners, regardless of level

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Virtual Teacher

Teaching online has evolved to not only include all state curriculum standards but also to address new pedagogical standards for online instruction. In addition to mastering synchronous and asynchronous technologies, virtual teachers must cultivate a personalized path to academic achievement for each student while maintaining a sense of support and community.

Online instruction is the one area of education that is experiencing the need for qualified educators who have specific skills to step right into these positions. This certificate program addresses the skills and knowledge required to be prepared to successfully teach in virtual schools and in online and blended learning settings. The courses also provide core education in the tenets of online teaching.

Program Benefits

  • Effectively transition from teaching in the classroom to facilitating instruction in an online or blended environment
  • Identify best practices for online instruction, student engagement and virtual community building
  • Identify effective and appropriate use of asynchronous and synchronous technologies, social media and other emerging technologies
  • Demonstrate competency in data analysis techniques used for individualizing instruction
  • Develop valid measurements of student performance in the online or blended environment
  • Explain the importance of tying personal performance to student performance in an online setting
  • Apply proven time management techniques in order to effectively manage an online student caseload

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Reading Certificate Program

UC Irvine Extension’s online Reading Certificate Program is designed to help credentialed teachers meet local, state, and federal requirements that ensure that all pupils have fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in reading. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) serves as the approving agency and issuer of the Reading Certificate and completion of the certificate represents the first half of the courses required to obtain the CTC-approved Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential.

The Reading Certificate Program also serves the needs of community college instructors, teachers outside of California, and others in the field that require knowledge in the area of reading education but do not meet the requirements of the CTC-issued certificate.

What are the requirements to begin the CTC-issued Reading Certificate Program?

  • Possess a valid California teaching credential
  • Possess an English learner authorization
  • Complete a minimum of three years of full-time service in public schools or private schools at the time of recommendation for the Reading Certificate
  • Pass the CBEST
  • Access to a classroom to participate in Education X300.76 Reading Practicum

To be recommended to the Commission, you must have access to a K-12 learning environment at the time you are enrolled in Education X300.76 to complete the Practicum requirement. The learning environment need not be your own. Examples of an acceptable practicum experience include—but are not limited to:

  • A colleague’s classroom in your district or in another district
  • An afterschool reading program sponsored by a school district
  • Special learning environments, such as those established by grants or that are part of institutes or laboratories

What are the requirements to earn the UC Irvine Extension-issued Reading Certificate?

If you do not meet the requirements for CTC Certification (such as teaching at a community college, teaching out of state, or working in a private industry), you may still earn a UC Irvine Extension-issued Reading Certificate.

For the UC Irvine Extension certificate, you must complete all the coursework required for the CTC Certificate, including the Practicum. Participants in the UC Irvine Extension-issued Certificate program have a wider variety of options for the Practicum experience. For example:

  • Out-of-state public or private K-12 schools
  • Postsecondary/community college classrooms
  • Private tutoring groups
  • Adult Education classrooms
  • Classes you are teaching overseas

UC Irvine Extension can provide individual courses, specialized in-services, or the entire Reading Certificate Program onsite at schools, district professional development centers or other venues at reduced costs. Onsite courses cover a number of topics critical to increasing teachers’ skill sets and reading achievement of pupils and can be tailored to unique demands of the school being served.

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Systems Engineering

Expanding global product development and service has increased demand for Systems Engineers, those professionals who bring together program and project management techniques and keen business skills. Systems Engineers plan, coordinate, and manage team efforts, translating customer requirements and operational needs into effective solutions meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.

The Systems Engineering Certificate prepares you to sit for the Associate and Certified levels of the Systems Engineering Professional exams (ASEP & CSEP) presented by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Recognized internationally, these certifications set the standard for excellence in systems engineering.

Program Benefits

  • Gain critical skills and techniques to optimize product development and service deployments
  • Acquire useful and practical skills to improve your organization’s operational efficiency
  • Reduce project and program risks while keeping on schedule and under budget
  • Analyze customer needs and develop clear requirements that translate into optimal products and services
  • Develop innovative approaches for systems design and integration
  • Utilize simulation-based engineering to optimize development and deployment efforts
  • Define verification and validation programs tailored to your company and your customer's risk threshold
  • Identify, prioritize, and select relevant solutions to solve complex engineering problems and processes
  • Prepare for CSEP industry certification

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Communications Systems Engineering

The continued need for highly efficient communications systems is universal, with the explosion in communications applications for data, voice, and video. The Communications Systems Engineering Certificate Program provides comprehensive knowledge on current and emerging technologies in the design and development of communications-based networks and systems. The program addresses advances in electronics, computing, networking, and wireless technologies.

Program Benefits

  • Gain the knowledge needed to design and develop modern-day communication systems
  • Learn how to describe, analyze, and design practical applications for data, voice, and video systems
  • Develop a “systems” approach to your organization’s communications engineering development process

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Device Software Engineering

Programming embedded devices in the electronics and computer engineering industry requires a different skill set than computer software programming. The coding must be precise and succinct to meet memory constraints and the specialized needs of the product in which the embedded system resides, whether medical-, automotive- or consumer-oriented.

The Device Software Engineering Specialized Studies Program addresses best practices for managing the embedded software engineering process, design engineering, and hardware and software co-development. The program provides a core competency in software engineering practices in embedded systems software development, with a special focus on device drivers.

Program Benefits

  • Develop concise and effective code for embedded systems applications
  • Improve the hardware and software co-development process
  • Organize your company’s device software engineering strategies
  • Further your career as an embedded systems engineer

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Embedded Systems Engineering

Today’s embedded systems development ranges from microprocessor-based control systems, to system-on-chip (SoC) design, to device software development. A myriad of implementations can be found in consumer electronics, medical devices, and commercial and military applications.

This certificate program looks at embedded systems engineering as a synergistic function between hardware and software device design and development. Participants learn the essential concepts of embedded systems development through a practical, hands-on approach utilizing industry design automation (EDA) tools and design kits.

Program Benefits

  • Gain essential knowledge of embedded systems design and programming
  • Learn how to program an embedded device
  • Become an expert in programmable logic design and analysis
  • Increase your understanding of real-time operating systems
  • Explore the latest embedded technologies
  • Utilize EDA tools to optimize embedded systems designs

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Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design

An increasing number of today’s consumer, industrial and business products incorporate optical and optomechanical systems. These systems are essential to virtually every industry including defense, medical, clean energy, nanotechnology, automotive, electronics, communications, entertainment, computers, and consumer products.

The Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design Certificate Programs address the growing demand for skilled professionals who can conceptualize, design, and manufacture these optical and optomechanical components, systems, and instruments.

Program Benefits

  • Gain useful insights and practical skills for designing and engineering optical and optomechanical components and instruments
  • Explore the latest technologies in optical engineering including new optical materials and the latest cost effective manufacturing techniques
  • Develop skills with industry standard optical and mechanical software tools
  • Discover innovative approaches for optical instrument design and analysis
  • Learn through hands-on design courses which provide skills in manual design, computer simulation, and the art of creating optical systems
  • Understand and effectively communicate details of optical/optomechanical technical specifications to manufacturer’s and quality control personnel

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Environmental Management

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions.

UC Irvine Extension’s Certificate Program in Environmental Management prepares professionals at every career level to meet the challenges of the expanding regulatory framework, as well as addressing the increased need for sustainable and green initiatives in the rapidly changing environmental profession.

Program Benefits

  • Understand the roles of environmental regulatory agencies
  • Recognize the importance of multi-media environmental management
  • Understand the basic sciences influencing environmental and sustainability issues
  • Conduct environmental activities such as project planning and assessing compliance

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Facilities Management

Facilities 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 and long-term efficient use.

Program Benefits

  • Broaden the skills and knowledge of all areas relating to facilities management
  • Obtain valuable insight into the impact of technology on the management and design of efficient facilities
  • Gain knowledge to help prepare for credential exams such as IFMA's Certified Facility Manager (CFM)

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Occupational Safety and Health

Safety and health professionals play an important role in maintaining the quality of the work environment.

Whether transitioning into the occupational safety field, expanding existing credentials, advancing your career, or increasing knowledge in specific areas in preparation for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) core examination or the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist examination, further your understanding of safety and health fundamentals in the workplace.

This program is designed for professionals in the Occupational Safety and Health industry involved in the development or management of a safety program looking to ensure that their company meets government regulations and industry standards in the area of safety. Most courses offer Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) and American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) credit.

Program Benefits

  • Grow your understanding of specific topics within Occupational Safety and Health
  • Ensure company compliance with government regulations and industry standards
  • Receive credits toward current certifications, CSP or ABIH.

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Medical Product Development

Emerging technologies, ever-changing regulations, and increased competition create many challenges for the medical product industry.

UC Irvine Extension's program, developed with government and industry advisors, fulfills a recognized need for comprehensive professional learning in the successful design, development and delivery of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other biomedical products. The curriculum addresses the breadth of the development process, including a thorough understanding of compliance, engineering for improved performance, how to mitigate commercial and financial risks, and building marketing success.

Program Benefits

  • Gain the knowledge needed to design and create medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Acquire an understanding of the medical device product development process and knowledge needed to manage medical device intellectual property rights
  • Learn how to implement successful medical device design and manufacturing by avoiding common quality and regulatory pitfalls
  • Earn credits to qualify for RAC recertification. UC Irvine Extension is a RAPS registered provider for professional development
  • Learn from instructors seasoned in practical industry experience who share their knowledge effectively

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Clinical Trials: Medical Device and Drug Development

Demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of new medical products is a critical part of the medical product development process and requires significant resources to accomplish.

UC Irvine Extension's program fills a growing need for professional learning that ensures success when designing and implementing clinical trials. The curriculum provides comprehensive knowledge of coordinating, monitoring and managing a clinical trial within a framework of good clinical practices and regulatory requirements. An internship course provides an invaluable capstone experience for the certificate

Program Benefits

  • Gain the knowledge base needed to design and implement effective clinical trials
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, guidance, and standard practices needed to surpass regulatory requirements
  • Improve time-to-market by applying approved clinical research regulations and clinical research guidelines
  • Earn credits to qualify for RAC recertification. UC Irvine Extension is a RAPS registered provider for professional development.
  • Learn from instructors seasoned in practical industry experience who share their knowledge effectively

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Regulatory Affairs Management

Getting timely FDA approval so products can get to market quickly is the function of a regulatory affairs professional. Our Specialized Studies Program is designed to give professionals a core competency in managing the regulatory process, FDA approval process, and an understanding of the product lifecycle.

Participants who complete the program will satisfy the Level I and II core competencies described in the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) Framework.

Program Benefits

  • Prepare for a job transition into the life science industry
  • Further your career as a regulatory affairs professional
  • Prepare to be a Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) professional.
  • Organize your company’s clinical and regulatory strategies
  • Establish an educational pathway for advanced education in FDA regulations, compliance, and policy

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Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Companies that build data warehouses and use business intelligence for decision-making ultimately save money and increase profit. In addition, initiatives ranging from supply chain integration to compliance with government-mandated reporting requirements (i.e.: Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA) depend on well-designed data warehouse architecture.

This specialized studies program introduces the main components of a data warehouse for business intelligence applications. Learn how a data warehouse fits into the overall strategy of a complex enterprise, how to develop data models useful for business intelligence, and how to combine data from disparate sources into a single database that comprises the core of your data warehouse. Explore how to define and specify useful management reports from warehouse data.

Program Benefits

  • Explain how a data warehouse combined with good business intelligence can increase a company’s bottom line
  • Describe the components of a data warehouse
  • Describe different forms of business intelligence that can be gleaned from a data warehouse and how that intelligence can be applied toward business decision-making
  • Develop dimensional models from which key data for critical decision-making can be extracted
  • Sketch out the process for extracting data from disparate databases and data sources, and then transforming the data for effective integration into a data warehouse
  • Load extracted and transformed data into the data warehouse

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Oracle Application Development

The Oracle Database Management System is one of the most widely used enterprise systems ever developed. For robust, reliable data management in mission-critical operations, Oracle is often the product of choice for large organizations. Today, companies need highly skilled applications developers to design, create, and implement GUI applications to interact with databases.

UC Irvine Extension is a participant in Oracle's Workforce Development Program, making it possible for us to offer Oracle-certified courses using the same course materials that are used in Oracle University's programs for their corporate clients. Our instructors have undergone rigorous Oracle training themselves, and have years of experience working and consulting in various corporations.

Program Benefits

  • Create forms for an Oracle database
  • Create reports using data in an Oracle database
  • Create applications that implement business rules for both input (Oracle forms) and output (Oracle reports) data streams
  • Pass Oracle certification exams for Oracle Developer certification

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Oracle Database Administration

Train with the best. Get your Oracle Database Administration education from the number-one provider* of Oracle training in California. UC Irvine Extension’s training accelerates your professional development, improves your productivity, and helps you get on the road to certification.

This program will give you a comprehensive, hands-on, lab-based understanding of Oracle, the world’s leading database platform, and long the product of choice for mid- to large-sized companies requiring robust, reliable data management capabilities. The practical skills you will develop through study in this certificate program will prepare you to administer, manage, install, secure and optimize the Oracle database platform. Not only will you learn to manage database systems, but you will also become skilled at interacting with developers on business applications, working with business analysts to identify database solution strategies meeting business objectives, and ensuring that your company’s data is secure, available, and accessible.

Learn basic database functionality, as well as more advanced database administration skills such as backup, recovery, tuning and network administration. The certificate program utilizes official Oracle certified courseware, and helps you prepare for Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams.

Program Benefits

  • Rated amongst top 5 Oracle schools since 2001
  • Placement rate in the high 90s
  • UC Irvine Extension is an Oracle Certified Partner
  • UC Irvine Extension is the #1 provider of Oracle training in California*
  • Oracle certified course materials direct from Oracle
  • Courses led by an Oracle Master Certified instructor with 15 years experience in Oracle
  • Enrolled students receive free Oracle software
  • Prepare for the Oracle certification exams for database administration
  • Gain the knowledge needed to become an Oracle Certified Professional

*Oracle Workforce Development Program (WDP)

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Microsoft .NET

UC Irvine Extension’s Microsoft .NET program is a robust and versatile development environment for both Windows-based and Web-based application development. With its emphasis on XML technology and Web services, .NET allows businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the Internet for distributed computational power.

Program Benefits

  • Use Visual Studio 2010 to develop robust software solutions for deployment in both Windows and Web environments
  • Use the Microsoft .NET framework to full advantage for a variety of application development needs
  • Leverage the ease-of-use afforded by Microsoft’s integrated development environment to rapidly create new applications

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Linux

Because of its significant cost savings, a growing number of companies are choosing to adopt Linux as an alternative to Microsoft products. This widespread growth makes Linux skills a must for any IT professional.

The Red Hat Linux Specialized Studies Program will give you the foundation needed to support and use the Linux operating system. Students who complete this program will be equipped to set up and administer Linux on a network, host websites on a Linux platform, as well as configure a network of Linux computers and peripheral devices.

Program Benefits

  • Be able to set up and administer the Linux operating system
  • Set up users and user accounts
  • Manage databases
  • Host websites on a Linux platform
  • Configure a network of Linux computers and peripheral devices
  • Understand open-source systems and applications

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Search Engine Optimization

The demand for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) professionals is growing, as consumers increasingly utilize Internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and Bidu to guide their purchasing decisions. As consumers become more sophisticated in their searches, organizations are dedicating more resources to achieve high search engine rankings for their websites.

This program is designed to teach students the process of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), allowing them to significantly improve the ranking of a website, resulting in increased awareness, revenues and profits.

Program Benefits

  • Understand how search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, Bidu) rank websites
  • Develop the skills required to optimize website structure to maximize rankings, site visits, and sales
  • Effectively utilize Google Analytics
  • Learn the latest search engine optimization tools and techniques
  • Utilize social media for marketing and increased traffic
  • Learn how to utilize search engine optimization and web analytic tools and techniques to understand customers and develop effective marketing campaigns

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Java Programming

The Java programming language lies at the core of many large-scale business applications – especially business-to-business commercial systems that fuel the Internet economy. In addition, the portability inherent in Java is useful for programming a wide variety of portable electronics, from smart phones (Google Android and RIM’s BlackBerry) to embedded systems in a rapidly expanding number of consumer products. Programmers currently using other languages are likely to encounter projects in the near future that require knowledge of Java.

Program Benefits

  • Write applications using Java for stand-alone or client/server systems
  • Develop Java applets for the Internet
  • Apply good analysis and design procedures to software development in Java
  • Use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a notation for software design
  • Develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Java applications
  • Prepare for advanced Java study such as the Enterprise Development using Java Technologies Certificate Program

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Web Design and Development

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 relatively new to the field, achieving your Web Design and Development Certificate is a significant advancement in your career development.

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to design and implement effective and dynamic websites. Students pursuing the certificate have the option of taking either the Web Design track or the Web Development track, depending on their particular area of interest.

Program Benefits

  • Design, implement, publish, and maintain websites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools and digital media
  • Understand how to clearly organize a consistent and functional website from both a user and business perspective
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices or operating systems
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types
  • Construct, extract, transform, and present database resident content directly into a web delivery mechanism

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Sustainable Business Management

Going green not only helps the planet, it will benefit your organization’s bottom line through resource cost savings and creating consumer loyalty. Businesses that invest now will also gain competitive advantage by being differentiated from others while preserving the environment.

Providing an interdisciplinary approach, the Sustainable Business Management Certificate Program integrates sustainable development and environmentalism with business management strategy to achieve corporate social responsibility.

Program Benefits

  • Identify current and future key environmental regulatory compliance legislation that impacts organizational strategy, planning and operations
  • Develop a broad, systems-thinking approach to affect every value-creation lever responding to government legislation, consumer concerns and stakeholder pressure
  • Link competitive advantage and corporate social responsibility to assess strategic opportunities and risks while minimizing potential liability

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“I am happy to say that the three classes we have completed so far for the Medical Product Development Certification have been very good. The instructors are seasoned professionals and are very knowledgeable within their fields. UC Irvine Extension has been a great asset and we have both worked to make this program a good learning experience for our employees. I look forward to continuing to work with UC Irvine Extension and seeing the first graduating class within this certificate program.” Bill Kiraly
Senior Quality/Process Technician, Abbott Vascular

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