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As the continuing education arm of the University of California, Irvine, UC Irvine Extension is dedicated to providing a transforming learning experience for our students. We maintain over 30,000 enrollments each year and offer thousands of exciting courses and programs to local, corporate, regional, and global constituencies. Most of our students already have college degrees and rely on our offerings to continually update their portfolio of skills and proficiencies. In addition, UC Irvine Extension administers UC Irvine's Distance Learning and Summer Session programs.

UC Irvine Extension offers over 2,400 university-level professional and personal enrichment courses, including 37 certificate programs and 13 specialized studies programs each year. For the convenience of working adults, most courses are held online, or evenings and weekends on the UC Irvine campus.

We also provide custom education and training programs at business sites worldwide. Extension instructors are highly qualified UC Irvine-approved leading industry experts. We are financially self-supporting, deriving income primarily from course enrollment fees without state funds.