Evening Certificate Programs for International Students at UC Berkeley Extension

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Evening Certificate Programs at the University of California Berkeley Extension

Pursue education beyond your bachelor's degree, while immersing yourself in U.S. culture, with UC Berkeley Extension's Evening Certificate Programs

Programs for International Students and US students

Learn alongside US students while completing a post-baccalaurate certificate in your field of interest

Looking for a change in your career?

The Certificate Programs are great for career advancers, career changers and early career professionals who want to study alongside US working professionals

Courses are after 6 PM

Courses are offered in evenings and on weekends in San Francisco, Berkeley and Belmont.

Evening Certificate Programs in Berkeley California
Program in Business for International Students in San Francisco
Continuing Education in Berkeley

Dates and Prices of Evening Certificate Programs at University of California Berkeley

Prices are in dollars

Curriculum Options of Evening Certificate Programs at UC Berkeley Extension

Program Courses Hours of Instruction Estimated Length
Accounting 9 required 375 One Year
Business Administration 6 required, 1 elective 225 Nine months to one year
Counseling and Psychology Professions 7 required, 3 electives 399 Nine months to one year
Financial Planning and Analysis 4 required, 3 concentrations, 1 elective 240 Nine months to one year
Graphic Design 7 required 228 Nine months to one year
Human Resource Management 8 required, 4 electives 273 Nine months to one year
Interior Design and Interior Architecture 19 required, 6 electives 843 Three Years
Marketing 4 required, 4 electives 180 Nine months to one year
Project Management 3 required, 8 electives 210 Nine months to one year
User Experience (UX) Design 6 required, 2 electives 228 Nine months to one year
Visual Arts 12 required, 1 portfolio 360 One year

Dates of Evening Certificate Programs at UC Berkeley Extension
International Students can start in Spring or Fall (some certificates only start in Fall)

Term Application Deadline Term Begins
Spring 2017 November 18, 2016 January 10. 2017
Fall 2017 July 21, 2017 September 5, 2017
Spring, 2018 November 20, 2017 January 8, 2018
Fall, 2018 July 16, 2018 September 5, 2018

Prices and Estimation costs of Evening Certificate Programs at UC Berkeley Extension

Program Application Fee Student Fee Estimated Course Fees Estimated Textbook CostsEstimated Total Program Expense*
Accounting $200 $4,900 $8,500 $1,600 $15,200
Business Administration $200 $4,900 $6,700 $900 $12,700
Counseling and Psychology Professions $200 $4,900 $6,800 $600 $12,500
Financial Planning and Analysis $200 $4,900 $7,500 $800 $13,4000
Graphic Design $200 $4,900 $6,140 $1,100 $12,340
Human Resource Management $200 $4,900 8,900 $800 $14,800
Interior Design and Interior Architecture $200 $4,900 $22,000 $1,500 $28,600
Marketing $200 $4,900 $5,500 $500 $11,100
Project Management $200 $4,900 $6,250 $1,000 $12,350
User Experience (UX) Design $200 $4,900 $7,250 $650 $13,000
Visual Arts $200 $4,900 6,675 $1,300 $13,075

Explanation of fees

Application Fee: $200 nonrefundable, required with your application.

International Student Fee: $4,900 to cover certificate, student advising services and your first year of U.S. medical insurance. Certificates that take more than one year to complete require you to pay an annual insurance fee for each additional year.

Course Fees: The cost associated with each course varies depending on the program and specific courses you select. Course fees are subject to change and must be paid in full each term when you enroll. The chart below provides an estimate of current course fees and total expenses for each Evening Certificate Program.

All fees must be paid directly to UC Berkeley Extension in U.S. dollars, using our student payment portal, credit card, bank draft or bank wire transfer.

The U.S. government requires you to demonstrate that sufficient financial resources—$38,700 minimum—are available to you while studying in the United States. This estimate is based on shared housing and use of public transportation for one year. If you rent your own apartment or have a car, your expenses may be higher.
Admission Requirements:

What do I need to enroll in a Certificate Program at UC Berkeley Extension?:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. You must have at least 79 points in the TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 in the IELTS.
  • Please check all the required documents in the "how to apply" section.
How to Apply to a Certificate ProgramSteps in the enrollment process

"You may begin the Evening Certificate Programs in late August for the fall term or early January for the spring term. Applications are not accepted for the summer term. Some professional certificates begin only in the fall"

List of Evening Certificate Programs for International Student at UC Berkeley Extension

 

Certificate Program in Accounting

With accounting, you are part of a field with significant potential worldwide job growth. Importantly, as new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) educational requirements and updated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are promulgated, the need for additional expertise to implement new and emerging global standards is crucial. To meet these evolving requirements, UC Berkeley Extension's Certificate Program in Accounting provides you with a current, thorough understanding of accounting principles, reporting practices and regulatory requirements, based principally upon current US standards.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Applied Economics for Business

 

Certificate Program in Business Administration

The Certificate Program in Business Administration introduces the fundamental concepts and practices of business to develop a broad-based, practical understanding of its context, purpose and underlying functional areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management. Whether you're a new business manager or a professional seeking a career transition with greater business responsibility, this certificate employs materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that you can use immediately. You also get the advantage of a curriculum that is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders; approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; and taught by working professionals with many years of practical business experience.

Required Courses:

  • Applied Economics for Business
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Essentials of Business
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organization and Management
  • Principles of Management Accounting

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Essentials of Management
  • Fundamentals of Risk Management
  • International Finance

 

Certificate Program in Marketing

With the Certificate Program in Marketing, you gain crucial skills and a credential to advance your career. You're ready to contribute more to your organization or take on a new professional role. You're also equipped with in-depth knowledge of the latest marketing concepts and techniques in less time and at less cost than a master's degree requires. Get an overview with courses on marketing research and planning, strategic marketing, analytics and metrics, and emerging trends in social media and other innovative technologies. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, ensuring your education is relevant and up-to date. Learn from some of the best in the business—leading professionals with the marketing acumen and teaching experience to provide both a theoretical foundation and practical training.

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Marketing Research: Concepts and Techniques
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing Strategies

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Managing Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Special Events Project Planning

 

Certificate Program in Project Management

Demand for project management expertise in organizations continues to grow, and the UC Berkeley Extension Certificate Program in Project Management is a great way to build the skills you need to keep your projects on task, on time and on budget. In this highly interactive curriculum—delivered online or in class—you learn how to apply project management practices to achieve success in a wide variety of fields, including high tech, marketing, financial services, information technology, international trade, life-science industries, government, construction and more. You learn from highly qualified instructors with extensive project management experience and work in teams with classmates to develop hands-on problem-solving techniques. On completion, you earn a highly regarded credential approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and an advisory board of business and education leaders. Moreover, all of our project management courses apply toward professional development units (PDUs) for the Project Management Institute (PMI)).

Required Courses:

  • Project Management
  • Project Execution and Control
  • Project Leadership and Building High-Performing Teams

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Project Cost and Procurement Management
  • Project Schedule and Risk Management
  • Project Scope and Quality Management

 

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis

Learn to guide your employer’s company to successful growth utilizing the latest analytics. Interpret financial results and use predictive tools to guide action plans, forecasts and strategies for maximum performance.

Required Courses:

  • Business Valuation
  • Corporate Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Finance

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Basic Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Taxation for Corporations and Other Flow-Through Entities

 

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management

Learn best practices and emerging trends in key functional areas within the human resource management field, including selection and placement, compensation and benefits, labor relations and the role of the HR professional in an organizational setting.

Prerequisite: Students must have experience working in Human Resources.

Required Courses:

  • Aligning Human Resource Initiatives With Business Success
  • Effective Performance Management
  • Employee Recruitment, Selection and Placement
  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Systems and Technology
  • Introduction to Human Capital Analytics
  • Talent Management and Workforce Development
  • Total Compensation

 

Professional Program in Graphic Design

The Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of timeless design principles, accompanied by an appreciation of historical and current design trends. Learn from industry professionals to build a comprehensive portfolio and advance in the field.

Required Courses:

  • Visual Design Principles
  • Illustrator I
  • InDesign
  • Typography Fundamentals
  • Photoshop I
  • Web Design With Dreamweaver
  • Graphic and Web Design Portfolio

Sample Elective Courses:

  • User Interface Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Expressive and Experimental Typography
  • Illustrating Children's Books
  • Intermediate Front-End Web Development
  • Package Design
  • Introduction to UX Design
  • Web Design With HTML5 and CSS2
  • WordPress Design and Blogging
  • Branding
  • Internship in Graphic Design
  • User Experience Design Fundamentals

 

Professional Program in User Experience(UX) Design

Learn essential user-centered design principles, interactive design techniques for multiple interfaces, prototyping software, content strategy, and decision making based on user research and user feedback. Ultimately, you learn to design digital products that solve business challenges and satisfy user needs.

Required Courses:

  • Visual Design Principles
  • Diagramming and Prototyping
  • User Research
  • Information Architecture (IA) and Content Strategy
  • Introduction to UX Design
  • User Interface Design

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Branding
  • Web Design With Dreamweaver
  • Web Design With HTML5 and CSS3
  • Graphic and Web Design Portfolio
  • Illustrator I
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop I
  • Typography Fundamentals

 

Post-Baccalaurate Certificate in Visual Arts

This exciting curriculum includes expert instruction and rigorous studio experience to help you take your creative ideas to the next level in a supportive atmosphere. It includes theory and critique seminars designed to develop creative and conceptual thinking; visual art history courses that integrate issues of contemporary art within a historical context; and visual arts electives chosen from a wide array of studio courses in painting, drawing, digital photography and other media. The combination of the studio practice with the conceptual and art-historical framework enables you to develop a portfolio of work for application to an M.F.A. program.

Prerequisite: In addition to evidence of a bachelor’s degree, you must also submit transcripts of previous coursework documenting the equivalent of at least one year of study in the visual arts or 10–12 examples of your artwork for a portfolio review.

Required Courses:

  • Contemporary Art: History and Theory
  • Modern Art: History and Theory
  • Post-Baccalaureate Seminar 1: Portfolio and Visual Dynamics
  • Post-Baccalaureate Seminar 2: Portfolio and Critique
  • Post-Baccalaureate Seminar 3: Portfolio and Professional Practices
  • Portfolio Review

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Color Theory for the Visual Arts
  • Exploring the Portrait and Self-Portrait
  • Painting Workshop
  • Photography Workshop
  • Working in Series

 

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces to improve quality of life; increase productivity; and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. The Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture offers a rewarding educational experience, preparing you to enter the profession without any prior background or experience. The certificate offers a comprehensive education that combines studio courses with the study of design theory and history and develops presentation skills and resource knowledge. Enrich your understanding of architecture and design, learn from industry professionals and build a strong portfolio to excel in the field. This certificate also provides the education and skills needed to qualify for the California Council of Interior Design exam (IDEX) and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam (NCIDQ).

Required Courses:

  • Design Principles and Elements
  • Graphic Communication I
  • Color Theory and Application for Interiors
  • AutoCAD
  • Graphic Communication II
  • History of Architecture, Interiors and Decorative Arts I
  • Digital Presentation Techniques
  • Design Studio I
  • Interior Finishes and Materials
  • History of Architecture, Interiors and Decorative Arts II
  • Revit
  • Space Planning
  • Fundamentals of Lighting Design
  • Design Studio II
  • Building Components and Systems for Interior Architecture
  • Design Studio III
  • Construction Documents
  • Business Practices for Interior Designers
  • Design Studio IV

 

Preparatory Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions

Career and self-fulfillment opportunities are rewarding and plentiful in the health and helping professions: counseling, psychotherapy, social work, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing and health education. The Preparatory Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions is ideal if you are a career changer who needs to complete undergraduate course prerequisites or if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the field of counseling and psychology. Designed for career changers with bachelor's degrees, the curriculum comprises a range of upper-division psychology courses that are required or strongly recommended for professional or graduate school admission and careers in social work, counseling and psychology. The program also offers advising workshops to help you excel in your education at Extension and in your future career.

Prerequisite: Students are required to have completed an introductory psychology course, such as General Psychology PSYCH XBW1, prior to admittance into the program. You are required to submit an official transcript documenting the completion of the course. The course must have been completed at an accredited institution, with a C or better grade.

Required Courses:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Career Seminar in Counseling and Psychology
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy as a Career Option
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Sample Elective Courses:

  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
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