Known for its open enrollment, professional continuing education programs, the institution’s centennial spotlights new programs and initiatives as it enters a bold new era in education UCLA Extension has 90,000 enrollments, more than 180 certificates, and 30,000 students, annually. Courses are offered quarterly on the UCLA Campus in Westwood, Downtown Los Angeles, Woodland Hills and online.

“We celebrate not only a century of growth and achievement, but look to the future where lifelong learning has become the norm for students and professionals,” says Wayne Smutz, Dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension. “Our goal is to reimagine learning to create new horizons, new educational opportunities, and continue our dedicated service by extending our reach locally, nationally, and globally.”

New fall programs at UCLA Extension include digital storytelling, environmental studies and sustainability, and global marketing, along with popular certificates in accounting and finance, interior design, project management, entertainment studies and more. Classes start on Monday, Sept. 25.

New UCLA Extension initiatives in 2017 include Silicon Beach Innovation Lab (SBILab), a tech entrepreneurship membership program; a new center in Woodland Hills at Warner Center Towers with twelve (12) state-of-the art classrooms; and collaborations with partners such as IBM, Town Hall of Los Angeles and Goodwill Industries. UCLA Extension plans to continue its celebration until 2019, in step with UCLA’s 100 years, (1919-2019).

Student success stories are a significant part of the centennial celebration. UCLA Extension is highlighting stories of alumni and instructors whose lives have been transformed by continuing education. In June, the annual Certificate Graduation Ceremony at Royce Hall acknowledges student achievements. The public is encouraged to share their UCLA Extension story at [email protected]  To read about past students and alumni visit https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/stories/.

To find out more about UCLA Extension’s 100 years of history in southern California, visit the timeline, UCLA Extension at 100.

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About UCLA Extension
UCLA Extension (1917-2017) provides professional certificates and continuing education courses in marketing, business, engineering, arts, and much more. UCLA Extension engages the power of education to transform lives, businesses, and communities worldwide by creating extraordinary learning experiences for adults of all ages. We offer courses evening and weekends in Westwood and Downtown LA plus online classes available around the globe.  Courses range from arts, business, engineering and IT to entertainment studies, public policy, public health, humanities, and more.

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