Certificate & Internship Programs

Welcome Message from the Associate Director

Kelly Oto

Welcome to the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education’s Professional Programs, where pursuing a post-graduate-level education opens doors to new opportunities for both professional and personal growth. By choosing one of our Accelerated Certificate Programs with a professional-level internship, you will gain academic distinction from one of the top public universities in the U.S. and the expertise necessary to rapidly advance in your career.

Each of our post-graduate certificate programs provide the opportunity to:

  • Enhance the value of your degree and update your skills and knowledge in your area of specialization in just 3 months
  • Gain practical work experience and apply academic theory in an internship related to your area of study
  • Attend a Professional Communications Seminar to gain a deeper understanding of your courses and to further develop your English communication skills for greater success in your profession
  • Receive academic advising
  • Participate in educational field trips to observe American professionals in the work environment
  • Develop a professional network of American and international colleagues
  • Consider Optional Practical Training (OPT) after 9 months of full-time study

My staff and I look forward to helping you achieve your career goals. Once again, welcome to the Professional Programs at UC Irvine!

Kelly Oto
Kelly L. Oto
Associate Director
Professional Programs