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BIOSCIENCES | BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT | EDUCATION | ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

2018


Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley “UCSC Silicon Valley Extension welcomes and values international students. Our international program has grown in popularity attracting students from over 30 countries. Because we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we can offer students the opportunity to personally experience this dynamic hub of technology and innovation.”

Lynda M. Rogers, Ed.D Dean of UCSC Extension

About UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

About Silicon Valley

A worldwide reputation for excellence

The global hub for technological innovation

UCSC Silicon Valley is a branch of the world-renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the US’s premier public higher education institutions (ranked #82 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report).

Silicon Valley is the nickname for the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is located in Northern California. It is home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations and thousands of startup companies.

Located in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley Extension offers practical, career-oriented certificate programs right in the heart of Silicon Valley – an area world-famous for cutting edge innovation in IT, global business, and entrepreneurship.

Silicon Valley is all of Santa Clara plus a little of neighboring counties. It’s generally the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area an hour by car to San Francisco and about 30 minutes by car to the beach at Santa Cruz.

The school’s modern facility shares a neighborhood with some of the nation’s top companies, including Apple, eBay, Intel, and Cisco. Its perfect location has helped make UCSC Extension attuned to the needs of industry.

With 300 sunny days per year the weather is hard to beat.

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Become qualified in less than one year

Gain valuable Silicon Valley work experience

Certificate programs are focused programs designed to give you advanced skills in a particular area of specialization. Certificates are earned in less than a year and cost a lot less than a traditional degree.

Benefit from at least one unpaid internship in your field of study during your time at UCSC extension.

Learn from industry professionals and experts

Optional fulltime work post graduation

Instructors are industry professionals and experts currently working in their fields. Instructors have strong academic credentials and are approved by the University of California.

Once you complete your certificate you may qualify for up to 12 months of paid work on your student visa with Optional Practical Training (OPT), granted through USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service).

Valuable networking opportunities Students are local Californian graduates and professionals who want to take their careers to the next level. 3


Certificate Programs Courses in the certificate programs are subject to change based on schedule availability and/or student aptitude. Equivalent course substitutions will be made to accommodate.

Biosciences Biotechnology Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) Develop a solid and practical understanding of the entire clinical trials process, from drug and device development to monitoring, as well as a foundation in the scientific principles, regulations and ethics that are vitally important to the conduct of clinical research.

Curriculum

Curriculum

› Drug Discovery, Introduction › Biochemistry, Introduction › Drug Development Process › Experimental Methods in Molecular Biology › Cellular Biology › Immunology, Principles › Next Generation DNA Sequencing: Methods and Applications › Human Physiology in Health and Disease › Good Manufacturing Practices › Regulation of Drugs and Biologics

3 Quarters

Gain a solid understanding of the scientific disciplines that underlie the industry’s activities, a foundation in the principles that guide drug discovery & development and an appreciation of cutting-edge bioscience research and technology.

3 Quarters 4

Clinical Trials Design and Management

› Drug Development Process › Medical Devices: Regulatory Strategies & Marketing Pathways › Good Clinical Practices › Clinical Trials Site Monitoring › Science of Clinical Trials Design › Clinical Statistics for Non-Statisticians › Drug Safety and Adverse Events Reporting › Good Manufacturing Practices › Human Physiology in Health and Disease › Regulation of Drugs and Biologics › Medical Writing


Business & Management

Take advantage of the classes you need to prepare for your Masters in Business and Leadership (MBA), and fulfil some of the general business education requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

3 Quarters

Curriculum › Finance I, Fundamentals › Applied Organizational Behavior and Coaching › Principles of Marketing › Introduction to Accounting: Managerial Accounting › Business Law and Its Environment › Organizational Development and Change › Introduction to Accounting: Financial Accounting › Business Economics

Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) Study with Silicon Valley's finest instructional team, all of whom are PPM certified. This, together with our 100 percent home-grown course content, makes our program truly one of a kind. Graduates state the PPM Certificate is one of the best known and most respected programs around. Curriculum

2 Quarters

Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) - No Winter start date

Project and Program Management

3 Quarters

Business and Leadership

› Role of the Project Manager › Project Leadership and Communication › Project Integration and Risk Management › Applied Project Management › Creating the Successful Project Team › Lean-Agile Project Management: Achieving Business Value › Managing International Projects › Effective Negotiations: Principles, Strategies, and Techniques › Agile Project Management Using Scrum › Facilitation Skills › Managing the Development of New Products › Principles of Business Analysis › Product Procurement: Outsourcing & Contract Management › Agile Product Life Cycle Management (APLM)

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Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) - Winter and Fall only start dates Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) - Winter and Fall only start dates Acquire the knowledge, resources, tools, and ideas needed to succeed as a marketer in the nation’s fastest moving marketplace. Today in Silicon Valley, demand for customer-savvy marketing professionals has never been greater.

3 Quarters

2 Quarters

Curriculum › Implementing Marketing and Sales Strategies › Integrated Marketing Communications › Principles of Marketing › Search Engine Marketing › Social Media Marketing, Fundamentals › Consumer Insights: Data Analysis and Interpretation › Product Management: Moving the Product to Market › Public Relations: Winning the Mindshare Battle › Power of Market Research › Cross-Cultural Negotiation: Asian and Western Business Environments › Web & Mobile Analytics › Leveraging Social Media Partners › Customer Acquisition: Strategies, Retention and Win-Back › Advanced Social Media Marketing : A Practical Approach For Business › Database Management & Social Selling

Accounting Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) If you are interested in a career in accounting, it isn’t enough to be simply “good with numbers.” Accountants play critical roles in organizations of all sizes, in every industry, and they can help shape a company’s future. Our Accounting program will prepare you to address important questions, from financial to managerial accounting. Curriculum

3 Quarters

Marketing Management

› Finance I, Fundamentals › Business Economics › Finance for the Business Professional › Business and Professional Writing › Business Law and its Environment › Intro to Accounting:Managerial l Accounting › Intermediate Accounting I › Intermediate Accounting II › Introduction to Accounting I: Financial Accounting › Introduction to Accounting II: Managerial Accounting

Human Resource Management Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) Human resource management is a dynamic profession that continues to grow in complexity and stature. HR professionals need a broad, comprehensive skill set across all human resource functional areas in order to succeed.

3 Quarters

Curriculum

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› Human Resource Management, Introduction › Managing the Staffing Function › Talent Acquisition 101 › HR Technology - What You Need To Know To Be A Technology Proponent › Effective Performance Management › Organizational Development and Change, Introduction › Effective Employee Relations › Total Rewards 1 (Benefits focus) › Total Rewards 2 (Compensation focus) › Role of the Project Manager › Finance for the Business Professional › Business Communications › Facilitation Skills › Designing Training Programs › Sourcing Strategy › Performance Management and Coaching › Benefits Management: A Comprehensive Study of Employee Benefits › Compensation Management › Law and Human Resource Management


Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate & OPT: 4 Quarters* - (41 Units) Teachers of English as a second language generally work with immigrants and foreign nationals living in English-speaking countries. This certificate offers a specialized sequence of courses in linguistics and education to prepare instructors to enter the TESOL field.

4 Quarters

Curriculum › Language Structure › First and Second Language Development › Methodology of Bilingual and English Language Development › Culture and Cultural Diversity › Fundamentals of English Grammar for ESL Teachers › Assessment, Evaluation, and Placement › TESOL Practicum › Teaching Grammar, Level II › Teaching Writing › Instructional Design and Delivery

* Final Quarter is Practicum

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Professional Award in Mobile Application Development - FREE All students enrolling in an Engineering & Technology Certificate can obtain this Professional Award at no extra cost by completing 3-4 of the below courses. (Needs to be pre-booked) ›D  esigning Wearable and Smart Device User Experience ›D  eveloping Apps for Android Intro & Advanced ›D  eveloping Apps for iPhone and iPad Intro & Advanced

› Developing Apps for Multiple Platforms › Mobile Interface Design › Mobile payments, e-Commerce Security and Cryptocurrency › Programming for Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services

Engineering & Technology Computer Programming

Database and Data Analytics

Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

Establish a solid working knowledge of programming that goes beyond foundation level. Learn how to apply your new-found expertise to platforms and applications across the industry.

Learn the principles and practices involved in handling business data and analysis, which are suitable for anyone who designs, administers, tunes, and uses shared databases. Curriculum 2 Quarters

› C Programming for Beginners › C++ Programming, Comprehensive › Java Programming for Beginners › Java Programming, Comprehensive › Perl Programming › Python Programming for Beginners › Python for Programmers › C Programming, Advanced › Developing Applications for Android Mobile Devices, Introduction › Developing Applications for iPhone and iPad, Introduction › Developing Applications for iPhone and iPad, Advanced › Developing Applications for Android Mobile Devices, Advanced

3 Quarters

3 Quarters

2 Quarters

Curriculum › Relational Database Design and SQL Programming › Introduction to Data Analysis › Big Data: Overview, Tools and Use Cases › Business Intelligence Solutions › Predictive Analytics: Applications of Machine Learning › Dashboards and Data Visualization › Data Modeling, Introduction › Introduction to Machine Learning & Data Mining › Introduction to NoSQL Databases › Oracle PL/SQL, Introduction

Instructors do more than teach; they share their industry experience and encourage students to explore networking events in Silicon Valley." – Motoko Tanaka from Japan computer programming, engineering

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Embedded Systems

Information Technology Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

2 Quarters

3 Quarters

Curriculum › C Programming for Beginners › C Programming, Advanced › Digital Logic Design Using Verilog › Embedded Systems Hardware Architecture, Introduction › Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs › System Design for Low Power Management › Linux, Introduction › Embedded Firmware Essentials › Real-time Embedded Systems Programming, Introduction › Embedded Design with Xilinx FPGAs › The Internet of Things: Communication and Cloud

Keep up-to-date on current industry trends on this focused and efficient program. Courses are taught by senior professionals from major Silicon Valley companies. The accredited certificate provides a professional credential that can help you succeed in Silicon Valley. Curriculum

2 Quarters

Equip yourself with the hands-on experience and the practical expertise needed to fully master embedded design. There are vast career and business opportunities in the industry in Silicon Valley and internationally.

3 Quarters

Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

› Computer Networking Essentials › Computer, Network and Internet Security Fundamentals › Mobile Payments, e-Commerce Security, and Cryptocurrency › TCP/IP Essentials › Linux, Introduction › Cloud Computing › Storage Technology in Data Centers › DevOps Technologies › VMware vSphere: Configuration and Management › Linux System and Network Administration › Wireless Communications and Mobile Antenna Design, Introduction

It was very cool being around people that work in the big companies you’ve always followed. You get to study with them and understand the work they're doing. Everything you need to get your skills up and running." – Alejandro Jimenez from Colombia embedded systems, engineering 9


Internet Programming and Development Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

Certificate: 2 Quarters (15 Units) Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

Curriculum

Curriculum

Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units)

3 Quarters

› JavaScript and AJAX, Comprehensive › Developing Java and Java EE Applications with Spring Framework and Hibernate › Cloud Computing, Introduction › Designing, Building and Integrating RESTful API › Developing JavaScript-based Rich Web UI with JQuery › Introduction to Web Programming: JavaScript and PHP › Programming for Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services › Ruby and Ruby on Rails › Java Programming for Beginners › Java Programming, Comprehensive › User Experience Design Fundamentals › Designing with Cascading Style Sheets, Fundamentals › HTML Fundamentals

2 Quarters

Develop a solid foundation in configuring, operating and programming open, multi-user, multi-tasking Linux operating systems. The skills learned here are highly applicable to today’s work environment.

3 Quarters

Obtain a deeper understanding of the major development frameworks and software architectures on the Internet today. Cover all major platforms, including Java Enterprise Edition, Microsoft .NET, and Open Source. Topics range from basic programming languages and server development to Rich Internet Applications (RIA).

Software Engineering and Quality

› C Programming for Beginners › Computer Networking Essentials › Linux Introduction › Linux Systems Programming › Linux System and Network Administration › Linux System Performance in the Cloud and Data Center › Linux Based Web Application Development - Apache, MySQL, PHP › Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming › Embedded Linux Design and Programming › Linux Device Drivers › Storage Technology in Data Centers

VLSI Engineering Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) Gain practical experience using the latest EDA tools on Linux in fully upgraded state-of-the-art VLSI Lab at the Santa Clara facility. Courses do not just focus on the tools but also offer an overall understanding of the design methodology and flows.

Curriculum

Curriculum

› Object-Oriented Analysis and Design › Software Quality Assurance and Testing › User Experience Design Fundamentals › Data Structures and Algorithms Using Java › JUnit Test Framework › Mobile Interface Design › Object-Oriented Development: Architectures and Design Patterns, Advanced › Software Testing: Techniques, Tools and Practices › Java Programming for Beginners › Machine Learning & Data Mining, Introduction › Adobe Illustrator, Introduction

3 Quarters

Follow a program unique in the way it brings together software engineering, testing and software design courses under a single umbrella. This provides students with integrated training across key disciplines to better position them for growth in the software development industry.

3 Quarters 10

Linux Programming and Administration

› Devloping the Nanometer ASIC: From Spec to Silicon › Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs › Digital Logic Design Using Verilog › Linux, Introduction › Physical Design Flow from Netlist to GDS-II › Logic Synthesis, Introduction › Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits › System Verilog for ASIC and FPGA Design › Mixed-Signal Design › System Verilog Essentials: Functiuonal Verification and Simulation


User Experience and Web Design Certificate & OPT: 3 Quarters (27 Units) Meet the needs of a changing industry. This newly revised certificate program organizes courses in several tracks of study, including visual design, design implementation, user experience design and site management.

3 Quarters

Curriculum › HTML Fundamentals › Designing with Cascading Style Sheets: Fundamentals › Designing with Cascading Style Sheets: Advanced › HTML5: The Living Language › Introduction to Website Hosting and Optimization › Mobile Interface Design › Adobe Photoshop, Introduction › Visual Design for the Interactive Web › Adobe Illustrator, Introduction › User Experience Design Fundamentals › Graphical Production for the Web › Web Design Using Open Source Design Patterns, Libraries and Frameworks › Multimedia Fundamentals › Web Design Project

I loved the program; it was an excellent chance to exchange ideas with people from Cisco, Intel, Apple, Netflix, and see what approaches they were using." – Fernando Barbosa de Azevedo from Brazil internet programming & dev, engineering

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: TOEFL 80/IELTS 6.5

Students below TOEFL 80/IELTS 6.5

Certificate Program

Conditional Admission to UCSC’s Certificate Program

(UCSC issues form I-20)

For students who wishes to enroll in a UCSC certificate program and meet all entry requirements.

Copy of degree Diploma in English showing proof of

English Course only

(EC Silicon Valley issues form I-20)

(EC Silicon Valley issues form I-20)

For students who wishes to enroll in ESL studies at EC Silicon Valley but who aren’t looking to complete a certificate we can offer ESL only studies.

For students who wishes to enroll in a UCSC certificate program but not yet have the required level of English.

Copy of degree Diploma in English showing proof of

Bachelor’s degree

Copy of English Level certification if available

Application form Copy of passport Bank statement (minimum $4,000.00 per 4 weeks of Presessional, student must show proof for at least the number of weeks they are booking and if CIP 12 weeks course $12,000) Affidavit of Support if financial document is not in the student’s name

Bachelor’s degree Copy of English Level certification (if available) Completed application form Copy of passport Bank statement (minimum $4,000.00 per 4 weeks of Presessional, student must show proof for at least the number of weeks they are booking) Affidavit of Support form if bank statement is not in students own name

TOEFL 80 iBT/IELTS 6.5

Completed application form Copy of passport Bank statement (min $25,000 USD*) Transfer students must also provide: - Copy of visa stamp - Copy of current form I-20 - Electronic I-94 record *$25,000 covers both tuition and living expenses for one academic year and it's not a requirement for admission but a need for I-20

Entry Requirement

TOEFL 80/ IELTS 6.5

Entry Requirement

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Certificate

Certificate & Internship*

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Certificate

Certificate & Internship*

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Certificate & Internship Preparation

Certificate & Internship*

Certificate & Internship*

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

12 months

Certificate & Internship Preparation

Certificate & Internship*

Certificate & Internship*

Certificate & Internship*

OPT paid

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Certificate & Internship Preparation

Certificate & Internship*

Certificate & Internship*

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

12 months

Certificate & Internship Preparation

Certificate & Internship*

Certificate & Internship*

Certificate & Internship*

OPT paid

Quarter 3

12 months

OPT paid

Certificate & Internship*

(TOEFL score not required)

TOEFL 66/ IELTS 6.0

(TOEFL score not required)

English for Academic Purposes* (Below TOEFL 66)

English for Academic Purposes* (Below TOEFL 66)

(TOEFL score not required)

(TOEFL score not required)

International Pathway Program Students who fall below TOEFL 66/IELTS 6.0 must enroll in the English for Academic Purposes program course. Internship is optional and unpaid OPT: Optional Practical Training (paid)

Course Dates Pre-sessional Courses English for Academic Purposes

Courses start weekly

*Required for ACCET 12

Certificate & Internship Preparation (EAP 30 & 7.5 Certificate & Internship Prep)*

Quarter

Certificate Programs

2017: September 25 – December 15

Winter 2018

2018: January 4

2018: January 2 – March 23

Spring 2018

2018: March 28

2018: March 5 – May 25

Summer 2018

2018: June 7

2018: May 28 – August 17

Fall 2018

2018: August 20

2018: September 24 – December 14

Winter 2019

2019: January 3


Pre-sessional Course

English for Academic Purposes All levels Although you may be confident in using English in everyday situations, the style of English you need to study at a university or college is quite different. In this intensive program, you will learn the high-level academic English you will need to succeed in your certificate program. As part of this program you will improve in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, with a strong academic focus. By the end of this course you will have raised your English level to TOEFL 66/IELTS 6.0 equivalent, and be eligible to progress onto the Preparation Course.

Internships Minimum level: TOEFL 80/IELTS 6.5 UCSC’s certificate program allows you to participate in unpaid internships at local companies in your field of study. Through an internship you will acquire valuable practical experience, add to your resume, and boost your career opportunities back home. Gaining maximum exposure to companies in Silicon Valley during your internships is also key to securing a strong OPT placement. Students typically do an internship during their second and third quarter. Each internship gives you 3 course credit units and requires a minimum of 90 hours during the quarter you are enrolled. As most UCSC students are working professionals the certificate courses are held in the evenings and weekends which makes it easy for you to meet your internship hours requirement during the day. Internships are available across a variety of sectors, generally at midsized companies and start-ups.

Pre-sessional Course

Certificate & Internship Preparation Minimum level: TOEFL 66/IELTS 6.0 After successfully completing this intensive 12-week course you will be able to enter your certificate program without having to take a TOEFL or IELTS exam. Remember, as an intern you will be working in a real-life business environment, where you will have to use English professionally at all times. The better your English, the better the internship you will secure, and the better your OPT prospects upon graduation. Language Benefits › Improve your level to a TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5 equivalent › Work on your Academic English: lecture, notetaking, academic writing, reading, public speaking and discussion skills › Become familiar with UCSC's teaching methods and learn what’s expected of you in the classroom and from course assignments

Good internships are much sought after and highly competitive. To stand the best chance of securing your preferred placement, our Internship Coordinators are on hand with expert support and guidance.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Optional Practical Training allows F-1 students, who have successfully completed three quarters of full time studies and gained a professional certificate, to apply for 12 months paid work in the US. Internships are often crucial to finding a OPT placement. Employers increasingly want to see experience in the graduates they hire. UCSC offers OPT workshops and guidance for its international students. Additional fees to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and UCSC to be paid when you complete your OPT Application will apply.

Career Benefits › English for the Workplace: presentations, writing formal emails, calls, team discussions, participate in meetings › Sales and business pitches › Learn American workplace culture › Silicon Valley jargon › Tools for market research › Self-branding › Resume writing › Interview skills › Mock Interviews › Securing your first internship

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FEES: Registration Fee: $150 I-20 Courier Fee: $50 Student Insurance: $20/week Internship Advising: $200*

Accommodation Placement Fee: $300 Homestay: $1,460/4 weeks Homestay extra week: $365 Airport Transfer one way (San Francisco/San JosĂŠ/Oakland): $130

(included in the Certificate & Internship Preparation course) *Placements are not guaranteed

2018 Academic Year Certificate Programs 2 Quarters (non OPT)

3 Quarters (qualifies for OPT)

4 quarters (qualifies for OPT)

Estimated Course Material Cost

Biotechnology

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$13,000

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$1,000

Clinical Trials Design and Management

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$14,500

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$1,000

Certificate Applied & Natural Science Business & Management

Business and Leadership

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$12,000

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$250

Project & Program Management

$10,500

$16,000

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$485

Marketing Management

$9,500

$15,000

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$700

Accounting

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$12,000

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$900

Human Resource Management

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$16,000

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$750

Education

TESOL

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$15,500

$750

Engineering & Technology

Computer Programming

$9,500

$14,000

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$250

Database and Data Analytics

$9,500

$14,000

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$300

Embedded Systems

$9,000

$14,000

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$300

Information Technology

$9,000

$14,000

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$250

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$15,000

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$250

$9,000

$14,000

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$300

Internet Programming and Development Linux Programming and Administration Software Engineering & Quality

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$14,000

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$250

VLSI Engineering

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$14,000

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$200

User Experience and Web Design

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$15,000

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$200

Lessons

Duration

Price

Certificate & Internship Preparation

30 lessons x 45 min per week

12 weeks

$4,740

English for Academic Purposes

30 lessons x 45 min per week

4 weeks*

$1,580

Pre-sessional Courses (provided by EC Silicon Valley) Course

*Minimum 4 weeks

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