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Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego:

Inspiring the Next Generation



Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride Gallery


October 28

Opens October 28

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY The Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride Gallery will showcase America’s newest ocean research vessel, honor its namesake scientist, and give an insider’s look at the realities—from the mundane to the mind-blowing—of conducting sea-going science. Get an insider’s look at current Scripps Institution of Oceanography research expeditions and learn what it takes for scientists to understand and protect the planet.

December 2

November 14 Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series:

The Critical Need for Sustained Ocean Observations: CalCOFI and Beyond

6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 14

BIRCH AQUARIUM Long term, sustained ocean observations provide scientists with muchneeded insight into natural and human-induced changes in the world’s oceans. Join Francisco Werner, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center, as he provides a broad

Seas ‘n’ Greetings December 2 – January 3

BIRCH AQUARIUM Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy holiday decorations throughout the aquarium, see “Scuba Santa” at our Kelp Tank Dive Shows, and much more. Included with aquarium admission.

perspective on ocean observing and its scientific value and application, as well

Birch Aquarium is closed December 25, 2016, and January 1, 2017

as a close-up look at the important monitoring effort in our own coastal ocean

through the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations. Cost: Public $8 | students/educators $5 | free for members

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January 9

Camera Lucida 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 9

CONRAD PREBYS CONCERT HALL Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of worldclass instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

January 14

Lea DeLaria

8 p.m. Saturday, January 14

MANDEVILLE AUDITORIUM Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her SAG Award–winning stand-out role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. However, her multifaceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades. She was the featured vocalist at the 50th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Albert

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego

Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. For her ArtPower debut, DeLaria will treat the audience to

professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored

her beautiful vocal jazz stylings and witty commentary. Expect vocal and comedic fireworks.

by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty, and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs

L-E-V Dance Company 8 p.m. Thursday, January 19

MANDEVILLE AUDITORIUM L-E-V Dance Company derives its name from the Hebrew word for heart (lev). OCD Love, the

performed with the assurance of an established

company’s latest work, is a powerful piece danced to pulsating techno beats created by DJ Ori Lichtik,

ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing

one of the pioneers of techno in Israel. The piece deals with obsessive-compulsive disorder, which

instrumentation and guests from the international

poses challenges for love and for life; it is about love that always misses or lovers who keep missing

chamber music world.

each other. The brainchild of choreographer Sharon Eyal, former dancer and resident choreographer

Camera Lucida’s program will include: Schumann: Fairy Tale Pictures for Viola and Piano, Opus 113 Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata in d minor, Opus 75 Fauré: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Opus 120

with Batsheva, and arts and rave producer Gai Behar, L-E-V will make its ArtPower debut with this

piece, performed by six astoundingly agile dancers.

January 19

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January 26

January 27

Ensõ String Quartet

Maarja Nuut

8 p.m. Thursday, January 26

8 p.m. Friday, January 27



Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler/singer Maarja

Named “one of the eminent string quartets of our era” by Classical Voice, the Grammy-

Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and

nominated Ensõ String Quartet has risen to the front rank of chamber music performers.

stories with live electronics to create a space where

Founded at Yale University in 1999, the quartet has been described by Strad magazine

minimalism and experimental music meet the village

as “thrilling,” and praised by The Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities.” The quartet

musical traditions of prewar Europe. Having received

quickly went on to win numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artist

the 2015 Tallinn Music Week Prize and showcased

Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet competition. Derived from

at the 2014 Womex festival, Nuut is now bringing her

the Japanese Zen painting of the circle, ensõ represents many things: perfection and

unique renditions of Baltic folk music to her San Diego

imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the

debut at ArtPower.

endless circle of life, and the fullness of the spirit.

Ensõ String Quartet’s program includes: Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 2; Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi; Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major; Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade

February 9

January 29

Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, January 29

Charenée Wade 8 p.m. Thursday, February 9



Proceeds from ticket sales and 100 percent of

Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. An award-winning young

donations benefit the Lytle Scholarship Endowment,

vocalist currently making waves in both jazz and soul/R&B circles, she is known for her expert

which provides scholarship support for graduates

vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove. Wade will perform tracks

of The Preuss School at UC San Diego who attend

from her latest album—Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson—which

Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego.

pays tribute to the socially conscious poet and musician Scott-Heron, and showcases Wade’s

Parking is free and all tickets are held at the door.

excellent storytelling and subtle vocal prowess.

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Contents 8 Sally Ride Science: Inspiring

the Next Generation

12 Bringing Wellbeing

to the World

14 Secrets to His Success

34 Environment & Sustainability

48 Pre-College

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Inspiring the Next Generation to Sally Ride’s science education legacy going strong at UC San Diego By MARGARET KING When Sally Ride made history in 1983 as the first American woman in space, she found herself suddenly famous. Being in the spotlight was uncomfortable for the low-key physicist. But as she traveled the country giving talks and meeting the public, one thought struck her. Her example was a powerful tool for getting young people, especially girls, excited about science. “Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday,” she said. Ride co-founded a company, Sally Ride Science, to inspire girls and boys to study science and to imagine themselves in science and technology careers. She used her high profile to champion science education until her death from pancreatic cancer in 2012. Now, UC San Diego has taken a lead role in continuing and expanding the pioneering astronaut’s education legacy. Sally Ride


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Science became part of the university in October 2015. The new nonprofit, Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego, is overseen by UC San Diego Extension in partnership with San Diego Supercomputer Center and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. “Joining with UC San Diego gives us a golden opportunity to continue our mission of bringing science to life for generations to come,” said Tam O’Shaughnessy, Ride’s longtime partner and one of the founders of Sally Ride Science. Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego has already held summer workshops where nearly 400 girls delved into science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The program was the first phase of an ambitious plan to offer a variety of STEAM initiatives, including expanded workshops and professional development for teachers.

Shared Mission After retiring from NASA, Ride became a professor of physics at UC San Diego. Then in 2001, she joined O’Shaughnessy

and three other friends to found Sally Ride Science. O’Shaughnessy is executive director of the new Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. Another of the company’s founders, UC San Diego space physicist Karen Flammer, is director of education. Ride and the other company founders understood that science and technology play growing roles in our daily lives and that more and more jobs require math and science skills. Yet research shows that girls and students from underserved communities tend to drift away from science, especially in middle school and high school. “This happens not because these students don’t like science or aren’t good at it,” O’Shaughnessy said. “It happens because of a lack of role models and subtle stereotypes that send the message that they don’t belong in science.” As a result, women and minorities are underrepresented in many science and technology fields. Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego works to empower girls and students from underserved groups to

“ Joining with UC San Diego gives us a golden opportunity to continue our mission of bringing science to life for generations to come.” —Tam O’Shaughnessy become scientifically literate and prepare to be part of the workforce of the future. That mission is in sync with UC San Diego’s goals and priorities, said Ed Abeyta, director of pre-college programs and assistant dean of community outreach for UC San Diego Extension. “A key goal of UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan is cultivating a diverse and inclusive university community that takes bold actions to ensure learning is accessible and affordable for all,” Abeyta said. “Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego connects directly to this goal by giving students access to worldclass courses and programming taught by some of the best faculty at UC San Diego.”

Students became more adventurous as the workshops went on, said Debi Kilb, a Scripps Institution seismologist who is science director for the Junior Academy. “I watched many girls grow more confident about asking questions and exploring the hands-on teaching units.” UC San Diego Extension, the Supercomputer Center, and Scripps joined to develop the academy curriculum and provide instructors. The workshops incorporated profiles of diverse scientists from Sally Ride Science’s Cool Careers book series. To broaden the academy’s reach, San Diego Unified School District worked with UC San Diego Extension to

Reach for the Stars

UC SAN DIEGO’S ASTRONAUT CONNECTION CONTINUES By Margaret King Sally Ride isn’t the only pioneering female astronaut with a close connection to UC San Diego. Kate Rubins, who recently returned (Oct. 29) from a four-month stay on the International Space Station, is a UC San Diego graduate. Rubins, 38, received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from UC San Diego in 1999. She earned her PhD in cancer biology from Stanford University in 2005. In August, Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. She successfully sequenced mouse DNA that had been analyzed on Earth. The goal was to make sure the sequencing technology works in microgravity. NASA hopes to send DNA sequencers on deep-space voyages so astronauts can quickly identify any pathogens on

Sally Ride Science Junior Academy student shows off her deep sea treasure chest.

their spacecrafts. Rubins took part in two spacewalks during her stay on the

Hands-on STEAM Workshops In July, 372 middle school and high school students took part in the first Sally Ride Science Junior Academy. Participants in the hands-on STEAM workshops took on the roles of robotics engineer, ocean explorer, videogame designer, and more. The weeklong workshops were open to all students, but the emphasis was on engaging girls in STEAM fields.

provide more than 100 scholarships. An expanded Junior Academy is in the works for next summer. In addition, Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego is developing year-round programs at local schools and libraries. The after-school programs would explore many of the same STEAM topics as the summer workshops did. The goal is to make the offerings available to more students. >>

space station. Tasks included installing a new docking port and adding enhanced high-definition TV cameras to monitor activity outside the station. She traveled to the space station July 6 aboard a Soyuz spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi.

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When Sally Ride Science joined UC San Diego, some of the young women approached Flammer about starting a campus club. “They were passionate about the importance of the role models and mentors they had when they were in middle school or high school,” Flammer said. “They want to do as much as they can to provide mentorship for others.”

STEAM Conversations

To support Sally Ride Science’s mission and programs, undergraduates at UC San Diego have formed an official club called Tritons for Sally Ride Science.

Tools for Teachers Before joining UC San Diego, Sally Ride Science created an acclaimed training program for teachers. Flammer, the director of education, said Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego will put this expertise to use by launching new professional development programs for elementary and middle school teachers. Later this year, UC San Diego Extension plans to offer two online courses developed by Sally Ride Science. The courses, available for college credit, will guide educators in how to teach science effectively and how to use diverse role models to ignite student interest in STEAM studies and careers. 10

Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego is also creating an in-person training program to help teachers integrate STEAM content with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), adopted by California in 2013. The first session, to be held December 3 in partnership with Scripps Institution’s Birch Aquarium, will focus on Earth’s climate. “Teachers now are in search of content that is engaging for students and is aligned to the NGSS,” Flammer said. “We want to deliver professional development using topicbased content that supports the standards and highlights relevant to STEAM careers.”

Tritons for Sally Ride Science To support Sally Ride Science’s mission and programs, undergraduates at UC San Diego have formed an official club called Tritons for Sally Ride Science. The group, made up of women in science and technology majors, plans to start a mentorship program for incoming students. The club also will help support Sally Ride Science’s STEAM workshops and professional development programs.

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While many Sally Ride Science initiatives focus on local students, the program is expanding its reach with an online video series. The Constellation: Sally Ride Science Conversations offers interviews with women in the University of California system doing important work in STEAM fields. The videos are available on UCTV’s STEAM Channel, which UC San Diego Extension manages. The first two segments profile oceanographer Margaret Leinen, director of Scripps Institution, and Beth Simon, a computer-science educator at UC San Diego. To complement the video profiles, Sally Ride Science is offering a series of online articles about UC women making news in science and technology. O’Shaughnessy’s “Tam on STEAM” series follows the career paths of remarkable female scientists as they share the excitement and rewards of their work.

Research Vessel Sally Ride In a stroke of serendipity, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography recently welcomed America’s newest oceanographic research vessel, which is named in Ride’s honor. The state-of-the-art R/V Sally Ride will use powerful sensors to explore the oceans. Scripps plans a variety of educational outreach programs focused on the ship. A Birch Aquarium exhibit will offer virtual ship tours and videos of crewmembers at work. A satellite telepresence system will allow teachers and students to interact with scientists at sea. Melissa Miller, a marine technician who is the ship’s historian and blogger, said she hopes “to get the broader community to engage in the research objectives and findings of R/V Sally Ride.” n

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Bringing Wellbeing to the World Deepak Chopra teams up with UC San Diego on new UC Wellbeing Channel

Deepak Chopra wants to beam himself into your living room. He’ll be there to help you meditate, or improve your breathing techniques, or understand your relationship to the universe. The technology is almost there. Perhaps in two years, he predicts, a person in China will be able to project Chopra’s hologram into that person’s own house. Lately, Chopra has become deeply immersed in the worlds of augmented and virtual reality, looking for ways to increase the power of his message and the size of his audience. One of the world’s most famous proponents of integrative medicine is also determined to diversify his reach—and he’s hoping his latest partnership with UC San Diego will help him accomplish this goal. The project is called the UC Wellbeing Channel, and it will air on University of California Television (UCTV), the UC system’s television service managed by UC San Diego Extension. 12

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“I think we can reach millions of people if not tens of millions of people,” said the 68-year-old co-founder of the Carlsbad-based Chopra Center. “Usually what happens within academia stays within academia. With UCTV, we can take academia to the world.” Starting this fall, the channel will air a steady stream of interviews with leading experts, from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and elsewhere, on topics ranging from neuroplasticity to yoga to nutrition to personal relationships. Chopra will conduct some of the interviews himself. The partnership also involves the company Jiyo, a wellbeing website and smartphone app that will promote the new UCTV channel. Dr. Paul Mills, a professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Teaching in Integrative Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine,

serves as the channel’s director, overseeing content. The Center of Excellence, working closely with the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, is a hub for research excellence and collaboration in integrative health within UC San Diego and across the greater San Diego region. “Whether it’s meditating or practicing yoga or managing stress and nutrition, there is infinitude of content out there,” Mills said. “We’re identifying experts in these different domains and bringing them together under one heading, one roof. The new channel will curate existing UC content relevant to wellbeing as well as partner with other institutions and experts for content to offer viewers an unparalleled resource of knowledge and inspiration to support their own wellbeing.” For Chopra, the calculus is simple: joining forces with UC San Diego gives him access to the university’s deep pool of

In May, Bess H. Marcus, chair of the university’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, announced that the school has “also been working on concepts of wellbeing surrounding our new Institute for Public Health” and “will be lecturing in the new course on Integrative Medicine and Public Health being developed for the Bachelor of Science and Public Health.” The partnership comes as many of Chopra’s insights—documented in his best-selling books and popularized by celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey—are gaining more credence within the medical profession. Chopra, for instance, was an early proponent of mindfulness, a method

knowledge and talent while providing UC San Diego with all the benefits that come with exposure to Chopra’s global following. “I think the more collaborative we can be, the better for all of us,” Chopra said. “We have a huge resource at UC San Diego and UCTV for bringing some of the academic experts and their knowledge to a broader audience that would really benefit from any insight into health, into wellbeing, and into longevity backed by credible research and academic authority.” The UC Wellbeing Channel is just the latest of Chopra’s affiliations with UC San Diego School of Medicine. This past spring, he became a full professor. In recent years, he’s also provided training and given lectures about wellbeing to some of the school’s students and staff. Lately, he’s been offering tips to faculty about how to avoid burnout in the medical profession.

of using positive thoughts and other techniques to make your brain function in a healthier way. The benefits of mindfulness are now widely accepted within medical and academic circles. Programming on the UC Wellbeing Channel, which can be found on cable and online, will include discussions with several prominent faculty members at UC San Diego School of Medicine, including Dr. William Mobley, chair of the Department of Neurosciences and one of the world’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome, and Rob Knight, a pediatrics professor and one of the world’s top experts in microbiomes. The channel will also include content from numerous other faculty across the UC campus system, including UC San Francisco and UCLA wellbeing and integrative medicine programs. The channel debuted on the web with a 40-minute Chopra lecture titled, appropriately, “A Guided Meditation for the University of California Community.” In the lecture, Chopra calls meditation “the most effective technique for stress management” and, among other things, offers some tips on good ways to meditate. Attaining self-reflection through meditation, for instance, involves closing your eyes and asking yourself questions such as, “Who am I?” and “What am I grateful for?” and then noting the sensations, images, feelings, and thoughts that enter your mind spontaneously. “I like to think of stress as similar to surfing,” he says in the lecture. “If you’re a good surfer, then every wave is exhilaration. If you’re not prepared, then every wave is disaster.”

These techniques and analogies will sound familiar to Chopra’s devotees, of which there are many. He estimates he reaches an audience of roughly 15 million people through social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. That list of platforms now includes Jiyo. The website and smartphone app analyze data from your various devices and then offer tips on sleep, nutrition, personal growth, exercise, and relationships. These tips come in the form of videos, articles, social-media posts, and other formats.

“ I think we can reach millions of people if not tens of millions of people. Usually what happens within academia stays within academia. With UCTV, we can take academia to the world.” —Deepak Chopra Some of UCTV’s content will be distributed to the world through Jiyo. Chopra calls the app “your personal wellbeing coach, or as I like to say, your better half.” Poonacha Machaiah, who co-founded Jiyo with Chopra and serves as its chief executive officer, said the purpose is to “democratize health and wellness.” “It’s like an Instagram or Facebook for wellbeing,” Machaiah said. It is Chopra’s willingness to embrace new technologies, from social media to virtual reality, that has helped make him such a famous figure. “Over the last 30 years, I’ve been very active in social media and media in general,” Chopra says. “I feel we are now in a position to take the amazing work that has been happening in academia out to the world. And UCTV is the best way to do that.” n Winter 2017 | | (858) 534-3400




Carlos de los Rios


A screenwriter helps students get ready for their close up


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It’s a bit cliché to ask someone who works in filmmaking, “What’s your favorite movie?” But you have to do it. Carlos de los Rios doesn’t hesitate: Casablanca. “I sound like an old man saying Casablanca,” he said with a laugh. “I love a lot of films, but to me, Casablanca just sort of has it all. The classic writing, it’s got the love story, the crisp back-and-forth lines.” De los Rios, who’ll be teaching Screenwriting II and a new course called Building Your Screenwriting Career during UC San Diego Extension’s winter quarter, has been making films since he was in high school, when he’d recruit friends to act in short spoofs inspired by Saturday Night Live sketches. The films were good enough to get him accepted into USC’s prestigious film writing program, which grants admission to only 24 students a year, and where de los Rios learned from greats such as Julius Epstein, who co-wrote Casablanca, and Michael Creighton. John Singleton, a couple

years shy of his debut film, Boyz n the Hood, was de los Rios’ freshman-year advisor. Though de los Rios was a self-described “drama geek king” in high school, he decided to pursue screenwriting because it was the piece of the movie-making puzzle that posed the biggest challenge. A screenplay is a film’s blueprint, guiding every aspect of its creation. “Every department, whether it’s props or costumes, the place they go to figure out what they’re doing, they go to the script,” he said. De los Rios graduated from USC in 1993 and spent the next several years working on scripts and building relationships in Hollywood. His big break was the 2000 film Playing Mona Lisa, starring Alicia Witt (Urban Legend) as a down-on-herluck concert pianist who’s forced to move back home to live with her parents, played by Marlo Thomas and Elliot Gould. The film, which was produced by Touchstone Pictures, was an adaptation of the play Two Goldsteins on Acid, written by de los Rios’ wife, Marni Freedman.

“We had a great time,” he said. “We won a bunch of awards; it made a lot of money. It wasn’t a gigantic hit of any kind, but it certainly got us going. I never looked back— I just kept going.” Of the films de los Rios has made, none has been entirely his own—and that’s not unusual in Hollywood, he said. Many screenwriters work collaboratively, either with a producer or director who has rough ideas for a film and needs someone to build the story. They might be paired with another screenwriter to develop a script, or hired as a “script doctor” to fix up a screenplay that’s not quite there yet. Since 2007, de los Rios has partnered with director Lawrence Roeck, helping bring Roeck’s ideas to life. In 2007, the two made The Forger, which stars a young Joshua Hutcherson—who went on to play Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games—and Lauren Bacall in her last role before her death in 2014. De los Rios said that working with Bacall was “an honor.” Last year, he and Roeck finished Diablo, a western thriller starring Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott Eastwood, and Danny Glover. Diablo won best feature at the 2015 San Diego Film Festival. De los Rios and Roeck are currently working on two more films: Demigods, which is slated for a 2018 release, and The Crags, about an eccentric scientist who goes missing after inheriting a large amount of money. While there are plenty of successful solo screenwriters—and writer/directors, such as Quentin Tarantino and Richard Linklater— de los Rios urges his students to embrace a collaborative approach to, as he puts it, “take away some of the loneliness from the process.” “When someone’s hitting a rough patch— there’s a flaw in their storyline and the writer’s not feeling so great—I’ll turn to the group and say: ‘Hey, this is all of our script. Where’s

the ideas here?’ I make the group take responsibility for each other’s work. That’s what I’m trying to do—I try to make it a community.” A broad mix of students take de los Rios’ classes. Some are undergrads fulfilling a requirement. Others are older students who might be thinking about a career switch. And, often, he’ll have students who’ve already completed a screenplay and are looking to hone their craft and see if they can create a marketable product. One piece of advice he gives them: write for yourself—don’t write the film you think Hollywood wants. “You should really think to yourself, ‘What would I watch?’ You should create the product you yourself would actually buy,” he said. And, just because a film has been done before doesn’t mean there’s not an opportunity for a fresh take. “The appetite [in Hollywood] is a lot bigger than the supply” of screenplays, he said. “I still think there’s a lot of room out there. It’s still going to be a story about war, or two brothers fighting each other, or two neighbors that don’t get along, or the hero versus an awful villain. There’s always a new skin to put on this skeleton, and that’s where the individuality of the writer comes in.” And even if you don’t aspire to write the next Casablanca, learning what makes a good screenplay—its demand for structure and precise, vivid language—can have a transformative effect not only on how you approach writing, but also on your appreciation of film as an art form. “I think people can walk away and go, ‘Now I’m watching movies and I’m seeing things I never saw before,’” de los Rios said, “and there’s a pleasure in that regardless of whether you ever actually intend to write a screenplay.” n

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Kalish Brothers guide food safety efforts


There’s something about cheese that inspires twins Charlie and Michael Kalish. Cheese is mysterious. Cheese is everevolving, its taste and texture changing every day. The brothers know almost everything there is to know about cheese, and yet they feel as if they know nothing at all. “You can get so much information from a cheese from your nose, your mouth, your touch, but it’s always just really scratching the surface,” Michael said. “It’s something that really captures the passage of time and all the good things that can come from it.” The twins credit their obsession with cheese to travels that have taken them all over the United States and Europe and landed them a role as competitors on Season 7 of the Food Network show The Great Food Truck Race, and even their own new show called Big Cheese. And, in an indirect way, cheese is responsible for their current business, Food Safety Guides, a consulting firm that helps businesses in the food-services industry keep their products safe for human consumption. Their firm has grown quickly, in part because a sweeping 2011 federal law has created a whole new set of safety regulations designed to reduce food contamination. This fall, the 34-year-old brothers are teaching a class at UC San Diego Extension on ways for business owners to comply


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with this new law, called the Food Safety Modernization Act. The twins grew up in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, and shared plenty of the same interests, from surfing to cooking. But they probably would have pursued completely different careers if not for Michael’s early fascination with the subject of cheese. And cheese is what reunited them as young adults just as each prepared to go his separate way. “It’s a surprise that we went in such different directions and ended up in the same place,” Charlie said. After college, Charlie, who majored in literature at UC Santa Barbara, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study 19th century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. His studies took him to Norway. Meanwhile, Michael was traversing the plains and alpine pastures of Europe, immersed in the world of cheese. After graduating from the same college as his twin, Michael worked a variety of different jobs. He taught math for a bit. He worked in a winery. Eventually, he began apprenticing on a cheese farm and delivered cheeses to high-end establishments, including the famous Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry. At his employer’s recommendation, he eventually took a job on a farm in France. He wound up staying in Europe for four years, working on a dozen different farms in France, Italy, and Switzerland. He worked with cows, goats, and sheep. He apprenticed for some cheese-aging facilities, spending long hours in cheese-storage caves, where the temperatures hovered around 50 degrees. He fell in love with all the best cheeses: the Gruyeres, the Camemberts, the Gorgonzolas, the fresh goat cheeses. He invited his brother, who was in Norway, to come work with him in France’s

Rhone Alps, aging cheese in an underground train tunnel for a French affineur, the name for a professional cheese ager. “I joined him in that cave, turning cheeses and learning about cheese as it develops over time and how to take care of it,” Charlie said. Charlie began to notice some parallels between the making of cheese and the typical arc of an Ibsen play. If there’s an error during the initial preparation of cheese, it is inevitable during the aging process that the mistake—like the past of the protagonist in an Ibsen drama—will return

They help their clients create what Michael describes as “a roadmap for them to either develop or revamp their food-safety plan.” It is a process that usually requires a client to develop a rigorous, detailed standard operating procedure for handling, preparing, and distributing its products. At UC San Diego Extension, their training sessions will help businesses comply with the dozens of new regulations created by the 2011 law. As Charlie noted, one of the primary objectives of the Food Safety Modernization Act is to “shift food

“ I joined him in that cave, turning cheeses and learning about cheese as it develops over time and how to take care of it.” —Charlie Kalish to haunt everyone. By the end of that summer, “I was hooked,” Charlie said. He switched careers and joined his brother, a decision he has never regretted. The twins eventually returned to the United States with hopes of opening their own cheese-aging facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. They realized, however, that their work in the cheese industry had also made them experts in something else: the process of keeping it safe. By chance, they found themselves helping a creamery draft its food safety plan. One consulting gig led to another, then another. “We began the process of making food safety affordable and accessible to anyone and everyone,” Michael said. Four years later, they have clients all over the country as well as in Australia. They work with businesses at every level of the food-supply chain, from growers and manufacturers to distributors, restaurants, and supermarket chains.

When not helping others design and implement food safety rules, the Kalish brothers are hosting their own show on Food Network about their first love, cheese. The brothers hit the road, visiting cities around the country with one goal in mind: to discover the most memorably delicious cheese dish in each city and crown it “The Big Cheese.” They taste a variety of unique and mouth-watering chef creations, from a traditional cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper pasta) to an out-of-the-box macaroni and cheese pizza and even a few sweet, cheesy creations. Charlie is the instructor for our Preparing Your Business for the Food Safety Modernization Act course. For more information, go to

safety systems away from responding to food safety incidents to preventing them from occurring in the first place.” The Food and Drug Administration estimates that these new regulations will affect about 83,819 food facilities, requiring them to institute numerous new food safety requirements as well as keep detailed records of their compliance. The twins have a few side gigs, too, some of which they mention on their website, Charlie is a contributor to Cheese Connoisseur and Deli Business magazines. Michael teaches workshops on cheese-making and affinage, a French term for the cheese-aging process. They also participated in and won the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence. The name of their team, fittingly enough: The Grilled Cheese All-Stars. Each, of course, has his own favorite cheese. Charlie’s is a cheese called Harbison, made by Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont. Michael’s is fresh goat cheese. Of all the foods Charlie and Michael work with, cheese remains the one that excites, stimulates, and mystifies them the most. “I think it’s still something that we still don’t understand very well,” Michael said. “With all my experience and knowledge on the topic, I still feel there’s a universe I just don’t know about cheese.” n

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Barbara Lamb, program manager City of San Diego

By JENNIFER DAVIES The term “process improvement” might sound dry, but if the concept is done well, it can save time and money. In fact, it even has the potential to save lives. That was the lesson of a new partnership between UC San Diego Extension and the City of San Diego that helped city staff find ways to reduce 911 wait times, expedite street light maintenance, and improve customer service for libraries and infrastructure projects. These changes resulted from city staff’s participation in a process improvement training program known as Lean Six Sigma that UC San Diego Extension offers. Companies around the globe use the principles of Lean Six Sigma to identify problems and deliver data-driven solutions. Almis Udrys, director of the city’s Performance and Analytics Department, said he saw the UC San Diego Extension’s Lean Six Sigma training as a way to help city staff begin to look at the issues facing the City of San Diego in new ways. 18

Lean Six Sigma training helps city workers “I see this training as opening a door to a new culture at the city—a culture that embraces innovation, data-enabled decision making, and a commitment to continuous improvement,” Udrys said. “It really is an extension of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s vision for a city government that is as innovative as the people it serves.” The city sent seven of its employees through the 16-week program. The projects resulted in a variety of improvements, including: Reduced emergency call times: By revising the information input screen and automating a portion of the call process, a working group from the Fire-Rescue Department was able to reduce the length of 90 percent of calls by 16 seconds in the first few months—a 16 percent improvement compared to the same time period a year ago. The city calculated that the reduced call times have the potential to save an estimated additional 22 lives annually.

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Improved library material delivery: To reduce the wait times for library patrons to receive requested books and other materials, one team analyzed how to improve the material sorting process. By identifying and cutting out a step in the sorting process that consumed a significant amount of time and motion, the team was able to come up with a simplified process to increase its productivity by 42 percent, which was valued at an estimated $121,953 of annual cost avoidance in terms of staff time. Faster street light maintenance: A team from the Transportation and Storm Water Department created a new workflow system that reduced the lead time for street light maintenance by about three days and resulted in an estimated $15,000 in savings. In follow-on phases, further efficiencies will be gained via the elimination of paper order forms. Improved operations at the Public Works Customer Service Center: By eliminating paper forms, transitioning

Almis Udrys, director of the City of San Diego's Performance and Analytics Department

improve customer service and boost efficacy. to newer technologies, and eliminating unnecessary steps in the process, a team from the Transportation and Storm Water Department was able to shorten the time it takes to handle customer complaints. The changes also resulted in an estimated cost avoidance of around $113,000 per year and improved communication with customers. Barbara Lamb, a program manager for the city, spearheaded the efforts to reduce 911 call time waits. She said the Lean Six Sigma tools were invaluable not only in engaging all the stakeholders, but also for crunching historical data to come up with what she called an “elegant solution.” As for the results of the project, Lamb summed it up in one word: “priceless.” “A major reason we all work for the City of San Diego is that we want to make the community a better place,” she said. “To be able to do something that has a potential to save 22 lives a year, it really is priceless.” The goal of the program is for each participant to take the lessons they learned

through Lean Six Sigma to other city departments to help them improve efficiency and how they serve their customers: the citizens of San Diego. “As you know, sometimes in government, change is not easily welcomed,” said Maureen Jugar, a program manager at the city who worked on a project for expedited streetlight maintenance. “With the culture of Lean Six Sigma, you have the tools to help others discover ways to do things more efficiently. It doesn’t just apply to work. It can apply to your home, to your kids, to your friends. It can apply to just about anything.” That is the goal, Udrys said, to apply the lessons learned in Lean Six Sigma to tackle any number of issues facing the city. “The results of this program really add up, which is why Mayor Faulconer and the City Council have been so supportive of our efforts,” Udrys said. “Every productivity gain, no matter how small, means a better experience for each resident, in line with the

city’s mission to effectively serve and support our San Diego community.” Hugo Villar, director of Business, Science and Technology at UC San Diego Extension, said the partnership with the City of San Diego is part of Extension’s larger mission to ensure that organizations and individuals have the skills they need to bolster the region’s economy and quality of life. “In this rapidly changing world, we know employees need to constantly add new skills to advance their careers and to benefit the organizations where they work,” Villar said. “Our Lean Six Sigma courses enable people to identify problems and come up with innovative solutions, which ultimately allow them to better serve customers and clients. It is important that a research university such as UC San Diego provides access to the most current organizational tools and knowledge to benefit the citizens of San Diego. This partnership is a clear example of how we are doing just that.” n

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Academic Connections

Summer academic programs connect high-achieving high school students with college subject matter. Immersive and dynamic, they offer a taste of college campus life, balancing academics and fun activities in a supportive, safe environment.

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Global Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Programs • Biosphere 2: Oracle, Arizona June 18 – 25, 2017 • UC San Diego and Washington D.C. July 2 – 15, 2017 • Big Island, Hawai’i July 30 – August 6, 2017 • Catalina Island June 30 – July 2, 2017

Research Scholars at UC San Diego July 9 – 29 (Three weeks) Students seeking a research-focused program with at least a 3.8-weighted cumulative GPA, can work alongside world-renowned faculty researchers in a chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or nanotechnology lab on campus. The curriculum is significantly different from a standard Academic Connections course, although students from both programs share the same housing and activities. Applications close February 18, 2017.


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Academic Connections at UC San Diego July 9 – 29 (Three weeks) This is our flagship program and students choose from one of 27 available courses. Classes meet five hours a day with a maximum of 22 students per class for quality interaction with instructors, who are typically UC San Diego doctoral students and teaching assistants. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, music, dances, and talent shows. For a sample schedule, visit

ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS AT UC SAN DIEGO COURSE LISTINGS Appreciation of Indigenous Dance & Theatre Audiovisual: Music’s Place in Film, Television, & Art Disease Detectives: An Introduction to Epidemiology Exploring Youth Subculture: A Sociological Perspective Foundations of Creative Writing Gray Matters: Brain Function & Neural Plasticity Innovative Writing Across Media: An Introduction to the College Workshop Introduction to Bioinformatics Introduction to Cognitive Science

Introduction to Electrical Engineering: Digital Signal Processing Introduction to Fluid Mechanical Engineering: From a Straw to an Airplane Introduction to Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Introduction to Philosophical Ethics Language & Identity for Bilingual Writers Media Matters: Stereotypes & Social Change in Popular Media Minds, Machines, & Mathematics Neuroscience: From Brains to Behaviors

Global Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Programs Designed to hone leadership skills, students will have research opportunities in ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences. They will learn about climate science, policy, and marine biodiversity and conservation. Students can choose from four location-specific programs: Arizona, California/D.C., Catalina Island, and Hawai’i.

Photo Essay: Seeing San Diego through Image & Text Principles of Macroeconomics: The Business Cycles & Financial Markets Robot Ruminations: Building & Programming Fundamentals Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Introduction to Marine Biology Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Marine Invertebrates Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Ocean Acidification Coping with Excess Carbon Dioxide Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Wind, Waves, & Currents—The Physics of the Ocean World Social Problems & Civic Action: Critical Thinking, College Writing, & Community Involvement The Brain in Health & Disease The Metropolis & Me: A History of Immigration, Race, & Space in Southern California

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Biosphere 2: Oracle, Arizona

Catalina Island, California

June 18 – 25 Along with our partners, University of Arizona Biosphere 2, we provide students with the unique opportunity to live and conduct research in the sealed Biosphere enclosure (modeled after Earth, the original biosphere). The 40-acre campus is located in Oracle, Arizona, just outside Tucson.

June 30 – July 2 New! Middle School students will be exposed to hands-on science as a way to learn about the environment and the Native American culture on the island.

UC San Diego and Washington D.C.

Big Island, Hawai’i

July 2 – 15 Along with our partners, UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California’s UC Washington Center (UCDC), we offer a two-week program that allows students a hands-on opportunity to learn and experience both science and the environmental legislative process up close.

On Campus Housing For a complete college experience, residential housing is a feature for all six Academic Connections programs. Parents can rest easy knowing that we provide adult supervision and guidance at all times. Students are required to adhere to our rules and regulations for their safety and wellbeing.

July 30 – August 6 Along with our partners, the University of Hawai’i, Hilo, Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES), and the Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, we provide the opportunity for students to examine the ecosystems and climate zones native to Hawai’i and how the Hawai’ian culture views the Earth and how that impacts environmental sustainability.

Apply Early Academic Connections programs are in demand and we fill up fast. We encourage interested students to apply as early as possible. For details and to apply online, visit

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Get the essential practice and preparation to harness your creativity and express yourself. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs in Visual Arts, Humanities, Brewing, and Performing Arts.

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Always wanted to be an artist but don’t know where to start? Channel your inner vision in a wide variety of classes in drawing, painting, art history, mixed media, and creative inspiration.

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Art History


Architectural History of San Diego Art of the Late Gothic & Early Renaissance Art of the Medieval World*

Animation I: Introduction to Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation* Editorial Illustration

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Barrel Aging Brewing Certificate Information Session Financial Management for Breweries* Food Pairings & Beer Dinners Internship Operations Management Overview of the Craft Brewing Industry Raw Materials & Malting Technology of Brewing Wort Production & Recipe Formulation

Children’s Book Writing & Illustration Children’s Book Illustration & Writing Programs - Information Session* Children’s Book Illustration: Thinking in Pictures Getting Published: Navigating the Children’s Book Market Writing for Children II: Intermediate Writing for the Middle Grade/YA Reader* Writing Non-Fiction & Informational Books for Children

Fine Art Abstract Painting II (Advanced) Creative Process I Drawing I: Focus on Perception Drawing II: Refining Technique Figure Drawing I Figure Drawing II Introduction to Painting Playing with Pen & Ink Plein Air Painting: A Working Method Watercolor for Illustration

Humanities From Ellis Island to Angel Island: Literatures of Immigration* Gender Identity & Literature: Him, Her, Us

Acting I: Introduction Acting II: Intermediate Acting Programs - Information Session* Beginning Piano, Level I Beginning Piano, Level II Guitar I Guitar II Improv 101 Intermediate Piano Music Programs - Information Session* Music Theory 101 Singing I Singing II UC San Diego Jazz Camp - Information Session*

Photography A Short History of Photography Architectural Photography Color Theory for Photographers Digital Darkroom II Digital Darkroom: Capture to Computer* Intermediate Digital Printing Introduction to Black & White Photography Introduction to Concert & Low-Light Photography* Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO* Photo II: Technique & Style Photo Silkscreen I Postcards from the City: Exploration with Artistic Photography Strobe Workshop: Lighting with Speed Lights Visual Poetry: Ways of Seeing

Literature Courses We offer terrific literature classes that will enrich your enjoyment of the world’s most celebrated writers.

Photography: Images and Techniques PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Improve your technique and develop your creative eye in our photography program. We offer classes in artistic focus, film photography, alternative photographic techniques, digital printing, photographic lighting, and the history of photography.

Studio & Decorative Arts DIY Wedding Floral Design Cuts & Links: Contemporary Paper Art Introduction to Calligraphy: English Round Hand Introduction to Mosaic Art

Performing Arts Courses Sing like a professional. Play an array of instruments. Learn acting techniques to enhance your everyday life. We offer classes in acting, guitar, piano, singing, music history, and more.

Enroll by December 12 Save $25 Get a discount for enrolling early in select courses. See course listings on our website for details.

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Business & Leadership Accounting & Taxation Facilities Engineering & Management Finance & Business Analysis Human Resource Management Leadership Development Manage Your Career Marketing Organizational Management Project Management & Process Improvement Whether you are starting, changing, or advancing your career, Extension gives you the opportunity to join a learning community of professionals and acquire real-world understanding of business practices from industry experts.

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Taxation Certificate

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The specialized certificate in Taxation will enable students to gain comprehensive instruction regarding many facets of individual and corporate tax principles. Such knowledge will allow students to understand aspects of tax with regard to planning, compliance, and decision making.

Market research is used to obtain reliable information about customers, industry trends, competition, and even emerging trends that could affect the future of your organization’s products or services. This course will give you an overview of the use and applications of market research and provide you with practical market research experience.

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Accounting & Taxation Accounting Ethics* Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice* Auditing Business Bookkeeping - An Introduction Cost Accounting* Elementary Accounting I* Elementary Accounting II* Federal Individual Income Taxation* Fraud & Forensic Accounting* Intermediate Accounting Theory & Practice I* Intermediate Accounting Theory & Practice II* Real Estate Tax & Accounting* Spanish/English Accounting Terminology* Taxation of the Business Entity*

Facilities Engineering & Management Building Systems & Technology* Corporate Properties & Real Property Assets Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity* Planning & Project Management for Facilities Managers Real Estate Fraud & Ethics

Finance & Business Analysis Behavioral Finance* Business Valuation Directed Studies in Advanced Financial Analysis Elicitation Techniques for Business Analysis Finance Management* Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants* Financial Decision Making Financial Markets & Investment Strategies Financial Modeling with Excel* Financial Statement Analysis Financing Strategy: Sources of Capital & Business Plans International Finance & Capital Markets Solution Assessment Start-up Essentials for Entrepreneurs

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EPSE Leading from the Middle* Managing for Maximum Performance* Project Management for the Collaborative Workplace Skill Development for Career Advisors*

Manage Your Career Career Clinic for Early Career Professionals Emotional Intelligence Assessment & Coaching* Mid-Career & Beyond Clinic One-on-One Coaching Sessions* Resume Review: Personalized & On Demand* Story Telling for an Interview or Negotiation*

Marketing Content Marketing Digital Marketing Directed Studies in Marketing Elements of Marketing Global Marketing Market Research & Analytics Marketing via Social Media Online Marketing Strategies* Presentation Techniques for Marketers Product Branding & Positioning Strategic Marketing Planning*

Learn Marketing Basics Develop an understanding of the modern marketing functions that are most important in today’s new economy. Learn how to apply savvy marketing techniques designed to attract new clientele and drive customer loyalty while gaining proficiencies in: • Digital Marketing • Content Marketing • Product Branding • Market Research • Marketing Strategy • Social Media

On-site Corporate Education Toolkits Choose from six high-demand areas of focus, including project management and data analytics.

Human Resource Management

Business Certificate Programs Designed for International Students

Components of Workplace Compensation* Directed Studies in Human Resources Effective Onboarding Practices Employee & Labor Relations Fundamentals of Employee Benefits Managing Human Resources: An Overview* Performance Management* Strategic Talent Acquisition Training & Development

Increase your understanding of U.S. business practices.

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Organizational Management

Project Management & Process Improvement

Business Communication Skills Business Decision Making* Business Law for Managers* Directed Studies in Fundraising & Development Grant Writing for Nonprofits International Trade Operations Introduction to Business Overview of Fundraising & Development Processes Practical Writing Skills & Strategies for Business Professionals* Skill Development for Career Advisors* Strategic Cross-Cultural Communication Working with Philanthropic Donors

Controlling Project Costs & Risks* Earned Value Project Management Interest-Based Negotiation* Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Lean Six Sigma Information Session (Black/Green Belt) Microsoft Project 2016* Project Cost & Risk Management: Advanced Topics* Project Management Boot Camp Project Management Essentials in Science & Technology* Project Management Essentials* Project Management Simulation* Project Planning & Scheduling* Project Procurement Management Purchasing II Work Team Concepts & Skills

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Open House January 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. 9600 North Torrey Pines Road, Building D La Jolla, CA 92037 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who want to be a part of a learning community with peers. Join us on January 7 to learn more about the upcoming winter quarter program, to see our facilities on campus, and to meet members of Osher. A short program begins at 10 a.m. and refreshments will be served. RSVP: Contact: (858) 534-3409 |

Patent Law Exposed February 16 & 17, 2017 This special two-day event supported by Knobbe Martens will address the challenges patent lawyers encounter and present strategies to resolve them. Expert speakers, including those from Knobbe Martens, will share insight and best practices. This is a must-attend for attorneys who have practiced within five to 10 years. Learn more at

Pacific Coast Safety Fest March 6 - 10, 2017 OSHA’s Pacific Coast Safety Fest is a free, informative seminar designed to enhance workplace safety. 
Directed toward employees, employers, and other safety and health professionals, the event offers training classes related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The purpose of this training is to raise awareness concerning pertinent safety and health hazards and best work practices in the area where the training is being offered. The expected outcome of all OSHA training is related to the mission of OSHA that all workers return home safe each day. All training for this event is free of charge in order to provide equal opportunity for all to participate. To register or for more information, please visit

Project Management Bootcamp Two Winter Dates This intensive four-day project management essentials course will examine the basics of putting together a well-defined, planned, and executed project. Offered over four consecutive days, Wednesday-Saturday, March 1–4, or Saturdays, February 25–March 18. Learn more > Winter 2017 | | (858) 534-3400


Data Analysis & Mathematics Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Business Intelligence Data Science

Build a Better Future. Data professionals know they must stay up-to-date with the latest trends to keep their careers on-track and support the technological and economic advancement of their organizations. Delivering expert instruction with handson experience, the Data and Mathematics programs give students the opportunity to master several areas.

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Text Mining

Business Intelligence Analysis

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January 16 – February 26


January 16 – March 19

Text mining has become an indispensable addition to traditional predictive analytics. Learn practical techniques for text extraction and text mining in a data-mining context, including document clustering and classification, information retrieval, and the enhancement of structured data. Emphasis will be placed on the practical use of text mining in business.

Effectively transform data into actionable items paramount for business growth and success in the expanding field of business intelligence. The hands-on learning opportunities will teach students to maximize the utility of accumulated data to better support organizational decision-making.

Dive deeper into data and learn to extract more meaningful insights. SPSS is one of the most popular predictive analytics software packages used for statistics, data processing, and reporting. This course focuses on the SPSS menu-driven user interface and command syntax programming methods using interesting datasets. 28

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Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Biostatistical Methods II: Logistic Regression & Survival Analysis* Biostatistics* CDISC Standards for Clinical Data* Introduction to R Programming* SAS Programming Capstone Project* SAS Programming I: DATA Step & PROC Fundamentals* SAS Programming II: Advanced DATA Step Programming*

GIS II: Spatial Analysis* GIS IV: 3-D Display & Analysis of Spatial Data* Introduction to SPSS* Introduction to Statistics* NoSQL Databases I (Workshop) Python for Informatics* Quantitative Financial Methods, Theory & Application* Sports Predictive Analytics* Statistics for Data Analytics* Text Mining*

Business Intelligence

Explore the renewed

Biostatisics Specialized Certificate

Advanced Excel for Analysis & Business Intelligence* Dashboards & Data Visualization for Data Analysis* Overview of BI & Data Analysis*

New project driven courses to enhance your learning! Collect, process, analyze, and interpret data as it applies to life-sciences related fields. This program will help you develop a comprehensive overview of the most common types of analysis used in this rapidly growing industry.

Data Science Data Mining Essentials I (Workshop) Data Mining for Scientific Applications* Data Mining III* Data Preparation for Analytics* Discrete Math: Problem Solving for Engineering, Programming, & Science*

TWO-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS The Modern Data Science Academy is an educational center that provides state-of-the-art workshops taught by San Diego Supercomputer Center researchers and practitioners. • Through hands-on projects, learn skills and techniques that can be immediately applied • Explore the world-renowned San Diego Supercomputer Center • Apply credit toward UC San Diego Extension’s Data Mining for Advanced Analysis certificate

Data Mining Essentials Workshop I

NoSQL Databases Workshop

February 8 & 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discover how to leverage data to drive decision making. You will learn the complete data-mining process, including sourcing and preparing data, machine learning algorithms, model evaluation, and visualization techniques.

March 1 & 2, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NoSQL databases are ideally suited for use in big data and real-time applications. Learn the principles and practices of NoSQL systems options available today.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER! *Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Digital Arts & Photography Computer-aided Design (CAD) & Building Information Modeling (BIM) Graphic & Web Design Photography User Experience (UX) Design Video & Editing CONTACT US Digital Arts Professional Certificate Programs Phone: (858) 534-6704 Email: Learn more >

Expand your skillset. UC San Diego Extension combines applied arts technology, technique, software training, business practices, and portfolio creation into a well-balanced, high-quality education that prepares students for entry-level employment, professional advancement, or freelance work. Individual classes, onsite and online.

Digital Arts Certificates & Individual Courses Phone: (858) 534-6705 Email: Learn more > Photography Certificates & Individual Courses Phone: (858) 534-5760 Email: Learn more >

• Small class sizes • Expert instructors

Career-focused Professional Certificates

Software-focused Specialized Certificates

• Digital Media Content Creation • Graphic & Web Design • User Experience (UX) Design

Increase your earning potential • AutoCAD • Graphic Design • Web Media

Photography: Images and Techniques PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Improve your technique and develop your creative eye in our photography program. We offer classes in artistic focus, film photography, alternative photographic techniques, digital printing, photographic lighting, and the history of photography.


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Computer-aided Design (CAD) & Building Information Modeling (BIM) AutoCAD I: Introduction AutoCAD II: Intermediate AutoCAD III: Working Drawings AutoCAD Proficiency Certificate Information Session* Revit I: Introduction Revit II: Intermediate Revit III: Advanced

Graphic & Web Design Adobe Dreamweaver I: Introduction* Adobe Dreamweaver II: Intermediate* Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop I: Introduction* Adobe Photoshop II: Intermediate Design Essentials B: Advanced Applications of Design* Digital Arts Professional Certificate - Information Session* Digital Media Content Creation Professional Certificate - Information Session* Fundamentals of Graphic Design* Graphic Design Specialized Certificate - Information Session* Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud* Introduction to Graphics for Digital Media* Portfolio Development - Digital Media* Portfolio Development - Graphic Design Portfolio Development - Web Design Print Design I Typography I* Typography II User Interface Design* Web Media Specialized Certificate Information Session* Web Media: Principles & Techniques of Web Design*

Photography A Short History of Photography Architectural Photography Color Theory for Photographers Digital Darkroom II Digital Darkroom: Capture to Computer* Intermediate Digital Printing Introduction to Black & White Photography Introduction to Concert & Low-Light Photography* Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO* Photo II: Technique & Style Photo Silkscreen I Postcards from the City: Exploration with Artistic Photography Strobe Workshop: Lighting with Speed Lights Visual Poetry: Ways of Seeing

User Experience (UX) Design Principles of User Experience (UX)* Responsive Design & User Experience (UX)* User Experience (UX) Design I* User Experience (UX) Design II* User Experience (UX) Portfolio* User Experience Design Professional Certificate - Information Session*

Video & Editing Adobe After Effects I: Introduction to Motion Graphics* ProTools I: Introduction to Audio Production* Scoring & Sound Design*

Enroll by December 12 Save $25 Get a discount for enrolling early in select courses. See course listings on our website for details.

*Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Education Commission Approved Programs

Professional Development Supporting K-12 Students Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Teaching Strategies for Adults CONTACT US

Providing integrated professional development for school communities and educational institutions while incorporating best practices and the latest research in content, pedagogy, andragogy, and administration.

Education Programs Phone: (858)534-9273 Email: Learn more >


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TEFL Programs Phone: (858) 534-7418 Email: Learn more >

College Counseling


Credential Programs

The College Counseling specialized certificate brings participants the latest in college counseling techniques and emphasizes the personal dimension of working with families during one of their most crucial transitional experiences. The program is now offered fully online throughout the year. Courses feature timely, comprehensive topics related to helping students make the transition to college.

If you have a strong background in the English language and have considered Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, then find out more about the UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate.

• CLAD through CTEL

The TESOL program allows participants to acquire the specialized training and skills needed for a successful career teaching English as a second language, either in the United States or in another country.


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• Clear Credential Program • Reading & Literacy Authorization • K-12 Professional Development • Designated Subjects


California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Professional Development

• Classroom Management • Common Core • Navigating College Admission Testing

Classroom Management: You Can’t Teach in Chaos (Grades K-12)* Differentiation System Design: Classroom Level* Math & the Common Core* Reading & Writing Through Common Core Standards* Science & the Common Core* Strategies for Implementing the Common Core Standards* Technology Tools & the Common Core*

Earn a Clear Credential

Supporting K-12 Students

For answers to questions regarding your teaching credential, contact the CCTC at or at

Favorite Programs & Courses

If you hold a current or expired preliminary single or multiple subject credential, the clear credential program is available if your employer does not offer an induction program for you. The Clear program is designed for public, charter, parochial, and private school teachers. Learn more at

Certificate Programs Email: Phone: (858) 534-9273

Commission Approved Programs Assessment of English Learners* CLAD Through CTEL Portfolio* Clear Credential Orientation* Clear Credential Portfolio* Clear Credential Site-Based Mentor Clinic* Collaboration & Support for Effective Teaching* Culture & Inclusion* Equitable & Inclusive Learning Environments* Foundations & Methods of English Language/ Literacy Development & Content Instruction* Health Education for the Teacher* Integrating Technology in Education K-12, Level 1* Integrating Technology in Education K-12, Level 2* Language & Language Development* Mainstreaming the Special Child* Orientation: CLAD Through CTEL* Pedagogy for Effective Teaching* R & L: Assessment, Intervention, & Instruction* R & L: Culture of Literacy* R & L: Planning, Organizing, & Providing Instruction* R & L: Research, Instruction, & Intervention* Reading & Literacy Program Orientation* Reading & Literacy Portfolio* Teaching English Learners* Teaching Special Populations* The Reading Process* U.S. Constitution Preparation Course & Examination* United States Constitution Exam*

College Counseling Practicum* College Counseling Strategies* Principles of College Counseling* Program Development for the Gifted* Special Topics in Gifted & Talented Education* Strategies for Teaching the Gifted & Talented* Teaching the Gifted & Talented: Differentiating the Curriculum* Teaching the Gifted & Talented: Recognizing Individual Differences* U.S. College/University Application Process & the International Student*

Teaching Strategies for Adults Advanced Curriculum Design for the Online Classroom* CTE Advanced Training Part II* Culture in the Language Classroom* Designated Subject Foundations Course* Designated Subjects Portfolio Course* Designated Subjects Program Orientation* Designated Subjects: CTE Emphasis Course* Effective Strategies for Teaching & Training Adults* Enhancing Your Online Course with Multimedia* Foundations of Curriculum Design & Evaluation* Fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language* Instructional Practices* Instructional Technology Tools* Interpersonal Relations, Communication Skills, & Guidance* Introduction to Online Learning* Teaching & Testing ESL Reading & Writing Skills* Teaching & Training Adults in Diverse Settings* Teaching Online Practicum* TESOL Practicum* Theories of Second-Language Acquisition & Application to Teaching*

*Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website

TEFL Interested in teaching English as a foreign language in the United States or abroad? Our TEFL certificates will open doors to job opportunities overseas and here at home. Learn the best practices and methodology for teaching EFL students from our dynamic instructors. Certificates we offer: • TEFL Professional • TEFL Proficiency • Special Studies in TEFL • Teaching English Grammar • Teaching English to the Young Learner

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure I Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure II Best Methods in Teaching Listening Skills Best Methods in Teaching Pronunciation & Fluency Best Methods in Teaching Speaking Skills Games for the EFL Classroom Introduction to Pronunciation & Fluency for Language Teachers Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language Introduction to Teaching Writing Music in the EFL Classroom Oral Presentations for Language Teachers Teaching Language through Art Teaching TOEFL Prep Classes: Paper & Internet Teaching Writing for Academic & Professional Purposes TEFL Certificate Information Session TEFL Practicum: Best Methods in Developing & Delivering Lesson Plans TEYL Focus on the Classroom TEYL Focus on the Learner TEYL Focus on the Teacher Theories & Methods of Language Teaching & Learning Theory & Methods of Reading Instruction Visual Media in the EFL Classroom

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Environment & Sustainability Environmental Management Sustainability Urban Planning & Preservation

In our constantly changing global landscape, individuals and organizations must keep pace with ever-evolving technologies, mandates, and skills to address environmental challenges and advance economic and sustainability goals. UC San Diego Extension offers professional certificates and courses to help prepare students for leadership roles and other activities in business, public service, consulting, and environmental management.

CONTACT US Phone: (858) 534-8139 Email: Learn more >

National Environmental Policy Act & California Environmental Quality Act

Building Systems and Technology

Air Quality Compliance

Offered for the first time online as part of the Facilities Management certificate, this course is designed to provide students with good understanding of building components and systems to maintain and manage them well, including structure, building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems, and fire and life safety systems.

Learn about the permitting process and examine how air pollution affects the environment. Students will learn about the regulation of air quality at the federal, state, and local levels, including the Clean Air Act, NextGen Compliance, agency compliance inspection and internal self-auditing, e-reporting, greenhouse gas regulation, and toxic hot spots.


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Behavior Change Strategies for Sustainability This course focuses on the strategies and tools needed to change individual behavior and promote environmental protection. Students will learn how to assess needs, identify available resources, and design and evaluate a program for a behavior change intervention.



Environmental Management

A new specialized certificate designed to keep professionals aligned with one of California’s most significant laws, the California Environmental Quality Act.

Air Quality Compliance Behavior Change Capstone Project* Behavior Change Strategies for Sustainability* IGP QISP In-Person Training Public Policy Clinic

“ The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the state’s preeminent environmental protection law, with wide-ranging implications for urban planners, environmental professionals, governmental agencies, real estate developers, and public stakeholders. Because CEQA and its implementing guidelines are continually evolving as a result of new legislation and case law, certification in CEQA practice and continued education provides a skill set highly valued by employers and their clients, in both the public and private sectors.”

Sustainability California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)* CEQA in Practice* CEQA Project Management* Environmental Sustainability Assessment Practicum Innovation & Integration of Sustainable Practices* Introduction to Sustainability Resource Management* Sustainable & Environmental Management Reporting*

—Bob Stark, AICP

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SUSTAINABLITY & BEHAVIOR CHANGE “ After everything students have learned throughout the Sustainability & Behavior Change certificate, they will finally have the chance to really test out and apply what they have learned and actively participate in a community engagement and behavior change project that they truly care about. I look forward to mentoring students as we learn from the challenges, find success and work towards sharing work within the field.” —Ruth Kermish-Allen, Executive Director, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

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SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES CERTIFICATE Gain an overview of environmental sustainability concepts and how to apply them in a business context, including: • Core principles and best practices • The business case for sustainability • Strategies for measuring sustainable practices Complete a sustainability assessment for an organization and recommend strategies for improving operations, policies, and programs. Transfer credit to an online master’s degree with National University. Learn more >

*Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Healthcare Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs Counseling & Behavioral Sciences Fitness Instruction & Nutrition Fundamentals of Healthcare Lactation & Perinatal Education

LCERP’s Intended for IBCLC’s Medical Coding Medical Communication Nursing & Clinical Professionals While many industries shrink, healthcare continues to grow. If you are working in the areas of behavioral or physical health— or would like to be—you’ll want to enhance your knowledge and marketability with the latest skills and training. UC San Diego Extension’s health-related courses are taught by seasoned working professionals with the talent and passion for teaching.

CONTACT US Phone: (858) 534-9262 Email: Learn more >

Online Healthcare Courses

Medical Coding

Integrative Nutrition

• Clinical Trials & Research • Healthcare Career Proficiencies & Healthcare FYI • Healthcare Information Technology • Lactation Education • Medical Coding • Nursing & Clinical Professionals • Nutrition



Skilled coding professionals are highly sought after by hospitals, community health centers, physician practices, longterm care facilities, and other health-related organizations. Both experienced and entry-level coding professionals are expected to be in high demand.

The Center for Integrative Nutrition has teamed up with UC San Diego Extension to offer a new certificate in Integrative Nutrition. This online certificate allows a wide variety of people who are interested in eating healthy, easy access to this educational, practical, and empowering program.


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Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs CT: Clinical Study Implementation & Management* CT: Clinical Trials Administration Intensive CT: Clinical Trials Administration Program CT: Advanced Monitoring & Management of Clinical Trials & Next Steps CT: Data Management Systems for Sponsors of Clinical Trials CT: Drug Safety: Surveillance & Reporting* CT: Financial Management of Clinical Trials* CT: Good Clinical Practices* CT: Introduction to Clinical Research* CT: Monitoring Oncology Trials* CT: Nuts & Bolts of Monitoring Clinical Trials* CT: Practical Clinical Statistics for the Non-Statistician* CT: Prospective Preparation for Internal & External Audits* CT: Science of Clinical Trials Design* CT: Setting Up a New Clinical Study* CT: Site & Investigator Recruitment CT: Working with Clinical Research Organizations (CROs)* CTLA: Buenas Prácticas Clínicas (BPC)* CTLA: Comites de Etica/Proteccion de Sujetos Humanos* CTLA: El Proceso de Desarrollo de Farmacos* CTLA: Estándares Profesionales en la Conducción de Estudios Clínicos* CTLA: Introducción a la Investigación Clínica Internacional* CTLA: Monitorización de Estudios Clínicos* CTLA: Organizaciones de Investigacion Clinica por Contrato (CRO)* CTLA: Preparación para un Nuevo Estudio Clínico* CT: Drug Development Process* CT: Human Subjects Protection & IRBs CT: Regulation of Drugs, Biologics, Devices, & Diagnostics* CT: Understanding Oncology*

Food as Medicine: The Art & Science of Food, Nutrition & Self-Healing Foundations of Exercise Science* Foundations of Nutrition I: Introduction to Nutrition Science* Foundations of Nutrition II: Diet & Disease* Information Session for: Preparing Your Business for the Food Safety Modernization Act* Introduction to Nutrition Science* Natural Healing & Cooking Nutrition Practicum Nutrition Therapy for Healthcare Professionals* Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle* Sports Injuries & Emergency Procedures Strength & Conditioning The Business of Integrative Nutrition* The Physiology of Exercise

Fundamentals of Healthcare Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health* Anatomy & Physiology Introduction to US Healthcare* Lab: Anatomy & Physiology Medical Terminology* Occupational Safety & Security for Health Professionals* Overview of Medical Practice* Politics & Public Policy of US Healthcare Sacramento

LCERP’s Intended for IBCLC’s Anatomy & Physiology for the Lactation Consultant* Biochemical Properties of Human Milk* Common Concerns in Breastfeeding* Essence of Being a Lactation Consultant* Jaundice* Newborn Instincts Relation to Breastfeeding*

Positioning & Latching* Putting the Puzzle Together for Case Management* Risks of Not Breastfeeding* Science of Suck* Tongue Tie Discussion*

Lactation & Perinatal Education Ethics for Healthcare Professionals* Lactation Consultant Education* Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program* Lactation Medical Documentation* Refresher: Lactation Educator Counselor Training*

Medical Coding ICD-10-PCS* Introduction to Medical Coding* Pharmacology* Reimbursement Methodologies & Compliance*

Medical Communication Designing Figures, Tables, & Graphs* Ethics for Medical Writers* Introduction to Medical Writing & Editing* Medical Writing Certificate Application Fee

Nursing & Clinical Professionals Case Management Intensive Emergency Department Nursing, Part I* Emergency Department Nursing, Part II* Fundamentals of Infection Prevention/Clinical Epidemiology* Hospital Case Management* Infection Prevention for Healthcare Epidemiology*

Instructor Spotlight:

Counseling & Behavioral Science Applied Skills for Group Dynamics & Facilitation Case Management: Assessment, Orientation, & Treatment Chemical Dependency II: Intervention, Treatment, Management, Patient Health Promotion, & Recovery Introduction to Counseling Models* Introduction to Theraplay Play Therapy to Increase Children’s Emotional & Behavioral Regulation

Fitness Instruction & Nutrition Advanced Nutrition Topics* Behavior Change & Lifestyle Coaching Cultural Foods*

Jerry Synold Jerry is an instructor in Chemical Dependency at UC San Diego Extension who also has worked in drug and alcohol treatment with the U.S. Navy for more than 40 years. Synold certifies addiction counselors in the state of California and says that “the demand for counselors and program administrators has never been greater”. For more of what Jerry has to share visit,

*Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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International Programs Custom Programs English Language Institute International Certificate Programs University Credit Programs University Preparation for International Students

UC San Diego Extension International Programs department has a long and rich history of offering high-quality, full-time English language, professional certificate, university credit, and custom programs for professional and academic development. CONTACT US Phone: (858) 534-6784 Email: Learn more >

Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL) Become a confident and competent English teacher to students in K-12, and enroll into the TEYL certificate program.

Hybrid Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Professional Certificate Good news! Now, you can do part of the TEFL Professional Certificate online. Complete 12 units online and 15 units at UC San Diego.

Business Programs for International Students Increase your understanding of U.S. business practices. Enroll in one of four full-time certificate programs: • Business Management • Project Management • Intermediate Business Essentials • Business Essentials For more information, contact


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English Language Institute 10-week English Language Programs Communication & Culture Intensive Academic English Intensive Business English Intensive Communication & Culture Intensive Legal English Intensive Pre-University Intensive TOEFL Preparation 4-week English Language Programs Academic English Business English Conversation Conversation & Fluency Medical English

International Certificate Programs Business Essentials Intermediate Business Essentials Business Management Project Management Hybrid TEFL Professional Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Intensive TEFL Special Studies in TEFL TEFL Proficiency Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL)

University Preparation Academy (UPA)

University Credit Programs University & Professional Studies (UPS) Summer Session Academic Year Program

Let us help you prepare to enter a degree program in highly selective and competitive American universities. Receive guidance in choosing a university and submitting application materials. You must have excellent grades and advanced English proficiency to apply to the UPA program.

University Preparation for International Students

Academic Connections International (ACI) University Preparation Academy (UPA)

The UC San Diego Extension Business Management Certificate with a concentration in Marketing helped me gain the knowledge necessary to start my own business. UC San Diego Extension gave me the confidence I needed in order to gain a competitive advantage as a professional. The instructors in the Business Management Certificate program had an even higher level of dedication, knowledge, and experience than some of the teachers I had during my master’s degree program. I also enjoyed my internship, where I met and networked with many business people from around San Diego. I have applied for OPT and plan to work in the United States for a while before starting my own business.

Intensive TOEFL Preparation Prepare for the internet-based TOEFL, and enroll into the full-time Intensive TOEFL Preparation program to achieve the internet-based TOEFL score for your professional or academic goals.

–Cecilia Garcia Noriega Martinez de Alva, Mexico

Medical English Master medical vocabulary and idioms, and improve your ability to communicate in a hospital or clinical setting. Students must have high-intermediate to advanced English proficiency and anatomy/physiology knowledge.

*Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Languages Foreign Languages Translation & Interpretation English for Academic & Professional Development (EAPD)

UC San Diego Extension offers the most academically rigorous, diverse language programs in the San Diego area. From Foreign Languages to English for non-native speakers, the quality of our curriculum is unmatched, and our expert instructors provide the experience and know-how you need to learn a language year-round.

CONTACT US Foreign Languages and Translation & Interpretation Phone: (858) 534-5760 Email: Learn more >


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EAPD Program Phone: (858) 534-7418 EAPD Program: Learn more >

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Spanish Language


The ability to speak Spanish is increasingly important both locally and nationally. Get quality language coursework from experienced instructors in beginning to high-intermediate levels of Spanish.

Designed for individuals with little or no formal training in Spanish, this program builds student’s effectiveness in communicating with Spanish-speaking clients in various healthcare settings.


Small class sizes Convenient schedules Academic credit Expert instructors

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Join us to learn more about the field of teaching English at the TEFL Information Session. UC San Diego Extension offers a high-quality certificate program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), which can open doors for you to teach in your home country or around the world. The information session will include a brief overview of the program, a mini lesson, and a question-and- answer period.


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Translation & Interpretation Translation & Interpretation Program Information Session* Entrance Exam* Introduction to Translation* Introduction to Interpretation* English to Spanish Translation I* Spanish to English Translation I* Theory & Practice of Translation* Consecutive Interpretation: Theory & Practice* Tools & Technology in Translation* English to Spanish Translation II* Legal Translation* Medical Translation: Specialty Areas* Introduction to Swordfish*

Foreign Languages Arabic for Communication I Arabic: Modern Standard Arabic I Arabic: Modern Standard Arabic II Chinese for Communication I Chinese for Communication II Chinese for Communication III French for Communication I French for Communication II French for Communication IV French Refining Fluency, Part A German for Communication I

Italian for Travelers Italian for Communication I Italian for Communication II Italian for Communication III Japanese for Communication I Japanese for Communication II Japanese for Communication III Japanese Conversations Portuguese for Communication II Portuguese for Communication V Spanish for Communication I Spanish for Communication II Spanish for Communication III Spanish for Communication IV Spanish for Communication V Spanish for Communication VI Spanish: Advanced-Beginner Conversations Spanish for Healthcare Professionals II Spanish Refining Fluency: Spain & the Caribbean Spanish Conversations: Practical Dialogues

Enroll by December 12 Save $25 Get a discount for enrolling early in select Foreign Language courses. See course listings on our website for details. (excludes EAPD)

English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) Do you want to write and speak English with more confidence? We offer a wide range of academic, personal, or professional courses designed to improve your English skills. Enroll in one of our many English language courses created to help non-native English speakers improve their skills. Evening classes are offered to suit your busy schedule in the following subject areas. • • • •

Academic & Business Writing Conversation & Oral Presentation Grammar & Vocabulary Pronunciation & Fluency

EAPD Program: Learn more >

English for Academic & Professional Development (EAPD)

Translation and Interpretation (Spanish/English)

Academic Competence in the U.S University I Academic Writing Accent Modification Seminar Advanced Conversation Improvement Advanced Pronunciation & Fluency Advanced Topics in Academic Writing Conversation Improvement Effective Oral Presentation Grammar & Editing I Grammar/Vocabulary Building Pronunciation & Fluency Scientific & Technical Writing for Non-native Speakers Scientific & Technical Writing Lab for Non-native Speakers

SPECIALIZED AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES Bilingual skills are highly marketable in today’s multicultural world and can open the door to a new career. Interpreters and translators work in public and private sectors, own and operate their own translation and interpretation service companies,

or work freelance. Learn how to transfer your language skills into a career in translation or interpretation today. • Translation Specialized Certificate • Translation & Interpretation Professional Certificate *Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Law Advanced Legal Education eDiscovery & Litigation Technology

Intellectual Property Paralegal Studies

Explore exciting and rewarding careers in the legal field. Individuals with the training and education to work in the legal field are in high demand. UC San Diego Extension can provide the instruction you need to make your mark in the legal community.

CONTACT US Director: Julia Dunlap, Esq. Phone: (858) 534-8164 Email:

Choose from accelerated, full- or part-time learning opportunities for the ABAApproved Paralegal Certificate.

Legal Education Coordinator: Azra Mukanovic, M.A. Phone: (858) 534-8152 Email: Learn more >

Intellectual Property Law As part of the Intellectual Property and Paralegal certificates, this course will explore the basic concepts of intellectual property, including the nuts and bolts of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.


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CLA/CP Exam Preparation and Review

Free Legal Education Information Session

This examination preparatory course is designed to review the key topics tested in the two-day exam for certification of paralegals. The following areas and skills are covered: Communications, Judgment and Analytical Ability, Legal Research, Legal Terminology, and Ethics. The CLA/ CP credential has been recognized by the American Bar Association.

Are you interested in the legal education programs, but still have a few questions? Join Julia Dunlap, director of Legal Education, at one of our upcoming free information sessions to learn more about the Paralegal Intellectual Property and Litigation Technology Management certificates. Upcoming dates: December 13, 2016 and February 4 and 22, 2017


Advanced Legal Education


California Notary Public Certified Loan Signing Specialist California Notary Public Course CLA/CP (Certified Paralegal) Exam Preparation & Review Understanding eDiscovery & Litigation Technology

Patent Law Exposed

Intellectual Property Biotech Patent Law* Foreign Patent Prosecution* Intellectual Property Law* Patent & IP Searching* Patent Prosecution

This special two-day event will address the challenges patent lawyers encounter and present ways to handle them. Expert speakers, including those from Knobbe Martens, will share their insight and best practices. This is a must-attend for attorneys who have practiced within five to 10 years. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with local legal professionals at the opening night reception.

Principles of Trademarks*

February 16 & 17, 2017 Knobbe Martens – Intellectual Property Law 12790 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA

Paralegal Studies

Supported by:

ABA-Approved Paralegal Program

Alternative Dispute Resolution Bankruptcy Law Business Law for the Legal Professional Civil Litigation I Discovery Principles Domestic Relations Law Evidence Law Introduction to the Legal System Legal Communications Legal Education Information Session

The UC San Diego Extension Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association, taught by experienced paralegals and attorneys, and features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. Take advantage of accelerated, full- or part-time learning options. Accelerated Program – Intensive 12-week Integrated Format Spring 2017: March 27 – June 15 | Summer 2017: June 26 – September 15 Fall 2017: September 25 – December 14 Part-time Program: Applying early is strongly recommended. Apply online at

eDiscovery and Litigation Technology Certificate Innovative online two-cohort program Learn the cutting-edge skills that legal professionals will be required to understand in order to respond to the industry and its increased automation of legal processes, management of large volumes of electronic data, and growth of large-scale and complex litigation. Each cohort will be offered over one quarter: First Cohort: Winter 2017 | Understanding eDiscovery & Litigation Technology Second Cohort: Spring 2017 | Applying eDiscovery & Litigation Technology

Topics include: • • • • • •

Collection, management, and preservation of electronically stored information Electronic Discovery Reference Model Litigation readiness Project management as it relates to legal representation Current data management legal software Using technology to create streamlined and persuasive trial presentations

Learn more > *Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Occupational Safety & Health Cal/OSHA Courses OSHA Safety Courses OSHA Trainer Courses UC San Diego Safety Courses UC San Diego Extension’s Occupational Safety and Health department provides training services for health and safety professionals. Our experienced faculty bring applied safety regulations and high-quality curriculum to Region IX in cooperation with our esteemed local partners. Current offerings include: • The Department of Labor’s OSHA Training Institute Education Centers authorized courses


• UC San Diego-developed health and safety courses

Phone: (800) 358-9206 Email: Learn more >

OSHA Certificate Programs UC San Diego Extension, Occupational Health and Safety Department offers three certificate programs: • Professional certificate in Occupational Health and Safety • Public Sector Health and Safety Fundamentals certificate Visit us at to get more details.


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• A Safety Professional certificate to help you advance your career

New San Diego Location – University City Center Conveniently located off Interstate 805, UC San Diego Extension’s University City Center is the new home for our San Diego classes. UCC provides state-of-the-art classrooms and plentiful free parking in an adjacent covered structure.

UC San Diego OTIEC’s Outreach Trainers Outreach Reporting Tool Outreach trainers can submit reports online using UC San Diego OTIEC’s Outreach Reporting Tool. Enter course information, review student records, and much more. Outreach Trainer Newsletter The UC San Diego Safety Trainer is the OTIEC’s bi-monthly newsletter full of Outreach updates, tips, profiles, and more. View the current issue and our archives today by visiting


Cal/OSHA Courses OSHA 5029 - Cal/OSHA Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers OSHA 5039 - Cal/OSHA Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers OSHA 5109 - Cal/OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry OSHA 5119 - Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry

OSHA Safety Courses OSHA 2015 - Hazardous Materials OSHA 2045 - Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards OSHA 2225 - Respiratory Protection OSHA 2255 - Principles of Ergonomics OSHA 2264 - Permit-Required Confined Space Entry OSHA 3015 - Excavation, Trenching & Soil Mechanics OSHA 3095 - Electrical Standards (Low Voltage - Federal) OSHA 3115 - Fall Protection OSHA 510 - Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Construction Industry OSHA 511 - Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry OSHA 521 - OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene OSHA 5410 - Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Maritime Industry OSHA 7300 - Understanding OSHA’s PermitRequired Confined Space Standard

OSHA Trainer Courses OSHA 500 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Construction Industry OSHA 501 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry OSHA 502 - Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers OSHA 503 - Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers OSHA 5400 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Maritime Industry OSHA 5402 - Maritime Industry Trainer Update Course

UC San Diego Safety Courses Electrical High Voltage Standards - Federal Electrical Safety Standards - NFPA 70E - 1 Day Electrical Safety Standards - NFPA 70E - 2-Day EM385-1-1 40 Hour Safety Fire & Life Safety in the Workplace Process Safety Management Safety Inspection Techniques Scaffolding Trainer Course - Confined Space Trainer Course - Fall Protection Trainer Course - Trenching

On-Site Training Program UC San Diego Extension’s Occupational Safety and Health Department offers on-site training for utility, government, business, and other organizations with safety training needs. Stephanie Spann Phone: (858) 534-9272 Email:

OSHA Training Institute Education Center Established by the U.S. Department of Labor, the University of California San Diego was one of four original OSHA Training Institute Education Centers (OTIECs). We offer high-quality, standardsbased OSHA training in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawai’i. Since 1992, thousands of safety and health professionals have attended our courses and earned our professional certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Activities & Events Arts & Humanities History International Relations Law & Society Literature Master Classes Medicine & Life Sciences Memoirs Osher Presenters Parlons Francais Politics & Current Events CONTACT US Phone: (858)-534-3409 Email: Learn more >

Premier Classes Science & Engineering Social Sciences Theater World Wednesday at the Movies

Members Enjoy • Convenient daytime classes • No prerequisites, grades, or tests • Opportunity to audit most UC San Diego classes • Free use of the UC San Diego libraries • Activities, trips, social opportunities, and enrichment through lifelong learning Each quarter, Osher at UC San Diego features an expansive variety of lectures and seminars. Class topics include medicine, science, law and society, art and literature, international relations, politics, current events, and social sciences. We strive to maintain the quality and diversity of our curriculum so that each member of Osher at UC San Diego can pursue subjects that will satisfy his or her individual intellectual needs.


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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who want to be a part of a learning community with peers. For a one-time registration fee, members of Osher can attend stimulating lectures and seminars by outstanding faculty and researchers in the San Diego academic community, as well as local leaders, artists, and musicians.


Activities & Events Early Bird Exercise Luncheons

Arts & Humanities Crafting Precious Metals into Art Pritzker Prize Winners from the Inscrutable East Verdi Adapts Shakespeare to the Opera Stage The Eye of the Artist or the Eye of the Beholder Opera: Your Favorites & Hollywood’s Choices Zootopia: A Centennial Celebration The Madness of King George’s Academy Comparing World Myths: Sacred Spaces

Economics Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy The Economic Consequences of Brexit

History Major Historical Trends: The South after Reconstruction

International Relations Economics & Terrorism: Lessons for Confronting ISIS UC San Diego International Graduate Students Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action The Origins of Instability in the Twenty-First Century

Law & Society Great American Trials International Legal Developments Affecting Sex & Gender Nonconformists Tales of Forensic Psychiatry The “Hurricane” Carter Murder Case How the NRA Transformed Our Understanding of the Second Amendment Madonnas & Whores in the Workplace

Literature International Poetry Best Short Stories Modern & Contemporary Authors Inquiring Minds Paradise Lost

Live Music Fridays Behind the Barn, Barbershop Quartet Yale Strom & His Klezmer Colin McAllister, Classical Guitar Angela Yeung, Classical Ensembles

Medicine & Life Sciences Remediating Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Exercise Seeking Good Medical Care? Pursue Quality & Price Science & the Search for Truth The 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Progress & Pathology in U.S. Health Policy Diet & Cancer: A Holistic & Scientific Approach Your Medicines Are in Your Control Emerging Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Osher Presenters Woodrow Wilson & Warren Harding Comparisons The Right to Die Protest: Not Just for the `60s Anymore The Philosophy of Science Diet & Exercise: What Is Science & What Is Hype?

Parlons Francais Intermediate conversational French

Politics & Current Events Inside Politics Exploration of Current Issues Current Events


Master & Premier Classes Master Class I

Professor Brian Keating Infinity is a Long Time, Especially Toward the End: A Brief History of the Multiverse

Master Class II

Professor Sam Rickless Case Studies in Legal Interpretation

Premier Classes How New Cures and Therapies are Developed: The Story of Translational Medicine The Odd Couple: Exploring the Artistic Dialogue of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso Courses include: Informed member-led discussions of current events, politics, literature, and films.

King David in the Muslim Tradition Exploring the Hebrew Bible: Wisdom, Parable, & Romance

San Diego Neighborhoods San Diego Neighborhoods: North Park

Science & Engineering An Overview of International Small Modular Reactor Designs Bridging Men & Machines: Bioengineering the Brain-Computer Interface The Evolution of Alarm Communication in Bees: Honesty Is Sometimes Best Discovering the Solar System & Earth in Space & Time Enhancing Eyewitness Credibility At-Risk World Heritage & Cyber-Archaeology Our Robotic Future & How We Will Get There

Social Sciences Reading Legacies Challenges & Opportunities in Sustainable Development Fact & Fiction: The Lives of Vasco Núñez de Balboa & Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo The Economics of Early Childhood Development The History of Drugs in Sport

Theater World America Sings: Music of the People

Naomi Hobbs & Yumiko Oya, Four Hands Piano

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Pre-College STEAM Test Preparation Transfer Undergraduate Credit Year-round Pre-College programs provide a solid foundation for students to thrive in college and beyond—from innovative STEM and Arts (STEAM) resources, to scoreboosting test-prep courses, transfer credit, and stimulating summer residential programs for high-achieving teens. Students will explore exciting subjects and develop leadership skills essential for academic success. See summer high school programs on page 20. CONTACT US Phone: (858) 534-0804 Email: Learn more >


STEAM (Grades 5–12)

Test Prep (High School +)

Transfer Credit (Grades 11–12)

STEM is about science, technology, engineering, and math. Adding art to this equation, and STEM is transformed to STEAM, which is about using both sides of the brain for a well-rounded education. We recently added Sally Ride Science @UC San Diego and the STEAM Channel to our program lineup.

Students can prepare year-round for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Our test prep sessions provide the highest quality training without the high cost. They are available at UC San Diego and can also be customized and delivered on-site for your school or organization.

We now offer lower division transfer credit courses in such subjects as math, biology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and marine biology to qualified high school juniors and seniors. Transfer credit courses are equivalent to regular UC San Diego undergraduate courses and are transferable for units/subject credit towards bachelor’s degrees at all UC campuses.


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Sciences Biology Fundamentals Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs Diagnostics & Medical Technology Pharmaceutical Operations Therapeutic Discovery & Development

Explore the variety of courses and certificate programs that meet the continuing education needs of the sciences community. Programs support a wide range of high-level skill development for vetted industry professionals and entry-level opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology and environmental sciences fields.

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Introduction to Pharmacology

Algae Biotechnology

March 27 – 29, 2017

Gain an introduction to classical pharmacology. Develop an understanding of drug effects on organ systems and drug use as clinical therapeutics. Apply credit toward the Drug Development certificate.


Discover major theoretical concepts and practical issues surrounding biomarker identification and applying biomarkers in disease classification and patient treatment decisions. This three-day intensive workshop is designed to provide a unique learning opportunity to help prepare interested professionals expand their knowledge of the latest innovations within the biomarkers career field.

Algae biotechnology research and development constitutes an increasingly robust cluster of economic activity and employment opportunities. The Algae Biotechnology Science certificate is aimed at training professionals for field and laboratory roles in the algae biotechnology and biomass production industry. It provides hands-on technical knowledge and experience in laboratory techniques used in biomanufacturing processes, analysis, and quality controls. Winter 2017 | | (858) 534-3400



Biology Fundamentals Cell & Molecular Biology* Introduction to Biochemistry* Introduction to Genetics & Human Disease* Microbiology: Fundamentals to Application*

Biotech Project Management Specialized Certificate

Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs Good Laboratory Practices* Regulatory Compliance for Drugs & Biologics* Regulatory Requirements for Drugs & Biologics*

Industrial Biotechnology Algae Biotechnology*

Pharmaceutical Operations Good Manufacturing Practices* Introduction to QA/QC for Drugs & Biologics*

Therapeutic Discovery & Development Applied Immunology* Drug Metabolism* Introduction to Pharmacology Predicting & Selecting Promising Drug Compounds* Toxicology*

UC San Diego Extension’s joint Biotechnology Project Management online certificate program with University of Washington Extension brings together instruction from two leading cities in the biotech industry. Learn project management processes for completing and delivering a biotech product within budget and on schedule, including discovery, development, testing, and manufacturing processes. Now accepting applications for Winter 2017 program at

Regulatory Affairs Medical Devices New Certificate Develop the skills to ensure quality and compliant medical devices get to the patients who need them the most.

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Technology Communications Engineering Data Storage & Management Electrical Engineering Embedded Engineering Engineering Design Facilities Engineering & Management Healthcare Informatics CONTACT US

IT Operations & Management

Programming and Technology (858) 534-9352

Mobile Applications Programming & Design

Engineering Programs (858) 534-9357

Programming, & Scripting Languages

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System Administration, Networking, & Security Systems Engineering Stay current to keep your career on track and support the technological and economic advancement of your organization. Extension’s technology programs give you expert instruction with hands-on experience to master new programming languages, systems administration, database design, data management, web technologies, engineering, and software project management.

Web Technology & Design

Coding Boot Camp

Introduction to Virtualization

User Experience (UX) Metrics

Web development is one of the fastest-growing careers in today’s economy. Jobs are projected to increase at a 20 percent annual pace by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Coding Boot Camp is designed to help students develop the skills and network they need to become full-stack web developers.

Receive a complete overview of the VMware virtual datacenter environment using the vSphere Client. Understand the roles of the vCenter server and database, along with learning about VMware specific appliances that can be used in the same capacity. You will also become well-versed in how to properly manage a VMware infrastructure following best practices.

Learn to maintain the user experience for various applications so that each engagement produces desired results. Gain an understanding of which metrics and evaluation methods should be used to enhance product design and ensure each product or scenario is optimized efficiently.

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Communications Engineering

Engineering Design Circuit Board Design Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) for Effective Design & Producibility

Applied DSP* DSP I* Introduction to OFDMA & 4G Systems*

Facilities Engineering & Management

Microwave Test & Measurement Radar Systems RF System Design for Wireless Communications*

HVAC DDC Basics*

Data Storage & Management

Healthcare Informatics Topics in Healthcare IT II*

Data Modeling & Relational Database Design Oracle Database 12c Administration Workshop Oracle Database 12c Performance Management & Tuning Program with Oracle PL/SQL

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Electric Power Mixed Signal Design Power Electronics Power System Simulation

Embedded Engineering Data Acquisition Systems* Embedded Computer Hardware Interfacing* Embedded Controller Programming II: Embedded C* Introduction to Embedded Systems*

IT Operations & Management Best Practices for Security Managers Design Patterns Intermediate Excel* Managing Software Quality Assurance & Testing Successful Software Requirement Analysis & Design Technology Alignment, Integration, & Compliance

Mobile Applications Programming & Design

Programming & Scripting Languages C/C++ Programming I: Fundamental Programming Concepts* C/C++ Programming II: Dynamic Memory & File I/O Concepts C/C++ Programming IV: Advanced Programming with Objects* C# Programming for Beginners* C# Programming II: Object-Oriented Programming* Distributed Programming Using WCF, REST & the Web API* Fundamentals of the .NET Framework* Intermediate SQL Programming* Introduction to Programming Using Java* Introduction to Programming* Introduction to SQL Programming Java Programming I: Fundamental Java Concepts* Java Programming II: Core Java Programming Java Programming IV : Advanced Java Programming Structures* JavaScript II: Intermediate JavaScript & Ajax Python Programming Fundamentals* Visual Studio*

Android Java Fundamentals Android Programming II Introduction to Cross Platform App Development Introduction to Swift Programming iOS Programming I

Mechanical Analysis and Design NEW CERTIFICATE!

Stand out in today’s competitive engineering field. High-tech companies are eager to understand the characteristics of new materials that are key ingredients of sophisticated products. They are turning to mechanical engineers to provide them with these answers. This certificate will provide the latest tools and skills necessary for engineers to develop a wide range of mechanical systems and components.

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System Administration, Networking & Security CISSP Security Exam Preparation Introduction to Virtualization* UNIX & Linux Operating Systems Fundamentals UNIX & Linux Shell Programming UNIX & Linux System Administration I UNIX & Linux Systems Security Fundamentals*

Systems Engineering Introduction to Systems Thinking* Systems Engineering with OMG SysML™ Systems Hardware/Software Integration* Systems Verification & Validation*

UNIX and Linux System Administration

Web Technologies & Design Advanced Web Analytics: Harnessing the Predictive Power Front End Web Development Portfolio HTML 5 & CSS HTML 5 & JavaScript Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Marketing User Experience (UX) Metrics Web & Internet Literacy

Software Quality Assurance

Develop the skills to maintain complex network systems.


Enjoying a resurgence in popularity, Linux and UNIX can be found on today's most common devices. In turn, there is a growing demand for highly skilled UNIX and Linux system administrators. This certificate will provide you with the essential knowledge of UNIX and Linux and the tools and capabilities to implement, maintain, and manage complex network systems.

Ensure the quality in software engineering processes. With the growing needs of companies to automate and streamline their testing processes, quality assurance now has a well-defined set of methodologies and techniques and has grown into a field of its own. The certificate is intended to provide effective tools and knowledge for individuals who are involved in the stages of software development and the testing process, showcasing how they can navigate this rapidly developing field. “ Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” —William A. Foster

DISCOVER THESE NEW AND RECENTLY UPDATED CERTIFICATES Android Programming Database Administration using Oracle Certificate iOS Programming Mechanical Analysis & Design Software Quality Assurance UNIX & Linux System Administration *Online course. May also be offered in the classroom. Check our website.

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Writing Children’s Book Writing & Illustration Copyediting Creative Writing Technical Communication

Writing gives us the chance to explore the essence of what it is to be human, and editors make it a pleasure to read. Tap into your inner writer and discover the power of the written word in one of our compelling courses today.

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Creative Writing


Technical Communication




Designed to fit the needs of hobbyists as well as those who have professional aspirations to become published. Students learn core creative writing skills and choose from a selection of electives in the areas of fiction, creative non-fiction, stage and screenwriting, children’s writing, poetry, and the business of writing.

A solid background in the basic tools and techniques of copyediting is one of today’s most desirable and marketable skills for both full-time and freelance work. Hone your skills and learn to bridge the gap between writers, editors, publishers, and readers in our online Copyediting specialized certificate.

Do you know how to clearly explain how things work? Designed and taught by professionals working in the field, our Technical Communication certificate provides instruction in technical writing, critical thinking, information design, and ethical issues facing technical communicators.


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Children’s Book Writing & Illustration Children’s Book Illustration & Writing Programs - Information Session* Children’s Book Illustration: Thinking in Pictures Getting Published: Navigating the Children’s Book Market Writing for Children II: Intermediate Writing for the Middle Grade/YA Reader* Writing Non-Fiction & Informational Books for Children

Copyediting Copyediting I* Copyediting II* Copyediting III* Editing as a Business: How to Succeed on Your Own* Grammar Lab* Social Media for Editors*

Creative Writing Creative Writing Professional Certificate & Courses - Information Session* Building a Business Around Writing Building Your Screenwriting Career Developing Unforgettable Characters* Digital Journalism: News & Feature Writing* Finding Our Voices, Telling Our Stories Forms of Poetry* How to Start a Novel Introduction to Screenwriting Meet the Editors Memoir Writing I Novel Writing I* Options for Publishing Playwriting I Science Writing I Screenwriting II The Art & Business of Blogging The Art & Craft of Creative Writing The Relationship between Editors & Writers Writers Workshop: Read & Critique Writing Narrative Non-Fiction* Writing Short Fiction

Technical Communication Basics of Technical Editing* Critical Thinking for Communicators*


Writers have the challenging task of creating stories that both entertain and inform children. The key to being a successful children’s book writer is to learn the techniques and skills that engage a child’s imagination, sustain attention, and push a child toward a greater understanding of the world.

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Certificate Programs

Easy Steps to Earn Your Certificate 1. Choose your certificate within one of our Areas of Interest. 2. Review your Certificate Course Matrix (i.e. schedule of course offerings) to plan your classes. 3. Register for your certificate at 4. Complete all required courses and your chosen electives with a grade of C- or better, within five years.

UC San Diego Extension Certificates More Important than Ever UC San Diego Extension introduced its first certificate program in 1966 as a vehicle for guiding and documenting post-baccalaureate study. Certificates have now become wellrespected among working adults, employers, and institutions of higher learning, offering a practical, concentrated study in a specific professional area. Today, continual changes in the workforce and increasingly divergent needs have made the certificate program a valuable tool for personal and professional development. Most of the certificates offered by UC San Diego Extension can be earned in one to three years at a cost between $1,850 and $6,000.

Who Benefits From a Certificate Program? • Savvy employers who understand that encouraging professional growth is one of the best ways to attract and retain talented employees. • Career-oriented employees who want to acquire specialized training or hone existing knowledge and skills. • Skilled professionals who need to stay current with new developments in their fields.

Arts & Humanities PROFESSIONAL Art & the Creative Process Brewing

Financial Assistance UC San Diego Extension is proud to work with reputable lenders to provide certificate students with an alternative for funding their education. Students enrolled in Extension courses do not need to file a FAFSA form; instead, students can apply online directly with approved lenders to secure the funds they need to pay for tuition and book fees.


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SPECIALIZED Children’s Book Illustration Children’s Book Writing

Business & Leadership PROFESSIONAL Accounting Business Management Facilities Management Finance Fundraising & Development Human Resource Management Marketing Project Management Sustainable Business Practices

SPECIALIZED Biotechnology Project Management Business Analysis Tools & Strategies Career Advising HVAC Systems Design & Control Leadership & Teamwork Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Purchasing & Supply Management Talent Acquisition Taxation

Data Analysis & Mathematics

PROFESSIONAL Life Sciences Information Technology SPECIALIZED Biostatistics Business Intelligence Analysis Data Mining Geographical Information Systems SAS Programming

Digital Arts & Photography

PROFESSIONAL Digital Media Content Creation Graphic & Web Design Photography: Images & Techniques User Experience (UX) Design

PROFESSIONAL Intellectual Property Paralegal Studies (ABA Approved) Translation & Interpretation (Spanish/English) SPECIALIZED eDiscovery & Litigation Technology

PROFESSIONAL Reading Instruction Teaching Adult Learners Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Environment & Sustainability PROFESSIONAL Facilities Management Sustainable Business Practices

SPECIALIZED Algae Biotechnology Science Biofuels Processes CEQA Practice Geographical Information Systems HVAC Systems Design & Control Power Systems Engineering Sustainability & Behavioral Change


ADVANCED Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Global Health Policy PROFESSIONAL Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling Clinical Trials Design & Management Fitness Instruction/Exercise Science Medical Coding Medical Writing Occupational Safety & Health SPECIALIZED Case Management Clinical Trials Administration Clinical Trials in Latin America Emergency Department Nursing Integrative Nutrition Lactation Consultant Play Therapy

PROFESSIONAL Facilities Management


SPECIALIZED Android Programming Front-end Web Development Graphic Design iOS Programming Web Media

SPECIALIZED College Counseling Gifted and Talented Education Teaching Online


PROFESSIONAL Spanish Language Translation & Interpretation (Spanish/English) Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) SPECIALIZED Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Translation (Spanish/English)




Occupational Safety & Health PROFESSIONAL Occupational Safety & Health Public Safety & Health Fundamentals Safety Specialist


PROFESSIONAL Clinical Trials Design & Management Drug Discovery & Development Intellectual Property Life Sciences Information Technology SPECIALIZED ADMET Process Advanced Studies in Regulatory Science Algae Biotechnology Science Biofuels Processes Biostatistics Biotechnology Project Management Clinical Trials Administration In Vitro Diagnostics Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Essentials Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices

PROFICIENCY AutoCAD SPECIALIZED Android Programming C# Programming C/C++ Programming Data Mining Database Administration Using Oracle Digital Signal Processing Embedded Computer Engineering Embedded Computer Software Front-end Web Development Geographical Information Systems HVAC Systems Design & Control iOS Programming Java Programming Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Mechanical Analysis & Design Power Systems Engineering RF Engineering SAS Programming Software Engineering Management Software Quality Assurance Systems Engineering UNIX & Linux System Administration Web Media Wireless Engineering


PROFESSIONAL Creative Writing Digital Media Content Creation Technical Communication SPECIALIZED Children’s Book Illustration Children’s Book Writing Copyediting

Online Certificate Programs ADMET Process Android Programming Business Intelligence Analysis Business Management Career Advising CEQA Practice Biofuels Processes Biostatistics Biotechnology Project Management C# Programming C/C++ Programming Career Advising CLAD through CTEL CLEAR Credential Program Clinical Trials Administration Clinical Trials Latin America College Counseling Copyediting

Creative Writing Data Mining Digital Signal Processing eDiscovery & Litigation Technology Embedded Computer Engineering Embedded Computer Software Emergency Department Nursing Geographical Information Systems Gifted & Talented Education Human Resource Management iOS Programming Java Programming Lactation Consultant Marketing

Mobile Device Programming Project Management Purchasing & Supply Management Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Essentials SAS Programming Software Quality Assurance Sustainability & Behavior Change Sustainable Business Practices Systems Engineering Teaching Adult Learners Teaching Online Technical Communication Translation (Spanish/English) UNIX & Linux System Adminstration Wireless Engineering

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UC San Diego Master’s Degree Programs

What are UC San Diego Master’s Degrees? The following UC San Diego Master’s Degrees, also known as Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programs—are fully accredited, graduate degrees for professionals, conferred by the University of California San Diego and administered through Extension. Under a statewide project of the University of California, the MAS degree credential was introduced in January, 2001. Self-funded MAS degree programs are typically tailored to the lifestyle and level of experience of midcareer professionals and may be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

Are there admission requirements? Yes, like any other graduate program, there are specific admission requirements for each degree program. This may be a combination of a related undergraduate degree, specified minimum GPA, relevant work experience, résumé, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose with the application. See individual program websites for details.

“ I definitely feel like my earning a MAS degree helped me be competitive in getting my current position.” —Melissa Palacios (Leadership of Healthcare Organizations graduate) 58

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What are some of the benefits of the degree programs? Through the program curriculums, students develop core competencies related to their fields of study. There are many networking opportunities with guest speakers, and individuals actively engaged in their respective healthcare careers.

Do I need to take the GRE/GMAT?

“ The constantly evolving healthcare environment used to be intimidating to approach. Now, I embrace the change and look forward to being a future leader in healthcare.” —Puneet Ghai (Leadership of Healthcare Organizations graduate)

No, the GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to these programs.

Who are the faculty? Courses are taught by renowned faculty from the UC San Diego School of Medicine, California Western School of Law, and leaders in the healthcare, business, and law industries. See individual program websites for details.


Is there financial aid?

Students may secure funding opportunities through a number of outside agencies, both government and nongovernment organizations and foundations. Commercial bank loans are available for students. There are some merit scholarship opportunities. See individual program websites for details.


General Information

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Student Services At UC San Diego Extension, we care about your educational experience. Our staff are here to offer you personalized, friendly service. If you have any questions about transcripts, financial assistance, or other services, contact us: Phone: (858) 534-3400 Email: Website: Services • Register for classes • Request a transcript • Change a grading option • Drop or transfer classes • Financial assistance information • Proctor services • Update your student account • VA Education Benefits information • Request a course description • ID cards • Notary services • Concurrent enrollment • Classroom rentals Mailing Address UC San Diego Extension 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0176-H La Jolla, CA 92093-0176

Mission Valley Center (MVC) The Mission Valley Center is closed and all courses previously held there have moved to the University City Center location.

Through a reciprocal arrangement with the University, UC San Diego Extension offers a limited number of student grant vouchers to full-time UC San Diego students. Each quarter, vouchers are distributed on a firstcome, first-served basis and are good for up to $500 off of one course (students pay anything over that amount). Note: 10 percent student discount and early enrollment discount do not apply. Undergraduate students: present a valid student ID card at the Extension Student Services office between November 14-18, 2016. Graduate students, pharmacy students, and medical students: please contact the Graduate Division, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and School of Medicine for specific information. For more information, call (858) 534-3400 or email (Travel programs and certain non-credit courses are exempt.) Students with Disabilities UC San Diego Extension provides academic support services to students with qualifying and documented disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Accommodations vary and are specifically designed to meet the disabilityrelated needs of each student based on current, verifiable medical documentation. If you are in need of accommodations, please let us know at least 15 business days before your class or program begins by completing the online request form at student. Questions? Call (858) 534-3400 or email

University City Center 6256 Greenwich Dr. San Diego, CA 92122 Phone: (858) 534-9999 Fax: (858) 246-3400

Veterans (VA) Education Benefits Most of UC San Diego Extension’s professional and specialized certificate programs are approved for Veterans Education Benefits. For information on using your Veterans Education Benefits at UC San Diego Extension, visit For information on student conduct, forms, policies and procedures, please visit My Extension–24/7 Access • View and/or print enrollment receipts • Update your personal contact information • View your academic history • Request official transcripts • Review and print grades • Request course descriptions • Print enrollment verifications and tuition receipts Log On to My Extension • Visit • Enter your username (email address) • Enter your password (obtain your password by clicking on “get password” from the login page)

Participating in a UC San Diego Extension educational program does not in itself provide preference in admission to the University of California degree programs. Students interested in applying to UC degree programs should refer to the UC Admissions website or the admissions office of the UC campus they wish to attend for details about the admissions process.

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Jazz Camp June 24 - 30, 2017 | Applications open January 6, 2017

Celebrating 15 years of Jazz Camp! A five-day summer program designed for intermediate to advanced-level musicians, ages 14 to adult. UC San Diego Jazz Camp offers a unique journey into the world of jazz with workshops, private lessons, and faculty concerts. Our faculty is comprised of more than a dozen nationally- and internationally-renowned jazz artists and educators. Current and past faculty include Charles McPherson, Gilbert Castellanos, Mark Dresser, Holly Hofman, Willie Jones III, Peter Sprague, and more. For details, call (858) 534-6731 or visit