Program Your Future

Free certificate programs for high school students

UC San Diego Extension has partnered with community members and industry experts to offer certificate programs to high school students. Classes are taught in-person and online by industry experts on a wide range of topics including web programming, life sciences, mechanical engineering, business management, photo and video editing, biliteracy and soft skills. Students earn digital badges upon completion of each certificate course.
Program your Future is designed for incoming 9th - 12th grade high school students.


 

Available Certificate Tracks

Application Period for Summer 2019 Coming Soon!

Earn pre-college credit and an official UC San Diego Extension Certificate after completing all required coursework. Once accepted into the certificate track of your choice, you will receive a UC San Diego Extension student account and information on how to schedule your first class. Technology and equipment is generally provided but may vary per program.
Attendance note: students who fail to attend first day of certificate program will be automatically dropped. 

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Front End Web Development

The Front End Web Development Certificate program teaches students to code websites and applications. The program is designed to produce work-ready web designers and web developers designers who build modern front-end interfaces. The course work thoroughly covers HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Android Programming

The Android Programming Specialized Certificate is developed to offer students familiar with programming languages the opportunity to specialize in Android mobile software application development. You'll learn to expertly design, code, debug and troubleshoot Android applications.

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iOS Programming (Swift)

The iOS Swift certificate program teaches students to program applications that run natively on mobile devices specific to iOS for Apple based technology, including a step-by-step instruction that will detail processes required to program apps optimized for different screen sizes, the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Business Management

Business Management

Course #1 | starts 1/28/2019
Business Decision Making -
 Students will gain a solid understanding of the role of a general manager– using skills and information from the course to quickly asses, describe, investigate and navigate business strategy and decision making.

Course #2 | starts 4/2/2019
Business Communication Skills -
Learn the basics of speech organization, body language, vocal variety and speaking without preparation. Improve your interactions one-on-one and in meetings.

(Only open to Clairemont High School students; this is not a full certificate program.)

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iOS Programming

Course #1 | starts 1/12/19
iOS Programming I -
 This hands-on course focuses on the graphical user interface (GUI) skills of iOS. Using Xcode, you'll quickly gain hands-on skills writing graphical apps for all iOS devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You'll learn important iOS intricacies such as touches and gestures, views and view controllers, alerts, multimedia, images, animations, web views, web services, table views, and more!

Course #2 | starts 1/12/19
iOS Programming II -
Learn to program applications that run natively on mobile devices specific to iOS for Apple based technology, including a step-by-step instruction that will detail processes required to program apps optimized for different screen sizes, the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

(Only open to Patrick Henry High School students; this is not a full certificate program.)

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Mechanical Engineering

Coming soon.


 
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About Program Your Future

In order to meet the changing needs and demands of our local industry and workforce, UC San Diego Extension has partnered with community members and industry experts. We're transforming high school education through Program Your Future by making certificate programs easily accessible to high school students for free! Each certificate program will consist of a minimum of four UC San Diego Extension courses providing students the opportunity to obtain the skills required for in-demand jobs with an ultimate goal of internship and professional opportunities with a path to career and/or collegiate pursuits.

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About UC San Diego Extension Pre-College Programs

In an increasingly competitive world, properly preparing for the rigors of college is critical to future success. That’s why UC San Diego Extension offers a wide-range of pre-college courses from STEAM to test prep to college credit. Extension’s goal is not only to help students stand out during the college application process but also get the most out of their education going forward.

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Receive program updates, new course alerts, more information or answers to any questions you may have about Program Your Future by filling out the form or contacting:

Pre-College Department
UC San Diego Extension
Email: precollege@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-0804

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