UCLA Extension

About CPCE


What is a custom-designed program?

At UCLA Extension, our custom-designed programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of a group of participants and can be designed to serve:

  • Domestic Students
  • International Students
  • Domestic Working Professionals/Executives
  • International Working Professionals/Executives

Each program can be expanded or adapted to meet the needs of every client. These programs can be offered in various instructional formats, typically lasting from one to three weeks of instruction. However, some programs can be offered in formats of up to 12 weeks.Programs can be delivered at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles, at a client’s work site in the U.S. or delivered to a client overseas. When programs are held in Los Angeles, relevant and related site visits can serve to reinforce and compliment classroom lectures and discussions. In addition, experienced interpreters can also be provided as needed.

UCLA Extension has access to instructors who are leaders in areas such as Digital Media, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Environmental issues, Financial services, International Trade, Law, Transportation, and more. The majority of our instructors are working professionals who practice in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to each program. Considering our instructors are immersed in their respective fields, they can also offer our participants a practical, hands-on perspective to the programs. As part of the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Extension has a direct link to the resources of one of the finest universities in the world.

Organizations seeking subject matter experts and to expand management and leadership expertise, as well as encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, will surely benefit from UCLA Extension custom-designed programs.

UCLA Extension has demonstrated professionalism and flexibility
in constructing a quality program, tailor-made for our students.
-Universita Cattolica, Italy

Each year, CPCE designs custom programs that serve
1000+ participants from 16 countries spanning 6 continents:



AfteUCLA_9RFr nearly a century in operation, UCLA Extension ranks as the largest and most respected continuing education provider in the state of California. UCLA Extension serves as an important outreach vehicle for its home campus, UCLA, and supports the dynamic regional workforce in the Los Angeles area as well as the needs of international organizations and communities.


Our mission is to provide knowledge and connections for people
to achieve their personal and professional goals

Program types

  • Over 100 Professional certificate programs
  • Personal enrichment programs
  • Professional credit courses
  • Conferences and symposia
  • Online programs

International programs

  • Custom programs in many subjects
  • Full-time certificate programs available
  • One year study abroad at UCLA
  • English language programs
  • Special partnerships