Upgrade your skills. Increase your employability.

Boost Your Resume. Apply Your UCI Courses Toward a UCI Continuing Education Certificate.

Are you a current UCI student or alumni?

If so, you may already be on your way toward earning a certificate from UCI's Division of Continuing Education (DCE). Your undergraduate or graduate courses may qualify for transfer credit toward some of our high-demand programs such as Project Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, Digital Marketing, Contract Management, Java Programming and more. What’s more, UCI Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount toward tuition fees.

What does getting a certificate from the UCI DCE do for you?

  • Gain the credential signifying you have the practical skills potential employers value
  • Develop career-specific competencies that can make you stand out from the competition
  • Acquire practical, real-world skills that you can apply immediately on the job
  • Earn transfer credit toward a master’s degree at our partner universities*

*select programs only

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  1. Filter by UCI DCE Certificate Program or UCI School Select from either drop-down menu to focus on the transfer credit items you are most interested in. Up to 3 UCI courses may be accepted for transfer credit toward a UCI DCE certificate program.
  2. Click on a program title or video link for more details.
  3. View Course Schedule for complete listing of courses and availability
  4. Choose your course and enroll

Continuing Education Programs

Applicable programs that accept course credit .

Campus Courses

UCI courses that qualify for transfer credit.


  • Which courses can be applied toward a UCI DCE program?
    UCI DCE has evaluated and approved a limited number of UCI undergraduate and graduate courses which can be applied toward the completion of a UCI DCE Certificate or Specialized Studies program. The list may be updated at any time without prior notice. The current list may be found at the DCE website.

    UCI DCE requires that courses to be applied toward Certificate or Specialized Studies programs must have been completed within five years, and a grade of C or better attained. No more than three courses may be transferred into a single program.

  • I took a course at another university, that’s exactly like the course at a UC campus. Can I transfer the credits?
    This program grants credit toward UCI DCE programs from pre-approved courses at UCI only. Any discussions about transfers of work from other institutions or for courses not otherwise pre-approved must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • What documentation or fees are required?
    Students wishing to transfer UCI undergraduate or graduate courses toward UCI DCE programs must provide a copy of the UCI transcript. Students must submit a Declaration of Candidacy form and pay a $125 program candidacy fee in addition to any further required UCI DCE course fees.
  • Can I transfer campus courses that aren’t on the list?
    Courses not otherwise listed as approved must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Are UCI DCE programs accredited?
    UCI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All courses and certificate programs offered by UCI Division of Continuing Education have been developed and are administered in accordance with UCI Division of Continuing Education policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.
  • How long does it take to complete a certificate program?
    Most DCE certificate programs can be completed in 11/2 to 2 years. Specialized studies can be completed in about a year.
  • What is the average cost of a certificate program?
    Specialized studies: $3300
    Certificate programs: $5500
  • Is financial assistance available?
    Students may apply for private alternative student loans. Since UCI DCE courses and programs are not eligible for federal funding, there is no need to complete a FAFSA application.
  • Who should I contact with questions?
    Credit transfers are handled by the academic unit of the individual DCE program. To identify a program contact, locate the program on the UCI DCE website. Contacts are listed on the right side of the page. You may also call our Student Services line, (949) 824-5414, and they will help direct your call.