University of California, Irvine

UCI campus


Established in 1962, the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (UCI DCE) has served the lifelong learning needs of individuals, organizations, and the community on a local, regional, and global scale. Through a wide range of educational opportunities including certificate and specialized studies programs, short courses and strategic partnerships, UCI DCE provides learning pathways for those seeking career advancement or personal enrichment. The Division offers more than 80 programs and thousands of courses on campus, online, and at corporate sites.

UCI DCE is part of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), ranked seventh among all public universities in the U.S. and 33rd among all national public and private universities, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” ranking of undergraduate programs at leading universities. Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. UCI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.