2015
Osher panel: "Refire! Don't retire"
Law seminar: Digital forensics 101
UX: Principles of user experience
Genomic sequencing technologies
2014
Digital media content creation
Climate change MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)
Specialized certificate: Biofuels science
Children's book illustration
2013
UCSD post baccalaureate premed. program
Microbial fermentation workshop
Brewing certificate: Beer!
Lecture: Scientist J. Craig Venter
2012
New courses in WordPress blogging
The Dalai Lama's "Compassion Without Borders"
Cal/OSHA outreach trainer program
The therapist's tool kit
2011
Using social media in government (public management course)
Extension's new location: UCC
CA teacher credentialing: Clear Credential (new courses)
The Atlantic Meets the Pacific: Elon Musk & Deepak Chopra
2010
Certificate: Casual game development
New courses in solar energy
Cloud computing
Building bridges to Guatemala & Baja
2009
In vitro diagnostics new product dev.
Nicholas Kristof on women's rights worldwide
New course: Stem cell biology
Chinese for business travelers
2008
Philip Gourevitch on Abu Ghraib
California economy: Sink or swim?
Public service social responsibility
John Kao, author of "Innovation Nation"
2007
Al Gore presents "An Inconvenient Truth"
Defense technology and education
Nanobiotechnology
UCSD master's degree programs in healthcare
2006
Intellectual property certificate
Lactation consultation specialized certificate
Wireless new product development
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Pop culture, critical perspective
2005
Data mining certificate
Bioinformatics
Gaming bootcamp
Revelle Forum: Salman Rushdie
2004
Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani talk leadership
Re-shaping health care conference
Art of the Vatican / American beauty
Master's degree: Marine biodiversity & conservation
2003
Scott Turow, Paul Krugman, Louis Menand
Tech security: "Been hacked yet?"
Jazz camp: Mainstream to improv
Female authors Dava Sobel, A.S. Bryant
2002
Certificate: ORACLE database administration
Certificate: Advanced digital film production
Lecture: "Killing Indians: Myths, Lies, Exaggerations"
UCSD Athena: For women in SD tech, business
2001
FastTrack Sun Java certification
"Attention E-Business Professionals!"
Educational tech online: "Just click!"
U.S. News & World Report touts Extension
2000
"Explore New Programs in E-Commerce"
An evening with choreographer Bill T. Jones
Extension's new learning center in Sorrento Mesa
UCSD Extension: "See our new website!"
1999
Dr. Helen Caldicott on nuclear disarmament
Lectures: Joan Micklin Silver, Michael Ondaatje
Extension offers IT courses in Oceanside
"How to get a job in the biotechnology industry"
1998
People skills for teachers
Web-study systems: Wave of the future
Certificate program: Web development
"We're growing!": Extension expands
1997
"Human resources practices in the U.S."
"Distance learning: Study from your home"
Dr. Robert Livingston on "Ascent of Man"
Lecture: Congresswoman Pat Schroeder
1996
"Zen and the Art of Daily Living"
"Counseling: A career for the '90s"
"Create a home page!": Basics of HTML
New classes: Internet, World Wide Web
1995
UCSD bookstore online: "World access!"
Deepak Chopra: Mind-body connection
Qualcomm Corporate VP of HR: Careers in engineering
Certificate program: Occupational health & safety
1994
Elder law seminar: "Old age is NOT for sissies"
Two intervention courses from Judy Bluhm
Course: "Design your own furniture"
Professional certificate: U.S.-Mexican trade
1993
"Stronger business ties with Mexico"
OSHA Training Institute / Dept. of Labor
UCSD's downtown center on Broadway
"Job opportunities emerge in local biotechnology"
1992
Seminar: Minimizing blood-borne diseases
Lectures: Gore Vidal; Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi
"Tune in to the Computer Age of Music"
New Mac Lab at Supercomputer Center
1991
"Free... Career Nights"
Noam Chomsky on "Force and Opinion"
Dr. Robert Coles: "Spiritual Life of Children"
Breakthroughs in superconducting magnets
1990
Brunch with Julia Child
Dr. William Glasser: Issues in education
"San Diego's Future in Biotechnology"
Secrets of underwater photography
1989
"Treasures of the Soviet Union"
Robert S. McNamara: "Can We End the Cold War?"
Symposium: "Architecture Shaping the Future"
Chemist Glenn Seaborg discusses man-made elements
1988
"Making Peace With the Civil War"
Executive Edge: Life-changing leadership
"Join the ranks of the computer literate"
"Topics in defense industry management"
1987
Executive MBA program with UC Irvine
Underwater noise and passive sonar
Artificial neural system design
"Vanishing Species - One Per Day"
1986
Lectures: "Issues in the Humanities"
Events: Chuck Jones, Ravi Shankar, Tom Wolfe
Program in technology and entrepreneurship
"Build a computer with disk drive and keyboard!"
1985
Extension celebrates 25 years of UCSD
Teachers prepare for Halley's Comet
"The most powerful computer programs today!"
Before Internet courses, there was ExtenNET
1984
"Plunge into the fascinating computer world!"
How educators can use the VideoDisc
Make stunning multimedia presentations
Certificate: Fitness Instruction / Health Management
1983
VISUALC, BASIC, LOGO, PASCAL, graphics...
Overview of professional certificate programs
Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak talk kids' lit
How viable is the Constitution in the 1980s?
1982
Business data processing course
"Our lab has fully-functioning computers..."
"Extension's summer program on geodesic domes"
Teachers: Learn educational computer software
1981
"The Consequences of Nuclear War"
NASA series: Benefits of space exploration
"Distinctive Neighborhoods of San Diego"
Learn about electric vehicles
1980
An Evening With Dr. Peter F. Drucker
An Evening With Dr. Benjamin Spock
Extension offers English-language programs
Dr. Roger Revelle: Energy in Nepal and Pakistan
1979
"Who Pulls the Plug?" life-support forum
"An (Unprepared) Evening With Dustin Hoffman"
"Joseph Campbell: Vitality of Myth"
Using the latest hi-fi equipment
1978
University Extension's brand new La Jolla location
Self-paced "Study at Home" courses
Energy strategist Armory Lovins and "The Road Not Taken"
The treasures of King Tutankhamun's tomb
1977
Extension open letter: drinking and driving
Use "plastic" to pay for Extension courses!
"Learning to relax: Beyond balium"
Build your own computer for a few hundred dollars
1976
Survey of the 1976 presidential elections
"Doing the Media: Electric Teacher"
Bicentennial special: American issues forum
Computing work + graphic techniques = computer graphics!
1975
Joy of gardening in Southern California
"Dialogue on Feminism: Marcuse Meets Millett"
Discussions: Jonas Salk, San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson...
Extension travel: "Is the food good? Are there snakes?"
1974
"Shape up with Extension's fitness programs"
"You can do it!": Carpentry, electronics for women
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Strategies for non- discriminatory interaction
1973
"Where should we put the new San Diego airport?"
Psychology for tomorrow: Rapid social change
Alcohol studies: Impact of drinking and driving"
Exploring women's roles: Courses for and about women
1972
Concurrent registration: Extension students, UCSD courses
Delivering health care: Issues and controversies
"American economy in crisis"
Psychology of conflict and resolution
1971
Seminars: Dimensions in parapsychology
The TV Program: Insights for better use
Time management: "Go back to the 8 hour day"
Understanding children of divorce
1970
Study ballet or learn Hatha Yoga
Exploring African-American social change
"Cancer: A solvable problem"
Extension now accepts BankAmericard!
1969
"The Draft: The institution, regulations, alternatives"
Ocean engineering & coastal-zone management
Culinary adventures: Latin American, French, Chinese...
"Is biology the ultimate science?"
1968
Totalitarianism and the open society
Developing personal potential
Pollution: Cause and control
Non-violence: Force or failure?
1967
Lecture series: U.S. foreign policy
The Middle East: Crossroads of West & East
Jazz greats Quincy Jones, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk
Lecture series: Integrated circuits
1966
Duke Ellington performance
The Mexican-American in transition
Correspondence courses: Anthropology to zoology
Professional designation programs in San Diego

Welcome to the First Fifty Years of UC San Diego Extension

Scroll up through five decades of programs and events that have shaped career success, personal enrichment, community involvement and economic growth in our region