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Online Learning

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UC Merced Extension offers the opportunity to learn with short-term classes and online certificates.  Just like Open University, our online courses allow both UC Merced and non-UC Merced admitted students to enroll in the following courses and certificate programs without having to apply for admission to the university.

How to enroll

Simply review the programs listed below and enroll directly into the courses.
You'll find the following information for each certificate program:

  • Program overview
  • Who the program is geared for
  • Program benefits
  • Certificate eligibility and requirements
  • Course schedule

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