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UCR Extension

UCR Extension Center.

UCR Extension: Learn For Life

UCR Extension offers unique educational opportunities for learners of all ages. There are no admission requirements, just a desire to learn. Our programs are designed for:

On average, over 30,000 students each year enroll in approximately 1,800 courses.

Pride is taken in the individual attention given to students and to serving the community's changing needs. Programs are offered in formats and at times that accommodate busy schedules and custom-designed courses can be presented at employers' work sites.

UCR Extension offers programs in Riverside, Chino, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage as well as online.

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Students at the Extension Center.

UCR Extension offers programs throughout Inland Southern California.


Main UCR Extension Center

1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 827-4105

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Chino Business Resource Center

13160 7th St.
Chino, CA 91710-4113

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Palm Desert

75-080 Frank Sinatra Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92211-5202

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Rancho Mirage

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Eisenhower Medical Center
39-000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3221

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Certificate Programs

UCR Extension offers over 90 certificate programs. Certificates are earned through a series of courses designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in particular fields, allowing them to stay current with new developments in their field, qualify for a new job or justify a promotion, or change careers completely. Certificates can be earned on a part-time basis and often take less than two years to complete.

International Education Programs

Since 1975, International Education Programs has offered high-quality English language programs to those wishing to study the language in California. Programs are offered year-round in 10-week, six-week and four-week sessions. Available courses include:

  • Intensive English language programs
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • English for international business
  • Global Business Management
  • University preparation

Conferencing Services

UCR Extension's Conferencing Services features a full-service conference center, which is used by an average of 25,000 people annually. The large and flexible space works equally well for small meetings or very large conferences, and features numerous support systems and services.

You Never Stop Learning With the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

You are invited to join a community of older learners through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Designed for students over 50, three programs are offered:

  • The Osher Program offers more than 30 courses each quarter, held during the day, Monday through Friday. All are noncredit courses with no tests, grades or entrance requirement.
  • The LIFE Society (Learning is ForEver) is a self-governing academic learning group that offers discussion groups, lectures, seminars, small study groups, educational tours and special events.
  • The SAGE Society is a peer-led group that meets in the Hemet/San Jacinto area.

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