Top Courses at UCLA Extension

Find the perfect course for you at UCLA Extension. We’ve selected 35 of UCLA Extension’s most popular courses. View the full course catalog at uclaextension.edu

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants

    Get the accounting knowledge you need, without all the extras you don't need, with Accounting for Non-Accountants. In as little as eleven weeks, students obtain a high-level understanding of key accounting principles and methods. So, you may not be fluent in the language of accountants, but you can at least understand it. This course is also ideal for entrepreneurs and others who want to know how accounting can help fuel their dreams. Specific topics include cost of sales and inventory, cash and internal control, accounting fundamentals, accounting for sales, depreciation methods, financial statement analysis, and cash flow management.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $765
    • 11 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Principles of Financial Accounting

    Master some fundamental accounting concepts in this 5-week principles of accounting course. Overall, students acquire the basic skills they need to process and deliver accounting information. This includes the intricacies, pros, and cons of various business organizations, such as corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Furthermore, students learn some accounting nuts and bolts, such as income, expense, assets, depreciation, and resources. Then, they learn how to place this information into spreadsheets and balance sheets which are easy to digest.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $765
    • 5 Weeks
    • Evenings or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Design Fundamentals

    Create powerful logos and other graphic designs with the skills you acquire in an 11-week fundamentals of design course. Enhance your business profile or share your newfound abilities with others. Students learn how to analyze marketing data and incorporate this information into eye-catching graphic designs that meet or exceed industry standards. As time goes by, students complete progressively more complex projects which are professionally critiqued. That sets the stage for success.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $759
    • 11 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • InDesign

    If you think Adobe is only for scanning documents, you need this 11-week design course. Although it’s open to computer users of almost any skill level, the class uses an easy-to-understand format to convey advanced design concepts. Students learn how to create unique brochures, e-books, advertisements, and reports which communicate a company’s core values. Whether your canvas is a computer screen or a piece of paper, students learn how to combine print and images into a unique creation. These documents can be shared with employees, partners, vendors, and managers. Students with basic Photoshop abilities usually excel in this course.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $759
    • 11 Weeks
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    • Beginner
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  • Motion Graphics I

    This 11-week motion graphics course helps students almost literally bring their art to life, through a combination of sophisticated 3D animation and cutting-edge visual effects. The training students receive in motion design concepts and storytelling techniques has many applications, such as appealing infographic designs and film necessities like camera angle, sound, and lighting. Students learn how to design independently and with a group. This course uses a foundation of basic Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge to develop advanced skills like color modes, bit depths, frame and pixel aspect ratios, common resolutions, complex motion paths and masks, graphic and video file formats, and frame rates.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $759
    • 11 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Motion Graphics II

    Take your motion graphic skills to the next level with this 10-week intermediate course. Create stunning graphic designs which carve out your niche in the marketplace, with the help of tools like Cinema 4D and After Effects that add advanced motion to your already attractive graphics. Business owners, salespeople, marketing professionals, and people with a passion for creating digital art all benefit from this course.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $759
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • Weekends
    • Intermediate
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  • Motion Graphics III

    Match the content top studios produce with the skills you acquire in this advanced motion design course. Artistic and business professionals learn how to transfer the designs they see in their minds onto a virtual or physical canvas. Using cornerstones such as advanced After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite, students learn to fuse traditional animation, graphic design, and cinematic storytelling techniques. These creations are infused with the latest designing trends. Students gain hands-on experience in this class, so they are ready to hit the ground running.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
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    • Advanced
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  • Photoshop I

    Students who complete this basic 11-week photoshop course will have the skills they need to create, manipulate, and combine digital images into attractive documents which convey your message. This course gives students a basic understanding of some commonly-used Photoshop tools which are useful at work, school, home, and pretty much anywhere else. Instructors convey basic technical and conceptual ideas using the best industry standards. Specific topics include creating digital images, using 2D print capabilities, publishing images on the internet, and exporting images to different documents.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $759
    • 11 Weeks
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    • Beginner
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  • Data Analysis Using Python

    Analyze data and use it to solve real-world problems with this 10-week Python course. This platform enables users to leverage complex data into an easy-to-understand format. Primarily using Pandas, a key data analysis platform, students learn to prepare, cleanse, format, convert, and present data. Use of statistical models and some basic data visualization techniques greatly assists this process. Course prerequisites include a beginner Python programming course or equivalent experience.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $995
    • 10 Weeks
    • Evenings
    • Intermediate
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  • Data Science Fundamentals

    If you have problems spelling Data Science Fundamentals, this 5-week introductory course is for you. This course is ideal for people like old-school business analysis, complete beginners, and non-technology managers. Using cornerstones like Excel, SPSS, and Python, students learn basic statistical methods which help them solve simple statistical problems. This hands-on course incorporates a variety of techniques, such as lab exercises, pencil-and-paper note taking, and laptop usage, to help students truly connect with the course content and acquire the tools they need to improve their professional careers.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $995
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • Introduction to Data Science

    Explore the evolving data science domain in this 10-week intermediate level course. Data science effectively answers a number of questions, and students learn how to tap into this knowledge. Students acquire real-world skills such as data science notebook server configuration, the R programming language, problem statement preparation, and the basics of machine learning. Students who have basic Python skills usually excel in this class.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $995
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • Evenings
    • Intermediate
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  • Python Programming I

    Get the most out of one of the most user-friendly programming languages ever invented with this Python programming class. After just seven weeks, students will master the basics of this portable, high-level, dynamic, and cost-effective program. Students have access to a vast library of third-party Python products which expedites the learning process. This strong foundation helps students solve real-world problems, such as database access, text processing, XML editing, GUI development, website development, and system administration. Furthermore, students in this course write and debug their own Python programs, using tools like internet access and database management.

    Locations:
    • Los Angeles
    • $995
    • 7 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
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