Jumpstart your career in a high-demand, high-growth technology occupation by earning a Google Career Certificate and a UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies certificate over 15 months. Training programs are available in business intelligence, front-end development and cybersecurity. Learn more about these certificates.

Job Search Support

While the technical skills you’ll learn in the classroom prepare you to do the job, equipping you to land the job is just as important. With help from our team, you’ll perfect your resume, practice interviewing, gain access to paid work experience and optimize your job search for maximum results, building skills to support every step of your career journey.


Participants pay no upfront costs for the program. With a 0% interest outcomes-based loan, at a maximum, participants who earn the equivalent of at least $40,000 per year will pay $7,000. Read our FAQs to learn more about outcomes-based loans.

Interested in a tech career but not sure if this program is right for you? Attend an in-person information session or reach out to google@workforce.org for more information.

Who It's For

  • Ages 18+
  • Live in San Diego County
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Interested in a career in technology

This program offers help:

  • With starting school or a certificate program
  • Finding a long-term job

How to Apply

Applications to this program are currently closed and will re-open in July. To learn more about the program and the certificates offered, complete the interest form or email hello@workforce.org for more information.


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Read more about UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies:

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UC San Diego Extended Studies and San Diego Workforce Partnership propel tech career pathways forward

Since 2019, UC San Diego Extended Studies and the San Diego Workforce Partnership have collaborated to provide students with the opportunity to earn certificates in technical fields at no upfront cost. Most recently, in 2023 we launched UC San Diego Extended Studies & Google Career Certificates.

UCSD Tech Certificate program opens doors

Ernesto Gonzales was working at a job with limited financial growth when he heard about the Workforce Partnership’s UCSD Tech Certificate program. He applied for the business intelligence program and was accepted. Here he tells us about his experience with the team and his advice for others considering the program.

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UCSD Tech Certificate graduate increases his salary by more than $14 per hour with new career

When the first UCSD Tech Certificate program cohort launched in July 2019, Chris chose to study Business Intelligence (BI) since he was working in a BI capacity in his position at the time. He was enjoying the work he was doing, though he was feeling limited in his current role.