Open Access Educational Tools & Resources

Access and Opportunity

In an ongoing effort to eliminate barriers to education and strengthen our global community’s connection to UCLA, we are proud to offer UCLAxOpen, open access education for all.

UCLAxOpen is your gateway to no-cost personal enrichment and professional development courses and seminars offered via UCLA Extension.

These complimentary online courses and seminars are designed to provide timely and relevant lifelong learning opportunities, bringing UCLAx to the world.

Note: The courses offered below are numbered 700-799. These non-credit courses do not confer academic credit or continuing education units, and will not appear on student transcripts. Learn more about course numbers.

Personal & Professional Development

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Navigating Your Future: How to Match Your Personality to Possible Careers
July 19
This one-hour webinar is designed to teach high school students, parents, and counselors how to help teenagers explore fulfilling career options.

Art & Design

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Character Animation is Your Super Power to Bringing Stories to Life
July 26
This free workshop is for anyone interested in bringing stories to life with animation.

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Web3: How NFTs and Smart Contracts Are Changing The Digital Landscape
August 25
An introduction to Web3, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Smart Contracts, sharing real-world use cases and examples such as NFT drops, Web3 websites, and the role of NFTs in the Metaverse.

Business & Management

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Rethinking an Organization’s Approach to Risk Management in the New Normal
August 18
A panel of risk management experts will highlight key changes in the risk landscape, and discuss emerging risk management best practices, with an emphasis on cybersecurity and organizational resilience strategies.

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NFTs and Web3 for Business
August 30
Gain an understanding of how to leverage NFTs in business.

Education

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The RICA: Proven Strategies to Max Your Score
June 23 - July 14
This RICA course emphasizes the development of knowledge of educational philosophies, assessments, composition frameworks and organizers, and “RICA Perfect” answers to maximize every point.

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In Conversation with Adam Ingersoll from Compass Education
June 30
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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In Conversation with Michael Vilardo, President, Co-Founder of Subject, an E-Learning Provider of High School Curriculum
July 7
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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How Edtech Can Change the Way We Learn
July 15
Learn how to recognize where educators and new educational technology can create more flexible, engaging and efficient learning experiences.

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In Conversation with Jeffrey Selingo, Journalist and New York Times Best Selling author
July 21
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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In Conversation with Dr. Angel Perez, CEO, the National Association of Admission Counseling (NACAC)
July 28
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
July 6, August 3 & August 31
This free seminar series presents a variety of topics in the revolutionary new space of blockchain technology. Join us live and learn from industry experts and influential guest speakers.

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management Essentials
July 13
From homes to skyscrapers, construction managers need to visualize a project and communicate the plan effectively downstream. Hear an industry expert present on this exciting topic and learn more about our construction management offerings.

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Creating a Winning Personal Professional Portfolio for Engineers
June 25 and August 26
Beyond plain text resume - adapting insights from the acting community to create personal portfolios for STEM professionals. Engineers are stars too!

Horticulture

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Designing for Pollinators
June 27
Providing habitat for pollinators is key to a heathy and thriving ecosystem and garden. Learn how to create a successful design with pollinators in mind.

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Growing Horticultural Alliances
June 27
Learn the value of having a horticulturalist on your projects.

Writing

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
June 22 - July 5
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Poetry as Self-Portrait
June 25
Learn how poets apply the concept of the self-portrait to their work and begin your own drafts.

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Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
July 23
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class

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Freelancing for Editors - One Day
August 6
Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients

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Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales
August 13
Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.

 

 

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