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.

Hot Topics: Blockchain, Web3 and NFTs

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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
September 28, October 26 & November 30
Join us live and learn from industry experts and influential guest speakers.
On August 31, we will have a conversation with crypto artist Lana Denina, who has been leveraging technology for her art using NFTs.

Art & Design

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Playing With Time: Looking Backwards into the Future of Motion Graphics
October 4
Gain the historical framework and vocabulary to become a mover & shaker in today’s motion graphics industry.

Business & Management

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Understanding Your Hospital Bill
September 27
This seminar will introduce the consumer to the revenue cycle, and how the services you received translate to a hospital claim which is then billed and paid by insurance.

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Increase Your Standardized Test Scores
October 11
Come learn from Stefan Kazachki, an expert in strategically increasing the quantitative and verbal sections of standardized testing. He'll demo tips in conquering these the GMAT, followed by a Q&A.

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Building Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate
October 12
This seminar provides an understanding of the actions individuals can take to prepare and strengthen their communities against a changing climate.

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Discover UCLA Extension Career Center
October 25
This informative Zoom session offers an overview and Q&A regarding the plethora of career services offered to UCLA Extension students.

Education

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CTE and the Teacher Shortage: Strategies for Districts
October 19
Join a panel of veteran Career & Technical Educators who are actively addressing the ongoing teacher shortage in California schools.

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Building our communities: Differences and All
November 5
This course is open to everyone: to reflect, explore personal beliefs and take steps toward understanding biases. By accepting cultural differences, we can create a community where everyone feels welcomed and respected.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
September 28, October 26 & November 30
Join us live and learn from industry experts and influential guest speakers.
On August 31, we will have a conversation with crypto artist Lana Denina, who has been leveraging technology for her art using NFTs.

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Digital Technology Meetup
September 16
Join us for an online Data Science Meetup! This informational meetup will include a data science tutorial, an industry expert who will discuss real-world data science challenges, and an opportunity for online networking.

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management Essentials
October 5
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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Software Reliability
September 27 & November 8
An introductory webinar of software reliability in mission-critical systems.

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Cultivating GREY LEADERSHIP®
November 1
Cultivating GREY LEADERSHIP® unveils a foundational framework within which we can manage all of the grey that comes at us every single minute of every single day in both our personal and professional lives in this post black-and-white world.

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A Brief Introduction to the Finite Element Method
November 4 & December 9
This course will provide a basic understanding of how the finite element method works, and what types of engineering problems it can solve.

Health Sciences

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Public Health Impacts of Climate Change and Steps Toward Protecting our Communities
September 13, 20 & 27
This course taught by Dr. Jonathan Fielding and two guest speakers will provide an overview of the adverse health effects of climate change, with a focus on effective solutions for protecting communities and helping people to adapt to the changing environment.

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Career Focus: How to Become an Infection Preventionist
October 14
The goal of this course is to educate on the role of the Infection Preventionist and the value the role provides in mitigating infection risks in any setting.

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The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives
December 8
In this course, a panel of experts shares emerging trends in aging research and practice across UCLA, explores how culture and society shape our views towards aging, and examines changing perspectives in the aging landscape.

Humanities & Social Sciences

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Let's Talk about Race, Baby
November 7, 14 & 21
This workshop will introduce participants to the tenets of Critical Race Theory and help students understand how critical theories can unpack the role that institutions play in promoting white supremacist structures and systems.

Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture Director’s Salon
October 17
Program Director Stephanie Landregan invites industry professions to discuss relevant and current events within Landscape Architecture and allied professions.

Writing

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Women's Write Night
September 22
Drop in on a judgment-free generative writing space where you can connect with other writers and jumpstart new work.

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Storytelling Starter Kit
September 24
Identify your own unforgettable personal story suitable for writing or performing before a live audience.

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
September 28-December 6
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
October 22
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class.

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Résumé Writing Basics
November 5
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Thriving as a Creative of Color
November 5
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Introduction to Picture Books
November 19
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.

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Showrunners and Show Writers
December 3
Hear directly from successful TV writers and creators in this course that demystifies the industry and how to break in and stay in.

 

 

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