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Just because you no longer live on campus doesn't mean the learning stops of course.

SCU offers a variety of ways to continue to learn and grow personally and professionally. Whether it's auditing that class that you never had the opportunity to take while you were a student, attending a lecture series, or acquiring a professional certification, there's something for everyone!




The University and Alumni Association established a class audit program in 1975 for the benefit of interested alumni. The purpose of this service is to provide graduates the opportunity to audit (non-credit) undergraduate courses tuition free. Class Audit Program

Students who graduated from the School of Engineering's master of science or Ph.D. programs are eligible to take graduate classes at a 50 percent tuition discount. Please note that these classes are taken on an audited basis only, so no credit or grade points will be earned. For more information contact Lisa Jocewicz, or call 408-554-4765.

OLLI is a community of learners age 50 and older. Instruction is at university level, but no particular educational background is required. There are no tests, grades, or papers. Learn More »

Center for Professional Development (CPD) offers classes for Counseling Psychology alumni, including three that meet the current grandfathering requirements for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) joint licensure, as well as classes for those seeking an Advanced Psychotherapy Theory Certificate. All classes provide continuing education hours for license renewal. Learn More »

The Silicon Valley Executive Center has collaborated with companies to provide educational experiences geared toward developing the leadership capabilities of their employees and the vitality of their organizations. Learn More »

This program provides the knowledge of accounting principles in an intense, eight-month course by fostering an intimate learning environment with high-quality faculty and grants the necessary accounting units to sit for the CPA exam. Learn More »

The Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) promotes and provides certification and continuing education for the equity compensation industry. Learn More »

Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary hub enhancing current and future opportunities to experience, research, collaborate around, and advance innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. Learn More »

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI), based in the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, supports social entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions that provide a sustainable path out of poverty. Learn More »