Continuing education booming at UC-San Diego
UCSD looks for big enrollment in extended studies
The UC San Diego’s extended studies program has reported record enrollment for the last academic year and expects similar numbers in the upcoming academic year, which begins this week.
UCSD Extension served 55,598 students in the 2009-10 academic year, according to figures released last week.
The program offers classes in about 125 fields, including life sciences, engineering, accounting, information technology and the arts.
Classes are held nights and weekends on the La Jolla campus and in Mission Valley and Sorrento Mesa for the convenience of working students.
“All the trends are that enrollment will keep going up,” said spokesman Henry DeVries. “We see it as a jobless recovery. People are using UC Extension to bridge to new careers or to keep the jobs they have.