UC Merced/UC Berkeley Extension announce fall 2009 courses in Fresno

FRESNO, CA - UC Merced and UC Berkeley Extension today (July 30) announced the fall 2009 schedule of classes to be offered in Fresno.

Fall offerings at UC Merced's Fresno Center will include professional courses, such as drug treatment counseling for women, psychology of weight reduction, career opportunities in biotechnology, essentials of human resources, paralegal studies, project management, advanced computer systems and programming, fundamentals of green building, implementing LEED 2009 strategies, and solar energy.

Enrollment for fall 2009 extension courses is now open. The fall semester begins Sept. 1.

An information session is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the UC Merced Center, located at 550 E. Shaw Ave. in Fresno. The session is a free, no obligation opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the courses, meet some of the instructors and talk to other students.

UC Merced and UC Berkeley Extension announced their unique partnership to offer continuing education courses to adults in the San Joaquin Valley last February, and began offering courses in Fresno this summer.

The partnership pairs the University of California's original campus with the system's newest research university to meet the educational needs of Valley residents, whether they are interested in advancing professionally, looking to start a new career or learning a new skill.

Please visit http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/merced/for a complete list of courses or to enroll online.

UC Berkeley Extension, the first extension program in the University of California system, has been delivering professional and continuing education to the broader community since 1891. UC Berkeley Extension increases access to the resources and scholarship of the UC Berkeley campus by offering quality education for thousands of Californians to improve their job skills and enhance the quality of their lives.

UC Merced opened Sept. 5, 2005, as the 10th campus in the University of California system and the first American research university of the 21st century. The campus significantly expands access to the UC system for students throughout the state, with a special mission to increase college-going rates among students in the San Joaquin Valley.

For more details, please call (559) 241-7512.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brandy Nikaido/UC Merced Center in Fresno

559-241-7512

Pat Rose/ UC Berkeley Extension

510-643-1087





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