Skip to Navigation

EC Silicon Valley (UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus)

EC Silicon Valley gives you the unique opportunity to combine English language learning in a professional Silicon Valley setting. We also provide thorough preparation for UCSC-Extension Certificate Programs, to ensure students are successful and prepared to apply and interview for internship and OPT positions in Silicon Valley.

Daniel Heckmyer

Program Manager

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2016
  • Centre Capacity: 425
  • Classrooms: 25
  • Students per class: Avg. 13 (Max. 17)
  • Minimum age: 17 (must be High School graduates)

School Includes

  • The student computer lab in the front of the building is open to students from 08:00-18:00 Monday-Friday, and 09:00-17:00 on Saturday.
  • There is free internet access throughout the building and log-on information is posted throughout the school
  • In our Student Lounge/cafeteria, there are chairs and tables where you can eat and study between classes. There is also free coffee, tea, hot water, and a sink for your use.
  • EC has English study books available for use at the school. If you would like to use any of these resources, please ask the Program Manager.


EC Silicon Valley
UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054


+1 408 919 8965

Emergency Number

+1 408-702-7886

Opening Hours

09:00 - 16:00


  • EC Silicon Valley is located in Santa Clara, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, and shares a neighborhood with some of the nation’s top companies, including Apple, eBay, Intel, and Cisco.