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Are Certificate Programs offered by extended universities eligible for H1-B application under normal (non-masters) quota after OPT completion?

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Hi!

I am applying to the certificate courses offered by extension programs of some of the prestigious universities, such as UCLA Extension and UC Berkeley Extension. These programs last 9-12 months and allow one year OPT.

https://www.uclaextension.edu/certificate-programs-international-students/browse-certificate-programs

https://extension.berkeley.edu/international/programs/ecp/#collapseTwo

However, I am uncertain that after OPT completion, are the graduates of these certificate programs eligible for filing H1-B application? I understand that a certificate course DOES NOT qualify as an academic degree, and CANNOT be used for the Advanced Degree H1 quota. But can it be utilized towards the regular non-masters H1-B quota (subject to an employer sponsoring it)?

Thanks a lot for the help in advance. Any guidance would be really helpful.

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