UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) is the workforce development arm of UC Davis. By blending the distinctive academic expertise of UC Davis with practical training that immediately improves capability and job performance, we support working professionals as they refresh and expand job skills over the course of their careers.

  • We believe that professional education plays a vital role in building our economy, improving our community and enriching the lives of the students we serve.
  • We are passionate about sharing the resources and knowledge of UC Davis with working professionals and other adult learners around the world.
  • We are committed to providing adult learners with access to the right education in the right format at the right time throughout their careers and lives.

 CPE maintains one of the University’s most extensive educational portfolios, offering academic and non-credit professional certificates, massive open online courses (MOOCs), contract training for government and corporate clients, conferences and boot camps.

We offer more than 4,800 online and in-person classes that serve students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We are the third largest Extension program in the UC system and our classes on the Massive Open Online Course platform Coursera have generated more than a million enrollments from students around the world.

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Gain the Essential Skills Needed to Become a GIS Pro A broad variety of industries—from planning and engineering to agriculture and public health—utilize geographic information systems (GIS) in some capacity, making a practical understanding of GIS technology a valuable asset to any professional. Whether you want to start a new career in GIS or advance your existing GIS skill set, our Geographic Information Systems Professional Concentration program provides a practical understanding of GIS technology and its application, focusing on Esri’s ArcGIS software package. What You’ll Learn Students who complete this program will gain a clear understanding of GIS technology and terminology along with the training and expertise to put them to use. You’ll learn: GIS terms, available systems (focusing on ArcGIS), data sources and GIS policy decisions Spatial analysis, including working with ArcGIS tools such as, Spatial Analyst, ArcToolbox and ModelBuilder GIS database design...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Become a Health and Safety Leader Gain the expertise you need in today's work environment by expanding your knowledge of current health and safety issues and regulations and learn to create and maintain a safer work environment. You will learn about the most current OSHA regulations and methods of compliance, as well as state-of-the-art emergency management techniques. Discover how to integrate employee health and safety into daily decision making, save organizational resources and contribute to enhanced employee performance. What You’ll Learn This program benefits safety directors and officers, environmental supervisors, union representatives, health and safety technicians, occupational health specialists/nurses, risk managers, compliance managers, plant or facilities managers, production supervisors, resource specialists and workers’ compensation specialists. You’ll learn how to: Examine the critical health and safety issues of private business, industry and government...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Essential Knowledge for Supervisors and Managers Learn to drive the success of your organization by acquiring the relevant, practical knowledge you need to help move your organization forward. As a supervisor or manager you have the responsibility to manage not only your own time and performance but those of your staff. Learn to identify the skills sets, strengths and gaps of your staff and how to help them develop professionally. Acquire the ability to assess, coach, mentor and grow collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and project management skills in your team. These half-day, Sacramento-based training programs will help you build a strong supervisory foundation, so you can help your organization, and yourself, become more successful. Each series offers a wide variety of topics and allows you to spend up to five consecutive weeks enhancing the particular skill areas you need. You'll return to your workplace ready to put into practice what you've learned. You can...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education One Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Transform. Inspire. Achieve. The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program is a transformational experience that will give you a deeper understanding of your strengths and how to grow your capacity as a leader. The program’s eight seminars create a unique, powerful space for self-reflection and analysis. One-on-one coaching, 360-degree feedback and dynamic peer interaction provide a path for achieving your goals and new approaches for leading with authenticity and impact. The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program is taught by seasoned instructors and executives from a variety of industries. They will facilitate your journey through the program, using case studies, research and their own “in-the-trenches” experience to challenge and expand your thinking. We invite you to join a select cohort of your peers in this truly impactful opportunity to transform as a leader, inspire your team and achieve new levels of success. We will next offer the Executive Leadership Program in...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Improving Health Care Through Analytics The increasing availability of electronic health data creates an incredible opportunity to apply large-scale, clinical analytics to improve health care, manage risks and improve patient outcomes. UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s online   Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program   gives you the knowledge and practical skills to become a leader in this high-demand niche of the healthcare industry. Earn your certificate in just 5 online classes! What You’ll Learn This career-oriented program gives you the knowledge to succeed as a clinical and operational analyst in health care. Providing a strong foundation in the structure of healthcare data, it dives into hands-on coding and exposes you to leading industry applications such as SQL, SAS and Tableau. You’ll graduate from the program with a comprehensive understanding of the use and implementation of healthcare analytics, including: The changing...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Turn Conflict into Consensus The Conflict Resolution Professional Concentration offers proven tools to resolve conflicts, negotiate agreements, deal with difficult people, facilitate groups and build consensus. In a streamlined format composed of three courses, the program prioritizes theory and practical tools to equip students to resolve every type of conflict and positively impact people, organizations, programs and policies. These courses are designed for professionals seeking to further develop their effectiveness and leadership skills in a broad variety of fields including government, business, health care, education, human resources, law, land use, water and natural resources. Earn your certificate in just 9 months (3 classes)! What You’ll Learn You’ll complete the program with a clear understanding of the breadth and depth of conflict resolution and specific skills and strategies that will help you in the workplace, including: Theory and techniques for mediating...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Practical Training for the Modern Workforce UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s online Project Management Certificate Program is the convenient, affordable solution for receiving the education and skills you need to succeed as a project manager. Earn your certificate with just 6 classes! What You’ll Learn All courses in the Project Management Certificate Program are approved by UC Davis Graduate School of Management. UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute. This rigorous, reality-based program is designed to give working professionals the practical knowledge, tools and techniques that can be applied in their jobs the very next day. You’ll learn how to: Effectively manage project lifecycles Identify, develop, communicate with and manage a high-performance team Utilize tools and techniques to understand and control project schedules and cost variances Manage procurement...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Become a Certified Paralegal in Just Six Months UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Paralegal Studies Certificate Program gives you the knowledge, convenience and flexibility to become a highly qualified paralegal. Our UC-quality curriculum is led by engaging instructors who are leaders in their respective legal careers. What You’ll Learn This program aligns with the California Business & Professionals Code for paralegal education, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is also approved by the UC Davis School of Law, ensuring you have the right skills to succeed in this high-demand field. You’ll learn: How to conduct legal research and prepare documentation for trials Proven methods for managing clients Litigation procedures and basic appellate processes Laws pertaining to personal injury, product liability and malpractice The ability to analyze and draft contracts as well as litigate them What You’ll Get...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Be a Force for Change in Your Organization Business analysts identify and articulate the need for change in how organizations operate and help facilitate that transformation. They work across all levels of an organization, defining goals and requirements that will maximize benefits, lower costs and discover new opportunities. Whether you work in private industry, government or for a non-profit, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Business Analysis Certificate Program will teach you how to guide your organization through the process of change and ultimately improve the way it operates. Earn your certificate with just 4 classes! What You’ll Learn UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is an Endorsed Education Provider with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)®, and a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This program is designed for professionals in the private and public sectors who seek solutions...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Develop a Solid Foundation in Accounting Whether you’re new to the practice or are looking to advance your career, our Accounting Principles Certificate Program provides students with the groundwork needed to confidently and accurately apply accounting principles in their business or profession. Earn your certificate in as little as a year! What You’ll Learn This program is designed for those wanting to understand current accounting standards and procedures in order to meet financial accountability requirements, advance to higher professional levels, strengthen business practices or improve their organization’s bottom line. You will learn how to: Prepare, interpret and present financial statements Apply methods to analyze and interpret data Use accounting principles to develop, manage and expand business What You Get Our program offers: Online convenience An efficient pathway for gaining essential knowledge for entering and excelling in the field Access...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Our Human Resource Management Certificate Program gives you foundational skills to manage the complex responsibilities that are central to a successful organizational culture. With its real-world focus and immediate applicability, this program can help you achieve your goals, whether you're interested in acquiring new HR skills or earning hours toward recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Understand the value of both strategic and operational HR concepts and the positive impact they can have on an organization’s ability to achieve its goals. Identify key HR metrics to align organizational decision capabilities Learn essential strategies, concepts and practices involved in the effective recruitment, selection and on-boarding of talent Develop and influence others regarding recommendations for improvement and ability to conduct performance discussions Earn your certificate in just 6 months! How You'll Benefit Highly...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Become a Leader in the Construction Industry The UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education  Construction Management Certificate Program   is taught by respected industry veterans (and potential employers) who understand the realities of today's building industry. You'll learn the business, managerial and technical skills to become a construction contractor, construction manager or assume a leadership role in the building industry. Earn your certificate in just 12 months! What You’ll Learn Our program features a robust curriculum endorsed by the region’s top industry associations, including BIA, SRBX and the American Society of Professional Estimators. You’ll learn how to: Read and apply blueprints and plans from conceptual drawings to final construction Prepare winning bids and manage design-and-build projects of any size Accurately determine construction methods, labor needs and project time frames Implement proven strategies for supervising and monitoring...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Whether a career change is something you've considered for a while, or the current circumstances are making you rethink your options, we have the training to get you where you want to be. In less time than you might think, you can earn a Certificate or Professional Concentration in project management, cyber security, GIS, occupational health and safety, web development and many more. Our convenient, learn-from-home format allows you to work around a busy schedule and gives you exactly the training you need to get the job you want.
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Learn How to Plan Like a Pro Planning professionals come from a variety of backgrounds—social science, natural science, engineering and even the humanities, facilities and interior design. Regardless of your background, the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program will give you the foundation you need to master the body of knowledge every planner should have. Through theory and practice, this program delivers—addressing practical aspects of planning in the context of larger issues, future implications of present decisions and processes for examining alternatives. What You’ll Learn Through comprehensive training from industry experts, you’ll: Broaden your conceptual framework in planning Develop ideas, strategies and skills for more effective job performance Learn to work more effectively within the increasingly complex regulatory and environmental context of planning Improve your ability to solve...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Part time
Get the Practical Skills Employers Are Looking For Our   Web Development Certificate Program   provides the foundational skills, experience and connections needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven workforce. The program is ideal for those wanting to enter the web development field or those in other professional positions looking to take on web development responsibilities at work. What You’ll Learn No prior experience with coding? No problem. You’ll start with the basics and then work your way into more advanced programming and website/app development as you go. Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll learn in the Web Development Certificate Program: Learn market-driven skills in HTML5, CSS, PHP, SQL and dynamic tools such as JavaScript and AJAX Design and build dynamic, modern websites Advance your programming and coding skills with project-driven coursework Develop the communication, project management and organizational skills needed to succeed in collaborative...
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Remote
Oct 26, 2020
Expand Your Portfolio of Marketable Skills Successful web designers know how to write their own code, use visual authoring software and create dynamic web graphics–skills in high demand in today’s web-centric business world. The   Website Design Professional Concentration   focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed to build functional, attractive websites. This program is ideal for anyone who designs—or wants to design—websites for professional or personal use. Graphic designers, marketing specialists and other business professionals who want to add website design and development to their arsenal of marketable skills will also benefit from this program. What You’ll Learn Learn market-driven skills in HTML, CSS and tools such as JavaScript Design and build dynamic, modern websites that incorporate best practices in user interaction/user experience Advance your programming and coding skills with project-driven coursework Develop the communication, project...