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.