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UC Davis Extension

Who we are

UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education arm of UC Davis, is an internationally-recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations and communities. For more than 50 years, UC Davis Extension has provided forward-thinking, career-focused courses for working professionals.

Last year, UC Davis Extension served students in all 50 states and 90 countries, presented nearly 3,600 courses and registered more than 57,000 enrollments. Whether you want to accelerate your current career, shift to a new industry or simply pursue a personal interest, UC Davis Extension has the expert instructors, academic quality and innovative curriculum that meet your unique needs.

A history to be proud of

UC Davis Extension has come a long way since 1960 when we first began offering courses to the general public in a small range of subjects including: education, liberal arts and leisure time activities like beachcombing and batiking. We have grown into the Sacramento region's best and most extensive provider of continuing education with hundreds of courses each quarter in more than 90 different subjects.

A variety of formats

We offer a wide variety of options—individual courses, in-depth certificate programs and specialized master's degree programs—to help you meet your goals. We also offer an expanding array of online learning courses and certificate programs that can be completed anywhere, any time.

Custom training for your organization

With its collaborative, solutions-based approach and team of professional instructors, UC Davis Extension creates effective, customized training programs that meet the unique needs of your organization. These affordable, high quality courses can be hosted at your site and seamlessly integrated into your existing training program. UC Davis Extension’s expertise in teaching adult learners ensures that your employees gain practical knowledge and skills that increase their capacity and improve job performance. Contact us today to learn more about custom training opportunities for your organization.

Discover the power of UC

Whether you enroll in a single course or complete a full master's degree program you can count on UC Davis Extension to deliver the quality of the University of California. Browse a list of subjects we offer to find the one, or more, that interest you.