Online Course Format Doesn’t Diminish Learning and Networking: One Student’s Perspective

September 18, 2020
Amy Shuman entered the Professional Coaching Certificate Program in February, excited to spend the next five months in a classroom, getting to know her peers and instructors. But that’s not exactly how things went for the students in the Winter 2020 program. After the group met in-person for a few classes in February, all face-to-face meetings were canceled, and Amy and her peers found themselves looking at each other through their computer screens.

3 Steps for Creating an Ergonomic Workspace at Home

September 17, 2020
Is your remote workspace working for you? Regardless of how long you’ve been telecommuting, creating an ergonomic workstation is essential for your health and your productivity. Ergonomics in the Workplace instructor and founder of OneErgoNet.com, Susan Tingley, has three steps for creating an ergonomic workspace at home.

This is the HR certificate for early career professionals

August 07, 2020
Whether you’re new to human resource management or looking to enhance your expertise, HR professionals must be able to demonstrate foundational knowledge and practical application of effective practices. Our newly updated certificate provides the education and opportunities for skill development that today’s organizations require.

5 Lessons Learned from a Veteran Winemaker

August 04, 2020
Winemaking is an art as much as it is a science. And if you’re passionate about winemaking, pursuing a career in the wine industry can be very rewarding. But it is also a difficult and expensive endeavor, so knowing what you’re getting into before you get started is valuable. See what veteran winemaker, Grady Wann, has to say about what he’s learned after more than 25 years in the industry.

Land Use and Natural Resources Training Goes “Remote”

August 04, 2020
COVID-19 has changed business as usual, including how we deliver education. Our Land Use and Natural Resources classes have long been a go-to resource for the professional development of the region’s land use planners, environmental scientists, consultants, lawyers and more. But faced with sudden shutdowns, we, like everyone else, had to quickly adapt—moving our face-to-face instruction to remote learning.

3 Reasons Why Malt is Important to Brewing

July 10, 2020
Beer is made from four main ingredients: water, malt, hops and yeast. Of those four ingredients, malt is perhaps the most important. However, malt can be a somewhat overlooked ingredient in the brewing process. So, we reached out to Glen Fox, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Science at UC Davis, to find out just how important this ingredient really is.

4 Things for Winemakers to Consider during COVID-19

July 09, 2020
Leticia Chacon Rodriguez has more than 20 years of experience in wine production and winery operations. As someone with her finger on the pulse of the wine industry, we asked for her thoughts on how she and other winemakers are navigating COVID-19.

Brew on This: Insight for Brewers from Charlie Bamforth

May 28, 2020
The "Pope of Foam," Charlie Bamforth, recently hosted a live Q&A. He answered questions from brewers around the world on topics from fermentation and the importance of temperature to how to ensure a long shelf life in your beer. Here are some of our favorite clips from the session.

Why Study Applied Sensory and Consumer Science?

May 26, 2020
In the last two decades, there has been significant growth in the field of sensory science. Understanding a product’s sensory experience provides useful information for building and maintaining brand integrity in the eyes of the consumer.

New Brewing Lecture Webinar Series

May 08, 2020
We've expanded our online course offerings to bring inexpensive, remote learning opportunities to brewers around the world. Designed for home and professional brewers, the new webinar series allows brewers to advance their brewing skills conveniently from home. 

Ask the Expert: Hitesh Dewan on How Construction is Adapting to COVID-19

April 21, 2020
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education instructor and Director of Technology Integration at Roebbelen Construction, Hitesh Dewan, sits down with public education specialist, Crystal Babowal, to discuss how the construction industry and construction managers are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

We're Brewing Up Something Special

March 17, 2020
As the popularity of coffee grows, so does the demand for coffee education. To meet the needs of both coffee enthusiasts and industry professionals, we’re excited to announce that we are partnering with the UC Davis Coffee Center to provide courses of all levels.

New Data Course for Healthcare Leaders

February 10, 2020
In today’s metric-driven environment, healthcare leaders who can access and understand their operational data can save time, make better decisions and improve patient outcomes. Data and the Healthcare Leader is designed to help healthcare directors and operational leaders understand how to work with their analyst teams to get the data they need.

Map Out a Future in GIS

January 30, 2020
UC Davis Continuing Professional Education is launching the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization MasterTrack™ Program on the Coursera learning platform this spring.

Do Paralegals Need Degrees?

December 09, 2019
Many adult learners looking for a career change or professional advancement have to make tough choices about where to invest their time and money. The same is true for aspiring paralegals.

How Companies are Changing Their Recruitment Strategies to Meet Their High Demand for Cyber Security Professionals

November 06, 2019
As thousands of cyber security jobs sit unfilled, companies are now changing their recruitment strategies to meet their own high demand for these positions. According to a report by CyberScoop, major companies recently announced that candidates will no longer be required to have a four-year degree. Additionally, these companies are looking to rework job descriptions, including simplifying requirements and removing gendered language or other language that may cause some candidates to feel they would not fit the role.

How to Turn Your Passion for Brewing Into a Career

October 17, 2019
Are you a beer enthusiast or an avid homebrewer? Have you ever wondered what it would take to become a professional brewer and actually make a living doing something you love? We spoke with three professional brewers, all UC Davis graduates and alumni of the Master Brewers Certificate Program at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, and an industry expert to find out how they translated their love for brewing into a successful career.

UC Davis Professor Emeritus Michael Lewis to be Recognized by National Museum of American History

October 14, 2019
Michael Lewis, professor emeritus of brewing science at the University of California, Davis, will be recognized by the National Museum of American History as one of the most transformational figures in the beer industry. As one of the founders of craft beer, Lewis’ 50+ year career was dedicated to the advancement of brewing, as well as training and mentoring new generations of brewers.

Professional Brewing Programs Launches the Business of Craft Beer

September 19, 2019
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education has launched a new subject area, the Business of Craft Beer, designed to address the growing needs of brewers looking to successfully start and operate a brewery. With courses in Marketing Craft Beer and Brewery Safety, the Business of Craft Beer provides brewers with focused, practical instruction and training on key topics beyond brewing science that they can readily apply.

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Online Beer Quality Series Offers High-quality, Convenient Brewing Education

September 03, 2019
The Online Beer Quality Series from the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education is the division’s first online brewing program, providing brewers worldwide access to world-renowned brewing knowledge. These courses are taught by distinguished UC Davis professor emeritus, Charlie Bamforth, Ph.D., D.Sc, the “pope of foam,” an internationally acclaimed brewing expert with more than 40 years of experience in the brewing industry.