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Career Outlook: Construction Management

Construction managers coordinate and oversee construction projects of all kinds. With the job outlook expected to rise faster than average in the next decade, the construction industry will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Fall Class Update—Plans for Some In-Person Continuing and Professional Education Courses

In accordance with UC Davis’ efforts to re-open campus this fall, we are excited to begin offering some in-person continuing and professional education classes. Based on feedback from students, who appreciate the accessibility and quality of their online learning experience, the majority of our classes will remain online for fall quarter.

The following classes (subject to change) are currently planned for in-person instruction this fall quarter:

Instructor Spotlight: Demond Philson

Demond Philson is an attorney in employment law. He translated his love for learning into a passion for teaching, joining UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education as an instructor in the Human Resource Management Program. In his course, he provides students with a roadmap for navigating employment law issues that often come up in the workplace.

Student Spotlight: Amanda Nobbe

Amanda Nobbe is a senior formulation scientist at Burt's Bees (Clorox). When she took on an expanded role leading and training a cross-functional sensory panel team she knew she needed a strong fundamental understanding of sensory science, so she turned to the Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program to expand her knowledge.

Instructor Spotlight: Patricia Howe

Patricia Howe is a faculty member of the Winemaking Certificate Program at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. She has been involved in the winemaking industry for over 35 years, working across the country and globally.

Student Spotlight: Damariz Quezada

Despite having 14 years of construction industry experience under her belt, Damariz Quezada felt that in order to fully achieve her career goals, she needed a formal education in construction management. See how the Construction Management Certificate Program helped her achieve her full potential.

Career Outlook: Paralegal

Paralegals play an important role in the legal industry, working side-by-side with lawyers and performing multiple duties. Career outlook for paralegals is expected to skyrocket within the next decade. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Student Spotlight: Jonathan Bobadilla

Jonathan Bobadilla is an energy commission specialist with the California Energy Commission in Sacramento. He recently received a promotion after completing the Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). Learn more about his experience in the program.

Advice from our alumni: How to become a winemaker

If you've been dreaming of a career in the wine industry, consider this advice from our alumni. Whether they were fulfilling a lifelong dream in retirement or changing careers, they all shared a passion for winemaking. See what they had to say about their journey and how the Winemaking Certificate Program helped them get there.

Optimize Your Summer with UC Davis

Can’t take your summer vacay? Take a summer course instead! If your summer plans are still on hold, consider this the perfect opportunity to expand your skill set or start training for a new career. We have a variety of remote/online courses designed to keep you (and your family) learning over summer break.

Student Spotlight: Perry Reyes

After a successful career in accounting, Perry Reyes decided to marry his love of wine with his experience in finance. He is currently the controller of accounting and finance at Korbel Winery. His experience in the OIV Wine Marketing Program gave him the foundation he needed to take the leap from CPA to wine business.

Join us at the Craft Beer Professionals Conference this Month

Craft Beer Professionals is hosting its Spring Virtual Conference on April 19-21, and it’s 100% free! The three-day, virtual conference of 50+ educational sessions will span a variety of topics, presented by industry experts, from the business of beer to the science of brewing (and everything in between). This year, two of our very own—Charlie Bamforth and Glen Fox—will be presenting.

COVID-19 – Campus Updates and Text Alerts

A Phased Re-Opening

As vaccinations progress in California, the UC Davis campus moves toward a gradual re-opening. The vast majority of our courses will continue to be offered in an online or remote-learning format through the summer quarter; however, we expect to begin a gradual return to some in-person classes this fall. In the meantime, our employees continue to work remotely, and we are available to provide full support by phone at (530) 757-8777 and email at cpeinfo@ucdavis.edu.