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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.

Student Spotlight: Terence Kelley (Graduate Update)

September 11, 2020
We interviewed Terence Kelley, M.S., a research scientist and evaluation specialist 
with the California Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program partway through the Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program a year ago and he was already applying his learnings. Now, after completing the certificate program, he has a new promotion under his belt.

Instructor Spotlight: Bret Gwaltney

August 18, 2020

Bret Gwaltney worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for over 30 years, holding progressively responsible positions in health and safety. He served as a team leader, technical advisor and trainer for many investigations involving employees, third parties, fatalities and major property losses. In addition, Bret has 15 years of experience as a senior safety and health consultant specializing in companies with large unions. Now semi-retired, Bret spends his time traveling and teaching fellow health and safety professionals.

Pouring it Forward

August 10, 2020
North Coast Brewing Company works to increase diversity in the brewing industry with endowment to UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program.

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.

Instructor Spotlight: Joann Hillenbrand

August 03, 2020

Joann Hillenbrand, CCIFP, is the Chief Financial Officer for Airco Mechanical, Inc., overseeing all aspects of company finances, including accounting and reporting, surety, banking, risk management and human resources. Joann has over 30 years’ experience in construction accounting and finance for both specialty contractors and general contractors.

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Coronavirus – Campus Updates and Text Alerts

July 22, 2020

Fall Classes Now Available Online

Our fall courses are now available for enrollment on our website. The vast majority of our courses have been moved to an online or remote-learning format, with the exception of a few in-person lab courses and field work. 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.

Looking Ahead to a “New Normal”

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.

Instructor Spotlight: Glen Fox

July 10, 2020
Glen Fox joined UC Davis in 2019 as the new Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Science. With a Ph.D. in the subject of barley genetics as it relates to barley and malt quality, Fox has conducted research with some of the world’s largest beer companies. He is an instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Master Brewers Certificate Program.

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.

UC Partnership Expands Training Options for Working Professionals

July 06, 2020
UC Davis and UC Irvine are partnering to provide working professionals throughout the state with access to career training options of which they might otherwise be unaware. Each school shares information about select online educational programs on the other partner’s website, increasing exposure and driving enrollments.