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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 with one of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s online courses. We have a variety of remote/online courses designed to keep you (and your family) learning over summer break.


Learn to make your best brew this summer with online courses in Beer Quality. These self-paced, comprehensive courses are a great way to take your craft to the next level. Beginning in July, we’re offering Beer Quality: Color and Clarity, Beer Quality: Freshness and Beer Quality: Quality Systems. Don’t have several weeks to commit? Consider reserving an afternoon for Brewing on a Budget: Quality Control. You’ll learn the concepts behind essential QC tests and how you can set up a lab on a shoestring budget in your home or brewery. Explore all Brewing courses


Don’t miss the 2021 OIV Wine Marketing Program, now online, to learn how industry experts successfully create a brand, market and sell wine in the United States. You’ll gain practical insight and data that can be used immediately and enjoy opportunities to expand your network. Enrollments are available by the day or the week—July 19-23. Still perfecting your wine? Consider one of our remote-instruction courses in Wine Filtration (English and Spanish versions available), Step-by-Step Winemaking and more. View all available Winemaking courses.

Planning and Sustainability

Whether you’re new to the industry or looking for the latest insights and best practices, our remote learning courses in Planning and Sustainability will get you where you need to be. Our summer CEQA classes will  deepen your understanding of CEQA compliance, including CEQA: A Step-by-Step Approach, CEQA and Climate Change: An In-Depth Update and Successful CEQA Compliance: An Intensive Seminar. We also have a new water resources course running in August, California Water History: Navigate the Seven C’s. Looking for more? View all available courses.

Tech Boot Camps

Spend your summer learning in-demand tech skills to secure a promotion or land a new job. Our online boot camps combine a virtual classroom experience with dynamic curricula taught by experienced instructors. We offer extensive student support and resources to help you find your path to success. Part-time programs in Coding, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity and Digital Marketing are now available.


Not sure what your schedule will be this summer, don’t sweat it. With UC Davis on Coursera, you have the flexibility to learn on your schedule. You set the pace and deadlines for assignments and have until the end of the course date to complete your coursework. Master a skill or two with courses such as Content Marketing, Wine Tasting, SQL, Equine Welfare and more. Or dive deeper into a particular subject area with specializations from Autism Spectrum Disorder and Spanish for Beginners to Geographic Information Systems and Market Research. View the complete list of offerings.

Pre-College Programs

Have a junior high or high school student at home? We’ve got you covered. With our remote-instruction College Preparation Courses students looking for a challenge or to improve their academic skills can gain knowledge, skills and habits to help them excel in college. Courses are available for students in grades 7-12 and begin in July. Or let your high schooler test drive the career of their dreams with our online Immersion Programs. Through interactive, simulation-based courses in medicine, forensic science, cyber security and more, students will develop skills in teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. Courses begin as early as June 7.

Whatever you decide to do this summer, we hope you have a safe one.

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