Professional Development Opportunities for UC Davis Employees

Update Your Skills at No Cost: Staff and Faculty Learning Program

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education has partnered with Coursera, the world's leading Massive Open Online Course platform, to give UC Davis staff, faculty and student employees free access to all UC Davis specializations and classes offered through Coursera.

Twelve specializations and more than 60 classes are available through this program, providing practical, in-demand job skills and training to advance your career. Courses cover a broad range of professional and technical subjects, such as Data Science, Geographic Information Systems, Health Care Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, Engineering and Data Visualization.

Learning is self-paced, and video lectures, peer-reviewed assignments and community discussion forums create a robust, engaging online academic experience.

Sign up through Single-Sign On using your UC Davis email address. If you already have a Coursera account, you will have the option to connect it.

Start Learning on Coursera

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Classes

Our award-winning online programs are specifically designed to provide you with a flexible, engaging learning experience that ensures:

  • Convenience
  • Learn on your schedule. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and some quiet time.
  • Interactivity
  • Experience the latest educational technology, including video, interactive exercises and online discussion with instructors and fellow students.
  • Quality
  • Learn from industry experts who want to engage with you on real-world content that's backed by UC Davis.

UC Davis Employees Save 20-50%

All UC Davis faculty, staff and student employees are eligible for a 20% discount (up to $200) on UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education classes.

Receive a 50% discount if you enroll three or fewer working days prior to the course start date. 50% discount enrollments are only offered on a space available basis.

Discounts exclude:

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) courses and membership
  • Center for International Education programs
  • Horsepacking programs
  • Master's degree programs
  • Courses priced at $300 or less
  • Fast Track and bundled programs

Browse Our Course Catalog      UC Davis Employee Enrollment Form


If you have any questions about UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education classes, how to enroll or your employee discount, contact us at or (530) 757-8777.