Professional Development Opportunities for UC Davis Employees

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Working from Home? This is the Perfect Time to Upskill

If you're working remotely (and we're all working remotely), this is the perfect opportunity to update your job skills and advance your career. Whether you need to master a skill or two or want to earn a professional certificate, we've got you covered.

UC Davis Faculty and Staff Learning Program on Coursera
(Limited Time)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education has partnered with Coursera, the world's leading Massive Open Online Course platform, to allow UC Davis faculty, staff and student employees to take most classes in the Coursera catalog at no cost. 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. To take advantage of this special program, you must sign up for courses by July 31 and must complete them by August 31. After that date, only UC Davis courses on Coursera will be available to UC staff and faculty at no cost.

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.