Latest News

Instructor Spotlight: Dan Croxall

June 02, 2020
Daniel Croxall, J.D., M.A., developed and teaches the world’s first craft beer law class at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. His webinar and course cover the Introduction to Craft Beer Law.

Brew on This: Insight for Brewers from Charlie Bamforth

May 28, 2020
The "Pope of Foam," Charlie Bamforth, recently hosted a live Q&A. He answered questions from brewers around the world on topics from fermentation and the importance of temperature to how to ensure a long shelf life in your beer. Here are some of our favorite clips from the session.

Instructor Spotlight: Jean-Xavier Guinard

May 26, 2020
Jean-Xavier Guinard will tell you that he deals in “deliciousness.” The professor of sensory science and co-director of the Coffee Center at UC Davis has 30 years of experience in sensory and consumer science.

Why Study Applied Sensory and Consumer Science?

May 26, 2020
In the last two decades, there has been significant growth in the field of sensory science. Understanding a product’s sensory experience provides useful information for building and maintaining brand integrity in the eyes of the consumer.

New Brewing Lecture Webinar Series

May 08, 2020
We've expanded our online course offerings to bring inexpensive, remote learning opportunities to brewers around the world. Designed for home and professional brewers, the new webinar series allows brewers to advance their brewing skills conveniently from home. 

Instructor Spotlight: Leslie Freeman

May 07, 2020
Leslie Freeman, MT(ASCP)SH, is a clinical laboratory scientist in hematology at UC Davis Health System with more than 25 years of experience. She is the hematology educational coordinator for the Clinical Lab Science Training Program at the UC Davis Medical Center and is the instructor of the online course Introduction to Clinical Hematology.

Dean Catron Named One of UC Davis' 55 "Remarkable Women"

May 05, 2020

Susan Catron, dean of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, was named to a list of “Remarkable UC Davis Women,” which was compiled as part of a celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to the University of California. Catron is the division’s first female dean. The list, comprising 55 women, includes mayors, chief justices and astronauts, as well as UC Davis faculty and leadership, and others.

Ask the Expert: Hitesh Dewan on How Construction is Adapting to COVID-19

April 21, 2020
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education instructor and Director of Technology Integration at Roebbelen Construction, Hitesh Dewan, sits down with public education specialist, Crystal Babowal, to discuss how the construction industry and construction managers are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus – Campus Updates and Text Alerts

April 13, 2020

Summer Classes Online, Now Open for Enrollment

Our new summer courses are posted on our website and open for enrollment.

At this time we are planning for all summer classes to be conducted online. If the situation changes, we will resume face-to-face instruction as appropriate.

Types of Online Learning

5 Tips for Success as an Online Learner

April 13, 2020

Like many of us, you may be endeavoring to use this shelter-in-place time in productive ways. Maybe you organized your home Marie Kondo style (or maybe just a closet). If you’re looking for other ways to stay productive while staying at home, then now may be the perfect time to upskill, reskill—or pivot—in your career.

Learning from Home

April 03, 2020
Here are four ways you can get professional development online.

Student Spotlight: Pedro Vargas (Graduate Update)

March 19, 2020
Pedro Vargas of Vino Vargas in Paso Robles, California, completed UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Winemaking Certificate Program in spring 2011. We asked Vargas to tell us about his recent successes.

We're Brewing Up Something Special

March 17, 2020
As the popularity of coffee grows, so does the demand for coffee education. To meet the needs of both coffee enthusiasts and industry professionals, we’re excited to announce that we are partnering with the UC Davis Coffee Center to provide courses of all levels.