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Continuing Your Education

Learn how, as a UC San Diego employee, you can continue your education by taking courses through university programs, self-directed study, or through resources in the community.

University programs and discounts

UC San Diego offers a variety of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as career training, credential, and professional certificate programs. Discounts and/or low-cost courses are available to UCSD employees through:

For information about how to take advantage of these programs and obtain discounts, consult Educational Benefits.

Self-directed study

UC San Diego provides access to a variety of online learning and development resources.

  • Online learning tools and platforms are available on topics such as information technology, compliance, business, UC San Diego-specific financial and safety topics, and sexual harassment prevention. 
  • Percipio with free online courses, books, videos, and assessments
  • UCSD-TV links the key civic, scientific, and artistic resources of UC San Diego and the region with the community. Programs are focused on health and medicine issues, scientific research, and public events with a variety of forums, lectures, creative performances and documentaries.
  • The UC San Diego Libraries offer access to books, journals, slides, databases, and other resources.

Community resources

San Diego institutions also offer a wide variety of credential, certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Other programs

EDU Directory provides an index to continuing education, vocational schools, trade colleges, academic schools and programs.

Staff Education & Development is open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact Staff Education & Development, (858) 534-4890.
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.