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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 training and learning resources on the Web, through video and television and the UCSD Libraries.

  • Web-based training is available on information technology, compliance, and business related topics; UCSD-specific financial and safety topics; and sexual harassment prevention. 
  • Skillsoft Library with thousands of elearning courses, books and videos
  • UCSD-TV links the key civic, scientific, and artistic resources of UCSD 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 UCSD Libraries offer access to books, journals, slides and Web, database, 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.