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New Employee Orientation: Training and Development

UC San Diego offers career training, credential, and professional certificate programs and bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to continue your education.

Employees can take regular, Summer Session, or UCSD Extension courses at a discount, or attend low-cost or free seminars through Staff Education & Development.

Staff Education & Development manages, designs, and delivers training and development programs for the campus.

Educational benefits offer reduced-fee enrollment or discounts on UC San Diego courses.

The UC Learning Center provides online enrollment in Staff Education & Development courses.

Career Connection assists with career planning, goal setting, job enhancement, and mobility:

Financial assistance is available for UC San Diego staff and department career development training:

  • Staff associations
  • Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program

Self-directed learning allows learning at your own pace through online tutorials, CD-ROMs, and videos.

Summer Session offers courses to enrich your education and complete degree requirements, as well as travel study programs.

Training programs occur throughout the year, offering opportunities to learn and develop professionally:

  • Middle Management Advance
  • Administrative Professionals Development Program
  • UC Business Officer Institute
  • UCSD Business Leadership Forum
  • Management Skills Assessment Program

UCSD Extension presents an array of courses, cultural events, and networking forums.

Contact the Employee Programs and Recognition team at or (858) 822-2633.