By Staff Writer - January 21, 2020

10 Reasons to Enroll

Are you seeking opportunities for professional or personal development? UC Santa Barbara Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) offers hundreds of continuing education courses, which are taught by passionate professionals who are recognized experts in their fields. But don't take it from us—here is what our students have to say about UCSB PaCE courses:

10. "The instructor's experience and powerful personality made him a great person to learn from."
At UCSB Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE), you'll be able to engage in highly practical instruction with experienced professionals. Many of UCSB PaCE instructors work with local companies and/or have built impressive resumes through years of experience working to develop extensive knowledge and skills within a particular field.
9. "This has, by far, been the most practical class I've taken from UCSB PaCE, both for writing skills and confidence!"
Learn with leaders who equip you to succeed. Instructors for UCSB PaCE have been chosen for their personal commitment, academic background, teaching ability, and professional expertise.
8. "I commuted over an hour for this and found it absolutely worth it!"
The completion of a UCSB PaCE course shows a prospective or current employer evidence of recent professional-level training. Not only will you be able to learn skills and get insight into subjects that you care about, but you'll also be able to add a world-renowned university to the education portion of your resume.
7. "We felt so privileged to have an instructor with her experience teaching this course."
Grow your professional networks. Students in UCSB PaCE courses have access to not just local professionals and the instructor for the course, but also other students who are working professionals, allowing for exploration across various professional settings.
6. "This course was excellent because it has helped me organize my thoughts about project management and how to apply it at work."
Accelerate your growth with applicable knowledge and skills. PaCE students have opportunities to gain an understanding of a wide range of concepts and principles considered for business and legal practices through academic and professional study and application of theory to practice.
5. "Lots of real-world situations and examples put a very useful focus on the materials and the collaborative planning opportunities."
Diversify your learning experiences through collaborative projects. Many of the courses offered through UCSB PaCE provide opportunities for students to learn collaboratively through engaging in group classroom activities and completion of group projects.
4. "Love this certificate program! It's so great that we are provided with a variety of different course options to meet the requirements."
Individualize your program of study with your choice of hundreds of courses. We offer a wide range of courses so that you can study what you're passionate about and what will benefit you the most in your career.
3. "I am very thankful this course is available and that it is scheduled at times that work with my schedule."
Expand your knowledge and update your professional skills when it is convenient for your schedule. UCSB PaCE courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends.
2. "Enjoying this PaCE program. A great alternative to grad school or a secondary degree, which is so expensive."
Advance your career within your budget. Individual course fees start at $140 and many are around $600 or less.
1. "The knowledge that I have gained will be applied to my new job as a construction superintendent right away."
Transform your career dreams into a reality through UCSB PaCE.


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