The Gift of Empowerment and Opportunity

UC Santa Barbara Professional and Continuing Education (UCSB PaCE, also known as UCSB Extension) offers lifelong learning opportunities for professional growth. We provide career-oriented training in the skills tailored to current workplace needs. We also create custom employee training programs designed to meet the needs of companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

  • Serving the community for over 75 years
  • Over 20,000 students and community members trained in the past decade
  • Over 200 courses and over 5,000 enrollments annually
  • Courses are taught by expert professionals and adhere to UCSB’s world-class quality standards.
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Donate to PaCE

At PaCE we believe that everyone deserves a chance to improve their skills, and move up in their career. We consider part of our mission to help deserving students to upgrade their professional skills or complete their degree by taking UCSB Courses through our Open University program. In Fall 2019 we opened applications for the Empowerment and Opportunity Fund. Since then we have funded over 76 students with our scholarships, for a total of over $35,000 as of Fall 2022.

UCSB-PaCE is a completely self-supporting unit of UCSB, and we rely on contributions from individuals and organizations in the communities we serve to help us meet changing professional development needs while keeping our course fees affordable and competitive. Your gift will help us meet important one-time, extraordinary expenses that can't be covered by our course fees.



If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of our programs, workshops or other initiatives, please contact our finance department at