Professional and Continuing Education


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Professional and Continuing Education at Western provides a range of options to help you achieve your career and professional goals. From professional certificates and bootcamps to test preparation and short courses, get the edge you need to move up and on in your career.

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Web Development Bootcamp

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Computer Science Non-Credit

Launch Your Web Development Career

Gain essential full-stack web development skills in just 12 weeks.

Certificate in Grant Writing

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Communication & Writing Non-Credit

Unlock Funding Opportunities with Expertise

Master the art of grant writing to secure vital resources and drive positive change.

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Education Credit

Support English Language Learners

TESOL provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of second language learning and English language teaching methodologies and strategies.

Career Training Programs

Career training programs are available through Professional and Continuing Education at Western Washington University in partnership with ED2GO, a third-party provider. The programs are not taught by Western Washington University faculty. The courses are not offered for academic credit and are not degree eligible.

These career training programs are designed for individuals to learn at their own pace, making them perfect for busy professionals or individuals seeking a career change. Choose one of the programs or search the categories below to find a course that is right for you.

Human Resources Professional

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Business Operations Non-Credit

Prepare for Career Success

Master the skills you need to gain an entry-level position in human resources and prepare to take the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification exam.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt

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Business Operations Non-Credit

Achieve Precision in Process

Learn the principles of both Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt before sitting for the certification exams.

Nonprofit Manager

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Business Operations Non-Credit

Examine the Fundamental Principles of Nonprofit Management

Explore the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team, discover the essential aspects of fundraising and become acquainted with the fundamentals of the budgeting process.

Career Training Categories


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Online management training and business skills programs can help you enter a new career field or advance your current skillset. Select programs even prepare you for industry-recognized certifications, such as Lean Six Sigma or PMP.

Computer Science

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Prepare for a career in software development or web development with online programming courses and programs. Programs include sought after programming languages, like Java, C#, and HTML5.

Information Technology

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Start your career in IT with foundational understanding of the industry. If you’re an advanced professional, prepare for in-demand IT certifications, to advance your career.


3 million new-collar positions require specific skills but not a bachelor’s degree.


42% of employees say they expect to have three or more careers in their lifetimes.


Over 87% of millennial employees believe that workplace development and learning are becoming important for professional development.


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Three steps to get started
  1. Step 1: Browse the programs, and find the course/certificate that fits your career goals
  2. Step 2: Register, and let the learning begin
  3. Step 3: Stay in touch with Western about other Professional and Continuing Education offerings


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Western Washington University is conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound and the Central Salish Sea regions and online. Whether personal enrichment or career related, Western can help you reach your educational goals.

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