Professional and Continuing Education


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Western provides a range of options to help you achieve your career and professional goals. From professional certificates and bootcamps to test preparation programs and short courses, Western gives you the edge you need to shine on the job site.

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Are you interested in customized company or team trainings? Contact us at pce@wwu.edu.

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Master the Skills of a Business Analyst

Get the employable skills, certifications and hands-on practice you need to transform your career in this 10-week program.

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Leadership & Management Business

Develop Skills to Build and Lead Adaptive Teams

Learn how to improve your performance as well as your teams' through real-world tools and practices that you can implement immediately.

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Business Healthcare Legal

Earn Your Cannabis Certificate Online

Certificates in healthcare, law, business and agriculture.

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Communication & Writing

Learn Prospecting, Writing and Grant Management

In this comprehensive course, complete a grant proposal while learning about organizational readiness, grant strategy, project budgets and more.

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Master the Skills of a Digital Marketer

Gain practical training and expertise in the most in-demand marketing domains.

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Communication & Writing Leadership & Management

Learn How to Support an Equitable Working Environment

Gain practical skills to manage and resolve conflict, ease tension and bridge differences to enhance resilience and effectiveness.

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WWU's Intensive English Program (IEP) is partnering with iLEAP to provide the Global Leadership Academy, which nurtures leadership in young people and equips them with the personal and professional tools needed to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

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Communication & Writing

Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. This course is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. You'll learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more.

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Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. Help your company achieve its environmental goals with this online Certified Green Supply Chain Professional course. Gain the skills you'll need to make a green impact on global sourcing, material management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development.

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Art & Design Business Communication & Writing Marketing

Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. This online course will teach you how to drive traffic, generate leads, and increase conversion through well-defined marketing strategy.

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Computing & IT

Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. This online Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course will teach you the valuable details that every information security professional needs to know.

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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

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