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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Certificate in Grant Writing

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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.

Digital Marketing Science

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Master the Skills of a Digital Marketer

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

Business Analytics

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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.

Cannabis Education Certificates

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Business Healthcare Legal

Earn Your Cannabis Certificate Online

Certificates in healthcare, law, business and agriculture.

Graphic Design with Photoshop

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Art & Design

Create Work That Stands Apart From the Competition

Develop your graphic design skills by learning how to use Photoshop, the gold standard in photo editing and design software.

The Complete Project Manager with CAPM® and PMP® Prep

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Expand Your Knowledge and Application of Project Management Concepts

This comprehensive project management program prepares you for either the CAPM® or PMP® certifications by creating skills for today's project practitioner.

Global Leadership Academy

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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. 

Human Resources Professional

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Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. Master the skills you need to gain an entry-level position in human resources and prepare to take the aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources) certification exam, the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification exam or the SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management’s Certified Professional) certification exam.

Event Management and Design

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Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. Learn to create spectacular special events with the Event Management and Design online training course.

JavaScript Developer

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Computing & IT

Offered in partnership with Ed2Go. Master JavaScript, jQuery and Vue.js and build out a responsive web application for your portfolio.

Certified Ethical Hacker (Voucher Included)

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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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