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Mar 29, 2022 11:26am

Western Washington University offers Summer Session courses to all current Western students and community members.

Summer Session is a great opportunity to get ahead in classes for early graduation, and to enjoy smaller classes with more access to faculty. Choose from a variety of course options, including on campus, online, field study and faculty-led study abroad.

Registration for Summer Session opens on May 3, 2022. There are two general sessions with different dates. The… Read more about Western Washington University 2022 Summer Session Available In-Person and Online for Students

Mar 15, 2022 10:17am

Western Washington University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) has unveiled its spring 2022 courses, including Corporate Giving, Triple E Presenter Workshop, Instructional Design and eLearning Fundamentals and Certificate in Grant Writing. The courses cover a wide variety of topics available via both online and blended formats. Start dates, rates and descriptions vary for each course and can be viewed on the PCE website.

In addition, PCE is thrilled to be partnering with… Read more about Western’s Professional and Continuing Education Announces Spring 2022 Programs

Feb 11, 2022 9:22am

Western Washington University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) is proud to offer a non-credit course in Corporate Giving, starting in March.

Taught by the founder and CEO of the Corporate Giving Network (CGN), Joy Stephens, the Corporate Giving program is designed for any community member wanting to gain the skills necessary to become a successful fundraiser. Through an interactive and comprehensive study of the ways in which companies of all sizes give back to their… Read more about Western Washington University’s Professional and Continuing Education Announces Corporate Giving Course 

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Two decades into the 21st Century, new patterns of work require people to continually evaluate their education in order to determine how best to progress in their careers, or pursue more rewarding opportunities.

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The Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University is a multi-college collaboration that offers interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees and certificates to address the science, technology, policy, business, and economic aspects of energy systems. 

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OCE works with faculty, staff, students, and the extended community to provide learning opportunities that make a difference in people’s lives. Learn more about us.

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"Western's program was structured in such a way that I was able to continue with working on my career. It really allowed me to practice what I was learning in school at my job and it was just this very whole-person approach. I really appreciated the flexibility and really, one of the most favorite things was just being able to have my cohort and to have people of like minds that were in my program but I was able to learn from, and the faculty were amazing, and I just really felt supported.  The number one thing was they wanted all of us to succeed."

Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke
Graduate Student, 2019

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Outreach and Continuing Education supports outstanding programs for individuals across their lifetimes. From elementary to post-retirement, our programs cater to the diverse needs of learners at different points on their learning journey.
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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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