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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Computers & IT

Invent the Future

Launch a coding career online or in-person. Flexible options

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Business Leadership

Prepare to Succeed

Gain the knowledge and practice needed to take the Project Management Professional® Exam

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Grow Your Potential

Flexible 5-week Business Certificate

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Leadership Entrepreneurship

Lead the Way

Inspire collaboration, creativity, ideation and productivity

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Leadership Entrepreneurship

Take the Lead

Take charge in your current career or in your own start-up

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Lead with Confidence

Learn effective, positive, innovative and responsible leadership strategies to take your team to new heights


3M 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

Limitless ways to engage with Western resources

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Get Started

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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Conveniently Located

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.

Find out more about Western’s locations.


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