Professional and Continuing Education

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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Communication & Writing

Intensive 5 month grant writing series

Learn all the elements of Grant Writing so you can support projects and initiatives for higher education and non-profits.

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Leadership Entrepreneurship

Unleash your creativity, learn business modeling and change leadership

Inspire collaboration, creativity, ideation and productivity

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Grow Your Potential

Flexible 5-week Business Program

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Start your own business or enhance your career options.

This program is being offered in partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). 

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Lead with Confidence

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

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Leadership & Management

Prepare to Succeed

Flexible online coursework in 3 Saturday sessions.

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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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100+ Online Courses


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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  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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