Professional and Continuing Education

Your next career move is just around the corner. Get immersed in topics that interest you by obtaining a certificate quickly and affordably.

Professional and Continuing Education

Non-traditional students bring a wealth of knowledge and skills into the classroom. Our approach to learning builds on that foundation by helping students reflect analytically, explore new ideas, think critically and practice new skills that combine theory with practice.

Learn more about Our Learning Approach

Students in classroom during a lecture and discussion session.
Students enjoying lecture and discussion while attending classes at Evergreen.

Explore Certificates

Break into your next career path or explore a new field of interest with our Professional and Continuing Education programs. You’ll exchange ideas, build skills and practice real-life applications with other motivated students. 

Current Certificates

Education Built for You

Learning Communities

Whether you study online or in person, you’ll find co-learners who want to help you succeed. Evergreen values robust learning communities, where students and faculty work together to build a deep understanding of the topics of a class.

Students bring their whole selves into the classroom. In Learning Communities, students create personal bonds that can support their intellectual and professional goals long after they graduate.

Skills for Employment 

You’ll learn high-demand skills that can boost careers now and you’ll gain the broad writing, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills that employers value. 


At Evergreen, you can right-size your education. You can earn credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate certificates. You can earn non-credit professional development certificates. You can earn a bachelor's degree. Or just take a class that interests you.

Students who enroll for a bachelor’s degree are not limited to Professional and Continuing Education curriculum. You can also take classes from the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Olympia Campus. Mix and match evening, weekend, daytime and online offerings—whatever fits your life and schedule best.

Prior Learning from Experience Program

If you have work experience that’s equivalent to college learning, you may be able to earn up to 30 additional credits toward your degree through our Prior Learning from Experience program.

Learn more about Prior Learning from Experience

Financial Aid Office

Costs and Aid

Learn about costs and financial aid for academic certificates. Earning an academic certificate at Evergreen is a valuable investment in your future. Costs will depend on your student status and the number of credits you enroll in.

Certificate Costs and Aid

Tuition Waivers and Other Aid Options