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Continuing Education Programs and Courses

CWU Continuing Education provides lifelong learning opportunities, education, and training for all ages. Convenient and affordable public programs are designed to help you succeed personally or professionally. Programs are offered in the Ellensburg area; at CWU University Centers and sites around the state; and in a variety of formats.

Current Non-Credit Courses

  • Water Wellness (Aquasize)

    The Water Wellness Workout course is designed to introduce and maintain personal fitness in a water medium. Participants will experience a variety of exercise routines specific to improving activities of daily living and muscle tone. Open to swimmers and non-swimmers. Geared toward aging adults, but adults of all ages are welcome.

    Offered at the Aquatics Center on the CWU Ellensburg campus, this class meets Monday through Thursday, 9:00 - 9:50 am.

    Register for our next session of Water Wellness.

  • Essential Oils Class DIY Spa Day Kit

    Essential Oils Class DIY Spa Day Kit

    Date/Time: Wednesday, July 14th from 5:30pm-7pm.

    Cost: $35.00

    Learn how to create your own essential oils spa day kit.

    Leave this class with knowledge of essential oils as well as some amazing products to pamper yourself with! You’ll be able to experience a variety of oils as you make some of your own custom products that will allow you to have all of the feelings of being at the spa in the comfort of your own home!

    In this course, you will make and take:

    Essential Oils Room/Body Spritz

    Essential Oils Roller

    Essential Oils Epsom Salt Soak

    Enjoy an evening with your friends and register today!

    Register for our next Essential Oils Class.

  • Wildcat Community ESL

    The Wildcat ESL class provides English language classes for community residents and CWU employees who want to improve their English language knowledge and skills. Students can expect a wide variety of teaching and learning activities that will help them meet their language goals.

    Learn more or register for Wildcat Community ESL.

  • LSAT Prep Course

    Get ready for the biggest test of your life!

    Learn practical skills to help you succeed and earn a score that will make you competitive at the nation's top law schools. Train with a CWU Professor and practicing lawyer who knows how difficult the LSAT can be, and how to do well on it. This course will teach you basic study and test-taking skills, as well as prepare you for success in Logical Reasoning, Logic Games/Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and your Writing Sample. After completion of this course, you will be ready to take, and succeed on, the LSAT.

    Learn more about our LSAT Prep Course or register today.

  • 18 Week Coding Bootcamps

    Become a Software Developer

    Learn high demand skills that will make you a competitive developer in a rapidly expanding industry. This program is offered through Central Washington University Continuing Education in collaboration with Promineo Tech. Promineo Tech partners with colleges to prepare participants for high-growth careers in software development.

    Promineo Tech is a group of IT professionals and leaders who believe that quality education should be offered at an affordable price.

    Most bootcamps run a Full Stack Software Developer program, but we found that it's better to specialize in either Front End or Back End. Because of this, we offer two separate, full-length programs - one for each stack. This way, students spend more time mastering their selected track and becoming strong candidates for a role in development.

    Learn more about our 18 Week Coding Bootcamps.

  • Agribusiness Certificates

    This fall, Central Washington University will roll out two new continuing education certificates geared toward the needs of Washington’s growing food and agriculture industry.

    Learn more about the Agribusiness Certificates.

Teacher Development

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Certification Program

    Combining your career, industry, or teaching knowledge with a CTE certificate opens doors to teaching CTE programs in middle and high schools, as well as skill centers.

    CWU offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching courses for current teachers and business and industry professionals. Central’s CTE Teacher Preparation program is uniquely designed for busy, working professionals.

    During the academic year, classes meet one Saturday a month and are offered in locations across the state. For those looking for a shorter and more intensive experience, some courses are also offered during the summer in locations throughout Washington.

    Course requirements can be satisfied in as little as five weeks for residency teachers, and one to two years for industry professionals.

    Learn more about our Career and Technical Education Certification Program.

  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) Masters/Endorsement Teacher Preparation Program

    The Family and Consumer Sciences Education graduate program is part of a consortium of universities that are connected through Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).

    While CWU is your home university where you will apply, register for courses and receive your diploma, you will benefit from the diverse perspectives and unique strengths brought by classmates and expert faculty at partner universities.

    As a student in CWU’s Family and Consumer Sciences Education graduate program, you will achieve your personal and professional goals through convenient, flexible, high-quality coursework you can complete anytime, anywhere. You will learn from expert faculty who bring real-life experience to the coursework and are committed to helping you transition your learning beyond the online classroom into your career.

    Learn more about our GPIDEA program.

  • VESi Clock Hour and Professional Development Credit Courses

    Virtual Education Software, Professional Development Classes for TeachersCE partners with VESi to offer online courses for educators for both Professional Development Credits (500-level) and Washington State Clock Hours.

    View our VESi Course Catalog to see if there's a class for you.

  • Central Washington Writing Project Summer Institute

    College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP)

    Join us online for the C3WP Summer Institute. The Central Washington Writing Project Institute immerses teachers in the College, Career, and Community Writers Program research-proven, scaffolded instructional strategies and formative assessments that prepare all students to read critically, explore multiple perspectives, and write source-based arguments/opinions in grades 4-12. Participants develop a plan for integrating C3WP resources and formative assessments in the curriculum.

    Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2024 Institute.