Move Your Career Into the Fast Lane New Career Accelerator Certificates Give You More Flexible Learning Options
  • August 15, 2017
Move Your Career Into the Fast Lane New Career Accelerator Certificates Give You More Flexible Learning Options
  • August 15, 2017

Our world is being rapidly transformed by new trends and technologies. The same is true for our jobs. Today’s professionals need to continually upgrade their skills and keep on top of the latest developments in their field in order to thrive.

To help busy professionals like you do just that, we launched our new Career Accelerator program.

With the Career Accelerator program, we're offering some of our most popular business and technology programs in new flexible formats — increasing access to today’s most in-demand skills. The new formats make it easier than ever for you to fit education into your busy life.

Choose the Best Learning Style for You

“The focus of Career Accelerator is to give students access to training when, where and how it’s most convenient for them,” said Paul Del Piero, assistant director of academic programs and program manager for the Certificate in Project Management.

With Career Accelerator certificates, you can choose from a variety of part-time learning formats, all designed with working professionals in mind.

  • Online, Self-Paced: Start anytime and work at your own pace with this highly flexible format (new)
  • Classroom, Accelerated: Complete a full program in a condensed time frame with this immersive format (new)
  • Online, Group-Paced: Join a group of like-minded professionals in our standard online format
  • Classroom: Engage face to face with your instructors and classmates with this traditional format

Pick the Program That Fits Your Career Goals

The latest knowledge and skills in disciplines such as data science, analytics, software development and project management are extremely valuable in today’s job market. Demand for training in these fields is soaring, and our certificate programs in these areas often fill quickly.

Career Accelerator allows more students to benefit from our cutting-edge programs in these areas, helping you to stay up to date or prepare for a career change. 

Starting this fall, you can take the following programs in the new online, self-paced format. 

Beginning winter 2018, the following programs will also be available in the new online, self-paced format.

Applications are open now for all of these programs.

The Certificate in Machine Learning will be offered in this format in spring 2018. Our new accelerated classroom format will also launch in early 2018 for select certificate programs — be on the lookout for more information.

Earn the Same Respected UW Credential

No matter which learning format you select, you’ll enjoy an unmatched academic experience. All of our courses and certificates offer the same expert-developed curriculum and high-quality instruction that you expect from the University of Washington.

“We’re making sure we don’t sacrifice quality for speed or convenience,” Del Piero said. “These new options will always offer the exact same rigor and quality you would get in any other learning format from the UW. That’s our number-one goal.”


For more announcements from UW Professional & Continuing Education, visit the News & Features section of our website. To learn more about our certificates, degrees and courses, explore your options or contact us.