Jump-Start Your Career
Want to hit the reset button on your career? Thinking of switching jobs? UW Professional & Continuing Education can help.
Many of our certificate programs require little or no previous professional experience or education in the field, making them a great option if you’re ready to start something new.
Learn the technical principles and creative skills of audio engineering, and get practical, hands-on experience by completing an audio production project in a professional sound studio.
Study the principles, elements and methods of modern game design. Analyze different types of games and ways to keep players engaged.
Gain a solid understanding of localization processes and principles, and explore topics such as machine translation, terminology management and global content management systems.
Gain essential expertise in museum administration, programs, collections, exhibits and community engagement. Learn how to develop programming for a range of venues and institutions.
Discover how to render detailed zoological and botanical illustrations using a variety of media. Learn tips and techniques for publishing and marketing your work.
Discover how to use a digital camera and photo editing software to produce high-quality images. Explore the basics of composition and production, and develop your own personal style.
Explore the fundamental concepts and practical applications of technical writing. Learn the styles, formats and requirements for different kinds of technical communication.
Discover storytelling principles that will help you engage your target audience, and learn how to develop a powerful cross-channel content strategy with measurable goals.
Acquire in-depth knowledge of user experience design and research, and learn sophisticated methods for planning and developing intuitive, user-friendly digital tools and products.
Explore the key elements common to all businesses — including accounting, finance, legal, HR, marketing, planning and project management — and learn to develop effective business plans.
Discover how to analyze an organizational problem and develop business requirements and targeted solutions to address the challenge.
Discover how to make, and defend, critical business decisions by applying powerful data analysis tools and statistical techniques to large-scale data sets.
Examine ways to organize and derive meaning from vast amounts of data by using visual presentation tools and techniques. Develop your ability to make data make sense for everyone.
Discover the essentials of e-learning design and explore the tools and techniques for developing and managing courses and programs.
Explore the essentials of facility operations, maintenance, budgeting and business planning. Discover how to reduce costs, improve productivity and pursue sustainability.
Study traditional and emerging fundraising and relationship-building techniques that produce results. Examine the latest research, best practices and ethical standards in the field.
Hone your nonprofit leadership skills in critical areas, including fundraising, program development, strategic planning, branding and marketing, and human resources.
Learn the tools needed to guide sophisticated projects involving cross-functional teams. Study a curriculum that aligns with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
Study the full life cycle of digital product development. Learn how to manage the process, guide a team and bring a product to market successfully.
Acquire the ability to design and build robust, data-driven Microsoft Windows client and web applications in the C# programming language using the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Receive a thorough technical review of information security issues. Investigate different types of attacks and learn how to apply protective measures to all aspects of a company’s IT operations.
Learn how to effectively capture, store, retrieve and analyze data. Gain experience working in distributed, mainframe, client-server and desktop environments.
Explore the foundations of ethical hacking, including reconnaissance, exploitation and the rules of engagement. Learn how to protect your organization's valuable information.
Develop the high-level expertise needed to fulfill requirements for data reporting, performance improvement and related health care measurements and analytics.
Acquire the specialized skills to manage health information and electronic records in a variety of health care settings. Become eligible to take the RHIA certification exam.
Build an in-depth understanding of the critical issues and major factors surrounding the planning and development of sustainable transportation systems.
Learn about the role of a biomedical products regulatory affairs specialist and the dynamic nature of the field. Explore the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Develop a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles that guide the design and implementation of different types of clinical trials.
Learn how to be an effective guardian for developmentally disabled adults, elderly individuals with disabilities or diminished capacity, and other adults declared incapacitated by the courts.
Build an understanding of the U.S. legal system and explore the major aspects of court systems, hearings, trials and litigation. Acquire the knowledge and skills to work as a paralegal.
Develop your ability to do investigative work as you learn about the legal system and study techniques for carrying out criminal and civil investigations.