Education should be an enjoyable and lifelong experience. Whether a person is training for a new job, updating professional skills, or simply seeking personal enrichment, Continuing Education offers a wide variety of subject matter and skills training.
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Programming is offered throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.
View the Course Catalog for current offerings and to register online.
Community Education Courses
Community Education courses address subjects related to leisure, lifestyle and special interest. Courses range from single day seminars to 2-6 week classes, are non-credit and are taught by community professionals experienced in their chosen field.
Come join us as we explore the arts, history, languages, dance and many other topics! It’s a great way to meet new people and energize your mind. Best of all, there are no tests – only the pleasure of learning and exploring!
Magic of Watercolor Art Show
Thursday, June 4, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Featuring the works from accomplished local artist and Instructor Carol Couch and her Spring quarter class.
_________Local Photographer Credits GHC Continuing Education Classes for Much of Her Success
Grays Harbor resident, photographer and music teacher Ellen Pickell was featured recently in an article of GraysHarborTALK. You can read the profile on Ellen here: http://www.graysharbortalk.com/2015/05/12/ellen-pickell/
Travel with us! Explore the arts, history, culture and natural wonders of our own backyard on our Grays Harbor and Pacific County day trips or plan on traveling with us to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival in August.
Perhaps you would like to spring into action on our new Hike-EDventure…
Discovery Trail hike
Saturday, June 13th, Our voyage sets foot at the Seaview Beach Approach south on the Discovery Trail learning about the different fauna and flora that surrounds us; at O’Donnell Rock we will leave the trail for the beach, to walk to Fishing Rocks, continuing the discussion on beaches and seasonal changes to the dunes. Kathleen Sayce, local ecologist, will be leading this 5 mile hike. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as well as clothing suitable for the weather of the day. A sack lunch, bottle of water, and snack will be provided. Pick up locations include: Aberdeen at 7 am, Raymond at 8 am, and Ilwaco at 9 am. Cost $72.83 Register Online
Frame the perfect picture on our new EDventure Photo Shoot…
Hoh Rainforest Photography Workshop
Saturday, June 20th
Professional Photographer and Grays Harbor College Photography Instructor, Ken Lucke, will be our guide as we venture into the beautiful and mysterious Hoh River Rainforest for a full day of photography instruction. Learn tips & techniques, and get advice on landscape photography in general, while exploring this phenomenal area of the Olympic Rain Forest. Ken’s longtime friend and mentor, Gary Clay, a Hoquiam-born professional photographer who knows the Hoh intimately, will also be accompanying us on this trip as a guest instructor. Critiques and evaluation of the day’s shoot will be done on return to Aberdeen. We will be picking up students at 6 AM in Aberdeen on Main Campus. Cost $124.70 Register Online
Please note, (D)SLR (recommended) or Advanced Point & Shoot camera required, tripod recommended, especially for night shooting. This is a Rain or Shine trip, so bring weather appropriate gear to protect yourself & your camera.
Education 2 Go!
Over 200 online courses are also available in both Community Education, workplace skills, and Business Institute related topics. These 6-week courses are non-credit, begin monthly and certificates of completion are available. Click here to view all our Ed2Go courses.
The Grays Harbor College Business Institute offers small business, entrepreneurship, and workplace skills enhancement courses and support through online and face-to-face courses, certificate and degree programs, resource centers, access to certified business advisors and customized training options.
Click here to visit the Business Institute webpage for more details and join our email list to receive news and updates.
Grays Harbor College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a program sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) aimed at assisting those ages 50 and older with pathways to new and exciting careers. Talk to our Plus 50 Career Coach, Bethany Barnard, today to find out more!
You've got experience. You've had a career, or even two or three. Now take your knowledge to the next degree.
For more information, please contact the Plus 50 Career Coach, Bethany Barnard at email@example.com or 360.533.9733.
Course Proposals: Come teach with us! If you are interested in teaching a community interest workshop or course, please complete the Course Proposal Form and submit it to the Continuing Education Department or call 360.533.9733.
Registration Information: Registration can be completed online with a credit card through the quarterly schedule link. We recommend the online registration option, however, registrations are also accepted at the Riverview Education Center, Columbia Education Center, or Whiteside Education Center and a printable registration form is available by clicking here.
Tuition Information: Fees vary in accordance to class length and other factors. Many courses are available to those ages 50 and older at a significantly reduced rate. Tuition fees are due and payable the time of registration.
Cancellation Information: Classes may be cancelled prior to the start date if enrollment is too low. Please help prevent cancellations by enrolling early. In the event of a cancellation, you will receive a full refund of your tuition.
Assistance: Please contact the Continuing Education office at the Whiteside Education Center (533-9733) if you have any questions or need assistance.