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.
Programming is offered throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. View the class schedule for current offerings and to register online.
Community Education Classes
Community Education classes 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!
Travel with us! Our EDventures are fun, educational, and interactive one-day and multi-day guided excursions. 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.
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.
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 55 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.