Build Skills this Fall!
This fall we are featuring classes that help people gain useful, fun, and practical skills. Classes can help you become more capable and informed in a wide variety of exciting fields. As the weather cools down and the days begin to shorten, enjoy time indoors learning something useful and meaningful to you.
Classes come in all shapes, sizes, and topics. You'll find a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid formats. Locations include our main campus on Capitol Hill (Broadway Edison and Fine Arts), the Wood Technology Center in the Central District, the Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard, and online.
See new classes and seasonal highlights below and click on blue links to learn more, and be sure to explore the orange navigation bar above to find what calls you.
Paralegal Certificate Course & related classes
Are you interested in working as a paralegal or knowing more about law for your profession? Experience high quality education taught by law professionals in a convenient online format through our partnership with the Center for Legal Studies.
Certificate in Grantwriting
Develop the knowledge needed to become a successful grant writer, from project design to development and persuasive writing. Choose from two times: noon-1p or 5-6pm on Tuesdays. Online; instructor: Allison Shirk. Questions? Come to the Certificate in Grantwriting Info Session on Tue, 9/26, 5pm.
HEALTHCARE CAREER TRAINING with CAREER STEP
Gain skills directly related to working in healthcare in online courses. Choose from Medical Office Manager, Physical Therapy Aide, Veterinary Assistant and more. Questions? Come to the Healthcare Certification Training Programs Online Info Session with Career Step on Tue, 9/12, 6pm.
FITNESS CAREER TRAINING
Are you a fitness, health or sports professional? Are you an athlete or someone simply interested in health? Gain practical knowledge online (self-paced) and earn professional certifications with our new partner, GMP Fitness: GMP Fitness Professional Certifications, Advanced Certification Bundle Courses and Elite Certification Course.
Develop practical skills that you can you across most fields, using proven project management tools. Learn from a professional with extensive experience! Questions? Come to the Project Management Info Session: Wed, 9/13, 6pm; online; instructor: Jim O'Donnell.
Bilingual? Learn how you can put your language skills to work and help people bridge communication barriers. Questions? Come to the Translation & Interpretation Info Session (free) on Thu, 9/28, 5:30pm; online. See ALL translation & interpretation classes.
These special classes are perfect for home cooks as well as professionals wanting to immersive themselves in the art and science of food. In person at Broadway Edison on Capitol Hill.
Make beautiful objects with your own hands! These popular classes tend to fill up, so register early.
Each quarter we offer a new mix of languages, levels, and fantastic instructors in the Fall options include American Sign Language, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. See ALL Language Academy classes.
Fall Focus: Gaelic History
Enjoy daytime classes designed for older community members and open to everyone; mostly in person. See ALL Broadway Hill Club classes. New and season include:
Memoir Writing Workshop
Are you ready to tell the story of your life (or at least a couple stories)? Find your flow and explore themes, subjects and scenes that feel compelling to you. Broadway Edison Building; instructor: Ann Hedreen.
Build artistic skills and enjoy the expertise of talented artist instructors. See ALL art & photography classes. Highlights include:
Acrylic Painting - Beginning
Learn how to express yourself using the vibrant colors of acrylic paint, and basic techniques such as color mixing, blending, texture, brush styles, and more. No experience needed! Fine Arts Building; instructor: Peter Barth.
Gain the support, guidance, and inspiration of a teacher who is a professional writer, and a community of peers. These classes meet in person at Broadway Edison on Capitol Hill:
It's uncommon that we can offer free education, but here are two exceptions:
Welcome to Medicare
Tue, 10/24, 9am-noon; Broadway Edison Building; instructor: Larry Cole
Leadership and No Blame Problem Solving
Self-paced (flexible schedule); online; by the Citizen's Campaign
Learn about upcoming classes, with plenty of time for Q&A in a free Free Info Session.