Registration opens for six professional education courses at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Registration is now open for the six noncredit certificate courses to be offered this spring through Washington State University Vancouver’s Professional and Corporate Education (PACE) program.

Introducing such topics as Power BI, data science and communication, the courses will be offered online in the evenings via Zoom videoconference beginning Feb. 28. The format and schedule are designed to accommodate working professionals.

Spring courses are:

Effective Communication Skills for Business—Gain comprehensive, practical and effective tools for clear, authentic and powerful communication and collaboration. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays for eight weeks, starting Feb. 28. Cost: $995.

Business Analytics with Power BI—Power BI gives the Excel business user the ability to create and automate analytics in the Microsoft cloud. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for six weeks, starting March 1. Cost: $995.

Python for Beginners—The course uses the Python programming language to explore the basics of programming. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight Tuesdays over nine weeks, starting March 1. Cost: $995.

SQL for Beginners—The course introduces relational database systems using MySQL with an emphasis on application of relational database methods and theories to practical real-world problems. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight Wednesdays over nine weeks, starting March 2. Cost: $995.

Data Science for Business Analytics—Learn how to gain a deeper understanding of your company’s data and learn to use it to generate insights and react quickly to customer and market feedback. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight Thursdays over nine weeks, starting March 3. Cost: $995.

Leadership Development Series—This course is designed for new and emerging leaders, with an emphasis on key principles and interaction essentials required to lead diverse and dynamic work teams. There will be one in-person session and seven online sessions. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, with eight sessions over 11 weeks, starting March 3. Cost: $1,195.

To register, complete the online form at Space is limited. For more information, visit the website or email

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the WSU system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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