The Professional Development Center (PDC) is a continuing education arm of UW Continuum College located at and serving the University of Washington Tacoma. The PDC offers people-centered and systems-oriented courses, workshops, and certificates to support the needs of working professionals. These programs are offered online and in person across the South Puget Sound region, as well as in partnership with organizations across the globe. The PDC strives to foster a diverse, prosperous, and connected community through access to professionally-relevant development opportunities and to support the University of Washington Tacoma’s mission to catalyze the social and economic vitality of the South Puget Sound region.
The PDC also partners with academic and non-academic units across the University of Washington Tacoma to enhance their ability to provide non-degree, professional development, and fee-based programming.