The Professional Development Center (PDC) is the University of Washington Tacoma's continuing education department, serving the needs of working professionals with skills-oriented, career-enhancing certificate programs. The PDC programs meet at UW Tacoma and other locations ranging from Olympia to Everett. The Professional Development Center strives to foster a diverse, prosperous and connected community through access to professionally relevant courses and certificate programs for individuals, business, and public organizations. The PDC supports the University of Washington Tacoma’s mission to catalyze the social and economic vitality of the South Puget Sound region.
The mission of the Professional Development Center is to expand access to the resources of UW Tacoma by offering advanced, non-degree education to individuals and organizations in the South Puget Sound region.