About Continuing Education

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The Continuing Education unit of Bellevue College serves the needs of businesses, industries and the surrounding community through high-quality, in-demand programs. Courses are taught by reputable instructors who bring their professional experiences to you. Continuing Education facilitators go beyond teaching theories, and focus on real-world scenarios that are relevant to their student’s work.

Bellevue College CE offers the most comprehensive selection of courses among technical and community colleges in Washington State. This selection provides a wide array of opportunities for the lifelong learner to develop business acumen, acquire technical skills, or take courses for personal enrichment.


  • More than 1,900 classes are taught each year.
  • Options range from 3-hour workshops to 10-week courses.
  • New courses start throughout the quarter.

If you have an idea for a new course you’d like to teach at Bellevue College Continuing Education, we’d like to see your proposal. Read more. . .


Certificate Programs

Certificate programs provide professional credentials, along with the most in-demand skills that business and technology companies seek in today’s job candidates. These programs have been designed by working professionals for working professionals
and offer hands-on instruction in current skills that transfer directly to the workplace.

  • Programs can be completed in 12–24 months.
  • Classes are offered during the day, evening, and weekend.
  • Take one class a week or attend full-time.

Campus Resources

Continuing Education classes are available at various locations throughout the Eastside, including our North Campus, which also houses the following resources:

  • Customized training programs for the business community provided through our Business Training Institute (BTI)
  • Life Sciences Informatics
  • For adults with cognitive disabilities, the associate degree program in occupational and life skills, which includes an employment internship
  • A test center that provides assessments as well as proctored and ACT tests in a range of fields
  • TELOS classes for retirees
  • Poppinjay’s Café

We Have So Much to Offer You!

More in this section:

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Information and Forms

Find all forms and information related to classes, supply lists, student information, requirements, and more.

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News

Continuing Education news, announcements, and blogs posts

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Poppinjay’s Cafe

Serving both students and the public, Poppinjay’s offers fast and fresh “made to order” deli sandwiches and salads, delicious hot entrées and soups, and a variety of pastries and desserts.

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Test Center

The North Campus Testing Center is an official Pearson VUE and Certiport Test Center.

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Emergency & Weather Alerts

Bellevue College Continuing Education always aims to keep you informed on emergency- or weather-related closures.