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Continuing Education

Continuing Education classes are designed to help you learn new skills to further your professional development or take a class for sheer enjoyment.

Flexible Hours, No Grades, Lots of Fun

Continuing Education classes are designed to work around your busy schedule. Day. Evening. Weekend. Online. Classes are available at both our Tacoma and Gig Harbor campuses.

What interests you?
Explore our classes.

We offer hundreds of classes each year at our Gig Harbor or Tacoma campuses.


Harbor Institute

Harbor Institute is a category of classes designed for curious, inquisitive, and academically inclined individuals seeking ongoing intellectual challenges!

Explore Harbor Institute

Online Courses

Continuing Education uses ed2go to offer six-week, instructor-facilitated online courses that are fun, convenient and highly interactive. Courses are available to you anytime. 



Write in the Harbor

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Coming November 2019: Write in the Harbor (WitH) is an annual event offered through Tacoma Community College’s Continuing Education department. WitH supports the literary arts by providing opportunities for writers to convene and learn the craft of writing and the business of getting it published.


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Continuing Education Instructors 


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Award winning author DL Fowler created and teaches Psychology of Stories, a course for aspiring and published authors offered by Tacoma Community College’s Harbor Institute.

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Margarita Knowlton has over 17 years of experience working in the animal field as a veterinary technician, animal shelter worker and a dog trainer.

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Daniel Daugherty owns and operates Forklift Operator Certification Services, a leading forklift safety training company established in 2002, with locations in California, Oregon and Washington.

about our CE Instructors


We Welcome New Instructors!

Do you have a hobby or topic you are passionate about? Do you have experience and expertise you want to share with others? Do you feel there are community members who are interested in your topic and who want to learn? Please use this form to tell us about yourself and your ideas. Thank you for your interest in Continuing Education at TCC!

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Quarterly Schedule 

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Continuing Education

Quarterly Class Schedule

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title II and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-6090.