Whiteside Continuing Education Center hours of operation remain 10 AM-6 PM Monday-Thursday throughout the winter break with the following exceptions:
Holiday Closures- Dec. 22-26 and Jan. 1
Education should be an enjoyable and lifelong experience. Whether a person is training for a new job, updating professional skills, or simply seeking personal enrichment, Continuing Education offers a wide variety of subject matter and skills training.
Take a moment to browse our Website. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (360) 533-9733 or email@example.com. We will be glad to help!
Programming is offered throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.
View the Course Catalog for current offerings and to register online.
Community Education Courses
Community Education courses address subjects related to leisure, lifestyle and special interest. Courses range from single day seminars to 2-6 week classes, are non-credit and are taught by community professionals experienced in their chosen field.
Come join us as we explore the arts, history, languages, dance and many other topics! It’s a great way to meet new people and energize your mind. Best of all, there are no tests – only the pleasure of learning and exploring!
Grays Harbor College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a program sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) aimed at assisting those ages 50 and older with pathways to new and exciting careers. Talk to our Plus 50 Career Coach, Bethany Barnard, today to find out more!
You've got experience. You've had a career, or even two or three. Now take your knowledge to the next degree.
For more information, please contact the Plus 50 Career Coach, Bethany Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.533.9733.
Travel with us! Explore the arts, history, culture and natural wonders of our own backyard on our Grays Harbor and Pacific County day trips or plan on traveling with us to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival in August.
Dinner & Cello
Love music? Live in the North Beach area? Looking for a fun date night? You will love the Dinner & Cellos EDventure on January 10th. Board the bus at the Ocean Shores Convention Center, ride to Aberdeen’s trendy new restaurant Rediviva for an outstanding dinner and then continue to the GHC Bishop Center for a unique musical evening with the Portland Cello Project. This lively, enthusiastic blend of music—featuring six cellists, a vocalist, percussions, and horns—and will have you saying, “I’ve never heard a cello do that!” For 7 years, the Portland Cello Project (PCP to their affectionate fans) has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions. Cost of $69.93, this includes Bishop Center admission, dinner and transportation. 5:00 PM-10:45 PM, Saturday 01/10, Item# 9572 Cost: $69.93
Mansions and Museums
Join us, as we travel together to experience the historic heart of Grays Harbor. We will look back in time, to the earlier days of Aberdeen and Hoquiam by visiting some of the historical landmarks that still grace our community. The day begins with a mansion in the morning, as we savor scones with tea (or coffee) at the Aberdeen Mansion and enjoy the details of the architecture and landscaping. Next, we are off to the Armory Building which houses the Aberdeen Museum of History, Grays Harbor Genealogical Society, and other community organizations for a look at the rich history behind the Armory and the community. At our final destination, John Larson, local historian and curator, of The Polson Museum will guide us through the 26 room mansion. There’s also the Railroad Camp where you can still get a glimpse of what historic logging around the area once was like.
Admissions to all three historic sites, morning tea & scones, lunch, and transportation from our Main Campus and Riverview Education Center in Raymond for $63.46. Riverview pick up: 8:15am - Main Campus: 9:00 am. Return to Main Campus: 3 pm and Riverview: 4 pm. 8:15 AM-4PM, Saturday 2/07, Item# 9573 Cost: $63.46
EDventure to Tornow Land
Join us as we step back in time and take a look at the untold story of John Tornow. Local author, Bill Lindstrom, will be guiding our EDvenutre to Tornow Land. Our first stop is the final shootout site, located on the Wynooche Valley Road; where John Tornow was gunned down in a hail of bullets. The memorial honors the six victims, alleged to have been killed by Tornow. Next stop will be the old Bauer homestead, where the Bauer boys lived when they were killed. The Bauer boys are two more alleged victims of Tornow. Visit the Grove Cemetery where, John Tornow is buried next to his parents, Frederick Daniel and Louisa Tornow; one row in front of the Bauer boys and their sister, Mary. From there we will explore an entire room dedicated to Tornow memorabilia, including artifacts unearthed at the memorial site at Mary M. Knight School and the Matlock Museum. There will be other locations of historical significance pointed out along the way back to Montesano for lunch at the Beehive restaurant. Upon returning to the college we will enjoy a PowerPoint presentation and discussion, finishing with a Q & A and book signing by Mr. Lindstrom. The cost is only $84.88, which includes tour, lunch, and a signed copy of “Villain or Victim?” The untold story of the “Wildman of the Wynooche” by Bill Lindstrom. Limited seats available, register today. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Saturday 3/14, Item # 9571 Cost: $84.88
Education 2 Go!
Over 200 online courses are also available in both Community Education, workplace skills, and Business Institute related topics. These 6-week courses are non-credit, begin monthly and certificates of completion are available. Click here to view all our Ed2Go courses.
The Grays Harbor College Business Institute offers small business, entrepreneurship, and workplace skills enhancement courses and support through online and face-to-face courses, certificate and degree programs, resource centers, access to certified business advisors and customized training options.
Click here to visit the Business Institute webpage for more details and join our email list to receive news and updates.
Course Proposals: Come teach with us! If you are interested in teaching a community interest workshop or course, please complete the Course Proposal Form and submit it to the Continuing Education Department or call 360.533.9733.
Registration Information: Registration can be completed online with a credit card through the quarterly schedule link. We recommend the online registration option, however, registrations are also accepted at the Riverview Education Center, Columbia Education Center, or Whiteside Education Center and a printable registration form is available by clicking here.
Tuition Information: Fees vary in accordance to class length and other factors. Many courses are available to those ages 50 and older at a significantly reduced rate. Tuition fees are due and payable the time of registration.
Cancellation Information: Classes may be cancelled prior to the start date if enrollment is too low. Please help prevent cancellations by enrolling early. In the event of a cancellation, you will receive a full refund of your tuition.
Assistance: Please contact the Continuing Education office at the Whiteside Education Center (533-9733) if you have any questions or need assistance.