The degree and certificate programs at Skagit Valley College rely on the involvement and support of over 300 business and industry employers and employees from the community. Advice and direction offered by experts in the working world ensure that students are acquiring the knowledge and skills based on current industry standards that are in demand in the workforce.
An advisory committee representing a specific professional technical field meets regularly with the faculty of the same instructional area on matters of curriculum review and development, facilities and equipment, guidance and career advisement, employment opportunities and placement, plus public relations and promotional activities.
Advisory committees are appointed by the college administration for each professional-technical program or program cluster. The committees are composed of equal numbers of employees and employers representing local business, labor and industry. A minimum of two advisory committee meetings must be held during each calendar year.
Partnerships with Business
The Nursing program at Skagit Valley College is fortunate to have many respected affiliations with local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and medical clinics in the northwest region. The following organizations have provided students with clinical/internship opportunities, workplace expertise for classroom presentations, curriculum review and support for faculty implementation, equipment replacement and purchase recommendations, grant funding partnerships, and serve on various Nursing Program Advisory Committees. Thank you to the following businesses:
- Skagit Valley Hospital
- Whidbey General Hospital (Coupeville)
- Island Hospital
- Peace Health United General Hospital
- Naval Hospital (Whidbey NAS-Oak Harbor)
- University of Washington
- Mira Vista Care Center
- Life Care Center of Mount Vernon
- Life Care Center of Skagit Valley (Sedro Woolley)
- Fidalgo Care Center & Rosario Assisted Living (Anacortes)
- Josephine Sunset Home (Stanwood)
- Warm Beach Senior Community (Stanwood)
- Careage of Whidbey (Coupeville)
- Homeplace (Oak Harbor)
- Skagit Regional Clinics