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Continuing Professional Education

Interested in a new career? Want to earn CEUs or contact hours to maintain your professional license? Need to update your skills for your own professional development or to help make your company run more efficiently and be more cost effective?  The Skagit Valley College Continuing Professional Education program offers classes to help you achieve these goals!

Credit options at Skagit Valley College

We can also help you identify opportunities to link to credit and certificate programs at Skagit Valley College. There are many short term programs available to help you increase your earning power and get the job you want. 

* Community Education classes are self-supporting so fee waivers do not apply to any of the courses in this section of the schedule. All costs associated with these classes must be covered by the tuition gathered through registration.
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Continuing Professional Education

Addiction Is the Symptom (Mount Vernon Campus)
Drugs, food, money, sex, relationship, shopping, internet, work. Any addiction darkens and potentially threatens our lives. We want to change, but we can’t. “Relapse is part of recovery”, we are told, really? In “Addiction is the Symptom”, we learn a deeper approach with steps to prevent relapse by digging beyond our addictions---our symptoms---to heal the root problem, emotional dependency. This method has worked for many, and it can work for you. Book fee paid to instructor at door, $15.95.

6217   CPROF 023   AG   2:00PM-4:00PM   W 10/5   N123   Baltzer L   $35.00  CLASS CLOSED

Foot Health 101 (Whidbey Campus)
Foot health is important for our daily lives. Take advantage of this face-to-face class with a non-surgical foot healthcare practitioners, a Certified Pedorthist. After learning the foot structure and it's mechanics, you will understand how all foot deformities (such as bunions, hammertoes, flat feet), and aching feet (such as plantar fasciitis, heel spur, neuroma) are related to the fallen arches of the foot and learn how to bring the fallen arches back to normal. Learn the simple way of testing foot balance. Bring your orthotics or any form of inserts with you to be tested. This course will help you take better care of your feet.

6817   CPROF 091   AGW   6:00PM-8:00PM   Th 9/29 to 10/13   A225   Chon I   $79.00  CLASS CLOSED

House Building in San Juan County (San Juan Center)
This workshop will prepare you for homebuilding and residential contracting while also introducing you to methods for conducting an effective and cost-conscience project. The course provides you with information, resources and problem-solving strategies to help you achieve a successful house building project. For those already experienced this class offers business practices to further sharpen your skills.

5803   CPROF 014   AP   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/22   RM CR   Russell R   $65.00  CLASS CLOSED

There is a resounding trend in house building and design occurring that declares that “smaller is better, more manageable, more environmentally friendly and less of a personal financial burden .” For the young who may be accustomed to retreating into a space the size of a private bedroom or student apartment, and for the senior who is looking to shed a lifetime of collected baggage, “tiny houses” have an appeal that begs for consideration. This seminar is a comprehensive discussion of the what and how of tiny houses. Whether the structure be built on wheels, skids or on a conventional foundation, keen planning is required to be a success. Some sample structural and floor plans will be available for illustration. This is a time for practical application combined with ingenuity and imagination. Applicable building codes if any and other legal aspects will be discussed.

5812   CPROF 020   AP   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/22   RM CR   Russell R   $65.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 24

Voice-Overs: Now is Your Time (Mount Vernon Campus)
YOU'VE HEARD LISA FOSTER ON TV AND RADIO COMMERCIALS! Now hear Lisa LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Lisa will show you a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for! Lisa Foster's voice can be heard on commercials and narrations for such clients as: Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Cafe Appassionato, LA Weight Loss, Advanced Laser Clinics and Sleep Train.

6236   CPROF 053   AG   9:30AM-11:30AM   Sa 11/19   H024   Foster L   $49.00  Seats Avail: 26 of 30

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