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Continuing Professional Education

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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!

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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. 


To register via phone using a VISA or MasterCard: call (360) 416-7638 or check out our new online registration option for returning students. E-mail: for more information.

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* 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

FIREFIGHTER I RE-TEST (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6140   CFIRE 019   AG   N/A-N/A   ARRANGED     Olson   $25.00  Seats Avail: 18 of 20

Firefighter 1 Practical Testing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Practical examination for certification by the Washington State Fire Protection Bureau. Candidates must pass all practical stations to be considered for certification. Fee includes lunch.  

6139   CFIRE 018   AG   N/A-N/A   ARRANGED     Olson   $110.00  Seats Avail: 17 of 20

Hazardous Materials Awareness Testing & Re-Testing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Written examination for certification by the Washington State Fire Protection Bureau. Candidates must score 80% to be considered for certification

6105   CFIRE 014   AG   6:00PM-6:00PM   F 3/20   TBA   Olson   $25.00  Seats Avail: 19 of 20

Hazardous Materials Operations Written Re-Testing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Written examination for certification by the Washington State Fire Protection Bureau. Candidates must score 80% on to be considered for certification. This test for those candidates who have already taken but not passed the certification written examination in the last twelve months.

6137   CFIRE 016   AG   N/A-N/A   ARRANGED     Olson   $25.00  Seats Avail: 17 of 20

Alcohol Server Permit 12 or 13 (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class covers the legal aspects of responsible alcoholic beverage service for bartenders and servers including how much to serve, when to stop serving and the legal responsibilities of restaurants, bars and individuals in the service industry. This class meets the requirements for licensing by the State of Washington and is a required class for anyone working as a professional bartender or server. No prior bartending or liquor knowledge is needed. Students of this class must be between the ages of 18 – 20 for Permit 13, and 21 or over for Permit 12. Instructor is a certified trainer for the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

6253   CPROF 044   AG   1:00PM-4:30PM   Sa 5/30   T045   Ronnestad   $35.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24

Flagging and Traffic Control (Mount Vernon Campus)
Upon successful completion, students receive a Washington State Traffic Control Flagger card approved by the State of Washington and valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive card.

6244   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 4/21 to 4/23   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 35

6245   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 5/19 to 5/21   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 35

6246   CPROF 034   CG   6:00PM-9:00PM   MW 6/8 to 6/10   T041   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 34 of 35

Professional Bartending (Mount Vernon Campus)
Become a licensed Bartender! This class is designed to provide participants with the skills needed to start careers as professional bartenders. This fun and exciting class will cover how to mix, measure and serve more than 300 of today's most popular cocktails - from Electric Iced Teas and Smith & Wessons, to B-52's, Apple Martinis and Lemon Drops! Learn professional free pouring and layering techniques, bartending terms, job searching, serving in a safe and responsible manner, increasing customer satisfaction, and increasing tips! No prior liquor knowledge is required. This course includes the Alcohol Server Permit class, you do not need to register for both. Must be 18 or over. Textbook req $16 paid to instructor at first class.

6254   CPROF 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   WTh 5/27 to 5/30   T045   Ronnestad   $189.00  Seats Avail: 17 of 24

TINY HOUSE DESGN/BUILD (San Juan Center) (San Juan Center)
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.

5857   CPROF 020   AP   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 4/11   RM CR   Russell   $65.00  Seats Avail: 5 of 26

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.

6257   CPROF 053   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   T 6/23   H024   Foster   $40.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 24