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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!

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. 

Registration

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: tee.overby@skagit.edu 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.

Summer Quarter Workshops

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Continuing Professional Education

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.

6246   CPROF 044   AG   1:00PM-4:30PM   Sa 8/16   T045   Ronnestad   $35.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24


Flagging and Traffic Control (Mount Vernon Campus)
Each class is six hours and meets for two three hour sessions. Upon successful completion, students receive a Washington State Traffic Control Flagger card that is valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive the flagging card.

6240   CPROF 034   CG   8:00AM-2:00PM   W 6/25   OFF   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 17 of 35

6238   CPROF 034   AG   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 7/19   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 35

6239   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 8/5 to 8/7   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 24 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.

6247   CPROF 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   ThF 8/14 to 8/16   T045   Ronnestad   $189.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 24
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-4:30PM T045 in Walter Roberts Hall


ReDesign & Redecorate Your Home (Mount Vernon Campus)
Redesign a room that brings pleasure and comfort into your life! Learn about elements to consider--furniture placement, color, flooring, lighting, window treatments, accessories and how to define space! Photos and dimensions of your room will be used to apply the principles discussed in this class.

6828   CPROF 003   AG   6:30PM-9:00PM   T 7/15 to 7/29   T031   Hall K   $55.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


SEWING: Beginning Sewing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Make a Sewing Work Apron to keep your sewing tools handy while you work! Bring your sewing machine--become more familiar with it, learn how to thread it, wind a bobbin, and sew with it. Student will need to purchase fabric and bring sewing tools (list provided.) (Limited to 10 students--enroll early.)

6253   CPROF 055   AG   5:00PM-7:00PM   Th 7/10 to 8/7   T041   Sherrer   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED


SEWING: Copy a Garment (Mount Vernon Campus)
Do you have a favorite pant or jacket? Hate to see it wear out and not be able to wear it anymore? Don't fret. Learn how to make a copy of the pattern garment without taking it apart. Some sewing experience suggested. Bring drafting materials (list provided) and a $5 materials fee to first class. (Limited to 10 students--enroll early.)

6252   CPROF 054   AG   3:30PM-5:30PM   MTWTh 8/4 to 8/7   T045   Sherrer   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED


SEWING: How to Read a Pattern (Mount Vernon Campus)
Are you confused about all those symbols on commercial patterns?? Do your sewing projects turn out a little "wonky"? Learning to read the pattern is instrumental in successful sewing. We'll learn to "read" a commercial pattern, cut it out, mark it and sew it. You'll also learn an easy system to store and locate your patterns. Some experience suggested (able to use sewing machine with some success, and some familiarity with commercial patterns). Student brings drafting and sewing tools, and fabric (list provided). Materials fee $5 payable to instructor first night of class for the pattern. (Limited to 10 students--enroll early.)

6256   CPROF 057   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   Th 7/10 to 7/31   T041   Sherrer   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED


SEWING: Special Projects (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class covers a variety of useful sewing skills: mitered corners, bias binding, lined/zippered bag, self-filled tubing for button loops etc., set in a zipper (requires zipper foot attachment for machine), pocket welts, and "bagging" a vest or jacket. Students will need to bring a sewing machine, an iron (with steam setting), sewing tools, fabric and notions (list provided). (Limited to 10 students--enroll early.)

6257   CPROF 058   AG   1:00PM-3:00PM   MTWTh 8/4 to 8/7   T045   Sherrer   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED

Fall Quarter Workshops

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Continuing Professional Education

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.

6222   CPROF 044   AG   1:00PM-4:30PM   Sa 11/8   T045   Ronnestad   $35.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24


Flagging and Traffic Control (Mount Vernon Campus)
Each class is six hours and meets for two three hour sessions. Upon successful completion, students receive a Washington State Traffic Control Flagger card that is valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive the flagging card.

6216   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   MW 9/22 to 9/24   T011   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 34 of 35

6217   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 10/14 to 10/16   T011   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 35 of 35

6218   CPROF 034   CG   6:00PM-9:00PM   MW 11/17 to 11/19   T011   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 35 of 35


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   11:30AM-2:00PM   MW   RM C   Russell   $57.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24


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.

6223   CPROF 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   ThF 11/6 to 11/8   T045   Ronnestad   $189.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-4:30PM T045 in Walter Roberts Hall


Sewing: Create your own Bodice Sloper and Sleeve Sloper (rhymes with poker) (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to make a pattern that fits your specific shape (torso and arm). Then learn how to design a basic shirt or blouse. Once you've created these two Slopers, the sky's the limit on what you can design. AND, because you've made the pattern from YOUR Sloper, it will always fit! Requirements: You know how to sew and have used patterns before. If you've taken the Basic Pattern Making class, you're ahead of the game. You will need to bring basic drafting tools, a sewing machine, sewing equipment and muslin. Includes how to draft tops, shirts, and blouses. Material fee $7 due to instructor first class.

6235   CPROF 063   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 10/29 to 11/19   H112   Sherrer   $90.00  Seats Avail: 19 of 20


Sewing: Create Your Own Pant Sloper (rhymes with poker) (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you want to make pants that fit, you have to know how to create a pattern that fits you EXACTLY (not tight - just right). Making your own Sloper takes the "guesswork" out of sewing pants that fit. PLUS, once you have your own sloper, you can design any kind of pant pattern. We will also learn how to design a basic skirts from the Pant Sloper. Requirements: You know how to sew and have used patterns before. If you've taken the Basic Pattern Making class, you're ahead of the game. You will need to bring basic drafting tools, a sewing machine, sewing equipment and muslin. Material fee $7 due to instructor first class.

6234   CPROF 062   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 10/8 to 10/22   H112   Sherrer   $90.00  Seats Avail: 19 of 20


You're On the Air (How to Really Make it in Voice-Overs!) (Mount Vernon Campus)
VOICE-OVERS are hot today! You don't have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt! With such notable talent as Morgan Freeman, Glenn Close, and Alec Baldwin lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! You'll learn about an exciting, new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business! Our instructor will discuss the voice-over business as a whole, the numerous opportunities, the incredible income potential, and will discuss the all-important 'demo' and how to have it produced. You'll step up to the mic and do some practice recording, and best of all, you'll hear the results!

6227   CPROF 053   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   M 11/20   H024   Foster   $40.00  Seats Avail: 21 of 24

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