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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: CommunityEd@skagit.edu for more information. MV Campus Map (PDF)

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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

Close Summer Workshops

Art

Basic Cedar Bark Basketry (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn about traditional Northwest Coast cedar bark baskets while twining a small basket of your own. Instructor Alica Leppanen has a MA in Art History with a focus on Northwest Coast Indian art and culture. $25 supply fee payable to instructor first class. Additional supply list available upon registration.

6029   CART 021   AG   6:00PM-8:30PM   TTh 7/9 to 7/18   T045   Leppanen   $69.00  CLASS CLOSED


Drawing from the Beginning (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is a comprehensive and fun class that takes students with little or no drawing experience through comfortable learning curve to develop skills and cultivate new ways to see. This is also a good course if you want to refresh your drawing skills and simply enjoy drawing! $15 materials fee paid to Instructor at first class meeting.

6031   CART 023   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   ThSa 7/11 to 7/27   H209   Behnke   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED


Printmaking: On and Off the Press (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is an introductory class to learn inventive printmaking methods with and without a press. Students will make their own linoleum cuts and learn basic block printing and explore creative approaches to printmaking with reverse printing, mono printing and relief printing from collected materials. $20 materials fee paid at first meeting.

6030   CART 022   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   ThSa 7/11 to 7/27   H209   Behnke   $154.00  CLASS CLOSED


Sell Your Crafts at Holiday Bazaars & Festivals! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Always wanted to sell crafts at local festivals but had no idea where to start? Confused about the whole process? Take heart! This fun dynamic class covers: creating an idea, forming a plan, funding ideas under $200, finding shows, how to apply, preparing for your show, creating your booth, displaying your products, building your business and much more! Selling crafts at holiday bazaars can be a fun and rewarding experience. Come find out more! For the new or experienced crafter. Course includes informative booklet. Instructor is an experienced crafter and marketing specialist. $5 materials fee paid to instructor.

6032   CART 024   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 8/27   T045   Ronnestad   $45.00  Seats Avail: 9 of 15

Continuing Professional Education

WELCOME TEAM TRAINING (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6195   CPROF 001   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   MTWTh 6/24 to 6/27   N119   Porter   $75.00  Seats Avail: 4 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.

6218   CPROF 044   AG   1:00PM-4:30PM   Sa 8/17   T045   Ronnestad   $35.00  CLASS CLOSED


Coaching Skills for Breakthroughs and Performance (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn coaching fundamentals and principles to start different kinds of workplace conversations. Coaching is rapidly becoming the new supervisory language that promotes collaboration and productivity. We share an easy-to-use tool that enables people to navigate a coaching session and get positive results. This tool can be used in a wide variety of settings from disciplinary issues to inspirational ideas.

6204   CPROF 016   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 7/16   N119   Collette   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Discover Delectable Dialogue: Transform Your Life One Conversation at a Time (Mount Vernon Campus)
A life-changing and fun 2-day workshop with interactive exercises and role-playing. Practical everyday vocabulary and tools you will wish you had learned years ago! Enjoy mutually satisfying, meaningful connections. Be the person your loved ones connect with to be really heard and understood with new skill, confidence, ease and mutual respect. Enjoy self-connection in a new way enhancing mutually satisfying dialogue with co-workers, employees, clients and others. Transform your life one conversation at a time! --A study of Marshall B. Rosenberg's Compassionate Communication (NVC)

6223   CPROF 052   AG   8:30AM-5:00PM   Sa 7/13 to 7/20   A135   Soans   $165.00  CLASS CLOSED


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.

6213   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 7/9 to 7/11   T031   Prindle   $54.00  CLASS CLOSED

6214   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 7/30 to 8/1   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 23 of 35

6215   CPROF 034   CG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 8/27 to 8/29   T031   Prindle   $54.00  CLASS CLOSED


Love Yourself, Transform Your Life (Mount Vernon Campus)
This powerful 8-week workshop is led by Constance Mollerstuen, one of the five Licensed Heal Your Life® Workshop Facilitators in the State of Washington who will help you uncover the realization of your own power, inner wisdom and strengths, which will help you to achieve the life of Joy, Happiness, Prosperity and Health you deserve. --$20 for textbook payable to instructor first class.

6222   CPROF 051   AG   6:00PM-8:30PM   W 7/10 to 8/28   N119   Mollerstuen   $189.00  CLASS CLOSED


Managing Conflict Effectively in the Workplace (Mount Vernon Campus)
Got conflict? Everybody does; it’s inevitable. Do you know how to manage conflict to achieve better collaboration, innovation, productivity, profitability? This workshop focuses on behavioral approaches, backed up by brain science, to give folks confidence and success when handling differences. And, it doesn’t matter where the conflict occurs: with co-workers, customers, supervisors, or direct reports.

6201   CPROF 015   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 7/9   N119   Collette   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Managing Meeting Madness (Mount Vernon Campus)
Feel like you’re going to waste time when you hear the word, “meeting?” Somewhere around 50% of time in meetings is wasted in this nation. The results are frustration, slow or no movement forward on projects, cynicism, and more. What if you could design a framework that allowed people to get things done quickly and effectively and have fun at the same time? Come to this class and design a Meeting Management Model customized to your operation. Promise: your time won’t be wasted.

6206   CPROF 017   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 7/23   N119   Collette   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


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.

6220   CPROF 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   ThF 8/15 to 8/17   T045   Ronnestad   $189.00  CLASS CLOSED
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-4:30PM T045 in Walter Roberts Hall


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   7:00PM-9:00PM   W 8/7   N121   Foster   $40.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 24

Early Childhood Education

Homeschool Parent Qualification (Whidbey Campus)
This course meets the Washington State legal requirements as a "Qualifying Course" for parents who choose to provide home-based instruction for their children. It also provides basic information for those who already qualify to homeschool or who are deciding whether the homeschool educational option fits their needs. The course content will include presentation of legal requirements and "how-to" information concerning homeschooling and develop practical skills for application in your homeschool. All class sessions are required to receive the Certificate of Completion.

7007   CECE 011   AGW   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 8/23 to 8/24   B201   Rosenzweig   $95.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 8
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM

6036   CECE 011   AGW   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 8/23 to 8/24   B201   Rosenzweig   $95.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 8
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM B201 in Whidbey Old Main

6037   CECE 011   BGW   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 8/23 to 8/24   B201   Rosenzweig   $75.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 8
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM B201 in Whidbey Old Main

7008   CECE 011   BGW   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 8/23 to 8/24   B201   Rosenzweig   $75.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 8
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM

English And Literature

Pitch Perfect: Get Published! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Explore the business side of writing, from building a platform to pitching an agent to writing queries and proposals that shine! After navigating the world of publishing, students will be guided through the steps of writing query letters and proposals, as well as the opportunity to practice their pitches and receive on-the-spot feedback from the instructor!

6046   CENGL 012   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   TTh 8/6 to 8/8   T031   Perry   $45.00  Seats Avail: 20 of 24


Plot Your Story (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to write narrative that comes alive on the page, raises tension, and compels your reader to turn the page! This class will teach writers to hook the reader in the first page, outline plot using the three-act structure, the three story arcs, and the hero's journey model, develop intriguing, three-dimensional characters, write realistic dialogue where every word counts, and write in-scene (rather than 'telling'). Students will leave the class with an outlined plot, ready to write!

6048   CENGL 050   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   Th 7/10 to 7/24   T031   Perry   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED

Kids' College

Charcoal Still-Life Drawing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Like to get your fingers dirty? Come play with charcoal! We will go over light & shadows, how to use smudge sticks, erasers and much more! Please bring a 18” x 24” drawing pad, grey gum eraser, white eraser, & a set of charcoal sticks (preferably medium & dark). Instructor Amy Jamison is an award winning charcoal artist. Her most recent award was for her charcoal piece entitled “Innocence” at the 2012 Skagit Valley College Juried Art Show. This class is for ages 9-15.

6340   KIDS 029   AG   10:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 6/24 to 6/27   H208   Jamison   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED

6341   KIDS 029   BG   10:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 7/8 to 7/11   H208   Jamison   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED

6342   KIDS 029   CG   10:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 7/29 to 8/1   H208   Jamison   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED


Collision Cars (Mount Vernon Campus)
Students use unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem-solving and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. Models include arm bot, blade bot, broom bot, crawl bot, flipper bot, net bot, ramp bot, triceratops bot, winch bot, armored bot. Grades 4th-8th. Includes a take-home project.

6329   KIDS 020   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   MTWTh 8/5 to 8/8   A125   Staff   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED


Junior Engineering (Mount Vernon Campus)
Great hands-on learning and building. Students creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using LEGO® kits. Models include a race car, windmill, merry-go-round, levers/pliers, pulley/crane. Grades 1st-3rd. Includes a take-home project.

6322   KIDS 019   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 8/5 to 8/8   L042   Staff   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED


Scientific Journal Sketching (Mount Vernon Campus)
Do you love sketching and also love science? Put the two together by journaling around the college campus, sketching, writing & exploring the outdoors. Bring a medium-sized hard cover sketch book, a pencil, eraser, walking shoes & a smile! Instructor Amy Jamison is an award winning charcoal artist. Her most recent award was for her charcoal piece entitled “Innocence” at the 2012 Skagit Valley College Juried Art Show. This class is for ages 9-15.

6344   KIDS 030   AG   1:00PM-3:00PM   MTWTh 6/24 to 6/27   H208   Jamison   $99.00  Seats Avail: 22 of 24

6345   KIDS 030   BG   1:00PM-3:00PM   MTWTh 7/8 to 7/11   H208   Jamison   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED

6346   KIDS 030   CG   1:00PM-3:00PM   MTWTh 7/29 to 8/1   H208   Jamison   $99.00  CLASS CLOSED

Fall Quarter Workshops

Close Fall Workshops

Art

CLAY WORKSHOP (Mount Vernon Campus)
Clay people of all levels who are interested in self-guided creation of works in a communal setting are welcome. Hand-building areas as well as pottery wheels are available for use. Some instruction in glazing and glaze theory along with kiln firing will be offered. Includes basic instruction, along with a fun and productive time in the studio making pottery or ceramic sculpture. Materials included.

6025   CART 020   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 9/26 to 11/21   H119   Tate   $189.00  Seats Avail: 8 of 15


Drawing from the Beginning (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is a comprehensive and fun class that takes students with little or no drawing experience through comfortable learning curve to develop skills and cultivate new ways to see. This is also a good course if you want to refresh your drawing skills and simply enjoy drawing! $15 materials fee paid to Instructor at first class meeting.

6028   CART 023   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 11/6 to 12/11   H211   Behnke   $154.00  Seats Avail: 8 of 15


Fused Glass - Jewelry & More (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create beautiful fused glass projects, starting with earrings, pins and brooches, move on to small plates, bowls, mirrors, picture frames and coasters. All projects will be fired outside of class and ready for the following class. All materials, tools and jewelry backings are provided. Materials fee $40 payable to instructor first night of class.

6022   CART 015   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 11/27 to 12/11   H024   Mitchell   $90.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 15


Mosaic Assemblage Boxes (Mount Vernon Campus)
Incorporate elements of your everyday world into art! Arrange miscellaneous objects and transform them with new meaning. This class gives full reign to the hunter and gatherer instincts--great class for perpetual scavengers! All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. All tools and most materials provided.

6024   CART 019   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 11/6 to 11/20   H024   Mitchell   $85.00  CLASS CLOSED


Mosaic Glass Art (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover how to turn chipped and broken treasures into new and interesting art for your home or for gifts. Learn, step-by-step, the techniques of cutting glass as well as placement and grouting while becoming familiar with all the materials and tools required to create a beautifully finished mosaic piece. Design ideas will also be discussed. Each participant will make two projects. Materials fee $25 payable to instructor first class. No prior experience required.

6019   CART 012   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   T 11/19 to 12/10   T045   Mitchell   $105.00  CLASS CLOSED


NW Coast Native American Art: Beginning Formline Design (Mount Vernon Campus)
Join us for an exploration of formline design. You'll learn design rules and then practice drawing, combining basic elements. The class is for anyone who would like to learn to draw, or for those who want to learn formline design. Alica Leppanen has an MA in Art History with a specialization in Northwest Coast Art. Materials fee of $20 is payable to instructor at first class.

6030   CART 025   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   Th 10/10 to 10/24   T019   Leppanen   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Printmaking: On and Off the Press (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is an introductory class to learn inventive printmaking methods with and without a press. Students will make their own linoleum cuts and learn basic block printing and explore creative approaches to printmaking with reverse printing, mono printing and relief printing from collected materials. $20 materials fee paid at first meeting.

6027   CART 022   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 11/7 to 12/12   H209   Behnke   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED


Stained Glass Art (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover the time-honored craft of stained glass. You will explore the process of creating a stained glass panel. Students will progress at their own pace and develop projects appropriate to their skill level--from light-catchers to lampshades. Topics to be covered include design and color as well as technical issues such as cutting, foiling and leading. Safety issues will be addressed in depth. All levels welcome. Basic materials are supplied (some glass, foil, lead and solder; additional costs will vary depending on individual projects).

6021   CART 014   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 9/25 to 10/30   H024   Mitchell   $165.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 18


Watercolor Painting (Mount Vernon Campus)
In-class painting, exercises, demonstrations and individual attention to increase your skills, whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Learn about washes, glazing, color mixing, dry and wet techniques, brushes, and different brush strokes.

6017   CART 011   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 9/25 to 11/13   H208   Cooper   $149.00  Seats Avail: 1 of 25

Business Management

(Almost) Free Marketing for Businesses (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class is for businesses that want to take advantage of effective marketing strategies that are available everybody, without reinventing the wheel. Not sure which marketing options are best for your business?  We will address the pros and cons of Facebook, Pinterest, Linked-In, review sites, Newsletters, Networking, and more! A great class for new businesses who don’t want to spend lots of money with little results. 

6047   CBMT 014   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   T 9/24   F110   Shotton   $49.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 20

6048   CBMT 014   BG   6:30PM-8:30PM   Th 10/24   F110   Shotton   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED

6049   CBMT 014   CG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 11/6   F110   Shotton   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Facebook 201--Content for your Business Page (Mount Vernon Campus)
You have your Facebook Business page up, but have NO idea of what to put on it! This class will provide you a list of possible posting topics, as well as give you the top five ways of increasing the number of “LIKES” (which generates customer leads!) 

6058   CBMT 044   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 10/23   F110   Shotton   $49.00  Seats Avail: 20 of 20

6059   CBMT 044   BG   6:30PM-8:30PM   Th 11/7   F110   Shotton   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Facebook for Business (Mount Vernon Campus)
We’ll walk you step by step to set up your Facebook Business Fan page. You’ll learn why it’s such a valuable marketing tool, develop a Facebook marketing plan, and get helpful tips for keeping it managed in as little as one hour a week. We will also discuss engagement strategies and developing a good Fan base, which generates customer leads.

6054   CBMT 043   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   Th 9/26   F110   Shotton   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED

6055   CBMT 043   BG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 10/9   F110   Shotton   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED

6056   CBMT 043   CG   6:30PM-8:30PM   T 10/22   F110   Shotton   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED


Pinterest for Your Business (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you have a product based business that is eye catching- THIS is the class for you! Pinterest is also valuable for service based businesses too, and is the fastest growing referral site online! We’ll walk you step by step to set up your Pinterest Business account, create “Boards” and “Pins” that will lead customers back to your website. Learn how to manage your account in as little as one hour a week.

6051   CBMT 015   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   Th 10/10   F110   Shotton   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED

6052   CBMT 015   BG   6:30PM-8:30PM   T 11/5   F110   Shotton   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED

Continuing Professional Education

WELCOME TEAM TRAINING (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6180   CPROF 001   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 9/9 to 9/12   F202   Porter   $75.00  Seats Avail: 3 of 20


REINVENT YOUR RETIREMENT (San Juan Center)
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5796   CPROF 002   AP   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 10/26   RM CR   Russell   $57.00  CLASS CLOSED


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.

6202   CPROF 044   AG   1:00PM-4:30PM   Sa 10/26   T045   Ronnestad   $35.00  Seats Avail: 19 of 24


Coping with Job Loss (Mount Vernon Campus)
Losing a job can be scary. The demands of job loss can attack you emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. After losing your job, you may feel you have nothing to contribute to a new company or position. You may be wondering what you are going to do to get back into the workforce or why this has happened to you. Even in these uncertain and difficult times of being unemployed, you can find peace. Participants who attend this class series will learn how to regain their confidence, move beyond limiting beliefs, simple stress reduction techniques, resiliency and personal awareness, with all the exercises designed to ignite joy, clarity and positive reinforcement.  When one door closes another one opens. Let me help you be prepared to walk through it.

6212   CPROF 058   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   Th 10/3 to 10/24   N101   Mollerstuen   $60.00  CLASS CLOSED


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.

6196   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 9/24 to 9/26   T045   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 25 of 35

6197   CPROF 034   BG   9:00AM-3:30PM   Sa 10/19   T041   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 20 of 35


Healing After Divorce (Mount Vernon Campus)
The reality of experiencing a divorce can be a traumatic event. Oftentimes healing and moving forward can be difficult and lonely. Transitioning to a new lifestyle is one of the biggest adjustments one can make after divorce. Adjustment requires taking action and making decisions while grieving the loss of your marriage, and can be a difficult time. This class series offers meaningful and practical ways to overcome the pain, anger, and hurt by uncovering negative emotions and replacing them with healthy principles which will help you to realize that there is happiness and fulfillment beyond the sadness and disruption of divorce.

6211   CPROF 057   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   T 9/24 to 10/15   N119   Mollerstuen   $110.00  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 10/12   RM CR   Russell   $57.00  Seats Avail: 12 of 20


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.

6203   CPROF 045   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   ThF 10/24 to 10/26   T045   Ronnestad   $189.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 24
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-4:30PM T045 in Walter Roberts Hall


Sewing: Beginning Sewing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to Sew! Make a sewing work apron/tool belt to be used in future projects! Bring fabric and thread to match and your own sewing machine. If you don't have one, it can be provided (instructor will need advance notice).  Materials fee $5 payable to instructor first class. 

6209   CPROF 055   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   T 9/24 to 10/15   T031   Sherrer   $70.00  CLASS CLOSED


Sewing: How to Duplicate Your Favorite Garment (without taking it apart!) (Mount Vernon Campus)
Hands-on system as to "how to" duplicate a pattern from a favorite garment without taking it apart! Students purchase own garment materials. Drafting materials fee $5 payable to instructor first class. Not for beginners.

6208   CPROF 054   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   W 10/23 to 11/13   T031   Sherrer   $60.00  Seats Avail: 2 of 10


Sewing: Pattern Drafting Basics (Mount Vernon Campus)
Basics of pattern drafting on basic parts of all garments: bodice, sleeve, skirt and pant. Some sewing experience helpful. Materials fee $5 payable to instructor first class.

6210   CPROF 056   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   W 9/25 to 10/16   T031   Sherrer   $80.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 10


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!

6207   CPROF 053   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   T 11/12   T019   Foster   $40.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 20

Early Childhood Education

Homeschool Parent Qualification (Mount Vernon Campus)
This course meets the Washington State legal requirements as a "Qualifying Course" for parents who choose to provide home-based instruction for their children. It also provides basic information for those who already qualify to homeschool or who are deciding whether the homeschool educational option fits their needs. The course content will include presentation of legal requirements and "how-to" information concerning homeschooling and develop practical skills for application in your homeschool. All class sessions are required to receive the Certificate of Completion.

6065   CECE 011   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 10/4 to 10/5   T041   Rosenzweig   $95.00  Seats Avail: 2 of 15
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM T041 in Walter Roberts Hall

6066   CECE 011   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 10/4 to 10/5   T041   Rosenzweig   $75.00  Seats Avail: 2 of 15
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM T041 in Walter Roberts Hall

English And Literature

Break into Children's Publishing by Writing Nonfiction (Mount Vernon Campus)
The new Common Core Standards create an opportunity for writers. Magazine and book editors need more nonfiction for the youngest children on up to young adult. Get your foot in the door by learning how to choose your best subject, do text and illustration research using primary, secondary and on-site sources, add enriching back matter for adult and children readers, track visuals (permissions, costs and deliveries), use marketing resources, and write effective query and proposal letters. Workshop taught by children's author, Lois V. Harris.

6062   CENGL 016   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   Th 10/3 to 10/10   T041   Harris   $49.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 20

Gardening And Landscaping

Gardening Successfully in Skagit County - Session 2 (Mount Vernon Campus)
Maintenance Techniques for a Healthy Yard. Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful, healthy yard that fits our climate and your lifestyle. This session covers weed, pest, and disease management; lawn care and pruning; and growing edibles in small spaces. Participation in Session 1, Building Blocks for a Healthy Yard, desirable but not required. Taught by WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardeners. Certificate of completion.

6010   CAG 027   AG   6:00PM-8:30PM   T 10/8 to 10/22   T045   Staff   $59.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 25


Principles of Landscaping (Mount Vernon Campus)
Lecture course designed for homeowners to learn how to do their own landscaping or intelligently discuss with their contractors the fundamentals of design, construction, and plant selections for their landscaping.

6008   CAG 015   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   Sa 9/28 to 10/26   A135   Murphy   $79.00  CLASS CLOSED

World Language - Italian

Beginning Conversational Italian (Mount Vernon Campus)
By the end of this class, you should be able to have a basic conversation with Italian people about common situations, travel confidently in Italy and interact appropriately in social situations. Throughout the course, you will discuss Italian culture and traditions so you can obtain a well-rounded and informed knowledge of the Italian people.

6105   CITAL 011   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   M 9/23 to 11/18   N123   Sica   $149.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 20

World Language - Spanish

Conversational Spanish I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the Spanish sound system, basic vocabulary and simple Spanish grammatical structures as you develop an ability to understand and respond to simple spoken Spanish.

6219   CSPAN 011   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   M 9/23 to 11/18   N119   Guillen   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED


Conversational Spanish II/III (Mount Vernon Campus)
Continued from Spanish II and designed for individuals who have either taken Spanish I or II and have exposure to Spanish. The focus for Spanish II/III will be to continue learning vocabulary and the challenge will be to further develop grammatical structures, dialogues and conversational situations. The class will follow the Spanish is Fun textbook I (available at SVC bookstore).

6225   CSPAN 013   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   W 9/25 to 11/13   N119   Guillen   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED

Winter Quarter Workshops

Close Winter Workshops

CONVERSATION MANDARIN-CL (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6144   CMAND 020   AG   10:00AM-11:00AM   T   CLT   Lee   $40.00  Seats Avail: 22 of 25

6145   CMAND 020   BG   4:00PM-5:00PM   T   N120   Lee   $40.00  Seats Avail: 23 of 25

Art

CLAY WORKSHOP (Mount Vernon Campus)
Clay people of all levels who are interested in self-guided creation of works in a communal setting are welcome. Hand-building areas as well as pottery wheels are available for use. Some instruction in glazing and glaze theory along with kiln firing will be offered. Includes basic instruction, along with a fun and productive time in the studio making pottery or ceramic sculpture. Materials included.

6045   CART 020   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 1/16 to 3/13   H119   Tate   $189.00  Seats Avail: -1 of 15


Fused Glass - Jewelry & More (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create beautiful fused glass projects, starting with earrings, pins and brooches, move on to small plates, bowls, mirrors, picture frames and coasters. All projects will be fired outside of class and ready for the following class. All materials, tools and jewelry backings are provided. Materials fee $40 payable to instructor first night of class.

6042   CART 015   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 3/6 to 3/20   T045   Mitchell   $90.00  CLASS CLOSED


Hot Mosaics - Storypoles (Mount Vernon Campus)
Dynamic 4-week class combines the two hottest trends in Glass Art: Glass Mosaics and Glass Fusing. Create a 3-panel, 9" x 18" Story Pole--theme oriented, about family, culture and/or abstraction. The possibilities are endless. Class covers cutting glass, proper adhesives, design and layout. All levels welcome. All tools and materials are provided.

6047   CART 026   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 2/19 to 3/12   T045   Mitchell   $105.00  CLASS CLOSED


Stained Glass Art (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover the time-honored craft of stained glass. You will explore the process of creating a stained glass panel. Students will progress at their own pace and develop projects appropriate to their skill level--from light-catchers to lampshades. Topics to be covered include design and color as well as technical issues such as cutting, foiling and leading. Safety issues will be addressed in depth. All levels welcome. Basic materials are supplied (some glass, foil, lead and solder; additional costs will vary depending on individual projects).

6040   CART 014   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 1/8 to 2/12   T045   Mitchell   $165.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 18


Watercolor Painting (Mount Vernon Campus)
In-class painting, exercises, demonstrations and individual attention to increase your skills, whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Learn about washes, glazing, color mixing, dry and wet techniques, brushes, and different brush strokes.

6036   CART 011   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 1/22 to 3/12   H208   Cooper   $149.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 25

Business Management

(Almost) Free Marketing for Businesses (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class is for businesses that want to take advantage of effective marketing strategies that are available everybody, without reinventing the wheel. Not sure which marketing options are best for your business?  We will address the pros and cons of Facebook, Pinterest, Linked-In, review sites, Newsletters, Networking, and more! A great class for new businesses who don’t want to spend lots of money with little results. 

6050   CBMT 014   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 2/12   T011   Shotton   $39.00  CLASS CLOSED


Facebook 201--Content for your Business Page (Mount Vernon Campus)
You have your Facebook Business page up, but have NO idea of what to put on it! This class will provide you a list of possible posting topics, as well as give you the top five ways of increasing the number of “LIKES” (which generates customer leads!) 

6060   CBMT 044   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 2/26   T011   Shotton   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Facebook for Business (Mount Vernon Campus)
We’ll walk you step by step to set up your Facebook Business Fan page. You’ll learn why it’s such a valuable marketing tool, develop a Facebook marketing plan, and get helpful tips for keeping it managed in as little as one hour a week. We will also discuss engagement strategies and developing a good Fan base, which generates customer leads.

6057   CBMT 043   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 2/19   F110   Shotton   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED


Social Media for your Business - Why it's worth your time (Mount Vernon Campus)
Have you been avoiding social media marketing for your business? In this introduction to social media, we'll talk about the top 10 most important social media platforms for your business. You'll learn WHAT it is, WHY it's worth your time and money, and WHICH ones are the best fit for your company.

6053   CBMT 016   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   W 2/5   T011   Shotton   $39.00  Seats Avail: 22 of 25

Continuing Professional Education

FIRE SERVICE CERT TEST (location unavailable)
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6100   CFIRE 021   AG   6:30PM-9:30PM   F 1/10   T019   Olson   $25.00  Seats Avail: 1 of 24


WELCOME TEAM TRAINING (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6181   CPROF 001   BG   9:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 12/16 to 12/19   F202   Porter   $75.00  Seats Avail: 7 of 20


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.

6204   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 1/21 to 1/23   T045   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 19 of 35

6205   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 2/18 to 2/20   F120   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 20 of 35

6206   CPROF 034   CG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 3/18 to 3/20   F120   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 21 of 35


Introduction to Fly Fishing (Mount Vernon Campus)
This course focuses upon fly fishing for trout in western North America streams and lakes. The beginner will acquire sufficient knowledge and skill to start fly fishing and catch trout. The topics include: matching lines, rods, and reels; casting fly line; selecting leaders, knots, and tippets; learning about trout foods and related flies; basic fly tying; trout habitat and behavior; and fly fishing methods. About half of the classes will be actual "hands-on" learning by doing. There will be a couple optional Saturday classes as well.

6213   CPROF 035   AG   6:30PM-9:00PM   W 1/8 to 3/19   N123   Freet   $120.00  Seats Avail: 0 (4 on Waitlist) of 16


Life Transitions Workshop (Mount Vernon Campus)
Change is inevitable and sometimes scary. Looking at the beliefs we have and uncovering the negative emotions behind them can help make these changes more manageable. This workshop was designed by Louise Hay to help you on your journey of transformation. Join Constance Mollerstuen Licensed Heal Your Life Workshop Facilitator and Coach to discover the blocks you have which may be limiting the amount of happiness you are experiencing in your relationships and your life.

6232   CPROF 074   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   T 2/4 to 2/11   N119   Mollerstuen   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED


Sewing: Sewing Problems Solved (Mount Vernon Campus)
Bring in your sewing project that's got you stymied and get one-on-one professional advice on how to move forward with it, save it, or alter it into another project. Instructor is a professional clothing/accessories designer and manufacturer, sewing for 40 years, with an MFA in textile processes.

6228   CPROF 059   AG   10:00AM-12:00PM   Sa 3/1   T031   Sherrer   $30.00  CLASS CLOSED


Uniquely "YOU" (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learning positive affirmations and techniques to heighten your intuition will help you to find your true purpose and uncover your passion in life. In this workshop designed by Louise Hay you will learn to embrace your uniqueness and discover the hidden talents and creativity that only you have. Join Constance Mollerstuen Licensed Heal Your Life Workshop Facilitator and Coach who will teach you how to look within so that you can enjoy a rewarding purpose filled life.

6229   CPROF 060   AG   6:30PM-8:30PM   Th 3/13 to 3/20   N123   Mollerstuen   $59.00  CLASS CLOSED


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!

6226   CPROF 053   AG   9:00AM-11:00AM   Sa 2/1   T011   Foster   $40.00  Seats Avail: 17 of 24

English And Literature

INTRO TO FICTION (San Juan Center)
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5733   CENGL 017   AP   11:30AM-1:45PM   TTh   RM C   Staff   $0.00  Seats Avail: 30 of 30


Shining the Spotlight on Children's Concept Books, Picture Books and Storybooks (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the guidelines for each category of young children's literature. Discover why writers make a dummy and how it shapes your manuscript into what editors want. Using your story's text, create a dummy. (Writer/illustrators could also add illustration ideas.) Share it with your classmates, receive feedback, and marketing resources for each category.

6076   CENGL 054   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   Th 1/30 to 2/6   N119   Harris L   $49.00  Seats Avail: 11 of 25

Gardening And Landscaping

Gardening Successfully in Skagit County - Session 2 (Mount Vernon Campus)
Maintenance Techniques for a Healthy Yard. Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful, healthy yard that fits our climate and your lifestyle. This session covers weed, pest, and disease management; lawn care and pruning; and growing edibles in small spaces. Participation in Session 1, Building Blocks for a Healthy Yard, desirable but not required. Taught by WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardeners. Certificate of completion.

6020   CAG 027   AG   6:00PM-8:30PM   T 2/11 to 2/25   T045   Staff   $59.00  Seats Avail: 11 of 25


Plant Propagation: Tissue Culture to Cuttings (Mount Vernon Campus)
Fast-paced course, set in lab-like student environment, complete with specimens for hands-on training in the various techniques of plant propagation ranging from tissue culture to scotch cuttings.

6011   CAG 014   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   Sa 2/8 to 3/8   A136   Murphy   $79.00  CLASS CLOSED


Pruning, Trimming & Training Home Gardens (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn how to take care of the landscaping. Two hours of lecture with visuals consisting of tools and techniques for using them. Students will be invited to master gardener's yard afterwards for first-hand demonstration and hands-on experience.

6009   CAG 011   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   Sa 3/15   A136   Murphy   $39.00  CLASS CLOSED

World Language - Italian

Beginning Conversational Italian (Mount Vernon Campus)
By the end of this class, you should be able to have a basic conversation with Italian people about common situations, travel confidently in Italy and interact appropriately in social situations. Throughout the course, you will discuss Italian culture and traditions so you can obtain a well-rounded and informed knowledge of the Italian people.

6129   CITAL 011   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   T 1/14 to 3/18   N120   Sica   $149.00  Seats Avail: 8 of 20

World Language - Spanish

CONVERSATION SPANISH-CLT (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6257   CSPAN 020   AG   10:00AM-11:00AM   W   CLT   Escher   $40.00  Seats Avail: 18 of 25

6258   CSPAN 020   BG   4:00PM-5:00PM   W   N120   Escher   $40.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 25


Conversational Spanish I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the Spanish sound system, basic vocabulary and simple Spanish grammatical structures as you develop an ability to understand and respond to simple spoken Spanish.

6251   CSPAN 011   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   M 1/13 to 3/17   N123   Guillen   $149.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 25

Spring Quarter Workshops

Close Spring Workshops

Music Appreciation (San Juan Center)
Join Angel Michaels for an introduction and exploration of music. This foundation course examines Western music from the Middle ages to the present, focusing on significant composers and compositions and the historical context in which they were written.

5783   CMUSC 011   AP   11:30AM-1:45PM   TTh 4/8 to 6/19   RM C   Michaels   $90.00  Seats Avail: 24 of 24

Art

Calligraphy (Mount Vernon Campus)
To expose and teach the skill of the time honored art of writing with a broad edge pen. Students will explore the basics of calligraphic alphabets such as, Roman, Italic and Chancery Cursive. Students will explore the concepts of creating logos and card designs. No experience is required. Supplies will be available in the Cardinal Bookstore.

6064   CART 027   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 4/16 to 6/11   H209   Tate   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED


CLAY WORKSHOP (Mount Vernon Campus)
Clay people of all levels who are interested in self-guided creation of works in a communal setting are welcome. Hand-building areas as well as pottery wheels are available for use. Some instruction in glazing and glaze theory along with kiln firing will be offered. Includes basic instruction, along with a fun and productive time in the studio making pottery or ceramic sculpture. Materials included.

6054   CART 020   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 4/17 to 6/12   H119   Tate   $189.00  Seats Avail: 6 of 15


Design from the Beginning (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is an introductory class that offers students a basic and enjoyable hands-on overview of the elements of design. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects will explore line, shape and form, space, texture, value, color and the principles involved in their use. A variety of materials and methods will be used to develop a fundamental understanding of the problems and principles of design. All levels welcome. $15 materials fee paid to Instructor at first class meeting.

6066   CART 028   AG   4:00PM-6:00PM   Sa 5/3 to 6/7   H209   Behnke   $149.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


Drawing from the Beginning (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is a comprehensive and fun class that takes students with little or no drawing experience through comfortable learning curve to develop skills and cultivate new ways to see. This is also a good course if you want to refresh your drawing skills and simply enjoy drawing! $15 materials fee paid to Instructor at first class meeting.

6060   CART 023   AG   1:00PM-3:30PM   Sa 5/3 to 6/7   H208   Behnke   $159.00  Seats Avail: 9 of 15


Fused Glass - Jewelry & More (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to create beautiful fused glass projects, starting with earrings, pins and brooches, move on to small plates, bowls, mirrors, picture frames and coasters. All projects will be fired outside of class and ready for the following class. All materials, tools and jewelry backings are provided. Materials fee $40 payable to instructor first night of class.

6048   CART 015   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   M 4/28 to 5/12   T045   Mitchell   $90.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


Hot Mosaics - Storypoles (Mount Vernon Campus)
Dynamic 4-week class combines the two hottest trends in Glass Art: Glass Mosaics and Glass Fusing. Create a 3-panel, 9" x 18" Story Pole--theme oriented, about family, culture and/or abstraction. The possibilities are endless. Class covers cutting glass, proper adhesives, design and layout. All levels welcome. All tools and materials are provided.

6062   CART 026   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   Th 5/22 to 6/12   T045   Mitchell   $105.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


Printmaking: On and Off the Press (Mount Vernon Campus)
This is an introductory class to learn inventive printmaking methods with and without a press. Students will make their own linoleum cuts and learn basic block printing and explore creative approaches to printmaking with reverse printing, mono printing and relief printing from collected materials. $20 materials fee paid at first meeting.

6058   CART 022   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   Sa 5/3 to 6/7   H208   Behnke   $159.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


Stained Glass Art (Mount Vernon Campus)
Discover the time-honored craft of stained glass. You will explore the process of creating a stained glass panel. Students will progress at their own pace and develop projects appropriate to their skill level--from light-catchers to lampshades. Topics to be covered include design and color as well as technical issues such as cutting, foiling and leading. Safety issues will be addressed in depth. All levels welcome. Basic materials are supplied (some glass, foil, lead and solder; additional costs will vary depending on individual projects).

6046   CART 014   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 4/30 to 6/4   T045   Mitchell   $165.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 18


Watercolor Painting (Mount Vernon Campus)
In-class painting, exercises, demonstrations and individual attention to increase your skills, whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Learn about washes, glazing, color mixing, dry and wet techniques, brushes, and different brush strokes.

6043   CART 011   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   W 4/9 to 5/28   H208   Cooper   $149.00  Seats Avail: 9 of 25

Continuing Professional Education

HAZMAT AWARENESS RETEST (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6124   CFIRE 010   AG   7:00PM-10:00PM   F 4/11   T011   Staff   $25.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 20


FIREFIGHTER I RE-TEST (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6131   CFIRE 019   AG   5:00PM-7:00PM   F 4/11   T011   Staff   $25.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 20


HAZMAT 1ST RESPOND OPLVL (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6133   CFIRE 020   AG   8:00AM-5:00PM   Sa 4/12   T011   Staff   $110.00  Seats Avail: 8 of 20


Firefighter 1 Testing (Mount Vernon Campus)
Written and practical examination for certification by the Washington State Fire Protection Bureau. Candidates must score 80% on the written examination and pass all practical stations to be considered for certification.

6127   CFIRE 015   AG   8:00PM-10:00PM   F 4/11   T011   Staff   $25.00  Seats Avail: 4 of 20


Firefighter 1 Written Test: Written Original Test (Mount Vernon Campus)
Written examination for certification by the Washington State Fire Protection Bureau.  Candidates must score 80% to be considered for certification. 

6129   CFIRE 017   AG   5:00PM-7:00PM   F 4/11   T011   Staff   $25.00  Seats Avail: 13 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

6126   CFIRE 014   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   F 4/11   T011   Staff   $25.00  Seats Avail: 15 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.

6128   CFIRE 016   AG   8:00PM-10:00PM   F 4/11   T011   Staff   $25.00  Seats Avail: 12 of 20


BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6264   CPROF 085   AG   1:30PM-5:30PM   F 4/18 to 5/9   N123   Read   $0.00  Seats Avail: 25 of 25


Buried Treasure (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take a voyage to the center of your heart! Learn to create new habits which will bring you more happiness, better health, greater wealth, loving relationships and balance in your life. Why do you want to continue to settle for less? You are meant to live an extraordinary life. This workshop designed by Louise Hay renowned self-help expert, author and publisher will help you to uncover the negative beliefs you have buried deep within so that you are able to easily find that treasure chest filled with gold!

6260   CPROF 061   AG   1:00PM-5:00PM   Sa 5/17   A125   Mollerstuen   $65.00  Seats Avail: 17 of 20


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.

6238   CPROF 034   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 4/15 to 4/17   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 29 of 35

6239   CPROF 034   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 5/20 to 5/22   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 28 of 35

6240   CPROF 034   CG   6:00PM-9:00PM   TTh 6/17 to 6/19   T031   Prindle   $54.00  Seats Avail: 33 of 35


Fly Tying (Mount Vernon Campus)
This class uses a wide variety of tying materials and techniques to create some of the most productive trout flies for western North America streams and lakes. Two fly patterns are tied each night. You will also learn to make minor changes in these patterns to make site specific flies that “match the hatch”. All fly tying equipment and materials are provided.

6246   CPROF 042   AG   6:30PM-9:00PM   W 4/9 to 5/7   T041   Freet   $60.00  Seats Avail: 2 of 12


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.

5849   CPROF 014   AP   9:00AM-4:00PM   Sa 4/12   RM C   Russell   $57.00  CLASS CLOSED


Instant Piano (for Hopelessly Busy People) (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don’t want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life.  How is it done? Typical piano lessons teach you note reading, but piano professionals use chords. You will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song in this one session: any song. any style, any key. And you’ll get a healthy dose of insider secrets. Beginners welcome, but it would help if you already have a little music knowledge.  Beginners should download a free pamphlet at www.pianofun.com/pamphlet.html.

6250   CPROF 046   AG   6:00PM-9:30PM   F 5/2   H102   Laughlin   $49.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 14


Sewing: Sewing Problems Solved (Mount Vernon Campus)
Bring in your sewing project that's got you stymied and get one-on-one professional advice on how to move forward with it, save it, or alter it into another project. Instructor is a professional clothing/accessories designer and manufacturer, sewing for 40 years, with an MFA in textile processes.

6258   CPROF 059   AG   10:00AM-12:00PM   Sa 5/3   T031   Sherrer   $30.00  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!

6256   CPROF 053   AG   7:00PM-9:00PM   M 5/12   H024   Foster   $40.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 24

Early Childhood Education

Homeschool Parent Qualification (Mount Vernon Campus)
This course meets the Washington State legal requirements as a "Qualifying Course" for parents who choose to provide home-based instruction for their children. It also provides basic information for those who already qualify to homeschool or who are deciding whether the homeschool educational option fits their needs. The course content will include presentation of legal requirements and "how-to" information concerning homeschooling and develop practical skills for application in your homeschool. All class sessions are required to receive the Certificate of Completion.

6095   CECE 011   AG   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 5/2 to 5/3   A125   Rosenzweig   $95.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 20
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM A125 in Angst Hall

6096   CECE 011   BG   6:00PM-9:00PM   F 5/2 to 5/3   A125   Rosenzweig   $75.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 20
Also meets: Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM A125 in Angst Hall

English And Literature

Writing for Children: Focusing on Character (Mount Vernon Campus)
Whether you write fiction or nonfiction about a person, characters play an important role. Create real, compelling, main characters and secondary characters who support their performance. Take home a survey sheet for your manuscript's characters. Share their answers with other students and receive feedback. Resources, marketing, and submission information for your work will also be covered.

6103   CENGL 055   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   W 4/23 to 4/30   T031   Harris   $49.00  CLASS CLOSED


Introduction to Poetry (San Juan Center)
Join Jennifer Brennock for a study of the formal strategies of poetry. Course includes written and oral analysis of selected works.

5773   CLIT 014   AP   8:45AM-11:00AM   TTh 4/8 to 6/19   RM C   Brennock   $90.00  Seats Avail: 22 of 24

Physical Education

Women's Self Defense Class (Mount Vernon Campus)
Three hours could save your life. This self-defense class for women is designed to be basic so you will remember the tools that you learn. We will be going over grabs, chokes, awareness of your surroundings and much more.

6221   CPE 017   AG   6:30PM-8:00PM   MW 5/12 to 5/14   T011   Deschenes   $45.00  Seats Avail: 10 of 15

World Language - Italian

Beginning Conversational Italian (Mount Vernon Campus)
By the end of this class, you should be able to have a basic conversation with Italian people about common situations, travel confidently in Italy and interact appropriately in social situations. Throughout the course, you will discuss Italian culture and traditions so you can obtain a well-rounded and informed knowledge of the Italian people.

6166   CITAL 011   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   T 4/8 to 5/27   N120   Sica   $149.00  CLASS CLOSED

World Language - Spanish

CONVERSATION SPANISH-CLT (Mount Vernon Campus)
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6278   CSPAN 020   AG1   10:00AM-11:00AM   W 4/16 to 6/4   N123   Escher   $40.00  Seats Avail: 21 of 25

6279   CSPAN 020   AG2   4:00PM-5:00PM   W 4/16 to 6/4   N123   Escher   $40.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 25


Conversational Spanish I (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn the Spanish sound system, basic vocabulary and simple Spanish grammatical structures as you develop an ability to understand and respond to simple spoken Spanish.

6273   CSPAN 011   AG   6:00PM-8:00PM   M 4/7 to 6/2   N120   Guillen   $149.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 25