Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the role of support personnel in the hospital, clinical, home health care agencies, mail-order and retail pharmacies. Working under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians provide assistance to the pharmacist in a variety of tasks involving the packaging, distribution, compounding, labeling, and recording of drugs.

For more information contact:

Lisa Forsythe, MS.ED
Faculty Lead
2405 E College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Lewis Hall 123A
360.416.7969
fax: 360.416.6611

INVEST Program

The INVEST program at SVC is a comprehensive Post-Secondary Transition Program for individuals with intellectual disabilities, currently enrolled in local high schools until 21 years of age.

  • INDIVIDUALIZED: Each certificate will be adjusted to fit the student’s goals and career choice.
  • NEXT STEP: This next step in education will increase independence, self-determination, and competency in Self-advocacy, Setting and communicating long and short-term goals, Identifying and developing transferable and marketable occupational and job attainment skills.
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: Students will take technical classes related to their career choices.
  • SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING: Students will be involved on campus, in the classroom, and in the community to help build these skills.

Student Eligibility

Students with documented intellectual disabilities are eligible for referral to the INVEST program if they meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age and under 21 years of age
  • Have not met High School Graduation Requirements
  • Student’s IEP notes a need for Transition Services beyond High School to support post-secondary outcomes
  • Ability to attend to personal care needs
  • Ability to safely and independently navigate the college campus after initial orientation and training

Campus, Classroom & Community

INVEST students may earn a 1 or 2-year local employability certificate while taking core INVEST classes and elective classes out on campus.

Through campus, classroom, and vocational training, students will have increased self-advocacy, independence, and competence in:

  • Setting and communicating needs, wants, and long and short-term goals
  • Identifying and developing transferable and marketable occupational and job attainment skills
  • Community responsibility and membership through activities which foster and support engagement, sustainability, and social reciprocity
  • Critical thinking skills including self-reflection of learning and information gathering and analysis; and
  • Collaborating effectively with others, demonstrating respect for diversity and global perspectives, and recognizing and responding to varying levels of interpersonal relationships

For more information contact:

Lisa Forsythe, MS.ED
Faculty Lead
2405 E College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Lewis Hall 123A
360.416.7969
fax: 360.416.6611

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