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Community Education


Skagit Valley College is more than a college; it's a community where you can discover new passions or continue your lifelong learning via a diverse selection of classes and workshops from training, photography, language, art, yoga, business management, website development and more!


Featured Classes

Learn Microsoft Access - 1 Introduction

Microsoft Access - I Introduction

(Whidbey Island Campus) Explore the power and ease-of-use of this database program. You will develop a database by creating tables to store data, forms for data entry, queries for data retrieval and reports for data review. Learn built-in "tricks" for easier data entry and reporting.

6857 CTI 013 AGW
Dates: 6/3; Saturday
Time: 9 am–4 pm
Instructor: Fotheringham
Cost: $95

Stained glass window created in class

Mac for Beginners

(Mount Vernon Campus) Learn to love your Mac! Learn basic computer skills such as using your mouse and trackpad, using the menus, organizing your files and photos, and using internet browsers. If time allows, we will also explore the basic Mac programs, Numbers and Pages. We will be using the Mac lab on campus, but feel free to bring your own laptop, mouse and power cord.

6674 CTI 092 AG
Dates: 5/4; Thursday
Time: 3–9 pm
Instructor: Mullen
Cost: $49


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  • Watercolor

    Michelle is an excellent teacher; she meets the needs of all levels from beginners to advanced painters. I have been able to grow as an artist while taking this class because of her ever changing curriculum.

    Megan Eiserman
  • Homeschool Qualification

    The most valuable part of the class was the illustrations, stories, worksheets, activities, Beth's laid back, and yet knowledgeable real life stories were so helpful and helped me feel confident in my abilities going forward.

    Melissa O'Toole
  • Flagging and Traffic Control

    The instructor had real world experience which meant that he knew what he was talking about! .

    Steve Garman
  • Digital Photography

    Her practical advice and actual photos is what I liked most about this class, different versions of the same shot, even the not so great ones. So generous with her info and time.

  • Computer Literacy

    The most valuable part was the resources for purchasing and what class to take after this one.

    Mary J.
  • Photoshop Elements

    The most valuable part was getting the basic knowledge to get me started—Karen was very patient and supportive.


Instructors Wanted

Interested in teaching a class for a field you’re an expert in? Teach a Community Education class at Skagit Valley College! We’re always looking for enthusiastic individuals to teach others what they’re passionate about.

We are currently seeking instructors for our Kids’ College program for the upcoming Summer Quarter. If you’d like to learn more about what opportunities are available, please email us at

Cancellations and Refunds

A 100% refund is available if the college cancels the class or if you officially withdraw 48 hours prior to the first class meeting.