Skagit Valley College is here for you! Classes start January 4, 2021.

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We’re excited to announce that we have lots of options! Classes will be offered mostly online, but we will offer some face-to-face opportunities, including some of our science and workforce labs, plus lots of support services and resources to help you be successful.
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SVC is proud that classes are taught by our trained, experienced online instructors. While most classes will be offered online, we are also pleased to offer you in-person opportunities in select Science courses and Workforce programs. Our Basic Education for Adults program will also include limited in-person classes. In addition, SVC offers a lot of support services and resources to help you meet your goals.

Academic Transfer

Start your college transfer degree and join our SVC community online! Save big money on tuition compared to a four-year college or university, with no commuting. Whether you’re looking to pursue your passion in areas such as Visual Arts, Music, Business, Math, or Science, our Areas of Study provide a clear roadmap to your success. All SVC Academic faculty have advanced degrees in their field of expertise, in addition to significant teaching experience and a deep commitment to student success. Along the way, we’ll provide services and support to ensure you’re taking the right courses – in the right sequence – to meet your goals. Winter is the perfect time to start, or continue, your college experience!

Drop-in Students

If you’ve been attending a four-year university, but are taking a break for a quarter, semester, or a year, we encourage you to take a few classes for transfer at Skagit and enjoy our highly trained faculty and small class sizes.

Math Support

Taking Math online can be challenging. SVC is offering in-person support for all students registered for an SVC Math course. All in-person Math support will be offered by tenured SVC Math faculty and will be available on both the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. This service is offered free of charge to all registered students.

Workforce Training

What’s next in your life? If it’s a new career, our Workforce programs are designed to keep your degree on track and prepare you for employment. The following programs are being offered fully online:

  • Applied Management
  • Business Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Human Services
  • Multimedia & Interactive Technology

In addition to online instruction, we are pleased these programs will include hands-on labs and learning experiences, with safety protocols in place:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Composites Technology
  • Craft Brewing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Fire Science
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Marine Maintenance Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing – Pre-Nursing Lab; Clinicals
  • Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Welding Technology
Running Start
It’s not too late to apply for Running Start for this year! The Running Start program provides tuition-free college-level courses for high school juniors and seniors. Running Start students can earn credits toward high school graduation AND future college degrees at the same time, saving you potentially thousands of dollars. For more information, attend a virtual information session at https://skagitvalley.secure.force.com/events/#/list?type=Info%20Session or email [email protected].

Experiencing Unemployment?
Skagit Valley College’s Worker Retraining program can provide scholarships if you wish to gain skills in a high wage, high demand field. Our program assists students who receive unemployment benefits, as well as displaced homemakers, those discharged from military service, and self-employed and now unemployed.

The Employment Security Department of Washington State offers the Training Benefits program, which offers additional weeks of unemployment benefits so eligible claimants can train for careers in high demand fields.

  • The number of weeks you can receive Training Benefits varies according to your claim, but it is usually 26. These are in addition to the weeks you are eligible for, when not in training!
  • If approved for training benefits, you do not have to look for work as long as you are enrolled and making satisfactory progress in your training program.
  • The Employment Security Department of Washington State does not pay for books, tuition or school-related fees, but SVC’s Worker Retraining program does!

For more information, email Lisa Barnett, [email protected].

Basic Education for Adults
The Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) office is continuing to offer services via remote delivery, as well as some in-person support offered by SVC BEdA faculty. High School Completion, GED Prep, and English Language Acquisition classes will start on January 4. It’s not too late to apply!

Options for appointments are being offered by phone or online Zoom appointment. To schedule an appointment to get registered, email [email protected] or call 360.416.7640. Please see www.skagit.edu/remote for more information and resources, and please regularly monitor your SVC student email account for updates if you are a current student.

The Basic Education for Adults office is committed to your success as we continue to adjust our programs and instruction to help you meet your educational goals. There are a number of resources available to you, such as laptop loans, funding, and advising support to help you navigate these challenging times.

If you need access to a laptop or hotspot to support your studies, the SVC Libraries at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses are loaning technology to help you succeed! Visit: https://www.skagit.edu/about/safety-security-parking/remote-services/#it

Office for Equity and Inclusion
The Office for Equity and Inclusion is pleased to partner with our community organizations to offer opportunities to our community to attend Skagit Valley College. SVC is pleased to offer a parent leadership training, Escuela para Padres in Spanish, to support parents with navigating and learning about the United States school system and how to support their children remote learning during this pandemic. If you wish to enroll, please contact Yadira Rosales for more information, [email protected].
Continuing and Community Education
If you’re looking for online short-term, non-credit programs, professional development opportunities, computer courses, personal enrichment classes, or programs for kids, our Continuing and Community Education program offers something for everyone! For more information, visit Continuing and Community Education, www.skagit.edu/cce.
International Programs
For students around the world who would like an American college experience that includes online classes and some face-to-face opportunities, Skagit Valley College continues its long-standing commitment to global education. SVC International Programs focuses on an appreciation of cultural differences and a desire to enrich the education we provide, with a global perspective. While some colleges will offer only online courses, SVC is a leader among community colleges and is proud to offer excellent online options and some scheduled face-to-face instruction and/or support. These classes allow our International students to remain in compliance with federal regulations.

We are excited to have our SVC athletic coaches engaging with our student-athletes in small group workouts as they train for competition play beginning in January, with the exception of Men’s and Women’s Golf, which is currently underway! To stay connected and updated with the Cardinals visit: https://www.skagit.edu/campus-life/athletics/

Support Services and Resources

SVC has designed a variety of services and resources to help you to be successful as an online learner!
How do I register for classes?
Our Enrollment Services team is ready to assist you with your application and registering for classes. Visit https://www.skagit.edu/admissions/getting-started/ for more details or email your questions to [email protected].
What technology resources are available?
If you need access to technology to support your studies, visit our Information Technology support webpage for details about available resources and how you can get personalized tech support, including laptops, hotspots, and webcams available for checkout https://www.skagit.edu/about/safety-security-parking/remote-services/#it
Can I get help paying for college?
Don’t let the challenge of paying for classes prevent you from realizing your educational goals. Additional funding is available!

SVC is committed to assisting our Undocumented students; each year there are emergency funds dedicated to providing emergency assistance to Undocumented students and students enrolled in High School Completion, GED, and English Language Acquisition courses.

For more information, visit https://www.skagit.edu/funding-your-education/

What if I’m new to online learning?
The vast majority of college students are new to online education, and it’s easier than you might think.  We’ve created a free course offered in both English and Spanish about the technology, tools and applications to help you be successful online! If you have additional questions, we invite you to contact us by phone, 360.416.7654, email, [email protected], or visit https://www.skagit.edu/about/safety-security-parking/remote-services/

Or, schedule a Zoom appointment or use our instant chat feature: www.skagit.edu/uchat . To begin a chat session during available open hours, visit www.skagit.edu and hover over the “Chat with SVC Student Services” icon on the left side of the screen. You can submit a general question to SVC Student Services or reach a specific office by clicking “Chat with Me!”

SVC Libraries
The SVC Libraries at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses are ready to help you be successful!

Not sure how we can best help you? Please email [email protected] and a librarian will be happy to help you!

Expanded access to Wi-Fi
SVC offers expanded access to Wi-Fi at several SVC parking lots:

  • Mount Vernon Campus: Laura Angst Hall (Lot L1) and Joe Reeves Hall (Lot L2).
  • Whidbey Island Campus: Wi-Fi from SVC and the Sno-Isle Library cover the parking lots.
Limited Face-to-Face Student Services
For Winter Quarter, SVC is planning to offer limited face-to-face Student Services in the following areas:

For more information about the limited face-to-face services noted above, as well as online services, visit https://www.skagit.edu/remote .

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