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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
Continuing and Community Education
Support Services and Resources
How do I register for classes?
What technology resources are available?
Can I get help paying for college?
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?
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!”
- 24/7 Reference Chat Service: http://library.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_2703
- One-on-One Zoom Meetings with a Librarian: http://library.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_2703
- Library Resource Check Outs (books, etc.): http://library.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_2812
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
- 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
- Tutoring: https://www.skagit.edu/tutoring
- Testing for Pearson Vue, including GED.
- Food Pantry (providing “to go” boxes for pick up Thursdays, 2-4pm)
For more information about the limited face-to-face services noted above, as well as online services, visit https://www.skagit.edu/remote .