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About Arden Ainley

The Skagit Valley College Public Information Office takes the lead in the planning and production of external communications for SVC, helping to coordinate the official voice of the college. These activities include institutional print and electronic publications, promotional materials, ad campaigns, social media, as well as interactions with the news media. Our core projects include enrollment marketing promotional and informational pieces for the the College district for Academic Pathways, Professional/Technical Programs, Basic Education for Adults, and Enrollment Services.

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Life Transitions Program accepting applications for January class




Skagit Valley College’s Life Transitions Program is now accepting applications for the program’s FREE Career Exploration/Job Search class that begins in January. Classes take place on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Life Transitions is designed to help individuals who are looking to make a career change, increase their self-esteem, identify job skills, explore employment options, and who are considering college.

To register, interested people must attend an Orientation session. Orientations for the Mount Vernon Campus are held every Wednesday from 1:30 pm in Nelson Hall in Room N101. For more information, call Margo Grothe at (360) 416-7044 or toll free 1-844-2SKAGIT ext. 7044.

Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter!

Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter!  Classes begin January 4th.


Step into a new career or upgrade your job skills! Our High demand areas include:

Also SVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation is the only pure science program offered at a community college in Washington.

Or, if you want to earn a bachelor’s degree, complete two years at SVC and then transfer to a four-year university. Study close to home and save money, compared to tuition at a four-year school!

Prospective students can get an up-close view of SVC by taking a free campus tour. Get details on programs and degrees, financial aid, career options, and more.

  • Mount Vernon Campus, (360) 416-7697 or toll free: 1 844-2SKAGIT
  • Whidbey Island Campus, (360) 675-6656
  • South Whidbey Center, (360) 341-2324
  • San Juan Center, (360) 378-3220
  • Marine Technology Center, (360) 766-6282

Philanthropy expands Automotive program

photo-nov-15-11-21-39-amThanks to the support of a generous donor, the training experience for students in SVC’s Automotive Technology program has been expanded. The donor’s gift of $50,000 provided the opportunity for the department to purchase two new pieces of equipment.

Read more in today’s Skagit Valley Herald:

Cardinal Craft Brewing Tasting Room open TONIGHT November 18

tasting-roomSVC’s Cardinal Craft Brewing Tasting Room will be open TONIGHT, so stop by to taste brews made by our very own Craft Brewing Academy students!!

November 18; 4-7 pm

Cardinal Craft Brewing
15579 Peterson Road
Burlington, WA 98233

They’ll have $5 Pints:
– Oktoberfest
– Stout
– Amber Lager
– Viva Farms Berry Blonde
– and more! …

Hope to see you there!

Join Us! 17th Annual Champions of Diversity ceremony on November 30

You are cordially invited to atImage may contain: text and one or more peopletend the 17th Annual Champions of Diversity awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm in McIntyre Hall. The ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments of young multicultural leaders in our community and honor them with scholarships ranging from $1,500-$10,000 from all Washington State public universities and Skagit Valley College! Area high school students will be honored for their contributions to diversity in their schools and communities. Join Us!