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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.

Arden Ainley

SUMMER & FALL QUARTER registration dates

SUMMERbannerCan you believe summer is right around the corner?  And, did you know that you can register for SUMMER and FALL quarters? Check it out:

  • Registration for Returning Students for Summer & Fall is going on now.
  • Registration for New Students for Summer and Fall begins June 1st.

If you want to begin a new career or upgrade your job skills, our Professional/Technical programs are aligned with local and state economic development strategies. High demand areas include:

SVC also offers Academic Transfer pathways if you’re ready to start your college experience and 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 college or university.

For the most up-to-date list of all available courses, visit .

For more information about programs and degrees, financial aid, career options, campus tours, and getting started.  For more information, visit or contact:

  • Mount Vernon Campus, (360) 416-7697 or toll free: 1 844 2SKAGIT
  • Whidbey Island Campus, (360) 675-6656
  • South Whidbey Center, (360) 679-5330
  • San Juan Center, (360) 378-3220
  • Marine Technology Center, (360) 766-6282

Skagit Connections Conference: Early Childhood Education professionals making a difference for tomorrow’s leaders

DSC_0093Skagit Valley College welcomed more than 500 Early Childhood Education professionals from around the region to the Mount Vernon Campus for the 2016 Skagit Connections Conference. Thanks to the leadership of SVC’s ECE and Paraprofessional Department Chairs Barbara Martinez-Griego and Kip Zwolenski, the annual bilingual event brought together preschool teachers, childcare providers, and support staff for a full day of professional development. The event included resource sharing, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities.

PLEA Graduation photo gallery!

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 1.24.28 PMWow, what a fantastic day for the PLEA graduates and their family and friends!

Charles Lewis Hall

SVC Gallery