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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

Whidbey Island Campus Running Start Info Session

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 3.23.15 PMJoin Us!  Running Start is a state funded program for qualified Juniors and Seniors to take college level classes and earn credits for both high school and college at the same time. FREE college tuition and up to 2 years of college completed!

Thursday, February 11
Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus
Hayes Hall 137 (across from the SVC and Oak Harbor library entrance)
The info session is open to Middle School, High School and Home Schooled students, parents, and educators.

Contact: Erin Shiflett


New look for Quarterly Class Schedule & where to find info online!

Quarterly Class Schedule plasma screen 2Quarterly Class Schedule

We wanted you to know that we’re changing things up a bit in our Quarterly Class Schedule. Just in time for Registration for Spring Quarter, we’ll be using it to remind you about important registration deadlines, program highlights, and steps to getting started. An important note: it won’t include full course schedule information.

However, thanks to web improvements, you will find all your CLASS INFO 

The regularly updated online schedule search will ensure that you’ll find the most up-to-date info to plan your schedule. Of course, Enrollment Services and Advising staff members are still available to help you over the phone or in person. We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals!

Mount Vernon Campus
Switchboard: 360.416.7600
Admissions/Registration: 360.416.7700
Advising: 360.416.7654

Whidbey Island Campus
Information: 360.675.6656
Admissions: 360.679.5319
Registration: 360.679.5330

South Whidbey Center
Information: 360.341.2324

Marine Technology Center
Information: 360.766.6282

San Juan Center
Information: 360.378.3220

FINANCIAL AID: Time to plan ahead!

Scholarship_WorkshopGreat News! Staff from the Financial Aid Office will be available to help students complete applications for 2016-2017 year. Join us at one of the following workshops:

Wednesday, February 10
Lewis Hall 330

Tuesday, February 16
Lewis Hall 208

Tuesday, February 23
Lewis Hall 208

For questions about these events, contact the Financial Aid Office, 416-7666.

Important Registration Dates for Spring Quarter

RegistratiRegister nowon for Skagit Valley College Spring Quarter begins February 9.

  • Registration for Returning Students begins February 9 .
  • Registration for New Advised Students begins February 25.
  • Open Enrollment begins March 10.
  • Classes begin April 5.

For students who want to begin a new career or upgrade their job skills, Professional/Technical programs are aligned with local and state economic development strategies. High demand areas include:

SVC also offers Academic Transfer pathways for students who want to begin their college experience and earn a bachelor’s degree. By completing two years at SVC and then transferring to a four-year university, students can study close to home and save money, compared to tuition at a four-year college or university.

Get 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

SVC Drama Department announces two free matinee performances of Prometheus Bound

Drama MasksThe Skagit Valley College Drama Department announces that two free matinee performances of Prometheus Bound, directed by Department Chair Damond Morris, will take place in the Phillip Tarro Theatre on February 12th and 26th at 12:30 p.m. This performance is a 40-minute condensed version of the Fall Quarter tour de force, now on tour in area high schools. The classic Greek myth of the Titan chained to a mountain by Zeus for delivering fire, knowledge, and art to man, is coupled with a design inspired by Native American Salish art and storytelling tradition. The play features student designed and implemented masks of classic Greek gods, maidens, and sea nymphs who visit Prometheus to witness his persecution.

For more information, contact or (360) 416-6636.