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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

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to WinterYay, it’s Winter Quarter! We’re glad you’re back and wish you a great quarter!

It’s not too late to register for Winter Quarter!

Happy New Happy New Year dreamstime_xs_56919083Year! Make 2016 your best year ever!  Since we’re just a few days into the year, how about adding one more special resolution to the mix? It’s time to pursue your educational dreams and goals! It’s not too late and we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Winter Quarter starts Tuesday, January 5th!  Visit

New Spanish GED program, along with ESL and HS21+ Adult HS Diploma, offered Winter Quarter

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 12.52.08 PMSVC’s Basic Education department will offer a new Spanish GED® program at the Mount Vernon Campus in Winter Quarter. Classes are designed for Spanish language speakers who would like to prepare for the GED® exams in Spanish. Strong reading skills in Spanish are required. Successful completion of the course can count toward HS21+ Adult High School Diploma Credit.

Students may also co-enroll in ESL courses. These courses are designed to help non-native English-speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens develop English language skills they need to plan for college classes and to prepare for a better future.

High School 21+ is different than traditional high school completion programs because it recognizes life competency in addition to classroom time and tests. Students can demonstrate their knowledge in several ways, including knowledge gained from life experiences, previous and current employment, specialized certifications, volunteer history, or other evidence of learning.

Orientation classes for new students start the week of January 4. The tuition for all Basic Education classes is $25 per quarter, however tuition waivers are available for those who meet eligibility.  For information and to get started, (360) 416-7640.

Happy Holidays!

In observance of the Christmas holiday, all SVC campuses and centers will be closed December 25th. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, December 28th!

Thursday, Dec. 24: Internet up and running

THURSDAY, Dec. 24:

IT update:  The Internet connectivity is back up and running. Yay!