“We chose to use Whatcom Community College as our primary contract training provider because Whatcom is able to provide a very high caliber of training and education, tailored to our needs, for a very reasonable price. The instructors from Whatcom are extremely knowledgeable, but they maintain an accessible format that is appropriate for the wide variety of people we have on staff. Additionally, the instructors have been very flexible, which is key when scheduling classes for people who provide care around-the-clock. But, the real advantage is in the results! The classes were so popular, successful, and results-oriented last year that we have decided to repeat them this year in order to reach more of our staff members.”

Tonja Myers, Administrator
St. Francis Extended Health Care


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Skagit Valley College
Location: 2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon WA 98273 
Website: http://www.skagit.edu
Region: Northwest Region
District: 4
Contact to Discuss Training:
Contact: Darren Greeno, Dean of Workforce Education
Department:  Professional/Technical Programs
Email: darren.greeno@skagit.edu
Phone: (360) 416-7729
Dept. Website:   http://www.skagit.edu

Additional Contacts:
Contact: Lynnette Bennett, Associate Dean of Workforce Education
Department:  Professional/Technical Programs
Email: lynnette.bennett@skagit.edu
Phone: (360) 416-7869

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College Description
With a focus on excellence: access, achievement, and community, Skagit Valley College has been making a difference in people’s lives throughout Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties since 1926.

SVC offers 43 associate degrees, 1 bachelor of applied science degree, 126 certificates, and 64 programs of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Program Showcase
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:

• Culinary Arts
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental & Sustainable Ag
• Fire Protection
• Manufacturing Technology
• Craft Brewing Academy

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, on tuition.
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