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Support your men and women basketball teams as they compete against Olympic. Remember to wear your Code Red T-shirts. GO CARDINALS!

Updated: 12/18/2014 2:14:24 PM


Join us on campus before school starts this fall to get what you need to start the new quarter right! Prep for Success Day, a welcome back open house event for students, is an opportunity to get yourself ready for the quarter: get your parking/bus pass, buy books, print your schedule, pick up your free planner, find your classes, etc….

Stop by and enjoy free snacks, enter drawings, and learn more about campus while you prepare to begin class on January 6. Mark your calendars now!

A complete schedule will be posted here closer to the event.

New Student Orientation
Where: Skagit Valley College (Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island Campuses)
Date: Monday, January 5, 2015

Mount Vernon Campus:
Moodle Training: 4-4:45pm Lewis Hall 328 & 330
Campus Tour: 4:45pm Cardinal Center Cafeteria
Orientation: 5:30pm Cardinal Center Cafeteria

Whidbey Island Campus:
Moodle Training: 4-5pm Oak Hall 223
Campus Tour: 5pm Oak Hall 223
Orientation: 5:30pm Library

Students are invited to Skagit Valley College Orientation. Learn about our online learning platform, get a tour of campus, and hear from faculty and staff on how to be successful in your courses. Free pizza is provided! New students are highly encouraged to attend; current students are also welcome.

Updated: 12/17/2014 1:22:48 PM


Do you love marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers? If you do, head for Campus View Village on Tuesday, January 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. Get your sugar high and carb out as you meet other SVC students!

Updated: 12/16/2014 1:24:43 PM


SVC Students—enjoy a wonderful continental breakfast at the Cardinal Center cafeteria. This is the SVC Program Board's way of saying, welcome back!

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Updated: 12/16/2014 12:55:17 PM


Get involved! Get connected! Learn about the many clubs offered at SVC. Here's your chance to meet like-minded students. This event will be held at the Cardinal Center atrium.

Updated: 12/9/2014 2:31:03 PM


Time to bring in the New Year and the winter quarter with the joy and comradeship of friends!

Enjoy karaoke, board games, food and drinks!

See you at the Cardinal Center cafeteria on the third Friday of January, 2015.

Updated: 12/9/2014 12:27:38 PM


In this class we will:

  • Experience 8,000 years of art and architecture by Anasazi and Hopi cliff dwellers & explore how they reflect the regional geology and biota.
  • Participate in traditional Navajo life and explore connections between the Navajo and the flora and fauna of the Colorado Plateau.
  • Investigate current environmental and social issues impacting Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Learn how ancient seas, sand oceans and more shaped the modern landscapes of the Colorado Plateau.
  • Hike among the slot canyons, volcanoes and stone arches of the esert southwest and learn how they formed.
  • Explore the connections among Native American cultures and the landscapes they inhabit(ed).
  • Learn Pueblo and Navajo lore and legends and what they tell us about their relationship with biotic communities and the landscape.
  • Observe modern and ancient plant and animal communities of the southwest desert and learn how they evolved to meet the demands of their environments.
Updated: 11/25/2014 1:13:52 PM


You are invited to explore the exciting world of video at Skagit Valley College!

The MIT Department has established two new online classes to improve your skills in digital videography and video editing through Adobe Premiere Pro CC. MIT-227 and MIT-212 will give you excellent hands-on experience.

Learn how to create scripts, shot lists and storyboards. Discover how to capture and edit entertaining, well-focused video. Become a pro with Premiere Pro CC, and learn how to create a masterpiece with this powerful non-linear editing system.

A 30-credit Digital Video Certificate is also offered for those of you who are interested. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete the following: MIT 125, 199, 212, 213, 226, 227, 280, and SOSC 113. This certificate is available entirely online.

You don’t have to own or purchase a high-end camcorder for the Digital Videography class. Do you have a cell phone or mobile device that takes video? How about a point-and-shoot camera? Many DSLR cameras take excellent video. Do you have a pocket-size Flip camera stored away? MIT-212 is more about the craft than the equipment, so these devices are all acceptable.

Many of you already have access to Premiere Pro CC as part of your Adobe Cloud subscription; and MIT-227 would be a great opportunity to learn how to operate this software like a master.


Updated: 11/14/2014 1:04:18 PM


We are SVC students doing a food and resource drive. The Skagit Friendship House is a unique homeless shelter that provides up to 3 months housing for homeless people.

We will have donation boxes outside the Student Life Lounge and in the campus library.

Updated: 11/7/2014 1:41:23 PM


Drop-in math tutors will be available this quarter in the Math Center, L-221, from Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tutors can help with most levels of math. Some tutors can also help with science. Check with Jane Jansen in L-203A for availability.

Updated: 10/30/2014 12:13:04 PM


Writing Center, L-321

The Writing Center is here to help any SVC student with writing for any class. Drop by L-321 or call for an appointment at 416-7855. Check us out at or email us at

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes in Ford Hall, F205. For more information contact Elisabeth Hedman at or call her at 416-7046.

Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with most levels of math and some tutors can also help with science. Tutoring will be offered in the Math Center in L-221. Check with Jane Jansen in Room L-203A for availability.

Math Center L-221, Lewis Hall

Mondays - Thursdays

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall

Mondays & Thursday

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students can drop by anytime during scheduled hours. Tutors can help with biology, chemistry, or physics. Check the schedule in A-241 to find out which subjects a tutor can help with, or call Jane Jansen at 416-7852.

Angst Hall - A-241

Monday & Wednesday

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ford Hall, F-110

Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with all levels of OFTEC, Microsoft 2010/13 and basic computer questions.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

3:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m.

One-on-one tutoring in most subjects is available for students in the TRiO Student Support Services program. This program is federally funded. Students must meet the eligibility requirements and are selected on a space available basis. Stop by Lewis Hall, L-201C or call 416-7636 to find out more information.

For additional information about the tutoring program, contact Jane Jansen at 360-416-7852 or email her at

Updated: 10/14/2014 1:46:06 PM


Research proves it again and again: access to outdoor views, fresh air and plants improves employee well-being. Integrating natural elements into the workplace isn’t simply an aesthetic move – it has monetary payoffs too. In one call center in California, for example, employees with views of the outdoors handled 6-7% more calls than those without those views. Contact with nature also reduces absenteeism and improves employee productivity and retention.

Humans affinity for the natural world, known as biophilia, has been overlooked in building design until recently. Now hospitals, schools and workplaces around the world are beginning to incorporate natural elements into their design and seeing happier tenants as a result. Want to champion biophilia in your office?

Here are some changes your workplace can make:

Bring in plants. Adding plants to the workplace is a great way to filter indoor air pollution, reduce stress, and muffle noise. You can go as simple as potted plants for employee desks all the way up to beautiful living walls. Some companies like Ambius and Good Earth Plants will maintain your office vegetation on a regular basis too.

Install a green roof. If employees’ windows face an empty interior roof, why not install a green roof to enliven the space? Green roofs also save building energy costs and keep runoff from overloading our sewer systems. Many EarthShare members have installed green roofs, including the beautiful courtyard providing employees at the World Resources Institute a green respite from the urban environment of downtown Washington, DC.

Daylight the workspace. When Ford Motor Company redesigned its Rouge River assembly plant near Detroit, MI, it installed 46 skylights, the largest of which were 3000 square feet each. Ford didn’t just want to save money on lighting costs (which it did). The natural light also reduces eyestrain for people working on the assembly line and improves mood. Can’t install skylights? Consider rearranging the layout of your office to maximize window space. That’s just what the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Call Center did.

Circulate fresh air. Believe it or not, just sitting at your desk exposes you to some pretty nasty pollutants. It’s not uncommon to find things like formaldehyde, radon, mold, solvents, volatile organic compounds, lead dust, and pesticides floating inside homes and workplaces. While its best to choose products that avoid pollutants in the first place, proper ventilation can also keep the air clean. The US Green Building Council’s LEED program requires a minimum level of outdoor air enter its certified buildings. Smart ventilation can also cut down on air conditioning, even in a hot place like Mexico!

Mimic or include natural shapes, colors and materials. Nature doesn’t resemble a box, but that’s what most of our buildings look like. Varying textures (soft and hard) and ceiling heights can create a more welcoming space for occupants. Wood, water, and stone can be incorporated into design and furniture. Just make sure your materials are sustainably sourced or recycled.

Updated: 10/7/2014 1:23:05 PM


We are happy to announce that the library has notebook computers available for student checkout for one week at a time.

While you are in the library please take your SVC Student ID to the circulation desk to get barcoded and registered.

Updated: 9/29/2014 1:51:10 PM


Learn about SVC student events, clubs, and leadership. Get informed. Get connected. Head for!

Updated: 9/22/2014 1:23:56 PM


Study Abroad in Ireland and Israel
Study abroad opportunities in Ireland and Israel are available. For more information, contact SVC Study Abroad Advisor, Ted Maloney,, 360-416-7774.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Study Spanish this summer in Costa Rica! Immerse yourself in language and culture while surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and the warm, and the welcoming people of Costa Rica. Program runs August 23-September 20, and earns 5 college credits of Spanish. Cost: $2949 plus airfare plus tuition. Application deadline extended to June 23! To apply go to, or contact SVC study abroad adviser Ted Maloney,, 360-416-7774.

Study Abroad in London
Study in London Fall Quarter 2014 and earn credit at SVC! This is a great opportunity for a first-ever study abroad, living in a great international city with a long historical tradition, but without a language barrier! Program dates: September 27-December 5, 2014. Register for 15 credits and pay tuition at SVC. Course taught are Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Film, and British Life & Culture. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree. Program fee is $6875, not including airfare or tuition. To learn more about the program, visit To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney,, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

Study Abroad in Australia/New Zealand!
Experience the world “down under” by enrolling in Green River Community College’s Australia/New Zealand Quarter Abroad program in Winter Quarter 2015! Earn 15 transferable GRCC credits in biology, history and culture, while spending 5 weeks in Australia and 5 weeks in New Zealand. Program Dates: January 6-March 14, 2015. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree.  Program fee is $7,820, including airfare but not including tuition. Application deadline October 23, 2014. To learn more about the program and financial aid/scholarship resources, visit, or contact Cindy Card, Green River Community College, 253-833-9111, ext 2160,

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy!
Study in Florence, Italy, Spring Quarter 2015 and earn credit at SVC! This is a great opportunity for a first-ever study abroad, living in a great international city with a long historical tradition! Program dates: April 2 – June 12, 2015. Register for 15 credits and pay tuition at SVC. Course taught are Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Italian Language & Culture. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree.  Program fee is $6875, not including airfare or tuition. Application deadline January 7, 2015, but apply early as space is limited! To learn more about the program and financial aid/scholarship resources, visit To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney,, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

Updated: 8/6/2014 12:58:13 PM


All SVC students now have access to FREE online tutoring through the Western eTutoring Consortium!

Students can access eTutoring from any computer with an internet connection, even from home!

Subjects eTutors can help with include:

  • Writing
  • Math – Developmental through Calculus, and Statistics
  • Sciences – Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Accounting, Economics
  • MS Office, Web Development
  • Spanish

eTutoring Services Include:

  • eWriting Lab: allows students to submit a draft to an eTutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive their work back with an eTutor’s response within 24-48 hours.
  • eChat: allows students to meet live with an eTutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive, virtual online environment.
  • eQuestions: allows students to leave a specific question in any subject for an eTutor. They will receive a response within 48 hours (usually sooner).

How do you get started? Log on to eTutoring at:

You’ll find instructions for how to log on here!

This service is made possible through your Skagit Valley College Student Technology Fee.

Questions?  Please contact:

Jane Jansen

Updated: 4/17/2014 1:39:59 PM


Students—posts textbooks you would like to sell! The Book Sale Bulletin Board is located in the Cardinal Center near the Multipurpose Room and staff lounge. Students are welcome to write or take a post.

Updated: 1/2/2014 2:30:33 PM


Do you have trouble logging in, understanding your computer or your email? Does the Moodle Muddle have you scratching your head? Contact SOS!!

S-O-S stands for Student Online Support.

Updated: 1/4/2013 1:26:59 PM


Your SVC Student Government is excited to present a new Moodle website that is now available to you. This Moodle page will allow you to:

  • Chat with members of your Student Government.
  • Access Student Government minutes and agendas.
  • Access information about events for students that are going on around the school.
  • Share your thoughts about issues, ideas, and things that you would like to see changed.
To take full advantage of the great features on this new Web site, you must first register by doing the following:
  1. Log into your Moodle account
  2. Locate the search courses bar
  3. Search “student government”
  4. Click on the "Groups/Clubs/Non-classes" link
  5. Click on the "Student Government" link
  6. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to enroll
What does Student Government do?
  • Makes decisions on school related matters. ASSVC approves clubs, decides where student money is to be spent, and solves student issues.
  • Represents the students on committees such as the Tech Fee Committee (decides where technology money is to be spent), S & A (decides how much money each part of the school gets), and the Instruction Committee (reviews issues like learning communities and LIA).
We hope you will visit this site, because your opinions and ideas are important to us.
Updated: 8/9/2012 12:02:37 PM
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