Skagit Valley College
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Skagit Valley College (SVC) is a two-year community college in Mount Vernon, Washington. The college is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges and is managed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor.
SVC offers associate degree, certificate and diploma programs. Associate degrees are available in the arts, business, music, science, technical arts, and visual arts.
Certificate and diploma programs include a 90-credit transfer degree, Certificate of Educational Competence (GED), Adult High School Diploma, and Community College Diploma. A leader in distance education technology, the college facilitates learning with online courses.
Other campuses of the college are Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor, and South Whidbey Center in Clinton.
Along with associate programs, the Whidbey Island campus offers lifelong educational opportunities. In addition to the Associate of Arts Degree for University and College Transfer (AAUCT) and lifelong learning classes, the San Juan Center hosts the largest Elderhostel program in Washington state, with educational opportunities for adults. Associate programs and specialized computer training are available at the South Whidbey Center.
Libraries are located at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey campuses. As a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), SVC provides a number of athletic programs for students.
Campus View Village, a cluster of contemporary Northwest-style buildings on the northwest border of the college, provides residential accommodations. Operated by the community college, the Business Resource Center on Montgomery Street offers free services for local businesses and community visitors.
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