Two Year Universities and Workforce Training Programs
Skagit Valley College: Skagit Valley College offers 2-year degrees in 25 fields, and 30 professional/technical certificate programs, designed to meet the needs of regional employers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, environmental sciences, nursing, and other high-demand fields. It also offers a 4-year degree program for applied science in environmental conservation, preparing students for high-demand environmental sciences and natural resource management positions.
Skagit Valley College has an established track record of developing customized workforce training programs tailored to the specific needs of individual employers. Skagit Valley College will be eager to meet your company’s needs, as will WorkSource (managed in Skagit County by the Northwest Workforce Council), which provides grants and training reimbursement as well as recruiting assistance.
Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology: Operated by Skagit Valley College, this statewide center of excellence supports regional and statewide efforts to develop a world-renowned marine industry workforce.
Four Year Universities
Skagit County is located within 75 miles of a broad network of U.S. and Canadian four-year universities and world-leading research institutions, including:
- Western Washington University, Bellingham
- University of Washington, Seattle
- University of Washington, Bothell
- Washington State University – North Puget Sound, Everett
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- University of Victoria, Victoria
- Simon Fraser University, Burnaby