Programs
photoSeattle Vocational Institute's programs focus directly on occupational training. SVI graduates posses the skill sets and the attitude to succeed that meet employer's criteria.

Most programs are VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) approved.

Allied Health
   Dental Assistant
   Medical Administrative Specialist
   Medical Assistant
   Medical Front Office (Pathway to MAS)
   Office Clerk (Pathway to MFO)
   Phlebotomy
Basic and Transitional Studies
   Adult Basic Education (ABE)
   English as a Second Language (ESL)
   General Educational Development (GED)
Bright Future
Business Computers
   Administrative Office Professional
   Office Clerk (Pathway to AOP)
Cosmetology
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training
 
Disclaimer

Program Costs
Allied Health
Allied Health offers many distinct vocational disiplines in the Medical/Dental field.

Dental Assistant  •  4 quarters
complete program details

Students are taught chair-side dental assisting through lectures, hands-on experience and 275 hours of externship. This is one of the few college programs that offer dental services to actual patients in the community. Students in the fully accredited Dental Assistant Program have the unique opportunity of gaining experience by working in the fully-equipped dental clinic under the guidance of a licensed dentist. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art dental environment at SVI.

Foundation Certificate - Office Clerk  •  1 quarter
complete program details

The one quarter Office Clerk certificate program helps prepare students to enter administrative office positions that are in great demand in the health care field. Hands-on training is provided in business software such as Microsoft Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet Explorer.

This program (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite of the Medical Front Office and Administrative Office Professional certificate programs.

Medical Administrative Specialist (MAS)  •  3 quarters
complete program details

A Medical Administrative Specialist manages the administrative duties involved in patient care and is the liaison between inpatient, outpatient and medical staff. Work settings may include hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics and nursing homes. The job outlook for this position is increasing due to population growth and expanding medical technology. Preparation to pass certification exams is an essential part of the program.

Certificates in the Office Clerk program and the Medical Front Office program (or equivalent experience) are prerequisite to entering the Medical Administrative Specialist certificate program.

Medical Assistant  •  4 quarters
complete program details

Emphasis is placed on patient relations, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, interpersonal communication skills, clinical and lab procedures, administrative front office procedures and computer usage. This fully accredited program provides the mechanism for graduates to take the National Board Examination to become nationally Certified Medical Assistants and eliligible for Washington State's Healthcare Assistant Certificate.

Medical Front Office  •  1 quarter
complete program details

The one quarter Medical Front Office certificate program prepares the student to enter industry as front office personnel in the medical field. Possible job titles include: Patient Service Representative, Medical Office Assistant, Referral Coordinator, Appointment/Surgery Scheduler and Receptionist.

A certificate in the Office Clerk program (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite of the Medical Front Office certificate program. The MFO program is a prerequisite of the Medical Administrative Specialist certificate program.

Phlebotomy  •  1 quarter
complete program details

The one quarter phlebotomy course is designed to teach basic venipuncture skills and techniques necessary to perform venous blood collection as laboratory phlebotomists or for the multi-skilled health care professional. Offered Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters.

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Basic and Transitional Studies

Adult Basic Education (ABE)  •  Course length varies
complete program details

This program is designed to enhance basic skill levels in math, reading, language arts, writing and critical thinking. The integrated instruction combines lecture, computer-assisted learning, small group work, independent learning and implementation of life and learning competencies. Enrollment fee is $25.

English as a Second Language (ESL)  •  Course length varies
complete program details

Intermediate/advanced level courses are offered for non-native speakers of English who need assistance with listening, speaking, reading, and writing to function effectively in employment, educational program or daily living situations. An ESL Placement test is required. The test is administered every Monday at 1:30 p.m. in room 306. Enrollment fee is $25.

The GED Program  •  Course length varies
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This open-entry/open-exit, self-paced, variable-length course prepares students for the General Educational Development (GED) test. It combines traditional instruction with computer-assisted and individualized learning appropriate to student needs. Students ready for final testing in one or more of the five subject areas will be assisted in making their appointment at the most appropriate GED testing location. Students may start at any time on a space available basis. Enrollment fee is $25.

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Bright Future
complete program details

Bright Future students are High School juniors and seniors who take the opportunity to start their college courses early. The program is designed to assist the participants in earning a high school diploma and a certificate in one of the professional technical programs. Eligible students atend tuition free.

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Business Computers
SVI offers several courses that prepare students to enter the computer oriented workplace.

Administrative Office Professional (AOP)  •  1 quarter
complete program details

The Administrative Office Professional program prepares the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to begin a successful career in an office environment. The curriculum emphasizes a wide variety of administrative support capabilities including the latest business computer applications, office administration, diversity in the workplace, business communications, career specialization strategies, professionalism and internship in an actual office.

A certificate in the Office Clerk program (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite of the Administrative Office Professional certificate program.

Computer Support Technician  •  3 quarters
complete program details

The Computer Support Technician Certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment in the computer field in jobs such as a Computer Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Help Desk Analyst, or Network Technician. This program may be offered in an I-BEST format. Please see your advisor details on this new program.

Foundation Certificate - Office Clerk  •  1 quarter
complete program details

The one quarter Office Clerk certificate program helps prepare students to enter administrative office positions that are in great demand by business. Hands-on training is provided in business software such as Microsoft Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet Explorer.

This program (or equivalent experience) is the prerequisite of the Administrative Office Professional and Medical Front Office certificate programs.

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Cosmetology  •  5 quarters
complete program details

The core curriculum is designed to prepare the students for job entry and the State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination. Group and individual instruction in Pivot Point techniques, hair sculpting, scalp care, wet and thermal hair styling, ethnic hair care, hair coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, skin care, make-up, manicuring, pedicuring and sanitary and safety measures are typical learning experiences. Students use their knowledge and perfect their expertise at the school's full service salon.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT)  •  2 quarters
complete program details

This program is designed to assist adult men and women, especially people of color, to gain the skills to be successful competitors for building and construction trade apprenticeship programs. Topics include construction terminology, industrial safety, trades math, time management, understanding non-verbal communication, initiative taking, group-team communication, and line/staff/team organization. There is a strong emphasis on basic construction skills and safety. Preparation for the flagging certification and forklift operator exams is offered as an integral part of the PACT program.

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Disclaimer

This web page is published for information purposes only. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, this page shall not be construed to be an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. The colleges within Seattle Community College District VI reserve the right to make any change in the contents and provisions without notice. In addition, the colleges reserve the right to cancel, change class fees or meeting dates/times at any time without notice.

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