Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center 9001 Airport Road Everett Washington 98204
Class Directory
We provide a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas to give students advanced education and training to prepare them for the career of their choice. Sno-Isle TECH presently offers 19 courses in five different career pathways:
Information Technology | Business, Marketing & Management | Human Services | Science & Health | Trade & Industry
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -
Computers, Servers & Networking
Computers, Servers & Networking
Tory Klementsen, Instructor, A+ MCP
 

If you are interested in a challenging, changing, dynamic career, apply for Computers, Servers, and Networking. Earn college credits while you learn in a challenging, hands on environment with a dynamic, industry certified instructor passionate about technology. We work with a variety of industry-standard equipment learning how to troubleshoot, repair, build, and rebuild computers. We then move on to building and controlling networks. The course helps prepare students for industry standard certifications from Comptia, Microsoft, and Cisco.

DigiPen Video Game Design
DigiPen Video Game Design
Jim Flatmo, Instructor
 

Students learn to design and create video games using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C++, as well as 2D computer animation. With guidance from the program partner, Digipen Institute of Technology, the course prepares students for skills necessary for video game industry's biggest needs: qualified video game designers, programmers and artists.

Strong drawing skills are not needed. Such skills will be developed and refined as you progress throughout the program. This is a math intensive program. Curriculum provided by Digipen Institute.

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Robotics & Electronics Technology
Robotics & Electronics Technology
Karen Coulombe, Instructor
 

What do surveillance cameras, engine controls, and the Mars Rover have in common? They all use electronics and require highly skilled engineers and technicians to build, program, repair, and maintain. Learn to build and troubleshoot using circuit drawings, prototyping boards, & test equipment.

Learn to Program and build a movable robot with your hardware and software. Learn to solder and build your own telephone or binary clock. Cross-crediting in Math, English, and Science may be available along with more than 25 college credits. Field trips each quarter to learn more about opportunities in this diverse career field.

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- SCIENCE & HEALTH -
 
Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting
Carol Scharnikow, Instructor
 

Would you like to be considered a professional right out of high school? Dental Assisting is a fascinating blend of Health, Science and people skills. Students gain experience in many employable traits such as teamwork, communication, and technical skills for their successful transition into the dental profession.

The program includes pre-clinical and clinical sciences. OSHA safety standards, 7 hour HIV/AIDS training which will help you qualify for state registration as a dental assistant. You may discover your passion for dentistry and continue your education to become a dental hygienist or dentist.

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Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting
Debi Freal, CMA, COA & Sheri Phillips, CMA-C, Instructors
 

Do you want a medical career with endless opportunities? This course is a starting point to jumpstart a career in the medical field. Learn the language of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals.

Learn to take blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight; perform vision screening, surgical scrub, CPR, First-Aid, medical instruments and office skills. 4 quarter internship possible within a health care setting. Earn up to 20 college credits.

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Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Kathleen Cass, Instructor
 

Wondering if the world of medicine is right for you? Become a CNA to find out. This class prepares you for the Washington State certification exam. Experience learning basic patient care in the classroom and lab and then give that care to patients in the long term care setting.

Explore the many opportunities in the medical field. You'll be immediately employable after certification; this is a high demand occupation. Earn 10 credits at Everett Community College, 17 credits at Edmonds Community College.

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Veterinary Assisting
Veterinary Assisting
Nichole Couffer, LVT, Instructor
 

This program is ideal for you if you’re interested in an animal-related career. Theory and skills needed to become veterinary assistants are taught as well as investigating other careers and advanced schooling available in the field.

You will gain experience through classroom activities and daily handling of our resident animals in a realistic setting on campus that models worksites in the industry. You will use your classroom knowledge and skill as you complete an internship at a local animal care facility.

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- BUSINESS, MARKETING & MGNT. -
 
Cosmetology - 11th Grade Only
Cosmetology - 11th Grade Only
Vicki Meyer, Instructor
 

This is an introductory course offered on the Sno-Isle TECH campus for 11th graders only. Students will practice basic cosmetology services such as shampooing/draping, hair analysis/treatment, haircutting, natural nail care, basic skin care, temporary hair removal, wet styling, thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, hair coloring and lightening, safety measures and decontamination control in a closely supervised lecture/lab class.

Students practice on models, mannequins, and each other. Curriculum framework provided by the Everett Community College cosmetology program.

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Cosmetology - 12th Grade Only
Cosmetology - 12th Grade Only
Vicki Meyer, Instructor
 

12th grade students will enroll directly into Everett Community College's cosmetology program. Sno-Isle Tech will subsidize a portion of their college tuition. Students are required to purchase their own beauty kit and textbook. (see cost list for details) Prior to their 12 grade year, students are required to start their training Summer Quarter and continue training during their 12 grade year.

Additional Everett Community College training after high school graduation will be required to complete the total number of training hours required for a Washington State cosmetology license. Curriculum provided by EvCC cosmetology program.

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Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Chef Becky Pechman, CSC, CCE, Instructor
 

Great restaurants are known for their chefs, and great chefs are known for their education. This program lets you see what it is like working in a restaurant—our own! This is a fast paced, hands-on class—with emphasis on Classical Culinary Techniques, under the direction of a professional chef.

Understand what makes good food great and what makes great food outstanding. Get a glimpse of the skills needed to manage a business. Discover the fun of making wonderful food, providing professional service, and learning valuable, marketable skills.

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Fashion & Merchandising
Fashion & Merchandising
Susan Rowe, Instructor
 

The world of fashion is exciting, fast paced, and creative. This program surveys the fashion industry with emphasis in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and design. Did you ever wonder how the fashion industry works? How designers are inspired to create their clothing lines?

What it takes to produce a fashion show? You will gain practical knowledge creating displays, designing a line of clothing, producing a fashion show, studying the history of fashion and the textile industry. Learn first hand the skills needed to succeed in the business!

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- HUMAN SERVICES -
 
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Michael Coleburn, Instructor
 

Students will have extensive exposure to the career opportunities within Law Enforcement. The class has numerous guest speakers, field trips and a lethal force decision making simulator. Students receive professional training in handcuffing, weaponless defense scenarios, first aid and CPR. Students accepted to this program must have personal integrity.

Subject matter can be very intense, dealing with the complexity of morals, ethics, civil liberties, civil rights, cultural diversities, case law and current events. Disqualifiers for law enforcement employment include: history of continual illegal drug use, felony or domestic violence convictions.

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Fire Service Technology
Fire Service Technology
Tom Berg & Eric Miller, Instructors
 

If you want to be a volunteer or wildland Firefighter as well as develop your self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork, then register for Fire Service Technology. This one year program follows the I.F.S.T.A. (International Fire Service Training Association) Essentials Curriculum while teaching firefighting skills.

Students will work in a classroom setting as well as outside in inclement weather completing manipulative activities. Good communication skills, attitude, and a desire to work hard are essential for success in this program.

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- TRADE & INDUSTRY -
 
Auto Body & Collision Repair
Auto Body & Collision Repair
Shawn Fitzpatrick, Instructor
 

The program provides training in auto bodywork using a combination of textbook assignments, lectures, lab demonstrations, and one-on-one assistance.  Auto body and collision repair focuses on safety, tool identification and proper use, vehicle construction minor body repair, sanding, painting components and techniques, estimating damaged vehicles, welding and other technical skills. 

The program includes use of I-CAR professional training materials to meet National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements.

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Auto Technology
Auto Technology
Richie del Puerto & Gary Holboy, Instructors
 

Interested in a career as an Automotive Technician? Then this is the program for you! Skilled technicians are in growing demand due to the advanced technology of today's vehicles. In ourNATEF Certified Auto Tech program, students will have the opportunity to learn how to repair vehicles using the NATEF tasks and guidelines.

Students at Sno-Isle also have the opportunity to work in an active auto shop where skills are applied in an actual job setting. This is a preparatory program and not for the hobbyist!

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Construction Trades
Construction Trades
Jerry Helm, Instructor
 

The course is run as realistically as possible to resemble a construction company, introducing students to many different jobs in the construction industry. Students will learn about job safety, framing, roofing, siding, stairs, rafters, basic rigging, and many different projects using the tools of the trade such as a table saw, disc sander, skill saw, band saw, and many hand tools.

This program is coordinated and sponsored in partnership with the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and CITC of Washington (Construction Industry Training Council). With successful completion of this program, students will receive a National Certificate of Completion of Core Curriculum.

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Diesel Power Technology
Diesel Power Technology
Brent Delfel, Instructor
 

The Diesel program is designed to prepare students for an entry level position working with Diesel powered trucks, equipment, boats and generators. Environmental egulations to lower emissions and increase fuel economy have changed the industry.

Focusing on technological advances with engines and seven other subject areas, students should expect a blend of discussions, class projects and hands on activities in a “real life” shop.

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Precision Machining
Precision Machining
Tom Clemans, Instructor
 

Almost everything you own was made by machinists or with tools made by machinists. Precision machining students plan and make precision finished parts from raw material using lathes, mills, and CNC (computer numerical control) machines.

This can be the beginning of a great career or a vital stepping-stone toward many college degree careers. For example, the best and highest-paid engineers have machining skills. Be a “winner” with good marketable skills.

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Welding & Metal Fabrication
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Bob Throndsen, Instructor
 

This industry based shop environment is designed for the student who would like to receive a general metal working background as a foundation for continuing education or a trade-vocational career. Welding, fabrication and safety are taught with a blend of lecture, assignments and hands-on competencies that maintain the student's interest and foster a deeper appreciation of the trade.

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- MATHEMATICS AVAILABLE -
 
Math Support
Math Support
Fran Falkenberry, Instructor
 

1.0 math credit may be earned for the year while attending a program at Sno-Isle. The course is called Mathematics, Applications, and Concepts. This course is a math credit, not cross-credit.

The mathematics taught at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center has been designed for the student who needs an additional mathematics credit towards graduation but cannot take math at the sending school and attend Sno-Isle.  It is designed primarily for seniors.

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In many of the programs offered at Sno-Isle Tech students have an opportunity to earn college credit at the same time they are earning high school credit. The total registration cost per Sno-Isle Tech program is usually $30 or less (and in many cases is FREE!). Students must complete their Sno-Isle Tech program with a "B" grade or better. It is the student's responsibility to register online or complete a registration packet. Ask your Sno-Isle Tech instructor for details about "Tech Prep".

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