Community Colleges of Spokane

Founded in 1963, Community Colleges of Spokane is a dynamic community college district serving over 30,000 students a year in Eastern Washington. CCS is a vibrant, comprehensive learning community – with educational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.

We are a community college district comprised of two accredited colleges, Spokane Community College (SCC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC). In addition to serving a large urban and suburban population in greater Spokane, the district provides educational services to rural communities throughout a 12,302 square-mile region in Eastern Washington. This region includes all of Spokane, Stevens, Whitman, Ferry, and Pend Oreille Counties, as well as portions of Lincoln County.

Both colleges of CCS are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

  • 1144 Children and families were served by Head Start and Early Head Start in the last year
  • 19,298 Award Seeking Students
  • 87.2% Employment Rate
  • 2,899 Degrees Awarded

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Spokane Community College

Spokane Community College (SCC) is one of two accredited institutions of Community Colleges of Spokane and one of the largest community colleges in the state. SCC is known for leading programs in automotive, aviation, cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare, machining and welding, just to name a few. We also train and certify many professionals through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center and the popular Avista/SCC Lineworker School. SCC provides associates degrees and transfer-ready programs to open your path to a four-year college or university. The main campus is located in Spokane, with centers in Colville, Newport, Republic, Ione and Inchelium.

Welcome to Spokane Community College

Spokane Community College (SCC) is known for career/technical programs that get graduates jobs in high-demand professions, as well as exceptional transfer options. We serve more than 20,000 students every year at our main campus in east Spokane and centers in Colville, Inchelium, Ione, Newport and Republic, making SCC one of the largest community colleges in the state.

SCC Mission and Core Themes

Mission

Spokane Community College offers educational opportunities in college readiness, workforce training, and university transfer that meets the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to student success through active learning, dynamic relationships, and supportive environments.

Core Themes

The college has identified four core themes to further define the mission which is used to evaluate mission fulfillment.

  • Workforce Development
    • SCC’s professional technical certificate and degree programs are industry standard, preparing students for entry-level positions in their discipline.
  • Academic Transfer
    • Students enrolled in Academic Transfer courses are well prepared and successful as they transfer their coursework and/or Associate degrees in pursuit of the next step in their education plan.
  • College Readiness
    • College Readiness programs meet the needs of students and prepare them for college-level courses while empowering them to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.
  • Student Success
    • Students are provided with the opportunity to succeed in a supported environment that enhances individual and professional growth through academic, personal and professional development.

Vision

Spokane Community College is where students transform their lives and attain their goals, enriching our communities.

Core Values

Student Success, Excellence, Accessibility, Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Mutual Respect, Responsiveness, Life-long Learning

You Belong Here

Whatever your goal, we can help you succeed. For more than 50 years, we have been helping people change jobs, earn transfer degrees and start new lives.

Explore your options

We have more than 120 programs, including transfer degrees and ways to prepare you for a university. We also have many career and technical programs like architecture, IT, environmental science and more.

Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is one of two accredited institutions of Community Colleges of Spokane. SFCC is an educational leader, providing affordable programs of the highest quality with faculty and staff dedicated to excellent instruction and student success. We have options for anyone looking to attain a career/technical degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year university or continue their education with our expanding applied for bachelor's degree programs. Our main campus is located in west Spokane with locations in Pullman, Fairchild Air Force Base and online.

Welcome to Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane Falls Community College is an educational leader, providing affordable programs of the highest quality with faculty and staff dedicated to excellent instruction and student success. We have options for career-technical certificates and degrees, transfer degrees and an expanding number of bachelor of applied science programs. We serve more than 8,000 students every year at our main campus located in west Spokane, our campus in Pullman and Online.

Our Mission, Core Theme, & Vision

Mission

Spokane Falls Community College meets the needs of our community by advancing student achievement through quality, accessible learning opportunities that embrace diversity, promote equity and foster global awareness.

Core Themes

We fulfill our mission through five core themes:

  • Excellent Instruction/Learning
    • SFCC faculty, students, and administration commit to excellence in instruction and learning.
  • Student Achievement
    • SFCC provides students with tools and opportunities to achieve their goals.
  • Broad Access
    • SFCC opens access to all students through a variety of teaching methods, modalities of instruction and services, and locations.
  • Diversity, Equity, Global Awareness
    • SFCC advances diversity promotes equity and prepares students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization.
  • Responsiveness to Community Needs,
    • SFCC meets the changing needs of our community stakeholders through collaboration and innovation.

Vision

SFCC is an educational leader and partner with the community and region in providing flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success, cultural enrichment and lifelong learning in a student-centered environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

Core Values

  1. Academic Excellence in which both the learner and teacher are responsible for the learning that reflects intellectual vitality, curiosity, creativity, and rigor.
  2. Academic Freedom in which we recognize freedom of speech, expression and ideas as well as the rights of students, faculty, and staff involved in intellectual inquiry in the development of knowledge.
  3. Collaboration in governance and working collegially in partnerships which recognize the synergy resulting from broad participation and valuing all voices.
  4. Diversity in our students, faculty, staff and community in the belief that it enriches our learning and growth.
  5. Personal Excellence which reflects integrity and caring in the entire work of the college.
  6. Respect for each other in recognition of diverse life experiences and the promotion of collegiality based on the belief in human rights and the dignity of each individual.
  7. Student Success enhanced by our comprehensive support services designed to help students succeed.
  8. Environmental Stewardship through which we demonstrate our respect and responsibility for the natural environment.

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Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Community Colleges of Spokane

Are you looking to get your bachelor’s degree in business administration? SCC is a great place to start. With our A.A. degree or direct transfer degree (D.T.A.), you can ... [+]

About the Program

Are you looking to get your bachelor’s degree in business administration? SCC is a great place to start. With our A.A. degree or direct transfer degree (D.T.A.), you can enter a university program as a junior and complete a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics or pre-law.

In this program, you will work closely with a counselor or faculty adviser so that you can be assured your classes will transfer the way you want. The majority of students take business statistics, economics, international business, and accounting courses.

If you are certain you want a four-year degree in business, this is the path for you. However, if you are interested in Eastern Washington University’s business programs, we have agreements with several Associate of Applied Science programs as well, including general business, management, marketing, legal administration, and paralegal.... [-]

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September 2019
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2 years
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Community Colleges of Spokane

If you are a creative person who likes to express yourself artistically, a degree in art could lead to the perfect career for you. In this program, you’ll grow your passi ... [+]

Fine Arts

About the Program

If you are a creative person who likes to express yourself artistically, a degree in the art could lead to the perfect career for you.

In this program, you’ll grow your passion and appreciation for art, while completing the foundational courses required to transfer to a four-year university, college or art school. You’ll develop your artistic skills and techniques through faculty instruction and hands-on studio work in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture.

Whether you want to become a professional artist, an art teacher, an art curator or an art administrator, earning a fine arts degree can help you transform your artistic talent into a career.... [-]

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September 2019
English
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2 years
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Associate of Applied Science

Community Colleges of Spokane

In this program, you’ll learn to inspect, service and repair airplanes and helicopters of all sizes. Federal Aviation Administration (FFA)-approved courses provide a well ... [+]

Aviation Maintenance Technology

About the Program

If you like airplanes and enjoy fixing things with tools, a career as an aviation technician could be a good fit.

In this program, you’ll learn to inspect, service and repair airplanes and helicopters of all sizes. Federal Aviation Administration (FFA)-approved courses provide a well-rounded education in general aviation mechanics. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with aircraft structures, engines, hydraulics, electrical wiring, flight instruments and other aviation components and systems.

As a graduate of the program, you’ll be eligible to take the FAA exam for licensure in both airframes and powerplants. Whether you want to work on single-engine airplanes or large commercial jet aircraft, this program will prepare you for a multitude of career options with major airlines, manufacturers, repair stations, structural repair facilities and other organizations in the aviation industry.... [-]

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September 2019
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Community Colleges of Spokane

If you are organized and efficient even when working under pressure and juggling a variety of tasks, enjoy learning new things, physically fit, like working as part of a ... [+]

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Do you dream of living in a faraway, exotic place or a favorite getaway spot closer to home? Mountain lodges, seaside and ski resorts — and your hometown — all need people who are skilled in hotel and restaurant management. Our graduates enjoy positions as operational managers, sales and marketing professionals, front-desk clerks, and night auditors. They also manage motels, restaurants, banquet and catering services, marinas, bars, dining rooms, and hotel room divisions.

If you are organized and efficient even when working under pressure and juggling a variety of tasks, enjoy learning new things, physically fit, like working as part of a team that serves the public, have a pleasant personality and a healthy dose of common sense, then you are the perfect candidate for a career in hotel and restaurant management!... [-]

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September 2019
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Community Colleges of Spokane

The Information Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to provide students with capabilities in several areas of information technology. This degree ensures that th ... [+]

Information Technology

The Information Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to provide students with capabilities in several areas of information technology:

Computer and network installation and maintenance skills. Business computing skills including daily systems operations and application programs. Security and forensics skills. Various Internet and network skills including web page design, client/server side programming, web server installation and maintenance. Transfer option to a four-year institution.

This degree ensures that the student is knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of information technology subjects that are often needed by the IT industry.

Typical Student Schedule for Summer 2019 First Quarter BT 100 Beginning Keyboarding, 1 ENGL&101 English Composition I, 5 IS 101 Planning For Information Technology Students, 1 IS 103 Information Technology Fundamentals, 5 IS 105 Applications for IT I, 3 Total Credits: 15 Second Quarter IS 107 Applications for IT II, 3 IS 132 Computer Ethics and Law, 5 IS 162 Data Communications and Networks, 3 IS 210 Internet Programming I, 5 Total Credits: 16 Third Quarter CS 121 UNIX/Linux, 3 ENGL&235 Technical Writing, 5 IS 144 Programming Fundamentals, 3 PHYS 100 Introductory Physics, 5 Total Credits: 16 Fourth Quarter CS 223 Programming for IT, 5 IS 260 Database Theory, 5 IS 262 Network Management, 5 Total Credits: 15 Fifth Quarter IS 234 Computer Forensics I, 5 IS 244 Network Security I, 5 MATH 98 Algebra III 1, 5 Total Credits: 15 Sixth Quarter IS 228 Internet Servers, 5 IS 245 Network Security II, 5 IS 266 Cooperative Education Seminar, 1 IS... [-]
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Community Colleges of Spokane

If you are imaginative and enjoy creating beautiful indoor spaces, a career as an interior designer could be a perfect fit. In this program, you’ll learn to blend creativ ... [+]

Interior Design About the Program

If you are imaginative and enjoy creating beautiful indoor spaces, a career as an interior designer could be a perfect fit.

In this program, you’ll learn to blend creativity with technical elements to design residential and commercial interiors. Courses in both science and art — combined with hands-on practice in the studio — will build your professional skills in problem-solving, drawing, textiles and materials, sustainable design practices, computer-aided design and other areas essential for success in the field.

Whether you want to continue your education at a four-year institution — or you plan to enter the field immediately — a degree from this program will help prepare you for opportunities in interior design and architecture firms, home improvement stores, furniture stores, specialty design shops and other organizations in the industry.... [-]

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September 2019
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2 years
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Community Colleges of Spokane

Whether you want to work on a family farm, for an agriculture supply company, or for a local, state, or federal agency, this program can prepare you for a range of career ... [+]

About the Program

If you are interested in agribusiness and farming, the agriculture business program could be for you. Whether you are looking to expand your career in agriculture to the next level or want training to gain entry-level employment in our region's large agribusiness and farming industries, the program's comprehensive training is designed to prepare you for success.

Whether you want to work on a family farm, for an agriculture supply company, or for a local, state, or federal agency, this program can prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the broad field of agriculture.

Agriculture Business

If you're looking to grow your career in agriculture, then a degree in agriculture business could be a great place to start.... [-]

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September 2019
English
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2 years
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Course

Community Colleges of Spokane

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is an outstanding, fully-accredited language program that helps international students from all over the world develop their ... [+]

Intensive English Language Would you like to improve your English?

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is an outstanding, fully-accredited language program that helps international students from all over the world develop their English language skills. It is offered at Spokane Falls Community College.

You will develop your English language skills quickly and acquire the academic and cultural competency you need to succeed.

When you complete this program, you can enter regular college courses at SFCC or SCC.

Whether you are a high-beginner or a more advanced English student, you will improve your skills in the IELP quickly because:

Your lessons are taught by experienced and dedicated ESL teaching faculty. We offer an integrated English language program designed to meet your individual needs. The state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, and campus facilities provide the ideal learning environment. ... [-]
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September 2019
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Diploma

Community Colleges of Spokane

We offer a High School Completion (H.S.C.) program for qualified international high school students who want to get a head start on their college education. You can save ... [+]

International High School Completion Program

We offer a High School Completion (H.S.C.) program for qualified international high school students who want to get a head start on their college education. You can save time and money by completing two programs at once. Students in this program can earn a Washington State high school diploma and associate degree at the same time.

We do not offer a stand-alone high school diploma. All students in this program must be enrolled in our high school completion and our associate degree at the same time. Classes will earn credits for both degrees.

Admission Requirements 16 years old by program start date Completion of 10th grade (or equivalent) Completed international student application Copy of valid passport English proficiency for direct admission to the program High school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in grades 9 and 10 Completed and signed Minor Student Homestay Application for students 16 or 17 years old Financial statement and completed affidavit form ... [-]
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September 2019
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Undergraduate Pathway

Community Colleges of Spokane

SFCC’s S.T.E.M. Pathway serves students looking to careers based in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, providing them with the opportunity to transfer to ... [+]

What is S.T.E.M.?

SFCC’s S.T.E.M. Pathway serves students looking to careers based in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, providing them with the opportunity to transfer to their chosen university as major-ready juniors. Supported by an array of courses that includes calculus-based Physics, Chemistry through a full year of Organic Chemistry, Mathematics through Differential Equations, Statics, Dynamics and similar major-based courses in the Life, Physical and Computer Sciences, students can embrace the benefits of our emphasis on access and quality in instruction while building a solid foundation for the classic S.T.E.M. baccalaureate degrees. For those students looking for employment immediately after completing an SFCC program, we offer a 2-year degree in Information Technology which can lead directly to employment and to a 4-year Applied Baccalaureate degree from SFCC in Information Systems and Technology or Cyber Security. Eligible students may participate in the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program.... [-]

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Address
Spokane Community College, 1810 N Greene Street
WA 99217 Spokane, Washington, USA
Address
Spokane Falls Community College 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
WA 99224 Spokane, Washington, USA