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Spokane Falls Community College | Field Guide 2021

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Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), part of Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), provides high-quality education to the Spokane region. More than 57% of our graduates transfer to four-year colleges in fields like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Humanities, Arts and Design; Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Business and Marketing; and Health. SFCC also delivers degrees and certificates in highly respected and popular technical programs like cybersecurity, pre-engineering, occupational and physical therapy assistants, graphic design, audio engineering, business, addiction studies and computer technology.

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Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Academic Transfer AA DTA*
  • Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA
  • Associate in Business DTA/MRP**
  • Addiction Studies Associate in Applied Science
  • Business Management Associate in Applied Science

*Direct Transfer Agreement
**Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program


  • Headcount (all sources): 7,229
  • FTES (all sources): 4,142
  • Headcount (state-funded): 6,087
  • FTES (state-funded): 3,459

Students in Selected Programs

  • Applied bachelor's: 144
  • I-BEST: 143
  • International: 286
  • Running Start: 744
  • Worker Retraining: 106

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 70%
  • Other: 2%
  • Workforce education: 28%


  • Black/African American: 7%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 11%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 6%
  • Pacific Islander: 1%
  • White: 81%


  • Full-time: 69%
  • Part-time: 31%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 45%
  • Students who work: 51%
  • Students with children: 11%


  • Female: 55%
  • Male: 45%

Median age


Points of Interest

CS/IS programs train students for high-demand careers

Spokane Falls Community College offers excellent programs in Computer Science and Information Systems (CS/IS), preparing students for careers or continued education. The computer science degree programs include cybersecurity, forensics, network security and information systems. In addition to associate degrees, SFCC also offers Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree options in Information Systems and Technology and in Cybersecurity. In 2019, the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated the SFCC cybersecurity program as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Music and audio engineering degrees

The Department of Music and Recording Arts at SFCC offers degrees in music and audio engineering. Students pursuing a career in music performance, teaching or composition choose the Associate of Fine Arts in Music. In addition to obtaining a strong foundation in music theory, students take private lessons and participate in our many musical performance opportunities. Students interested in a career in studio recording, live sound engineering or sound design choose the Associate in Applied Science in Audio Engineering. Whether students want to teach, perform or work in the music industry, they can get started here.

Educational Interpreter Training

SFCC offers the only Educational Interpreter Training Program (ITP) in Washington state with all coursework available either fully on the ground or completely online. Students develop proficient skills in American Sign Language (receptively and expressively) so that each can become competent in the field of educational interpreting. Graduates may become an interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Educational Interpreting field. Instructors provide high quality learning opportunities, including access to an ITP lab, real world K-12 classroom and agency internships and help with job placement at the annual Interview Day for employers.

Data is from the 2019-20 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.

*May not add up to 100% because students may be counted in more than one race. Percentages calculated on reported value.


Dr. Christine Johnson


Dr. Kimberlee Messina


  • Glenn Johnson, chair
  • Kiantha Duncan
  • Beth Thew
  • Mike Wilson
  • Steve Yoshihara

Year Founded


Service Area

Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman counties

Legislative Districts

3, 4, 6, 7, 9

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Last Modified: 11/27/23, 4:41 PM

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