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Spokane Falls Community College | Field Guide 2023

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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.

Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

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


*Direct Transfer Agreement
**Major Related Program


  • Headcount (all sources): 5,751
  • FTES (all sources): 3,181
  • Headcount (state-funded): 4,600
  • FTES (state-funded): 2,488

Students in Selected Programs

  • Applied bachelor's: 94
  • I-BEST: 13
  • International: 89
  • Running Start: 799
  • Worker Retraining: 89

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 65%
  • Workforce education: 23%
  • Other: 13%


Students of color: 26%

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 6%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 11%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • White: 86%


  • Full-time: 62%
  • Part-time: 38%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 46%
  • Students with dependents: 16%


  • Female: 59%
  • Male: 41%

Median age


Points of Interest

Integrated Behavioral Health

In the fall of 2023, SFCC is launching a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health, designed for students who already hold an associate degree in Addiction Studies, Integrated Community Services or a related field. Graduates of this program will be able to provide integrated patient and client-centered care and coordination in a variety of settings: behavioral health, primary care, re-entry programs and more.


The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) offers programs of study in art, drama and music. In art, students can complete the foundational courses required to transfer to a four-year university, college or art school. The program develops artistic skills and techniques through faculty instruction and hands-on studio work in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Drama courses offered at SFCC include beginning and intermediate acting, stagecraft, theatrical design, introduction to the theater, and rehearsal and performance. Students gain practical experience in performance, technical theatre, theatrical design, the business of theatre and stage management that will prepare them to pursue a successful career in the theatre. Through the Music AFA, a student will complete the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree while studying music theory, history and performance, growing as a musician through private instruction and many vocal and instrumental performance opportunities.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

Orthotics and prosthetics is the fabrication of braces and artificial limbs and is one of today’s rapidly growing health-related professions. Students are trained in the general fabrication procedures of orthotic and prosthetic devices, which include working with plastic, metal, leather, plaster, and orthotic and prosthetic components. Subjects covered include related human anatomy, technology of materials, hand and power tools, equipment and laboratory safety. A certificate is awarded at the completion of the Orthotics program and at the completion of the Prosthetics program. An associate in applied science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics is granted to students who successfully complete both programs.

Data is from the 2021-22 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.

*Students of color percent based on unduplicated headcount. Students may be counted in more than one race, so race/ethnicity percentages may not total 100%. Percentages calculated on reported value.

Interim Chancellor

Greg Stevens


Dr. Kimberlee Messina


  • Mike Wilson, chair
  • Todd Woodard, vice chair
  • Glenn Johnson
  • Beth Thew
  • 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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