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Spokane Community College | Field Guide 2024

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Spokane Community College, part of Community Colleges of Spokane, is one of the largest colleges in the Washington state community and technical college system. SCC is a leading provider of nursing and allied health care professionals in our community and provides highly skilled manufacturing, technology, and career training programs. SCC also has one of the largest apprenticeship programs in the state. The college's strong transfer programs equip graduates for success as they transfer to four-year colleges. Adult education programs like High School+ and English as a Second Language are also a major part of the college's offerings.

Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • English as a Second Language
  • Academic Transfer DTA*
  • Laborers Apprenticeship
  • Nursing DTA
  • High School Equivalent/GED®

*Direct Transfer Agreement

Enrollment

  • Headcount (all sources): 14,049
  • FTES (all sources): 6,524
  • Headcount (state-funded): 12,335
  • FTES (state-funded): 5,662

Students in Selected Programs

  • Applied bachelor's: 62
  • Apprentices: 2,283
  • Corrections: 501
  • I-BEST: 550
  • International: 66
  • Running Start: 690
  • Worker Retraining: 293

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 18%
  • Basic skills: 23%
  • Workforce education: 42%
  • Other: 16%

Race/Ethnicity*

Students of color: 32%

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 13%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • White: 79%

Attendance

  • Full-time: 49%
  • Part-time: 51%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 61%
  • Students with dependents: 16%

Gender

  • Female: 56%
  • Male: 43%

Median age

27

Points of Interest

Fast tracking student futures

Fast Track Your Future is an accelerated cohort-based Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree offered at Spokane Community College. Typical AA degree programs take anywhere from 21 to 24 months for students to complete on a traditional academic calendar. The Fast Track program takes 12 months from start to finish. Students in this program are eligible for the same forms of financial aid and scholarships as any other SCC student. This program is fully online and asynchronous, so there are no on-campus meetings; coursework can be done at a time that works best for each student.­­

Easing the transition into college

High School+ (HS+) is a competency-based high school diploma program for adult learners 18 and older who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency. SCC develops courses and clear transition pathways for HS+ students, including waiving tuition and fees for two college-level classes. Students will be advised about their options when they enroll in the HS+ program and will be supported by Basic Skills counselors throughout the program. Students in the college's rural centers — Colville, Inchelium, Newport, Pullman, and Republic — will be able to participate.

Apprenticeship program in high-demand fields

Spokane Community College (SCC) partners with industry and provides apprenticeship programs in a wide variety of fields. Students are paid apprentices while earning their journeyman status. The college also partners with the Eastern Washington Apprenticeship Coordinators Council (EWACC). SCC’s pre-apprenticeship program — Skills Trade Preparation (STP) — is an 11-week course that gives students, particularly women and minorities, the basic skills and knowledge to successfully apply for an apprenticeship.

Data is from the 2022-23 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.

Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Chancellor

Dr. Kevin Brockbank

President

Jenni Martin

Trustees

  • Mike Wilson, chair
  • Todd Woodard, vice chair
  • Anna Franklin
  • Glenn Johnson
  • Steven Yoshihara

Year Founded

1963

Service Area

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

Legislative Districts

3, 4, 6, 7, 9

Page Manager: shagreen@sbctc.edu
Last Modified: 1/31/24, 7:36 AM

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