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Counseling and Special Services

Advising and Counseling

Educational, career and personal counseling services are available to all students through the counseling centers at SCC, SFCC and the off-campus centers. Students may obtain academic advising prior to registration to plan their complete program of study.

For more information, contact the Counseling Centers at:

Career Information

SCC

Career Services at SCC offers a number of resources for students and the community. Resources include career interest assessments along with labor market information to guide students in determining a career pathway. Employment guidance includes resume development, cover letter writing, job search strategies, and interviewing techniques. Designated computer stations are equipped with resume writing and online job posting software. A quarterly job fair on campus is open to all job seekers. Career Services, located at SCC in Building 1, Room B102, is a WorkSource Spokane connection site serving job seekers in Spokane County.

For more information, call SCC, 509-533-8855.

SFCC

The SFCC Career Center, located in Building 17, Room 105, has a variety of resources available for obtaining occupational and educational information. Numerous software programs provide opportunities for self-assessment, as well as educational, occupational and scholarship information. Students have Internet access in the center for online registration and research pertinent to their education.

For more information, call SFCC, 509-533-3545 or visit https://sfcc.spokane.edu/Career-Services.

Student Employment Services

Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College offer part-time, full-time, seasonal and graduate job referral assistance online. Materials regarding job search and resume writing also are available. All services are free and accessible on a drop-in basis.

For more information, call:

  • SCC Workforce Transitions and Career Services Department
  • SFCC Career and Community Engagement Center

Work-study employment is offered to students who have applied for financial aid, expressed an interest in student employment on their FAFSA, and are eligible for the program. Institutional work-study employment is also available on campus for students who do not qualify for financial aid work-study.

For more information, call:

  • SCC Work-Study Office
  • SFCC Work-Study Office

Disability Access Services (DAS)

Community Colleges of Spokane has support service programs and centers for students who have documented disabilities and who are “otherwise qualified” for community college programs (as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act). Because the nature and scope of services may vary between institutions, you should check with each institution’s DAS Office for details.

Academic accommodations and adjustments are available based upon individually determined needs and may include interpreters, assistive learning devices and technology, note takers, readers, scribes, materials and textbooks in alternate format, large print or Braille materials, priority registration, alternate testing, information and referral services, and assistance with accessing campus processes such as admission and registration. Other academic adjustments may be determined on an individual basis.

To receive services, students are required to contact and provide documentation of their disability to the DAS Office at SCC, SCC Extended Learning - Northern Counties, or SFCC. Student information is kept confidential in accordance with FERPA policy.

For more information:

Multicultural Student Services

Each college has a Multicultural Student Services Office to assist multicultural community members with financial, academic and personal counseling.

Spokane Community College (SCC) has the Center for Inclusion and Diversity which hosts space for the Multicultural Student Services Office and Global Education department located in the Lair (Building 6, Room 115). The Center for Inclusion and Diversity provides an inclusive atmosphere for all students, faculty, staff and community members visiting SCC. We offer multicultural resources, advocacy, activities, programming and club activities to ensure the success of our students. We also provide assistance to students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds and help them achieve academic success at SCC.

At SFCC the MOSAIC (Multicultural Office for Students Actively Involved in Community) Center, in Building 17, Room 130 and the LGBT+ Student Center, in Building 17, Room 125. These centers provide information, guidance, and a variety of services to students. Resources include mentoring, leadership development, community awareness presentations, tutoring, essay reviews, career planning and many other opportunities.

Each year SFCC organizes and offers a variety of diversity programs with the student organizations who use these offices. The clubs are the Red Nations Student Association, the Black Student Union, Latinos Unidos, and Alliance.

For more information, call , call or visit:

Servicesmembers' Opportunity College

Both SCC and SFCC are Servicemembers' Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Each college, through its actions, assumes its responsibilities of meeting the needs of an individual and immediate family members (wife, husband, children in domicile) serving in the Armed Forces in their quest for an educational experience. In order to meet this need, CCS has:

  • admission policies that relate to the life conditions of the servicemember and eligible family members;
  • adjusted residency requirements for the servicemember and eligible family members that hinder educational progress;
  • provided special services to meet the special needs of service members and eligible family members.

Since mobility makes it unlikely that a servicemember can complete all degree program requirements at one institution, a SOC institution designs its transfer practices for servicemembers to minimize loss of credit and avoid duplication of coursework, while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of its programs. Consistent with requirements of a servicemember's degree program, a SOC institution follows the general principles of good practice outlined in the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit. Each institution may be required to submit documentary evidence that it generally accepts credits in transfer from other accredited institutions, and that its credits in turn are generally accepted by other accredited institutions.

For details regarding the services available while attending a SOC institution, call:

  • SCC
    • Counseling: 509-533-7026
    • Veterans Services: 509-533-7027
  • SFCC
    • Counseling: 509-533-3525
    • Veterans Services: 509-533-3504
    • Fairchild AFB Education Center: 509-533-8937

(General guidelines are listed in the SOC Guide Handbook.)

Campus Tours

Community Colleges of Spokane welcomes students individually or in groups to visit the campuses, tour its facilities, and connect with faculty and staff.

For information regarding tours, call: