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Competency Based Education

Transitioning away from seat time, in favor of a structure that creates flexibility, allows students to progress as they demonstrate mastery of academic content, regardless of time, place, or pace of learning. Competency-based strategies provide flexibility in the way that credit can be earned or awarded, and provide students with personalized learning opportunities.

Competency Based Education (CBE) or personalized learning at SFCC is for students wanting to take business, software, and technology related classes. The SFCC CBE program (also called Flex Tech) offers a certificate in Business and Software Applications. Students may also gain certificates of competency and mastery in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Completing these certificates will help prepare students to take industry recognized certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Students will be able to use the skills and knowledge they have already acquired to complete their coursework at an accelerated pace or at a pace that is comfortable for their learning style. Students in the CBE program will have an instructor and an assigned mentor who will help guide them through the educational process. The classes in this program are ideal for students who are motivated, self-starters, enjoy working independently, and are comfortable learning online. CBE classes are offered in a variety of formats: online, hybrid, or on ground.

For more information, call 509-533-3693 or 509-533-3736.