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Workforce and Continuing Education

Continuing education programs presented by Community Colleges of Spokane provide lifelong learning, personal enrichment and career enhancement opportunities for adults in its six-county district.

Act 2

ACT 2 is a non-credit, state funded program offered by Spokane Community College and developed for community members 50 years of age or older who want to keep their mind and body active. Instructors teach a variety of subjects online and in-person at Spokane, Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille County locations. Our affordable classes vary by location, duration, day of week, and time.

For more information, call 509-533-7181, email SCC.ACT2@scc.spokane.edu or visit scc.spokane.edu/act2 .

Community Education/Open Enrollment

Personal enrichment and professional development courses seek to engage and educate the public with lifelong learning. These programs are also referred to as continuing education and open enrollment.

Example topics include: Business and Industry, Arts and Languages, and Fitness & Sports.

For more information, visit ccs.spokane.edu/Workforce, email ce@ccs.spokane.edu or call 509-279-6144.

Health & Medical Continuing Education

The Health & Medical division offers short term, skills-based training programs to certify students for entry-level healthcare jobs, as well as bridge programs for healthcare professionals wishing to upgrade their skills.

Example topics include: Phlebotomy, Home Care Aide Training, Adult Family Home Administrator Training, and Nursing Assistant Alternative Bridge Programs.

For more information, visit ccs.spokane.edu/Workforce, email ce@ccs.spokane.edu or call 509-279-6144.

Parent Education: Cooperative Preschool Program and Homeschooling

Cooperative Preschool Program: Parenting is treated as a vocation by the state of Washington. This noncredit program invites parents to explore the ways they influence children; discover how children “read their world”; discover how self-image develops; and explore quality-of-life issues such as family, communication skills, finances and relationships. This is an opportunity for parents to be involved in their child’s education in the early years as well as learn parenting and leadership skills for themselves. It is designed for parents and their infants, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. Parent co-ops are located in three of the six counties Community Colleges of Spokane serves.

Homeschooling: A Homeschooling Qualifying Course is offered year round for parents interested in homeschooling their children. This course fulfills the Washington State legal requirements for homeschooling children from preschool through grade 12.

For more information, visit ccs.spokane.edu/Workforce, email ce@ccs.spokane.edu or call 509-279-6144.

Corporate & Continuing Education

CCS Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) develops and delivers noncredit courses that enrich lives and promote individual, corporate, and community prosperity. CCE courses meet industry needs and advance the skills of the regional workforce. CCE divisions are: Community Education/Open Enrollment, Health & Medical, and Corporate & Customized Training.

For more information, visit ccs.spokane.edu/Workforce, email ce@ccs.spokane.edu or call 509-279-6144.

Corporate & Customized Training

The Corporate & Customized Training division provides training to meet the needs of businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations in almost any industry. Corporate training is designed to add value to the workforce for a specific employer. The process includes complimentary needs assessment, curriculum development, coursework, and confidential evaluations. Training is designed, coordinated, and delivered by experts with both onsite and online options throughout eastern Washington.

Example topics include: Leadership, Lean & Six Sigma, Project Management, Team Building, MSSC, Environmental Health & Safety, Fluid Power, Welding, Mental Health, and Phlebotomy.

For more information, visit ccs.spokane.edu/Workforce, email ce@ccs.spokane.edu or call 509-279-6144.

Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center

Spokane Community College partners with 19 registered apprenticeship providers representing 30 trades, both union and open shop.

Apprentices learn their trade through a combination of on-the-job-training (OJT), and classroom related supplemental instruction (RSI). As an apprentice's skills and knowledge increase through OJT and RSI, their pay increases as well. The training period or apprenticeship varies in length from two to five years depending on the trade selected. Those who successfully complete their apprenticeship training reach journey level status which indicates they are a master in their trade.

For more information, visit ccs.spokane.edu/Workforce, email ce@ccs.spokane.edu or call 509-279-6144.