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Learning Resources and Services

Learning Labs

Business Math Center (SFCC)

The SFCC Business Math Center (BMC) is located in Building 24 (sn-w'ey'-mn), Room 101. Students utilize this self-paced open lab setting to learn basic mathematical operations to solve practical business applications. Skills learned will be immediately applicable to your personal life and professional career. Business math courses are conveniently arranged into 1, 2, 3 and 5 credit options. The lab environment allows students to work as quickly as they are able while still providing one-on-one instruction and encouragement as needed.

For more information, call 509-533-3703.

Business Technology Center (SCC)

The SCC Business Technology department offers individualized instruction in a broad selection of computer-based courses.

Courses for 2.5-credits in Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, Outlook, and Project are designed specifically for those who have an interest in learning more about these software programs. All of these courses meet for approximately five weeks. Five-credit courses for students preparing for an office career include Computing Essentials, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design & Analysis (Excel), and Integrated Office Applications.

All of these courses are offered on campus or online.

For more information, call SCC at 509-533-7389.

Business Technology Computer Classroom (SFCC)

The SFCC Business Technology Computer Classroom is located in Building 18, Room 219. Self-paced classes offered include BT classes in computing essentials, keyboarding, and document processing, as well as CAPPS classes which include Microsoft Office Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The BTC is a hub for working and getting help on BT and CAPPS classes whether enrolled in on-ground or online classes.

Call 509-533-3841 for current days/hours.

College Literacy Center (SFCC)

Many students entering college or returning after an extended absence from studies need additional reading, writing, and study-skills to prepare for college-level courses. To meet the needs of these students, SFCC offers Developmental Education courses through the College Literacy Center (CLC). These courses are numbered below 100 and, although taken for credit, are nontransferable.

The College Literacy Center (CLC) is located in Building 5, Room 113. For more information, call 509-533-3601.

Competency-based Education Lab (SFCC)

The Competency-Based Education (CBE) Lab is primarily a Mac computer lab located in Building 19, Room 216. It supports the Visual & Performing Arts Division. The CBE Lab includes a graphics/web design lab, PC AutoCAD lab and open lab space for all currently enrolled students. A wide variety of graphics, multimedia, office and Internet applications are available, including Adobe Creative Suite.

For more information, call 509-533-3418.

Entrepreneurship (SCC)

SCC's Start Up Academy and Launch Lab at the Avista Center offers multiple ways to get the entrepreneurial education needed to start or grow a business.

The entrepreneurship certificate program welcomes students from many backgrounds and areas of study. Students participate in a two-quarter business experience where they create a business from the ground up. Students are guided through the experience by college instructors, as well as by local business and community leaders.

The Start Up Academy also offers several nonacademic programs for individuals who would like to start or grow a business. These programs include the Entrepreneurship Citation, the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, the Launch Lab and various entrepreneurial workshops.

The Start Up Academy is located in the Avista Center, Building 1, Room 101.

For more information, visit, or call 509-533-8902.

Mathematics Learning Center (SFCC)

The Mathematics Learning Center personnel provide assistance in the areas of math, engineering, and physics review and material covered in courses taught at SFCC.

The Mathematics Learning Center is located in Building 18, Room 213. For more information, call 509-533-3441.

Peer Services (SFCC)

Peer Services offers free tutoring, mentoring and general studies skills/strategies support. The peer tutors are selected based on successful completion of the courses (3.5 or better) with the recommendation of subject instructors. Peer tutors are current students at SFCC, Gonzaga, Whitworth and volunteer staff. Peer tutors are available in over 36 subjects including Math, Writing, English development, Science and many others.

Visit the Tutoring Center in the Library Building 2, Room 101C,or Math Peer Tutoring area in Building 18, Room 213F, or in the Science Tutoring area in Building 28, Room 121. For times and locations of specific tutors, visit the Peer Tutoring website at

The college is a participating member of the Western States eTutoring Consortium at providing 24/7 tutoring assistance. Online tutoring also is available through the link to Khan Academy for 24/7 online tutorial support.

For more information, call 509-533-3933.

Tutoring Services (SCC)

SCC Tutoring Services includes a Mathematics Learning Center, Writing Center, Science Learning Center, and Computer Labs for student use. The mission of Tutoring Services is to maintain a learning environment where every individual is valued, challenged, encouraged, and empowered to gain the confidence and skill to become an independent learner.

Tutoring Services employs approximately 60 tutors who are SCC students, students from local universities, and paid or volunteer professional staff.

The Writing Center and tutoring for languages and social sciences is located in the Main Tutoring Center, Building 1, Room B104. Business Tutoring is located in Building 1, Room R206. The Math Learning Center is located in Building 27, Room 108 along with a Math Computer Lab in Building 27, Room 109. The Science Learning Center is located in Building 27, Room 212.

Spokane Community College provides access to online tutors through the Western eTutoring Consortium. Tutors are available during extended hours, on weekends, and many holidays.

For more information on hours of operation and online tutoring, visit or call 509-533-7322.


The Library at SCC

The SCC Library provides access to extensive information resources as well as a quiet place to study. In addition, the library's webpage provides access to a variety of databases, eBooks and other resources selected to support coursework, as well as laptops, GoPros®, internet hotspots. Students can get research assistance in person at the reference desk, by phone, via e-mail, and also by using a 24/7 online chat service. Library faculty teach classes and provide individualized instruction on campus as well as online. Over 60 computer workstations and a wireless network are available for student research and homework. Several study rooms are available for individual and group study. The SCC library is also home to the Footprint Coffee Stand, allowing students to enjoy a beverage and/or snack while they research, study or enjoy a good book.

For more information, call Library Services, 509-533-7055.

The Library at SFCC

The SFCC Library is in the center of the campus and at the heart of the college's educational mission. The library houses the principal campus computer center and internet access and Microsoft Office software are available at more than 60 computer stations. Additionally, students can also access the Internet with their own computers via wireless network or through conveniently located ports. Laptops, GoPros®, and internet hotspots are also available to check out.

Media collections include educational, feature and foreign films.

Library faculty and staff provide expert assistance in person, via telephone, e-mail and 24/7 online chat service. Library faculty teach classes and provide individualized instruction on campus as well as online. The library also maintains a web site with resource guides and tutorials to assist students and the public with the research process.

For more information, call Library Services, 509-533-3805.

Off-campus Student Support Centers

The main Student Support Center is located in the west lobby of the SCC Colville Center. It provides supportive assistance to the Newport and Republic tutor centers and offers all students located off campus additional resources to reinforce classroom instruction. The Centers assist students in strengthening their study skills and provides a wide variety of academic services that promote academic excellence and success. The Tutor Centers utilize one-on-one peer tutoring, Big Blue Button chat/webcam tutoring, and Cranium Café sessions or phone appointments. They also provide assistance with FAFSA, online New Student Orientation, registration, book orders and Canvas. All Centers have computers and assistive technologies for student use. Full services are offered fall, winter and spring quarters with limited services available summer quarter.

For more information, call 509-685-2122 or 509-279-6702.