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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 professional counseling services prior to registration to plan their complete program of study.

For more information, call the Counseling Centers at:

Testing

Assessment and placement are described in the Admission section.

Veterans

Information specific to veterans can be found in the Veterans Services section.

Career Information

Career Planning Services at SCC include a number of computerized resources: career interest assessments, scholarship search engines, and online labor market information to assist clients in selecting a career pathway, WinWay Resume software and Internet access for students or community members to utilize for job search or career planning activities are available in the center. Reference materials include resume writing guide, career workshops, and access to job posting software. Labor market trends, forecasts and projections are available on websites. The SCC Workforce Transitions and Career Services Office is located in the Lair Student Center, Building 6-0112 and is a WorkSource Spokane connection Site open to serve job seekers in Spokane county.

For more information, call SCC at 509-533-7378

The SFCC Career and Community Engagement 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. Additionally, the Career & Community Engagement Center provides opportunities for community engagement through community partnerships with more than 260 local nonprofits. Students can engage in community service opportunities individually, in a group or with their classes. They provide support for faculty wishing to engage in service-learning opportunities as well.

Printed resources in the center include vocational biographies, brochures, career planning guides and books. Labor market trends, forecasts and projections also are available. Scholarship information is available for local, state and national scholarships. The SFCC Career Center is a WorkSource Spokane affiliate site that allows anyone in the community to access their resources.

For more information, call SFCC, 509-533-3545.

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 Career and Student Employment Center

Disability Support Services (DSS)

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 DSS 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 DSS 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. At SCC, this office is located in the Multicultural Center, Building 6, Room 115.

At SFCC the Office of Student Diversity and Equity is responsible for 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. The primary purpose of the centers is to function as a safe/brave space for non-dominant culture students to share their experiences. The centers provide to students: resources, 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 SCC, 509-533-8875 or SFCC, 509-533-3546.

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: