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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 and the lab environment allows students to work as quickly as they're 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, 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 Keyboarding 101, Document Processing 102, Word Processing 165, Information Processing 201 (Excel), Machine Transcription 235, and Integrated Office Applications 263.

All of these courses are offered during the day and the evening, on Saturdays, and online via the Internet.

For more information, call SCC at 509-533-7343.

Business Technology Computer Classroom (SFCC)

The SFCC Business Technology Computer Classroom is located in Building 18, Room 219. Classes offered include beginning and advanced levels of keyboarding, formatting, skill building, machine transcription, as well as model office practicum classes. The computer classroom is open a variety of morning and evening hours to accommodate schedules. Students may choose to take classes for credit or noncredit, on campus or online, and should speak with an adviser/instructor to determine which class is right for them.

For more information, call 509-533-3841.

Center for Entrepreneurship (SCC)

The Center for Entrepreneurship offers a hands-on approach to training future business leaders and entrepreneurs. The center offers a three quarter Entrepreneurship Certificate program where students create a business from the ground up. College instructors working together with local business and community leaders guide students through the process of starting and launching a business.

Faculty and staff work closely with the Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, local Chambers of Commerce, Society of Retired Executives (SCORE) and many others. Advisory committee members are successful entrepreneurs, lenders, business consultants, accountants and legal experts. The center's instructors bring a wide variety of specialties and expertise to the program and have a wealth of information to offer future leaders through instruction, advice and resources.

The Center for Entrepreneurship is conveniently located in a state-of-the-art facility, specially designed for business success, in Building 1, Room 127 on the SCC campus.

For more information, visit the Center for Entrepreneurship website or call 509-533-7079.

College Literacy Center (CLC) (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 in 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 as well as the Business, Professional Studies & Workforce Education Division. The CBE Lab includes a graphics/web design lab, interpreter training lab, PC AutoCAD lab, test proctoring area, 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.

Computer Applications Center (SFCC)

Computer applications (CAPPS) courses are offered in Building 18, Room 219. Each quarter, a broad selection of courses are offered in a computer center setting with instructor guidance. Students can choose a variable number of credits (1-8 credits) and work at their own pace, within a due-date structure, to determine the length of their course. The computer classroom is open a variety of morning and evening hours to accommodate schedules. Courses offered in this setting include Windows Operating System, Introduction to Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. Students can also enroll in teacher-led Outlook. Enrollment in CAPPS classes can occur at the beginning of the quarter or at any time up to the last three weeks of a quarter. Students may choose to take classes for credit or noncredit, and should speak with an adviser or instructor to determine which class is right for them. For more information, call 509-533-3841.

Microsoft Computer Applications Specialist Certification - SFCC is an Authorized Testing Center for the exams. For more MCAS information, call 509-533-3486.

Mathematics Learning Center (SFCC)

Learning Center personnel provide assistance in the areas of math review and material covered in courses taught at SFCC.

The Mathematics Learning Center is located in Building 18, Room 213. For more information, call 509-533-3671.

Peer Services (SFCC)

Peer Services offers free tutoring, mentoring, general studies skills/strategies support, and Ask-a-Student general information. 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 Falls Gateway Building 30, Room 115 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 www.sfcc.spokane.edu/peertutoring

The college is a participating member of the Western States eTutoring Consortium at www.eTutoring.org 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 106. Business Tutoring is located in Building 1, Room 248. 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 www.scc.spokane.edu/askatutor or call 509-533-7322.

Libraries

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, 509-533-3800.

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.