Spokane Community College is a two-year college situated in the community of the same name in the far eastern edge of the state of Washington. The school rests on a campus of over 145 acres of land not far from Gonzaga University. Spokane Community College presents its students with the possibility of earning two-year associate degrees or certificates as well as transfer degrees to any four-year college in the state of Washington and many four-year colleges in other parts of the country.
Spokane Community College receives its academic accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (the NWCCU), and furthermore receives accreditation for a variety of specific programs of study from competent professional and trade organizations.
The degrees conferred by the school range from certificates and diplomas to Associate of Arts, a Direct Transfer Agreement degree, an Associate of Applied Science, or an Associate of Science Transfer degree.
The school’s academic standards policy dictates that students must complete a minimum of 75% of the credits attempted at the school in order to graduate; furthermore, students must keep their overall GPA above the 2.0 mark.
Among the more popular programs of study at Spokane Community College are those in the fields of medical administration, engineering technician, and the production trades. The school has earned itself a strong reputation in professional and vocational training programs, and the school’s Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center is widely respected in the area as one of the premiere destinations for advancement in these areas. Apprenticeships are available in various trades and involve both classroom as well as on-the-job training.
Most Popular Fields of Study
Given its status as a two-year community college, Spokane Community College applies an open admissions policy whereby all eligible applicants are admitted to the institution. Admissions forms are available for submission online (encouraged by the school) as well as in paper, and in addition to filling out this information applicants must also pay the $15 fee, which is nonrefundable. The school also encourages early applications for admission, and people submitting forms early will be given priority as well as an earlier registration access time.
Though admissions at Spokane Community College are open to all qualified applicants and the school takes on virtually all of the people that apply, some of the more demanding and popular programs within the school may implement more stringent admissions standards; therefore, admission to the school itself does not guarantee admission to the study program of your choosing.
Various forms of financial aid are available for students at Spokane Community College, and the first step towards obtaining such aid (just as in practically any college in the United States) entails filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—the earlier the better, as aid is disbursed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Specifically, Spokane Community College students receive financial aid based on demonstrated financial need as well as the following factors: students must have received a high school diploma or have a GED; they must either be enrolled in or have been admitted to a program of study; they must either be a citizen or eligible non-citizen; and must be making satisfactory progress if already pursuing studies at the school.
Student Financial Aid Details
Spokane Community College enrolls approximately 7,000 students each semester of whom roughly a quarter are enrolled on a part-time basis. The college does not provide student housing facilities.A few organizations operating on-campus at Spokane Community College which attract student participation include Delta Epsilon Chi, Skills USA, the American Institute of Architecture Students, the Disability Awareness League, the Natural Resources Association, and the Native American Student Organization among many others.
Student Enrollment Demographics
Various different athletics activities are available for students to partake in at Spokane Community College. The school’s mascot is the Bigfoot and its competing colors are blue and yellow.
The school has competing teams in the following sports for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Women’s sports teams are the following at Spokane Community College: volleyball, basketball, cross country, tennis, softball, soccer, and golf.