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What's Next?

Your 2020 guide to Summer and Fall quarters at #SFCC

With your health and safety in mind, let's see what college looks like next quarter.

High-quality instruction in a safe and supporting environment

In-person and online -- you choose

At Spokane Falls Community College, we're all about choice. Which is why we're offering a diverse mix of program delivery options. Summer will be fully online. Fall quarter offerings will include fully online courses, options that allow for a mix of online/face-to-face instruction (hybrid) and some on-ground offerings as well.

Courses are currently scheduled and designed to both provide students the opportunity to engage in learning while following safety protocols. If a course is scheduled as an online course the student will retain the right to stay online throughout the quarter and not attend in person if they chose. Hybrid courses imply a mix and the mix be altered based on the safety protocols in place when fall starts.

During Fall Quarter, SFCC will offer online, hybrid (a combination of in person and online instruction) and in-person classes. Although there will be more online and hybrid offerings than the previous fall, programs that require in-person education or are most effective in-person will be offered on the SFCC campus.

Student services will be offered primarily online until Phase 3, at which point face-to-face operations will resume with social distancing and occupancy restrictions.

Steps we're taking to help keep you healthy

At SFCC we will continue to meet all health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the wearing of face coverings by all, safe distancing between people, regular cleaning of the room and equipment, and hand sanitizer or hand washing.

  • Complete thorough and detailed cleaning of entire facility, with focus on high contact areas that would be touched by both students and personnel.
  • Maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet for extended periods of >15 minutes.
  • Adhering to state and federal law for health and safety during COVID 19 including WA State's "Safe Start" guidelines.


 

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Health and safety above all else

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A mix of in-person, online and hybrid courses

degree with dolar sign iconInstruction at a fraction of the cost of a typical university



 

 

Student Services


Bigfoot Virtual Lounges

To better help with remote access to our virtual campus, SFCC staff in several departments will be holding Zoom virtual rooms from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.


Outreach and Information

Phone: 509-533-3190
Email: sfcc.campustours@sfcc.spokane.edu

Request a Tour
Zoom ID: 
986 0685 3620


Summer Hours:

Counseling/Academic Advising

From July 1 to Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Closed July 8, July 14, July 16, July 22, July 28, August 4, August 6, August 13, August 19, August 25, August 27, September 1, September 3, September 8, and September 10.
 

 

Admission & Registration

509-533-3500
SFCC.admissions@sfcc.spokane.edu
Zoom ID: 912 8994 2730

Financial Aid

509-533-3550
sfcc.finaid@sfcc.spokane.edu
Zoom ID: 942 5084 4800

Counseling/Academic Advising

509-533-3525
sfcc.counseling@sfcc.spokane.edu
Zoom ID: 962 7962 0993

Disability Support Services

509-533-4166 
sfcc.DSS@sfcc.spokane.edu
Zoom ID: 918 6449 0681

The Spokane Community College parking lot outside of Building 1. The Spokane Community College parking lot outside of Building 1.


What's Open?



 

> Open with limited access

Food Bank

Located in Building 17, room 139. The food bank is open one day a week. Please contact us for more information at 509-533-4198.

> Limited or online services only

At this time, all student support services are available remotely.

Once Spokane is in phase 3 (unknown start date) of the Governor's Stay Healthy directive, Student Affairs/Services will be available on a limited, appointment-based only system.

> Closed until further notice

Fitness Centers

All recreational facilities will be closed through summer quarter.

Falls Café

The café will be closed through summer quarter.

Bookstore

Early Learning Center



 


Technology Resources



 

> Wifi and internet access

SFCC already has free WiFi access across campus and now we've extended our coverage to several parking lots. Students can now find coverage in parking lots 9 and 1, near the Falls Gateway building.

> Rented laptops, WiFi hotspots etc.

You can checkout different types of technology such as laptops and hotspots from the Library (located in Building 2).
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> Printing and scanning

You will be able to access the many printers/computer labs across campus.



 

 

For Our Students


Accreditation Standards

While attendance policies depend upon the instructor, encouragement has been given to instructors to be understanding -- and they have responded. Instructors have also been asked to avoid being overly rigid in course design. That means making sure scheduled online courses provide options for accessing information.


Advising and Counseling

 

> Advising for current students

You can schedule an advising appointment via phone at 509-533-3525, email/online advising form, and through by visiting the  SFCC Remote Student Affairs webpage.  There are two options on the remote webpage.

  1. Using the email address/online advising form, you can submit your requests to the advising and counseling department for an advising appointment.
  2. You can access an academic counselor immediately using the Advising Bigfoot Virtual Lounge.  

For Running Start students, the Office of Concurrent Enrollment -- including Running Start and Gateway to College -- will provide advisement services on-ground. Students can schedule an appointment with an academic counselor via phone 509-533-3435 and email.

> Advising for new students

New students are welcome to meet with a Counselor for support at any point in on-boarding. We encourage you to be proactive in scheduling an appointment if you have questions or need help.

There is a process for new students that includes academic assessment/placement, online orientation with pre-entry advising. The new student process is outlined in the college’s welcome letter, which you should have received in your email and prompts you toward the next step.

Contact the curriculum advisor directly to get more information about their program of study (quarter start, orientation date, number of students accepted, etc.) once entry requirements (NSO and other Admissions requirements) are completed.

> Class scheduling

SFCC plans to offer a mixture of on-line and on-campus classes for Summer and Fall quarters. We can help you work with counselors to plan courses for fall quarter, and ensure you're keeping contact with Counseling and Registration for the most up to date information on class formats and offerings.
 



 
The SCC Learning and Resource Center sign picture in fall 2019 The SCC Learning and Resource Center sign picture in fall 2019



 

Same quality of classes, fraction of the price

SFCC's tuition and fees will remain the most affordable in the Spokane area and will alow us to provide the services, resources and class you need to be successful, regardless whether they're online or in-person.



 

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In-person and online student services, including tutoring and libraries

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Commitment to providing no-cost food through the in-person Food Pantry

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Multiple WiFi hotspot locations, including in parking lots



 

High School Students

 

Stay Informed

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News

COVID-19 campus update June 10, 2020

Posted: 6/10/2020 2:22:33 PM by Carolyn Casey
 

Spokane Falls and Spokane Community colleges are currently enrolling students for Summer and Fall 2020 quarters. Lots of students are wondering what they can expect as we continue to respond to Covid-19 conditions.

Read More . . .

Tags:  CCS Coronavirus SCC SFCC
 

Message to Students: April 27

Posted: 5/8/2020 10:36:50 AM by Carolyn Casey - Chief Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Officer
 

Many of you have been asking about SCC and SFCC graduation plans for this spring. Graduation is a very important celebration and a recognition of your hard work in achieving your goals. Many spring events across the country are uncertain while we have limitations on large public gatherings to protect people from the spread of covid-19.

Read More . . .

Tags:  Coronavirus
 

Message to Students: April 3

Posted: 4/7/2020 11:19:01 AM by Carolyn Casey - Chief Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Officer
 

We hope you are getting some rest and relaxation while following the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy recommendations during your longer-than-usual Spring Break.

Read More . . .

Tags:  Coronavirus
 
 
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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Where can I find information in different languages?

The Washington State Department of Health website has information in 11 languages.

Community Colleges of Spokane will update this page when any relevant developments occur. This page was last updated Friday, June 19, 2020.