This program is scheduled to be discontinued and will no longer be accepting new applicants.
Today’s businesses value professionals who have strong skills in technology. If you want to gain the comprehensive and technical skills employers need, consider specializing in Business and Technology. If you have previous experience in an office and would like to update your skills, want to couple technology skills with experience in a different field, or want to enter the field of business technology, this program is for you!
In this program, you’ll learn the latest software skills in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook while learning skills in the broader areas of business such as: desktop publishing, social media, business communications, and basic Internet programming. Students will gain hands-on experience valuable to any employer by obtaining a Business and Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or a certificate that can be completed in as little as three quarters.
Jamie Southwell is excited to be the pathway specialist who works with students earning their business degrees. Jamie Southwell joined Spokane Falls Community College as a student in 2020 and earned his Associates in business management shortly after. After graduation, Jamie expanded his passion for the bigfoot community by joining the team himself as the business pathway specialist. Jamie’s firsthand knowledge of the program helps students understand the business pathway, and Jamie’s passion for ensuring each student feels warm and welcomed by the community shines light on the inclusion of SFCC. He enjoys hiking, listening to music, and exploring new foods on his free time.
Donna Evenson M.Ed. (emphasis in business education): I began my post-secondary education at a community college as a first-gen student then transferred to Washington State University in Pullman where I earned my Bachelor of Applied Science in business education. While teaching high school for three years, I earned my master’s degree from Eastern Washington University. I have enjoyed teaching at the Community Colleges of Spokane since 1986 and have thrived in the Business Technology (BT) department at SFCC for most of that time. The thrill of teaching in the BT department comes from regular technology updates that keep me on my toes and the wide variety of students. It is a pleasure to serve as an advisor for students to help them achieve their goals. I am on a mission to make sure that students have the computer skills they need to be successful in college and life!
Stephanie Freeman I have been teaching at SFCC since 2010. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Gonzaga University and my master’s in teaching from Whitworth University. I have worked for both corporate and small businesses and have also taught for the School of Business at Gonzaga University. In my classes, I integrate the valuable business experiences I have gained to make connections to the course material. I love teaching a range of business subjects, helping students see how skills weave throughout all areas of business, and watching our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of industries.
Jenny Hubbard: I am a graduate of SFCC with my Associate in Applied Science degree as an administrative assistant and an office assistant certificate. I have been the Business Technology department’s instructional technician since 2003. The part I love the most is our students! I assist with course-related questions and sometimes even lend an ear when students need to vent.
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