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Integrated Community Services

If you enjoy helping people, empathize with others, and are passionate about being an advocate, a career in social or community services might be the right fit for you.

Integrated Community Services courses explore interpersonal communication, restorative justice, counseling techniques, social policy, and many more subjects. They prepare you to work in a rewarding and challenging field with a high demand for well-prepared providers.

ICS classes are offered online and on-ground, and students can start in any quarter of the academic year. Many students work in the field while taking classes. Whether you want to help youth, adults, or seniors, a degree or certificate in Integrated Community Services will enable you to make a positive difference in neighborhood centers, child protective agencies, work release programs, residential facilities, and a variety of other settings.

SFCC offers a two-year associates degree as well as three certificates in ICS, preparing students either to enter their chosen career directly or to transfer into a bachelor’s program.

**Bachelor's Degree Coming in Fall of 2023**

Starting in fall quarter 2023, SFCC will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health that builds on the knowledge and skills that ICS students gained during their first two years at the college. To express interest in this program, please reach to our Pathways Specialist (see “Contact Us” tab).

  1. Demonstrate appropriate preparation for continued education or employment in an integrated behavioral health and social services setting.
  2. Apply contemporary theory to the coordination of a variety of integrated services in the community.
  3. Provide comprehensive case management as a member of an interdisciplinary team that promotes stability in the lives of youth, adults, and seniors and shows understanding of the challenges based in poverty and inequity.
  4. Exhibit empathy in interactions and interventions with a wide spectrum of clients in the areas of housing, behavioral health, employment, corrections, and other fields.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ICS 100
Introduction to Integrated Community Services
5
ICS 120
Multicultural Perspectives in ICS
5
ICS 150
Introduction to Gerontology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
ICS 130
Treatment and Recovery Models
5
ICS 160
Therapeutic Techniques
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ICS 170
Social Policy and Advocacy
5
ICS 180
Child Abuse and Neglect
5
Choose 1 course from:
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ICS 200
Introduction to Long-Term Care
5
ICS 210
Behavioral Health across the Lifespan
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
ICS 220
Case Management and Ethics
5
ICS 230
Restorative Justice and Re-entry
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ICS 240
Trauma-Informed Services
5
ICS 250
ICS Practicum
5
Choose 1 course from:
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
SOC 273
Introduction to Social Work
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up to date list of all classes that satisfy requirements for your degree/ certificate in iCatalog, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,822
  • Non-Resident

    $
    13,194
  • International

    $
    24,018
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    ESBS Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

  • Ursula Heflick
    Ursula Heflick
    Social Service Paraprof
    B.A., California State University; M.S., Eastern Washington University; Additional studies Spokane Falls Community College
    Ursula.Heflick@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3684
  • Jared Ozaki
    Jared Ozaki
    Chemical Dependency Inst
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Jared.Ozaki@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3148

**Bachelor's Degree Coming in Fall of 2023**

In fall quarter 2023, SFCC will launch our new Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health. This degree builds on the knowledge and skills built during the AAS degree. Please see the link below for the BAS Application.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D