Direct Transfer Agreement - Associate in Arts - DTA
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Spokane Falls Community College
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If you are fascinated by how the mind works, and you like to help people overcome their problems, then psychology could be just the degree for you.
When you study psychology, you examine such things as personality, intelligence, motivation, mental disorders, memory, dreaming, hypnosis and biofeedback. You also explore how people’s everyday experiences affect their family, education, work and play. This pre-major program provides the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college.
Whether your goal is to counsel people as a practicing psychologist—or you want to apply your psychology education to a career in business, marketing, social work or other field—this program can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities.
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.
Choose program map:
Psychology Clinical AA-DTA map
Psychology Research AA-DTA map
Total Credits: 90
Suzie Heimbigner – Guided Pathway Specialist – Humanities
Suzie joined the staff at SFCC in July 2021. She brings over a decade of experience supporting student success, beginning her career with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), the online learning program of Spokane Public Schools. While with SVL, Suzie led a team of student support staff and was integral in the development of a multi-tiered intervention structure focused on student achievement. Suzie holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho.
Suzie is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students in the Humanities Pathway.
Katella E. DeBolt, MA, earned her BA at Gonzaga University (1995-1999) and her MA in Counseling Psychology (1999-2001).
Katella worked in the mental health field from 2000-2009, and earned her license (LMHC) along with the designations of Mental Health Professional (MHP) and Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP). Katella was a therapist at Excelsior Youth Center, an in-home counselor and case manager providing services for families involved with Child Protective Services (CPS), and worked in dual diagnostics at a private, outpatient treatment center for those diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders. Katella decided instructing for community colleges made her happier than providing mental health services, so she left the mental health field to be a full time instructor of Psychology.
Katella began teaching in 2001 for North Idaho College (Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Research Methods in Psychology). Katella was asked to join the SFCC community in 2005 as an Instructor of Research Methods. In 2008, Katella earned a tenure track position at SFCC, and in 2011 she earned tenure. Katella teaches every class SFCC offers in Psychology and prefers to teach in the classroom rather than online because she loves interacting with students.
Katella loves to travel! She has visited Iceland, Canada, Europe, and Mexico several times. She plans to go to Kenya and Colombia in the future. She also loves watching English Premiere Football, following her favorite football club, the Tottenham Hotspurs, and attempts to beat her friends in fantasy league every year. Katella is an amateur boxer that competes in USA boxing approved tournaments in the United States and Canada.
lodie Goodman has been a part of the SFCC community since September 2000. lodie was a French and film instructor and was the Chair of the Communication Arts & Modern Languages Department. After 18 years of teaching and advising students across the campus, she stepped up to the new role as Dean of Social Science, Business, and Human Services. She enjoys the opportunity to collaboratively work with faculty, staff, and students to advance the mission of SFCC. A couple of her passions are mentoring and being actively involved in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging as well as championing professional development for her faculty and staff. Whatever is needed to better serve our students and community, particularly behind the scenes, lodie is game.
In her free time, lodie enjoys spending time with her family including her 4 German Shepherds, teaching and practicing yoga, writing, working in her organic lavender field, and collecting rocks.
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