Computer Information Systems Programs

SCC offers computer training in Network Design and Administration, Software and Web Development, and basic computer literacy.

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Network Design and Administration

(photo)The goal of the Network Design and Administration program is to equip students with the essential skills necessary to maintain local area, wide area, and wireless networks - including design, implementation, optimization, and troubleshooting. A wide variety of classes are offered including A+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft Server, Windows 7, VoIP, UNIX/LINUX, security, and virtualization.

Software Development

(photo)The Software Development program educates students in both Web and desktop programming concepts including XHTML, JavaScript, Java, Visual Basic.Net, ASP.Net, Ruby on Rails, C#, SQL, Agile development and other technologies and concepts essential for developing state-of-the-art software. Graduates will demonstrate proper software design patterns, soft skills necessary to work on a team, and research methods required in a highly technologically competitive environment. Upon completion, graduates will have acquired skills necessary to design and write database-driven software that runs on the desktop (Windows) and Internet (websites).

Graduates from these programs will also have the skills to continue learning, to adapt to change, and to find answers that may not exist upon graduation.

Department Contacts

As your first step, please contact the CIS counselor:

Carmen Green
Phone: 533-7195
Email: Carmen.Green@scc.spokane.edu

Carmen will provide you with the information you need to get started at Spokane Community College and get you signed up for your first quarter. Please feel free to contact an instructor (listed below) for any questions you have about Software Development or Network Design and Administration.

Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
  Absalonson, Tami; Faculty (509) 533-8369 001-1118 Tami.Absalonson@scc.spokane.edu
  Affholter, Tom; Faculty (509) 533-8286 001-1110 Tom.Affholter@scc.spokane.edu
  Dawson, Scott; Instructor, Computer Information Systems (509) 533-7471 001-1112 Scott.Dawson@scc.spokane.edu
  Dickey, Bret; Faculty (509) 533-8827 001-1117 Bret.Dickey@scc.spokane.edu
CIS Instructor Faculty Website
Jones, Dave; Instructor, Software Engineering Technology (509) 533-8308 001-1111 Dave.Jones@scc.spokane.edu
  Kelly, Karen; Faculty (509) 533-8073 001-1119 Karen.Kelly@scc.spokane.edu
  Kier, Laura; Faculty (509) 533-8446 001-0125A Laura.Kier@scc.spokane.edu
Software Development Komarek, Lynn; Faculty (509) 533-8002 001-0123C Lynn.Komarek@scc.spokane.edu
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All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Course Title Credits

Building 1 Lab Schedule

Fall, Winter, and Spring Lab Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday closed

Note: Additional lab times may be available with instructor permission. If you have any questions regarding open lab availability, please contact Lynn Thompson at LGThompson@scc.spokane.edu or (509) 533-8061.

Microsoft DreamSpark

Microsoft software is now offered as a download from Microsoft DreamSpark. Please follow the procedures below to set up your student account.

Please note: This program is offered to students registered in the Computer Information Systems Department only.)

DreamSpark Account Procedures:


Pay $20 registration fee at the SCC Cashiers' Office, Building 15.


Bring your receipt to Lynn Thompson in Building 1, Room 1116B to set up your account.


Log onto the Microsoft DreamSpark website to register your account and download software.

Students are allowed only one copy of Windows 7 and Windows 8 from the MSDN-AA website (including students whose accounts have been reactivated). If you would like additional licenses (up to two), please pay $5 per license at the Cashiers' Office and bring your receipt to Lynn Thompson for license(s).