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Arts and Sciences Division

Begin here, transfer anywhere!

Planning to earn a bachelor's degree? Complete your general university requirements in the Division of Arts and Sciences at SCC. The division specializes in transfer preparation and students can earn an Associate of Arts degree that is accepted by Washington State's public universities and many private universities. In addition, degrees can be earned in pre-majors, including transfer specialties in business and secondary teaching preparation in math and science. We provide the foundation for many different careers that require a bachelor's degree: teaching, business, management, human resources, social work, medical careers, creative and technical writing, to name just a few. Classes are offered both during the day and in the evening and in a variety of learning modalities, including Web-enhanced and online courses. SCC Tutoring Services offers tutoring in most disciplines to promote student success. The math and English labs also offer classes and assistance in those disciplines. Tutoring Services has a drop-in computer center with Internet access and computer technicians to assist you in computer usage. If you are entering college many years after high school or GED completion, our faculty and staff are ready to help you succeed.

Departments within Arts and Sciences include:

Our modern Science and Mathematics Building was completed in the fall of 2006.

The tradition of the Arts and Sciences Division at Spokane Community College is firmly grounded by liberal arts roots. The liberal arts focus on giving students the ability to comprehend and enrich their lives through the experience of learning. You will:

  • Achieve with confidence skills in computation, writing, and speaking.
  • Analyze and enjoy art, poetry, music, literature, drama, and philosophy.
  • Understand ourselves as individuals and as a part of history and social groups.
  • Study what it means to be an American as well as to appreciate other countries, cultures, and languages.
  • Develop analytical skills and enhance understanding and wonder of the natural world through the sciences.

The workplace of today has a renewed appreciation for employees with a liberal arts education. Opportunities are available through the Arts and Sciences Division to enroll in cooperative education, participate in volunteer service to the community, and receive work-study grants. Students can also gain great experiences by joining the college newspaper staff or one of our numerous student clubs, or by participating in intramural sports or on an intercollegiate athletic team.

The mission of our faculty is first and foremost to teach well. Classes are small enough that students can be given individualized attention. Our goal is to help students realize and fulfill their potential so they can make a difference in our community and our world.

Dr. Vicki Trier
Dean of Instruction for Arts and Sciences

»View the AA/DTA Requirements Worksheet

Liberal arts transfer programs are designed for students who:

  • intend to go on to four-year colleges and universities;
  • seek personal enrichment;
  • want to supplement their vocational courses;
  • are undecided about their careers and want to explore options.

Unlike specialized studies, the liberal arts transfer courses and disciplines at Spokane Community College allow students to choose among many career directions. The courses seek to develop a broad base of knowledge and incorporate critical thinking and problem-solving skills which students can apply throughout their lives. Students take courses in the following disciplines:

The two-year programs culminate in an associate of arts (A.A.) degree and help students develop communication skills and an understanding of others.

The Spokane Community College curricula apply toward general education requirements for public four-year institutions in the state. Students who carefully plan and complete a liberal arts college transfer program and earn an A.A. degree may transfer to public four-year colleges or universities in the state with junior standing and will have met all or most of the institution's general university requirements. In addition, many of the state's private institutions recognize the two-year associate degree as well.

Many years of data show that students transferring from Spokane Community College do as well or better at the four-year colleges and universities as those who start there as freshmen.

Browse additional programs in the CCS Online Catalog.

Learning Communities/Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies offer an exciting and dynamic approach to earning required college credits or a unique opportunity for personal enrichment. In each of the interdisciplinary models, students and faculty focus their time on a central issue or theme. Using seminars, small group discussions, and traditional lecture methods, these learning communities enable a team of faculty and students to study important issues and ideas for an entire quarter. Instead of registering for a series of unrelated classes, students enroll in a single 10- or 15-credit program that makes connections among the disciplines involved. Although courses are listed individually on transcripts, these programs are generally conducted as one integrated course.

Running Start

The Running Start program offered at Spokane Community College enables eligible high school students who seek expanded educational challenges to enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes-or solely in college classes-for the purpose of earning credit to be awarded both by the high school district and by the college. Classes taken as part of the Running Start program are limited to "college-level" classes.

Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Review Courses

The Arts and Sciences Division at Spokane Community College offers courses that can help you polish your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics for greater success in college-level classes as well as on the job. Reading courses are offered for those who want to improve their skills as well as for those who are average to better readers. Writing courses will help students sharpen their basic composition skills as well as review the elements of writing. Mathematics courses are offered for students with very little background in mathematics as well as for those who need a review of basic fundamentals, arithmetic and pre-algebra, or introductory algebra fundamentals.

Questions?

Call us at (509) 533-7322.

Fall Quarter Hours

Math/Science
Mon-Thur: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Writing/Humanities
Mon-Thur: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Accounting, Economics, and Statistics students:

Visit Bldg. 1, Room 248 for tutoring information and assistance.

Available hours are posted
outside Room 248.


Questions? Contact Renee Goffinet: renee.goffinet@scc.spokane.edu
or (509) 533-7395.

Peer Tutoring at SCC is designed so you can drop in without an appointment to receive FREE tutoring. Tutoring is offered in the subjects listed below. Click the subject to view the tutor schedule and location. If you need a tutor in a subject not listed, please contact the Tutoring Coordinator.

What is Peer Tutoring?

Peer Tutors are fellow students who have successfully completed introductory and advanced coursework and are recommended by instructors in subject areas. Our tutors are SCC students, university students, and professionals from the community who must meet specific job requirements.

How can a peer tutor help me?

Whether you are looking for help on Math homework questions or would like strategies for organizing an essay, peer tutors can help you. Here are just some of the topics peer tutors can help with:

  • Homework questions
  • Science labs
  • Understanding vocabulary and concepts
  • Study strategies
  • Writing a paper

Interested in becoming a Peer Tutor? To be considered, you must have:

  • A 3.5 or above in the subject for which you will be tutoring
  • A recommendation from the instructor you had for this class
  • An interview with the Tutoring Services Coordinator

Did you know there are alternatives to on-ground tutoring?


Tutoring (photo)

In Building 1, SCC Tutoring Services provides four computer labs for students to use. The main area, 1-1220, is available for drop-in use. 1220-F and 1220-G are identical classrooms with 24 computers each plus an overhead projection unit linked to an instructor's computer station. These classrooms can be reserved by instructors for specific classes, or one day a week as a lab section for a class. When the computers are not in use by a class, they are open for any student to use.

In Building 27, Tutoring Services are focused on math and science needs. Resources include a math lab and a computer lab.

Tutoring (photo)

Each of these lab computers is loaded with Microsoft Office Professional including: Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet access, and many tutorials and coursework applications.

Tutors and instructional technicians are available most hours we are open to assist students with computing related questions.


Contact Us

Humanities/English/Social Science Tutoring Services

Building 1, Room 1220
(509) 533-7322
TutoringCenter@scc.spokane.edu

Math Tutoring Services

Building 27, Room 108
(509) 533-7401
TutoringCenter@scc.spokane.edu

Science Tutoring Services

Building 27, Room 212
(509) 533-7073
TutoringCenter@scc.spokane.edu

Tutoring Services Coordinator

Tera Lessard, Building 27-109C, Building 1 1220B
(509) 533-7401
tera.lessard@scc.spokane.edu

SCC Colville Center

985 S. Elm St., Colville
(509) 279-6728 or (509) 685-2120, ext. 6782
tammie.soule@scc.spokane.edu

SCC Inchelium Center

14 Community Center Loop, Inchelium
(509) 722-3702
sonja.warren@scc.spokane.edu

SCC Ione Center

208 Blackwell, Suite 208, Ione
(509) 442-4290
kim.taft@scc.spokane.edu

SCC Newport Center

1204 W. Fifth St., Newport
(509) 447-3835
rena.wells@scc.spokane.edu

SCC Republic Center

63 N. Keller, Suite B, Republic
(509) 775-3675
kathy.alexander@scc.spokane.edu

Are you looking for a few quick tips on commas or semicolons? Or maybe you are not sure how to begin organizing a writing assignment? Tutoring Services offers this online Writing Toolkit for you to find answers to common questions regarding the writing process. If you need additional support, please visit Tutoring Services at Building 1-1220 or make an appointment with an E-tutor.


Browse additional programs in the CCS Online Catalog.
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