Associate degree and certificates offered through new expanded evening programs at Spokane Community College beginning spring quarter.
Posted: 2/26/2015 1:22:51 PM

[Spokane, Wash.] Recently expanded evening programs at Spokane Community College (SCC) offer more ways for working professionals to advance their career or finish a degree. With classes between 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., it’s now possible to keep a full-time job while earning credits that transfer to a four-year program or high-wage job with a technical certificate at SCC.

“We know people are working during the day need to have a chance to get ahead with their education and training in the evening,” said SCC president Scott Morgan. “Our evening program provides the pathway to an AA degree and certificates in high wage fields like welding and machining.”

Spring quarter enrollment is now underway and space is available for new students. Staff also is available to answer questions and help potential students chart their academic path for future enrollment summer or fall quarter. People are encouraged to visit the evening program webpage www.scc.spokane.edu/evening; call the designated evening program representative at 533-8300, or email sccnightschool@scc.spokane.edu

Completing AA prerequisite courses at SCC costs about 45 percent less than at Eastern Washington University and 65 percent less than Washington State University and University of Washington.

The expanded evening program will operate year-round and include all courses necessary to complete technical certifications and earn an associate of arts (AA) transfer degree. A transfer degree from SCC sets students up for success without spending the higher prices of a four-year program.

A technical degree is the quickest way to enter a high-wage, in-demand job and SCC placement rates are unrivaled largely due to community partnerships and the quality of programs. Students can get started with night programs, including fire officer training, machinist, and welding and fabrication courses.

SCC also has expanded student services to accommodate evening students.  Services include financial aid, admissions, career services and counseling. The popular SCC Bakery also is open evenings offering tasty treats and coffee drinks.  Parking is free to evening students.

“Our instructors and our student services staff are here in the evenings to make it possible for students to get the classes and services they need without missing time at their day job” said Morgan.

SCC is one of the largest community colleges in the Pacific Northwest with over 85 programs in career and technical disciplines. It also has an extensive AA transfer degree program. The 148-acre campus is home to the region’s best auto programs, a commercial bakery, full-service restaurant, cosmetology center and much more.

Editor’s Note: Contact CCS Interim Communications Manager Mark Baker. mark.baker@ccs.spokane.edu 434-5059 for detailed information or requested interviews.

Posted: 2/26/2015 1:22:51 PM by Global Administrator
Tags: PressRelease, SCC
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