PACE Services is not intended to be a day program or drop-in center. It is designed to increase employability and independent living skills.
This program is designed for students to achieve and maintain successful employment. Students taking classes may be referred to an employment specialist, if they are ready to become employed and have funding through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) or Spokane County Developmental Disabilities
Students need to be 18 years of age or older to apply for services. This requirements excludes PACE Academy students. A high school diploma is not required to participate in the program. PACE serves individuals who experience intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disabilities to reach their vocational and independent living goals.
Students must be able to take care of personal needs, including hygiene, toileting and medication.
PACE Services realizes the importance parents and support staff play in the success of students attending classes. Due to the demand for space in classrooms, it is PACE Services’ policy that only staff mandated to accompany students are allowed in the classroom on a regular basis. Parents and support staff are welcome to arrange to visit the classroom.
3305 W. Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr.
Please note, classes may not be located in the same building. Transportation may be necessary to go from one location to another. If you are not able to walk independently from one building to the next, please make transportation arrangements accordingly. Staff are not available to escort students to class.
Parking permits are required for students who drive or staff who transport students to PACE for class(es) and may be purchased for $27 from the SFCC Cashier’s Office, located on the lower concourse of the SFCC Student Union Bldg.17. A parking permit is required for all class days and hours, which includes evenings and weekends. Do not park in faculty parking. If this is a financial hardship, please call PACE Services at 509-279-6033. Checks or money order ONLY made payable to Spokane Community College (SCC). NO CASH PLEASE. Parking meters are available for 25 cents for 30 minutes. Guest passes are not available.
Students should not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Inform dispatcher that riders need to be dropped off no sooner than 15 minutes prior to the start of class. PACE Services does not provide supervision prior to the beginning of class.
In order to participate in PACE programs and classes, students:
- Are responsible for their conduct during their hours on campus.
Should not arrive early or stay late after class. Instructors and supervision are only available during class hours.
Are responsible for their own medications and personal care needs. Staff cannot administer medications or assist in the restroom.
Agree to the purpose, content, activities and outcome of the classes they are enrolled in and participate in class activities.
Abide by and sign the Student Code of Conduct Agreement.
Be free of dependency and problems associated with use of illegal substances.
Attend and participate in class consistently and complete assignments.
Can't have existing debt with Community Colleges of Spokanee (CCS).
Should not have exceeded the maximum number of times enrolled in any one class.
Should have the ability to participate fully in class according to its academic requirements.
If weather conditions, or other circumstances, have you wondering about the status of operations at Spokane Community College or Spokane Falls Community College, you may call the Operations Hotline 509-533-3303 for updated information.
If CCS operations are affected by severe weather, or any other type of emergency, the hotline is updated, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How to Contact Us
Mitch Brehm, computer instructor: 509-279-6279, Mitch.Brehm@scc.spokane.edu
Stephanie Childress, Assistant Dean: 509-279-6258, Stephanie.Childress@scc.spokane.edu
Ronda Hain, instructor/intake: 509-279-6055, Ronda.Hain@scc.spokane.edu
Kelly Long, registration: 509-279-6033, Kelly.Long@scc.spokane.edu
Disability Support Services
If you feel that you may need accommodations based upon your disability, please contact SCC Disability Support Services at 509-533-7169. Persons with a disability requiring accommodations or other services should contact the Disability Support Services Office at least 30 days before you plan to begin participating in a PACE program.